Tom Cowles shows how to get an anamorphic lens look in HitFilm with a few tricks.

In this new HitFilm tutorial, FX Home’s Tom Cowles shows how to create some image “extras” inspired by anamorphic lenses and all the defects that come with it. “Getting the perfect look for your film isn’t just about adding the excellent color grade or shooting in the ideal light,” Cowles says. “Sometimes you need a little something extra for that cinematic look.”

The tutorial shows how to manipulate an image to mimic some of the aberrations seen with an anamorphic lens. The video covers working with a few lens distortion techniques, and channel separation for the color-shifting, and some other image enhancement tips all within HitFilm.

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