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Stephanie Stiavetti
Color Checker Chart for Video
on Apr 11, 2012 at 4:37:08 pm

I've got one of these little color checker charts that I use for photography with my 7D and I love it muchly:

http://amzn.to/ICfHSC

I'm wondering, can I use it for video as well? I know I can use it as a neutral point to balance off of, but I have Lightroom plugins that are really useful for correcting more accurately, based on the software detecting the color chart in the image. I'm wondering if there's something similar for video post production, specifically FCP X, After Effects, etc.

Does anyone else use a color checker chart for video?




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Peter Burger
Re: Color Checker Chart for Video
on Apr 11, 2012 at 7:41:59 pm

You could use "Color Finesse" which ships with After Effects.

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Anna Chiaretta
Re: Color Checker Chart for Video
on Apr 13, 2012 at 10:59:02 pm

I use my color checker with video. it is very useful for matching footage between locations before adding my grading effects.

VIDEO ARTIST AND TECHNICIAN


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Stephanie Stiavetti
Re: Color Checker Chart for Video
on Apr 16, 2012 at 10:12:43 pm

What tools do you use to match color?




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Peter Burger
Re: Color Checker Chart for Video
on Apr 18, 2012 at 11:18:48 am

[Stephanie Stiavetti] "What tools do you use to match color?"

In AE I use primarily the built-in effects (levels, curves, hue/saturation), Synthetic Apertures "Color Finesse" and Magic Bullets "Colorista". In most NLEs (in my case Premiere Pro and AVID) I use the Three-Way-Colour-Corrector.

If you're interested in that subject:
Since I'm trying get more into Color Correction, I discovered two great books about colour correction from Focal Press by Steve Hullfish ("Color Correction For Video" and "The Art And Technique Of Digital Color Correction"). I think there are reviews of them here on the COW. Great books with very deep insight and very well written too.

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Anna Chiaretta
Re: Color Checker Chart for Video
on Apr 18, 2012 at 4:57:49 pm

I am a big fan of "Color Correction Handbook: Professional Techniques for Video and Cinema" by Alexis Van Hurkman

VIDEO ARTIST AND TECHNICIAN


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Peter Burger
Re: Color Checker Chart for Video
on Apr 18, 2012 at 10:28:55 pm

[Anna Chiaretta] "I am a big fan of "Color Correction Handbook: Professional Techniques for Video and Cinema" by Alexis Van Hurkman"

Thanks, Anna, for that tip! I'll definitly check it out. I only know and own the two books I mentioned plus about a hundred (well, dozend) of more general filmmaking/editing/postproduction books.

Looked at the table of contents on amazon and it seems to be a great guide.
So, thanks again!

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Stephanie Stiavetti
Re: Color Checker Chart for Video
on Apr 18, 2012 at 7:33:42 pm

Nice, there's a new edition of "The Art And Technique Of Digital Color Correction" coming out:

http://amzn.to/JbehTV

If I can only get one book, which do you think is best?




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