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  • Using Color Correction tools/Monitors

  • Leo Ganzon

    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.


    Leo Ganzon
    Fulltime Preditor

  • Jon Zanone

    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

  • grinner hester

    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.

  • Terence Curren

    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

    Terence Curren

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