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Marc Lucas
Popping Reds
on Jun 15, 2011 at 11:55:39 am

On my external monitor (LCD tv) the reds are popping how do you colour correct such a thing. I believe its because they are reds out of some kind of colour range? This was actually the red from FCP own colour picker.

Thanks


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Dan Monro
Re: Popping Reds
on Jun 15, 2011 at 1:05:30 pm

If you're using the color picker I assume that means you have control over the color. In which case, bring down your brightness and saturation to legal limits.

You could also try dropping the broadcast safe filter on it - I think that affects saturation.

And it was hard for me to not simply reply "never a good idea with alcohol..."

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Jeff Greenberg
Re: Popping Reds
on Jun 18, 2011 at 1:17:32 am

Marc,

You really need an external broadcast monitor (not a standard TV set) to gauge the colors correctly; how do you know that the sats aren't just turned up on the external monitor?

Then, it needs to be calibrated. Google Calibrating NTSC monitors.

Last, you need to be able read your scopes to be able to correctly handle color evaluation.

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But to actually reduce reds:

If you use the 3 way color corrector, there's a 'turn down' arrow at the bottom. It's a keyer. You use the eyedropper to pick the 'red' then adjust the saturation at the top of the effect (not in the bottom section) to reduce the red values (and only the red values) on the clip.

Best,

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Marc Lucas
Re: Popping Reds
on Jun 19, 2011 at 10:18:47 pm

Hi thanks for the reply

I do have a 'proper' broadcast monitor along with a 40" TV the broadcast monitor is used just a an overall reference and the broadcast monitor used to check everything else. The original question was just asking how to tame the reds so I knew how to adjust them.


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Jeff Greenberg
Re: Popping Reds
on Jun 20, 2011 at 1:57:08 pm

It's called a secondary color correction and you use the 3 way color corrector.

If you use the 3 way color corrector, there's a 'turn down' arrow at the bottom. It's a keyer. You use the eyedropper to pick the 'red' then adjust the saturation at the top of the effect (not in the bottom section) to reduce the red values (and only the red values) on the clip.

Best,

Jeff G

Apple Master Trainer | Avid Cert. Instructor DS/MC | Adobe Cert. Instructor
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Come See me speak at NAB!
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Marc Lucas
Re: Popping Reds
on Jun 20, 2011 at 3:29:09 pm

Yeah I did and have done that I was just wondering whether there were any other techniques out there to specifically do that kind of thing like put a certain filter on etc. I'll just keep doing it the way described.

Many thanks


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