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Dave ChavinskyColor workflow. Finished Final Cut Pro 7 projects I want to update with color corrections
by on Mar 4, 2012 at 6:44:01 pm

I have several video projects in Final Cut Pro that have many bad shots, under and overexposed, and now that I've learned how well Color works, I'd like to do color corrections on certain clips.

What's the best workflow, to color correct certain clips in a FCP7 sequence?

Can you send a clip out, like you can to Motion 4, make changes and have it updated in the timeline? It doesn't look like Color works the same way. I color corrected a copy of the original clip and tried to reconnect media to the new clip but it wouldn't let me because it had a different reel number, as well as 3 other warnings.

Help?

Thanks


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walter biscardiRe: Color workflow. Finished Final Cut Pro 7 projects I want to update with color corrections
by on Mar 4, 2012 at 7:03:33 pm

copy the clips in the Sequence to another Sequence. So you end up with a Sequence of the shots you want to send into Color.

Send that Sequence to Color.

Grade and Send back to FCP.

In FCP, copy and paste the graded shots into the finished timeline.

Personally I would send the entire Sequence in because every single shot can look better when it goes through Color.

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Joseph OwensRe: Color workflow. Finished Final Cut Pro 7 projects I want to update with color corrections
by on Mar 5, 2012 at 4:31:15 pm

Something to beware, when you do a "pick-and-choose" is that you are going to wind up with scattered source media, leaving yourself open to offline errors and lost files.

The other issue that never fails to cascade into making little things big, is that once you start correcting "a few clips", it is inevitable that the now corrected media starts to stand out, making the shots around them seem less acceptable, and this snowballs. After a couple of decades of doing this, one learns to ignore the comments about "just fixing a few shots" going into a project. In fact, the better the correction the more glaring the minor problems become. In for a penny, in for a pound. If you are doing this for money, that quoted "flat rate" is where your livelihood goes to die.

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