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Michael Woodcroft
AE/Color correction
on Dec 21, 2010 at 11:05:47 am

Greetings all. New here and new to AE. Just completed my first project in AE, so for a first attempt I'm well pleased.

Anyway, a thought occured to me, as to whether or not one is able to replace color in footage?

I have some video fotage of me diving with sharks that a mate took, but he didn't have any color correction filter etc. He was using one of those HD Pro cameras. The footage is good, but lacks color.

If anyone has any advice it would be much appreciated.

Kindest Regards,

Mike.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: AE/Color correction
on Dec 21, 2010 at 3:43:45 pm

[Michael Woodcroft] "Greetings all. New here and new to AE."

Welcome aboard! I hope you don't mind some Words To The Wise further below.





[Michael Woodcroft] "a thought occured to me, as to whether or not one is able to replace color in footage? ... The footage is good, but lacks color. "

You can increase color saturation using AE's Hue & Saturation effect. If the footage isn't highly saturated, going overboard with the effect will cause noise in the image, so tread lightly.


Now those Words To The Wise:
As my friend Walter Soyka says, "AE is both wide and deep". It's not the kind of application that lets you jump into the deep end of the pool. You have to know how to swim first. So learn the basics, and you'll have a much better time with the fun stuff.

Here's a good place to start with links to free resources:
http://blogs.adobe.com/toddkopriva/2010/01/getting-started-with-after-eff.h...

The stuff at the this link isn't free, but it's far more comprehensive, consistent in its approach, and comes with all the footage and files necessary to follow along at home:
http://www.peachpit.com/store/product.aspx?isbn=0321734866

...and the price tag shouldn't break the bank, either.

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


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Michael Woodcroft
Re: AE/Color correction
on Dec 21, 2010 at 10:28:36 pm

G'Day Mr.LaRonde,

Thank you kindly for the reply and yes I agree with you on the advice. Something I use as advice and take heed too.

I will try that. I thought it would be something to do with it, but thought I'd ask more experienced guys and see what response I got.

Thank you again and all the best.

Kindest regards,

Mike.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: AE/Color correction
on Dec 21, 2010 at 10:31:17 pm

Good luck with your project. I hope it turns out well.

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


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