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Christian Friis
Partly brightness adjustment?
on Jan 9, 2012 at 7:17:17 pm

Hi there,
For quite some time I have duplicated a video track, placed it on top of the existing video track, and made a feathered "hole" in the top track (by adding a garbage matte), which allows me to adjust brightness/contrast/saturation etc independently in the 2 tracks. Makes sense? Ie if I want to raise the light, brightness on a talking head, but keep the background at the recorded level, this would be the way for me to do it. But I keep thinking, that there must be an easier alternative to this "selective adjustment"...? Any feature that I've missed?

Thank you very much,

Christian.


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Shane Ross
Re: Partly brightness adjustment?
on Jan 9, 2012 at 7:26:38 pm

Colorista2 by redgiantsoftware.com is a color correction plugin that is far superior to what FCP offers, and it has SECONDARIES that allows you to VIGNETTE are area of your choosing, and make adjustments only to that area.

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David Roth Weiss
Re: Partly brightness adjustment?
on Jan 9, 2012 at 8:01:08 pm

[Shane Ross] "Colorista2 by redgiantsoftware.com is a color correction plugin that is far superior to what FCP offers, and it has SECONDARIES that allows you to VIGNETTE are area of your choosing, and make adjustments only to that area."

And, Apple Color also has the same capability.

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Shane Ross
Re: Partly brightness adjustment?
on Jan 9, 2012 at 8:10:01 pm

[David Roth Weiss] "And, Apple Color also has the same capability."

But Colorista 2 allows you to stay in FCP, instead of sending it to another app.

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David Roth Weiss
Re: Partly brightness adjustment?
on Jan 9, 2012 at 8:15:37 pm

[Shane Ross] "But Colorista 2 allows you to stay in FCP, instead of sending it to another app."

True! However, Color is free, and Colorista 2 is "rather" expensive.

David Roth Weiss
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Shane Ross
Re: Partly brightness adjustment?
on Jan 9, 2012 at 8:41:26 pm

True....true...

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Dave LaRonde
Re: Partly brightness adjustment?
on Jan 9, 2012 at 7:27:33 pm

The 3-Way Color Corrector can let you select which portions of the image will be affected, but it's kind of clunky: I think it's based on luminance only. I'd play around with it to see if it meets your needs.

There's a twirl-down someplace in the effect's controls that reveal the selection tools.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Christian Friis
Re: Partly brightness adjustment?
on Jan 9, 2012 at 7:59:46 pm

Hello guys,
Thank you very much for your input. I appreciate that.
I've just watched the colorista2 highlights video - seems that this will solve the "problem" - at least making work progress (and probably end result!) better and more smooth!
All the best,
Christian.

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Bret Williams
Re: Partly brightness adjustment?
on Jan 9, 2012 at 9:35:14 pm

The 3 way color corrector should be able to do this just fine. It really is powerful once you learn how to use it. Once you've created a matte with it for the area you want to correct, duplicate the effect and invert the matte on the second instance and you can adjust the rest of the image. And of course you won't have to keyframe the mattes since its based on chroma and luma like a color key and will follow the image. Only time you need a garbage matte is if two areas are too similar to be adjusted separately, but that's going to be the case with any tools.


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