- September 16, 2008 at 8:18 am
Hi All Avid Editors & Colorists,
I’m currently trying to learn in depth color correction but don’t know where to begin. My tool of choice is after effects, but I feel I I need to start correcting during the edit. Problem is I don’t know how to use all the color correction tools/monitors (Y waveform/YCbCr Histogram & others)properly
I basically know when a video color is bad & how to make it a bit closer to normal color, but transforming that normal color to eye candy is something I really haven’t attained.
Can somebody point me to where I can learn the basics, what makes good color – good, & if possible making it eye candy. & also how to fully utilize all these monitors in the color correction window.
- September 16, 2008 at 11:40 am
Avid has a good training DVD on color correction.
“Jamming our heads full of figures and angles
And telling us stuff that we already know”
Willie The Wandering Gypsy & Me
Billy Joe Shaver
- September 16, 2008 at 1:48 pm
google legal video levels and componant waveform monitoring and do a lil readin’.
You will be best off finding an old set of external scopes.
I still sport the old tektronix and old a goofy lookin as they are, they allow me to see my levels in real time at a glance. If ya don’t know every level of every clip you are flying blind.
Every Avid editor needs external scopes.
- September 17, 2008 at 4:39 pm
Start with “Color Correction for Digital Video: Using Desktop Tools to Perfect Your Image ” by Steve Hullfish available on Amazon.
Also start checking out his free tutorials at https://provideocoalition.com/index.php/shullfish
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