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Glenn L Smith
Avid MC6 Apply colour correction to a filler
on Feb 21, 2012 at 2:15:58 pm

Hi i'm currently have a shot in my Avid timeline which in which I have a resize effect which changes the position of the shot to slide into the view. The problem I have is that the background of the monitor before the shot slides in is a different black to the black in the shot.

I thought a way of getting past this would be to colour correct a layer below the shot as in a filler, so it would match the same black as the shot which enters the screen.

If this seems a bit confusing

- I have a shot sliding into view
- The blacks in this shot have been crushed
- The blacks in the empty part of the timeline in avid is a different colour
- I want it to be the same

But when i try to apply a colour correction to the layer I get this message:

'Only CC effect correction can be applied to a filler'

I have applied colour correction to fillers before so I cannot understand if this is a new feature of MC6?

Is there a workaround or a way to make the empty timeline blacks darker?

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Pat Horridge
Re: Avid MC6 Apply colour correction to a filler
on Mar 22, 2012 at 8:14:31 am

The empty timeline blacks should be digital black which for 601 is 16.
If your sliding in shot looks blacker chances are you've pushed it sub black.
Do you have scopes externally? do they show that?
If not you can bring up the Y waveeform in the CC tool and check the range. If white is showing at the bottom of the waveform (which is normally green) then you are sub black.
SO you need to fix the sub black not make the correct black wrong.
There is a upper lower clip limit in the CC tool that i set to 16 and 235 you just have to enable it. But depending how you graded the shot you may have still pushed it sub black after that limter. So you could Alt drop the safe colour limiter on the clip or on a filler clip on a track above and that will clip off the sub blacks and the blacks should then match.
Sorry if that sounds complex. It's a simple thing to do and show but harder to describe!

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