VSCO Film O6 - the decent exposure

VSCO Film O6

01.11.2014

Visual Supply Co releases VSCO Film 06 for alternative film styles. They used parts of the  known film types from previous versions, but in pulled or push version and cross process version so with modifications in colors and contrast. If you don't know what push/ pull or cross process  is, please have a look at the links.

So where is the difference and is it worth to invest another 119 bucks if you alreay have the other sets? Let's have a look:

The base for this comparison is a raw file from a sony A7 and I will show how it look with the different settings to get an idea about the possibilities you get with the VSCO Film 06:. 

As an example you can see on the left the pure raw view, then the standard result with Kodak Porta settings for the VSCO 01 in the middle.  On the right you can see the result with Kodak 160 +1 alt. The plus one means pushes by one stop. The difference in the color is visible but the difference is small  and both results are quite nice. I found that out the VSCO 06 is not using it's own color profile for the Porta 160 + alt. I will ask VSCO for the reasons or if this is an error.


Porta 160
Porta 160 plus Alt

To get an decent overview over the VSCO 06 options, I will show all settings for the Kodak Porta 400 in comparison to the Kodak Porta 160 VSCO 01 setting.

Kodak Porta 400 +1

Kodak Porta 400 +1

PKodak Porta 400 puls 1 vibrant

PKodak Porta 400 puls 1 vibrant

Kodak 400 +1 -

Kodak 400 +1 -

Kodak 400 +1 +

Kodak 400 +1 +

Kodak 400 +1 ++

Kodak 400 +1 ++

Kodak 400 +1 +++

Kodak 400 +1 +++

Kodak 400 +1 night

Kodak 400 +1 night

Kodak 400 +1 night +

Kodak 400 +1 night +

Kodak 400 +1 over

Kodak 400 +1 over

Kodak 400 +1 vibrant

Kodak 400 +1 vibrant

Kodak 400 +2

Kodak 400 +2

Kodak 400 +2 -

Kodak 400 +2 -

Kodak 400 +2 +

Kodak 400 +2 +

Kodak 400 +2 ++

Kodak 400 +2 ++

Kodak 400 +2 +++

Kodak 400 +2 +++

Kodak 400 +2 night

Kodak 400 +2 night

Kodak 400 +3

Kodak 400 +3

Kodak 400 +3 -

Kodak 400 +3 -

Kodak 400 +3 +

Kodak 400 +3 +

Kodak 400 +3 ++

Kodak 400 +3 ++

Kodak 400 +3 night

Kodak 400 +3 night

Kodak 400 +3 night +

Kodak 400 +3 night +

The differences between the settings are not huge, but with a push process you get a higher contrast, and that is what you can see in these example results quite nice. It is not to much but on a good level. The night version are looking alway wired on daylight pictures, I will test this on an night image to check the results later on.

For the cross processing I will use the precisa as an example:


Precisa 100 XP

Precisa 100 XP

Precisa 100 XP-

Precisa 100 XP-

Precisa 100 XP+

Precisa 100 XP+

Precisa 100 XP++

Precisa 100 XP++

Precisa 100 XPgreen -

Precisa 100 XPgreen -

Precisa 100 XP over

Precisa 100 XP over

The x-pro results that you can get with VSCO 06 are pretty nice. Sometimes you can get with plugins too much contrast and oversharpening effects. The results with VSCO are quite good even with one click. Is the Film 06 worth the money even if you have the other VSCO products already? If you like the alternative style with xpro and push then it should be worth the money. Especially at the moment where you get a huge discount of VSCO 06. 


More examples with great colors:

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