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René van Gageldonkobjective way for neutralizing color?
by on Jun 22, 2014 at 8:05:47 am

Is there an objective way to neutralize color, get rid of the color cast?
I've been trying levels but that's not objective screenindependant. I want the color to be neutral (more or less), no matter what screen I use.
I've tried Color Finesse > curves grey point eyedropper with footage of white paper (to midgray). Is that the best way to do this? The footage is H264 with neutral setting in canon 5D M2.


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Todd KoprivaRe: objective way for neutralizing color?
by on Jun 22, 2014 at 3:55:35 pm

Have you tried the CC Color Neutralizer effect?

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René van GageldonkRe: objective way for neutralizing color?
by on Jun 22, 2014 at 5:46:23 pm
Last Edited By René van Gageldonk on Jun 22, 2014 at 5:59:24 pm

I hadn't tried that one, now I have. It looks similar as with levels, only easier, and it doesn't change the light values as far as I can tell. I guess I have to use greycard or color card in footage. I think this is the best way isn't it? What do you use to get your HDSLR-footage neutral and be sure it's neutral? I think this is one good way to go. Thanks! If anyone has a different solution please let me know. Never to old to learn.


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Dave LaRondeRe: objective way for neutralizing color?
by on Jun 23, 2014 at 5:11:14 pm

There's also the Black & White effect, which may do the same thing.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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René van GageldonkRe: objective way for neutralizing color?
by on Jun 23, 2014 at 5:21:21 pm

Thanks Dave for your answer. But I think the black and white effect is a bit over the top with neutralizing since it takes away all the color :)


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René van GageldonkRe: objective way for neutralizing color?
by on Jun 24, 2014 at 5:17:39 am

I guess I have to learn how to work with scopes to color correct without a calibrated monitor. Does anyone know a good starting point for this?


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Todd KoprivaRe: objective way for neutralizing color?
by on Jun 24, 2014 at 10:51:41 pm

Here's a good place to start:
http://blogs.adobe.com/premierepro/2011/07/color-correction-and-color-gradi...

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René van GageldonkRe: objective way for neutralizing color?
by on Jun 25, 2014 at 7:31:39 am

Thanks a lot Todd, very helpfull. This should keep me going for a while ;) I hope it's relevant for AE as well. And I hope I find the answer to my question if color correction can be done objectively, (that is without looking and judging for yourself on a non-calibrated monitor). Thanks again.


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