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Using Color Correction tools/Monitors
Using Color Correction tools/Monitors
by Leo Ganzon on Sep 16, 2008 at 8:18:33 am

Hi All Avid Editors & Colorists,

I'm currently trying to learn in depth color correction but don't know where to begin. My tool of choice is after effects, but I feel I I need to start correcting during the edit. Problem is I don't know how to use all the color correction tools/monitors (Y waveform/YCbCr Histogram & others)properly

I basically know when a video color is bad & how to make it a bit closer to normal color, but transforming that normal color to eye candy is something I really haven't attained.

Can somebody point me to where I can learn the basics, what makes good color - good, & if possible making it eye candy. & also how to fully utilize all these monitors in the color correction window.


Leo Ganzon
Fulltime Preditor

Re: Using Color Correction tools/Monitors
by Jon Zanone on Sep 16, 2008 at 11:40:37 am

Avid has a good training DVD on color correction.


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And telling us stuff that we already know"

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Re: Using Color Correction tools/Monitors
by grinner hester on Sep 16, 2008 at 1:48:44 pm

google legal video levels and componant waveform monitoring and do a lil readin'.
You will be best off finding an old set of external scopes.
I still sport the old tektronix and old a goofy lookin as they are, they allow me to see my levels in real time at a glance. If ya don't know every level of every clip you are flying blind.
Every Avid editor needs external scopes.

Re: Using Color Correction tools/Monitors
by Terence Curren on Sep 17, 2008 at 4:39:46 pm

Start with "Color Correction for Digital Video: Using Desktop Tools to Perfect Your Image " by Steve Hullfish available on Amazon.

Also start checking out his free tutorials at http://provideocoalition.com/index.php/shullfish

Terence Curren

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