PolarPro expands video lens flare library with Helios

Written by Simon Wyndham

PolarProThe new PolarPro Helios Cinematic Light Effects

With the seemingly insatiable demand for effects such as lens flares, PolarPro has expanded its library of video editing solutions with a new Helios Cinematic Light Effects filter pack.

It seems that video editors cannot get enough of lens flares these days. It is a sign of how we can become bored with perfection that we now often introduce imperfection into our edits, adding in such things as film grain, distortion effects, and lens flares.

There are of course many lighting effects packs available from differing companies, but not all are as competitively priced as the new Helios Cinematic Light Effects from PolarPro.

PolarPro is a company that is mainly known for producing accessories and lens filters for GoPro cameras and DJI drones. As a group of outdoor adventurers themselves, the founders of the company try to find solutions to real world issues that occur when using the latest range of compact action cameras and drones.

Some of their more interesting products include a neat, compact GoPro dome that allows photos and video of half underwater, half above water composition to be taken. Something that might otherwise require a bit of a DIY bodge to achieve.

The new Helios Cinematic Light Effects consists of 11 flare effects, eight organic light leaks, and 13 light leads/transitions, all 4K compatible, and optimised for the lens profiles of the Mavic Pro and Phantom 4 series of drones.

PolarPro is allowing potential users to download a free HD version of the pack so that they can trial them. The full 4K and 2.7K versions are priced at $29.99.

Full press release follows after the break.

PolarPro Expands Library of Video Editing Solutions with Helios Cinematic Light Effects

Including 32 drag-and-drop lens flares, light leaks, leads and transitions, the Helios Cinematic Light Effects join the recently-launched Aurora Cinematic Color Presets in PolarPro’s growing software suite.

Costa Mesa, C.A. – July 25, 2017 – Today, PolarPro, developer of products inspired by adventure, announced availability for its newest software offering, the Helios Cinematic Light Effects. These simple-to-use effects can easily be dropped into any video composition to help streamline post production workflow.  With effects ranging from light leaks and lens flares to light transitions, Helios offers a variety of colors, styles and looks to that can easily  fit the mood of any video edit. Retailing for $29.99, the Helios Cinematic Light Effects are currently available athttps://www.polarprofilters.com/products/helios-cinematic-lighting-effects.

Featuring 11 flare effects, eight organic light leaks, and 13 light leads/transitions, Helios offers a wide range of 4K elements that can quick help pilots and post production teams refine their video edits to a fine production quality. As with the recently launched Aurora Cinematic Color Presets, the new Helios effects are compatible with most popular video editing platforms including Adobe® products such as Premiere 9.0 or later, After Effects CC or later, as well as Apple® Final Cut Pro 7 or later, and the Avid Media Composer. To add one of the Helios effects to an edit, users simple drag-and-drop the element into their existing workflow, then adjust opacity and blending modes to their liking. To help those new to video editing, PolarPro has compiled a video tutorial to demonstrate the intuitive process, that video can be found here: https://vimeo.com/223344764

“We’ve always strived to help people capture the best possible images and video footage of their adventures, and the Helios Effects are a great example of our solutions that help users spend less time editing and more time filming.” said Jeff Overall, CEO of PolarPro.  “Helios is compatible with any camera and video format, so it’s a great workflow addition that brings cinematic quality to the content captured across all cameras used in creating great stories and exciting videos.”

The Helios Cinematic Light Effects have been optimized for the specific lens profiles of the Mavic Pro and Phantom Pro 4 and Advanced. As it did with the popular Aurora Cinematic Color Presets, PolarPro is planning to expand on that library soon. With the effects properly optimized for each drone’s native camera, editors can easily splice together footage from multiple flight platforms without concerns for distracting color shifts.

PolarPro is offering a free 1080p download of the Helios Cinematic Light Effects to allow users to trial the new effects before they purchase. To access the full 4K or 2.7K versions, Helios will carry an MSRP of $29.99. For more information on the Helios Cinematic Light Effects or to purchase the latest addition to the PolarPro software family, please visit:https://www.polarprofilters.com/products/helios-cinematic-lighting-effects.

Tags: Post & VFX


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