FORUMS: list search recent posts

Dying Light Color Correction

COW Forums : Apple Final Cut Pro Legacy

<< PREVIOUS   •   FAQ   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
Bennett Smith
Dying Light Color Correction
on Jul 31, 2011 at 1:22:29 am

Hello!

I'm editing a monologue scene that was shot during magic hour. There were three takes, each take, darker than the last as the sun went down. Furthermore, the cutaways were shot afterwards, so they're even darker.

Which one of these shot should I color correct first, and then use that as the standard for the scene? I'm familiar with match color etc, I just don't know if I should pick the darkest, the middle ground, or the lightest scene?

I'm running FCP 6.

Thanks!

Bennett


Return to posts index

Jerry Hofmann
Re: Dying Light Color Correction
on Jul 31, 2011 at 1:13:58 pm

I don't think there's a rule of thumb here to make a decision with. Rather, try working with each a bit to see where the common ground is. If you brighten things, you'll interject some noise. I'd simply try matching them up using the darkest, then medium, then lightest to see how far you can push the b-roll until it's unacceptable.

Jerry

Apple Certified Trainer, Producer, Writer, Director Editor, Gun for Hire and other things. I ski. My Blog: http://blogs.creativecow.net/Jerry-Hofmann

Current DVD:
http://store.creativecow.net/p/81/jerry_hofmanns_final_cut_system_setup

8-Core 3.0 Intel Mac Pro, Dual 2 gig G5, AJA Kona SD, AJA Kona 2, Huge Systems Array UL3D, AJA Io HD, 17" MBP, Matrox MXO2 with MAX - Cinema Displays I have a 22" that I paid 4k for still working. G4 with Kona SD card, and SCSI card.


Return to posts index

Bennett Smith
Re: Dying Light Color Correction
on Jul 31, 2011 at 4:13:09 pm

Great, that's what I thought -- thanks Jerry. You just saved me a couple of hours of unwanted trial and error! :)


Return to posts index

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
© 2018 CreativeCOW.net All Rights Reserved
[TOP]