I'm new to the CF workflow inside AE and very excited with all the possibilities. Working on a project that was a 3 camera shoot, and need a good workflow for making sure they individual cameras match up. Haven't found a specific tutorial to that end and I would like to know...
Instead of loading an image into the gallery to use as a reference file - can I use an AE clip layer that has the CF settings I'm trying to duplicate?
Just for the record, saving the preset for CamA and applying to CamB will not work because we are going from Varicam to 5D footage, and the 5D footage is super blown out in the highlights. I figured good ol' color picking was my best bet, but need the corrected CamA (Varicam) footage visible. Any other tips on using CF to correct multicam projects would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for your help or guidance to a tried-and-true solution! Again, really looking forward to making CF part of my SOP!
Re: Color Finesse Reference AE Layer by Bob Currier on Jun 26, 2012 at 2:23:38 am
My preferred method of matching footage is to render out a representative sample of the "master" footage (the corrected Varicam footage in your case), then importing that footage into the Color Finesse Gallery.
You can then select that footage as your Reference "image" and can scrub around in it to find something to match to in your 5D footage.
You can use still images, but I find rendering to a QuickTime movie gives me more choices when looking for a match. You can split screen with the Reference to easily see differences in skin tone or whatever you're trying to match.