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Color correction workflow

I completed my first short film in December. One of the most time consuming aspects of the project was making the colors look nice. I used Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 and the free Magic Bullet plugin. I ...
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What should I be looking for in a low cost color correcting monitor?

I am in the market for a low-cost, color-correcting monitor. Please help me define "low cost." I don't want to skimp out but don't want to buy top dollar either. I know good monitors cost money. I ...
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Tips for making multiple video shoots appear Continuous in color?

I'm brand new to video production, but I'm finding that when splicing some clips together in the NLE captured with my GH1 camera, there can often be very jarring jumps in the color, white balance, ...
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Things to do during shoot to prevent loss of quality during extreme colour grading in post?

I am doing a shoot where I will need to increase the saturation quite a bit in post. You can only really push it so far before you get artifacts etc. so I'm just wondering if there is anything I ...
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Do video formats support colour profiles?

Recently, I was reading a wiki, dedicated to one popular cartoon show and stumbled upon an interesting problem: From left to right: frames from the US iTunes, Australian iTunes and US iTunes version ...
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Using Multicam Editing How to Color Correct an entire angle

Am new to Premier CS6 - working with Multicam editing. Having success but stuck on color correction. I am able to create a multicam clip and do my edits using the Multicam Editing window (very slick ...
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How can I accurately immitate this Picasa filter with Premiere's color correction filters?

I'm trying to color-correct a video I'm working on. This is an example frame from the footage: Since I'm a newbie and pretty clueless about good-looking color correction, I've tried playing around ...
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FCPX => DaVinci Resolve => FCPX color grading round trip

I'm trying to get my (non-graded) video from Final Cut Pro X through DaVinci Resolve 10.1 Lite, and back into FCPX for the last bits (audio, logos etc). The first part wasn't that hard, just export ...
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How to correct shadows when parts are too bright and other parts too dark?

I have a scene with lots of highlights and some contrasting mountains. The problem is that the building (bottom-center) is too dark. When I try to fix shadows using curves the building becomes better ...
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Post-production workflow: VFX before color correction?

I'm shooting my first internet video tomorrow. It has a spaceship chasing and shooting at a superhero in it. With knowledge accumulated between ~a year ago and now and more focused research over the ...
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Upon export in Premiere Pro, colors lose saturation when previewing in QuickTime

I working on a project that I originally began in Premiere Pro CS6 on Windows, converted to CC, and am not editing in CC on Mac. I was making some minor tweaks to the video and getting ready to ...
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How to check video, AB test, on different screens: balancing colors, etc

Is there a standard way of checking a render as it would be seen on different screens (iPads, monitors, tvs, whatever) for colors etc.. Maybe AB/Testing software? (Wanted to add the tag ab-testing, ...
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Repairing brightness problems caused by auto lighting optimizer

I've shot a video with my Canon EOS 1100D, but unfortunately forgot to turn the auto lighting optimizer off. Now the video footage looks really bad because there are random changes of brightness ...
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Video editor with basic color correction for commodity hardware?

I have been using Adobe Premier Pro and After Effects on my main Core i7 machine for actual videos, but I would like to know which Non-linear video editor would work best for some of my slower ...
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How can I color correct a footage from a 7D using the CineStyle Picture Style

I want to use the CineStyle color style for my 7D to get the most out of the dynamic range. Saw some tutorials on how to use a LUT file to color correct in Final Cut Pro or Premiere, but only on the ...
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How to compensate for red oversaturation and contrast increase?

When uploading a video to Vimeo the video is transcoded by Vimeo and in the process red gets a bit more saturation and the contrast is increased a little. As I chose Vimeo as my platform I have to ...
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How do I accurately calibrate an external on-camera LCD monitor?

I'm specifically using the smallHD DP6 SDI version, so I don't have scopes built into the monitor. I'm generating bars with a Sony HXR-NX5U, and using the blue gun feature on the monitor as per these ...
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Color temperature

If there is more than one light source, they should be the same temperature, right? If this isn't always the case, when should they be different?
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How to achieve this kind of masks and transitions

I've come across this video and, as a total noob in video editing, I find it stunning. After watching it a couple of questions arise regarding masks and transitions: The intro title fills with a ...
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What Codec Shows Absolute Black?

I need a codec that outputs an absolute black. Encoded some samples with .AVI no compression and the black background of my video is very dark. Contrary in other codecs like Apple ProRes or H264/MPEG4 ...
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How to fix white balance gone bad?

I've done about 1h of footage during a SCUBA dive with a Gopro Hero 2 (underwater housing, no filter), but the auto white balance algorithm messed up the colors and everything has a very strong green ...
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How does ARRI saturation formula differ from the ASC-CDL spec?

In the context of ASC-CDL, saturation is applied as: luma = 0.2126*iR + 0.7152*iG + 0.0722*iB oR = luma + saturation*(iR-luma) oG = luma + saturation*(iG-luma) oB = luma + saturation*(iB-luma) ...
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Color grading ; Anybody familiar working with Da-Vinci Resolve? [closed]

I've heard of this tool, Blackmagic's Da vinci resolve, as its available for free from the site but the Package including its consoles and all costs much. Is there anybody here familiar with this ...
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Correcting video flicker problem caused by camera's auto white balance

I have shot a video with a handheld camera that uses auto white balance. Unfortunately, the auto white balance seems to have done more harm than good. The camera was readjusting the white balance ...
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Wedding Footage from beach - fixing over-exposure and colour balance?

Ok, so I just got married, and I had a friend video-tape the ceremony and reception for me. The camera was a Sony PMW-EX3, and I've imported the footage into Final Cut Pro X. The wedding was ...
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Convert SDI to HDMI, and it look red or green on my moniitor

I'm installing entire package for Live venue including Soy BRC H900 with Video Wall contoller. From Sony BRC H900--> SDI signal running about 100ft and converted to HDMI by Blackmajic Mini ...
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Color autocorrected on my Canon G10 in the middle of filming, any tips for editing in post?

I was filming a music recital when the color autocorrected on my canon g10. I am new at all of this, but I recently bought final cut pro x and I was wondering if anybody could point me in the right ...