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Santiago Carreño
How to to do selective desaturation in Premiere like in this video?
on Apr 21, 2014 at 10:32:01 pm

Oh right, so this music video



has a lot of fine selective desaturation scenes in several moments, such as: 1:30-31, 2:56-3:00, 3:04 etc.
How to do it? thanks!


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Steve Brame
Re: How to to do selective desaturation in Premiere like in this video?
on Apr 22, 2014 at 12:14:27 am

It's known as the "Pleasantville Effect", from the film 'Pleasantville'. The only way to effectively get this look in Premiere is to use the 'Change Color' effect, and that only works with ranges of a single color.

After Effects is the tool to use. Search Google for it and you'll find lots of tutorials. Just be aware that it takes quite a bit of tedious rotoscoping.

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mark pigott
Re: How to to do selective desaturation in Premiere like in this video?
on Mar 12, 2015 at 7:32:24 pm

Is there not a way to do it with the 3 way colour corrector?
You certainly could do this with FCP on a Mac.



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Steve Brame
Re: How to to do selective desaturation in Premiere like in this video?
on Mar 13, 2015 at 5:11:49 pm

It's not a question of changing the portion of the video to black-and-white, which you could certainly use 3-way color correction for(although there are easier ways). The question is rotoscoping out the unwanted portion of the color plate above the b/w plate. Rotoscoping isn't possible in Premiere yet, and since we have Dynamic Link with AE, it probably never will be.

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