Andy Ford's Color Match in Premiere Pro Tutorial

Color Match with Lumetri in Premiere Pro

The Lumetri Color panel in Premiere Pro is an excellent color correction tool. It also includes a feature to auto match your clips, and this is a great way to get an efficient headstart to your color correction.

With two clips referenced in the timeline, simply go to the Color Wheels & Match section and click Apply Match. If you are in Comparison View, you can see the change take place immediately. While it may not be perfect, it is certainly helpful. Then, you can adjust individual clips further as needed.

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  1. Andy, Thank you for sharing! I’m working to refresh my video editing skills since my career has veered toward graphic design during the pandemic. Quick question: Which clip takes precedence when Lumetri does match? Seems in your example, it used clip one. ?

    1. The frame in the comparison view is technically the reference frame. The current frame (ie, where the playhead is in timeline) denotes the frame to be matched to the reference frame. In my quick example, the short shots were relatively consistent throughout their duration. But, if you had a different situation, that is how you’d match to a specific frame.

      1. Thanks for the quick reply! Ok…So you can select a specific frame in the clip. I’m so used to doing a cropped clip above another clip in the layers to match. LOL This is such an easier way to get started. Thanks again!

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