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Jonathan Maxfield
Removing Redness
on Mar 15, 2011 at 4:38:33 pm

Hi i have recieved some gig footage i am editing and some of the footage that was filmed on flip cameras is overly red as can be seen in the link, what is the best way to remove this? I have tried the 3 way but have very little eperience with it and it is coming out overly green when i take the red away. i have also tried selcted saturation but that satuartes far too much. any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

http://img689.imageshack.us/i/picture12zp.jpg/


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Chris Tompkins
Re: Removing Redness
on Mar 15, 2011 at 5:35:59 pm

The 3-way color filter should do it.
There are other color adjustment filters too.

Chris Tompkins
Video Atlanta LLC


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Jonathan Maxfield
Re: Removing Redness
on Mar 15, 2011 at 5:51:08 pm

Thanks i will re-try with 3 way.


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Rafael Amador
Re: Removing Redness
on Mar 15, 2011 at 6:04:23 pm

All the big stroke that you see on your Vectorscope pointing to the Red, needs to be moved in the opposite direction.
I'm not in front of FC, but I would start by moving the Lows to the Blue, and Middles and Highlights to somewhere cian/blue.
And sure, low the chroma a lot.
rafael

http://www.nagavideo.com


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Jonathan Maxfield
Re: Removing Redness
on Mar 15, 2011 at 7:16:20 pm

Yes it is a rock band at a gig, but i think the red is too much and it doesnt match up well with the other shots, such as the wide shot which i will also post.

I had a go at the 3 way it is better but im still not fully happy with it.

http://img840.imageshack.us/i/picture22u.jpg/

This is the wide shot i have which i would like to match it to.

Thanks for all the replys been a great help.


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Jonathan Maxfield
Re: Removing Redness
on Mar 15, 2011 at 7:18:55 pm

Yes it is a rock band at a gig, but i think the red is too much and it doesnt match up well with the other shots, such as the wide shot which i will also post.

I had a go at the 3 way it is better but im still not fully happy with it.

http://img840.imageshack.us/i/picture22u.jpg/

This is the wide shot i have which i would like to match it to.

http://img263.imageshack.us/i/picture32u.jpg/

Thanks for all the replys been a great help.


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Jeff Pierce
Re: Removing Redness
on Mar 15, 2011 at 6:35:27 pm

I think you're fighting a losing battle trying to make the video look conventional.

I don't know what your project is, but the subject looks like he's playing rock music in a club. Make it stylized. Embrace the red... maybe add a slight glow to it. Add a little bit of an "edge" to the footage. Sometimes the best imagery in a project is unplanned.

Just a thought.

Good luck... and let us know how you make out.



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Rafael Amador
Re: Removing Redness
on Mar 15, 2011 at 9:51:09 pm

After watching the other two stills, I agree with Jeff.
In fact that red shoot looks much more natural than the open one. These saturation and overexposure are unavoidable. The open shoot lacks contrast, exposure and chroma, and have a horrible greenish cast.


You can try to make look better the Red shoot and match the other one.
- On the Red shoot: Low the Blacks to give more contrast and try to get a more pleasant red color.
- On the open shoot: Low the Blacks too and rise the middles: give more contrast and more light to the scene. Push the Middles and the Highlights to the reds and rise the chroma. The band have to get red. The bald head of the guy in the first row, have to shine red and the floor lose some of the greenish cast.
That for a basic Color matching.
Sure, with Color you can do it better, and as Jonathan points, with a bit of imagination you can make look that very different. May be some glow, desaturate Lows, or any other trick will give that touch.
Rafael

http://www.nagavideo.com


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Michael Gissing
Re: Removing Redness
on Mar 15, 2011 at 10:28:19 pm

Watch Rich Harrington's tutorial on using limit effect in the 3Way CC. Use the HSL key on the red in the face and just try to get a more pleasing skin tone without changing the whole frame.

I helped some musicians fix a similar problem with mixed color stage lighting and the HSL key technique really pulled some nasty red overblown highlights back into something pleasing.

Rich's tutorial is here -

http://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/final_cut_fixing...


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