Questions tagged [color-grading]

Color Grading is the changing and enhancing of colors in a video/photo.

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In the editing process, can I morph my video from grayscale to color, and give my eyes and hair a different color?

I want to record a Zoom "meeting" which will really be just me (portraying Mark Twain), talking and telling tall tales ("stretchers," as Twain put them). In editing the recorded ...
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Like iPhone's “Vivid” filter, but in Final Cut Pro X?

I have some footage that I imported to FCPX that was shot on an iPhone 7 Plus (iOS 13). After the footage was deleted from the iPhone, the person I imported it for later told me she had wanted to ...
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How do I find out if a video is actual or if it was modified with a Software?

This video in question is Chameleon Changing Color How do I find out if that color change in the Chameleon is real and not a modification that was done with software? Specifically, I am looking for ...
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Color correct to compensate for low blue

Everytime I create a video,it looks good in a normal screen but considering half of the people have the low blue light effect enabled, I would like to balance somehow the colors of my videos to ...
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Colour grading advice

As a hobby project, I am looking into how difficult it would be to regrade the Buffy HD releases to match the colour grading of the original. I haven't done much colour correction in the past at all, ...
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Correct gamma for SMPTE ST-2084 EOTF

I recently purchased an Apple Pro XDR display that has an HDR reference mode specified as follows: HDR Video (P3-ST 2084) Use this mode for 4K or ultra high-definition video production workflows up ...
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Why a color grading suite needs high CRI lamps?

I'm building a color correction suite. Among the requirements, I read that it needs to be lit using 6500K lamps with CRI 90 or higher. Which are pretty hard to find in my location. I totally ...
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Exporting XML EDL from Premiere to Davinci Resolve

What is the best way to successfully export an EDL from Premiere to Davinci Resolve? Currently I export a Final Cut Pro XML, but whenever I import into Davinci, there are often errors with scale and ...
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Reference for creative color grading

I'm a looking for a good reference on how to color grade footage for a "cinematic" or "filmic" look. The best I have found are scattered YouTube videos; I'm looking more for general principles and ...
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What exactly is D-Cinelike?

My DJI Mavic Air drone has the ability to shoot video footage in either standard mode or “D-Cinelike”. Is D-Cinelike just a flatter colour profile with less contrast (to capture more detail in ...
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Using Secondary HSL in Lumetri on a masked part of a clip

I am grading a clip of video in Premiere CC 2018 using Lumetri. I have a clip where I have done an overall Basic Correction. I now want to brighten faces using the HSL Secondary. There are other ...
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Banding in waveform monitor

What does it mean if my Lumetri Scopes in Premiere Pro look like this? There is some kind of "banding" in it. Does it happen when you color grade 8-bit footage?
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Dark Video/Gama Shift from Davinci Resolve to YouTube

I've asked a version of this question before, and found a workaround solution that worked for a while. But now I'm at a point that I'd like to find a real answer to my problem. So I edit and color my ...
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Source ProRes 422 Proxy / Edit / Export to ProRes 422 proxy?

Wondering what exporting best practice is when working on source clips that are captured ProRes 422 Proxy. I've c-corrected/graded these clips in DaVinci. When it's time to 'Add to Render Queue', do ...
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How can I do color grading that changes over time?

I just bought a cheap action camera that I plan to use when freediving and my first test shows that the video quality is quite good. The only thing that isn't good enough are the colors. I started ...
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Is using a slog-2 and xavcs like profile worth it on the Sony A6000?

I want to make movies, but I currently have a Sony A6000. I currently use a neutral profile and drop all the values to -3,-3,+3 or -3,-3,-3. The Sony A6000, however, has only 8bit video. I also ...
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Why doesn't my s-log3 footage reach 100% value?

Why does my footage captured with s-log3 gamma curve on a Sony FS5 seems to clip before 100% if I see it on a waveform?
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My colors look awful, I can't tell why

I'm an amateur that recently made a video clip using the DJI Mavic Pro drone. The footage itself turned out great, but the coloring is off. The problem is, I can't tell what exactly is off, it just ...
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Do any iOS video apps record in log color space?

Is there an app for iPhone or iPad that will let me record log color space video? It seems like with such an abundance of instagram-ish "filter" apps, developers probably have access to raw sensor ...
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How to light a set using coloured fluorescent lights

Hi all i'm wanting some advice on set lighting. i'm wanting to create a set similar to the below using fluorescent lights. Just wanting to know what equipment is needed to achieve this look. Obviously ...
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How to Replicate a Color in Final Cut Pro X

I am editing video in Final Cut Pro X. Within a video, I would like to create a title that uses a font color that matches a color within the video itself. How do I do that?
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Color Correction filter to dull/desaturate Video

Novice w/ After Effects, but here it goes...I am looking to emulate the style/technique from this website background video https://y.co/ Is there a color correction effect to create this look? Or is ...
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Is footage recorded through external recorder really better?

Most DSLRs offer 8-bit recording, 4:2:0 with 100mb/s 50/mb/s 500mb/s in their own containers. Why would shooting with an external recorder (let's say ProRes HQ or 422), make the picture look better ...
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Why use Lumetri scopes?

I've never fully understood what histograms in LR/PS and Lumetri scopes in PP are telling me so perhaps this is why I don't understand the need for them but why can't I just look at the image and see ...
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DaVinci Resolve: Difference between adjusting Y or YRGB

In DaVinci Resolve 14, some operations can be performed on all of the Y, R, G, B channels at the same time or only on one of them. What is the difference between adjusting only Y, or adjusting all of ...
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Originally smooth unicolor background shows “steps” in the color gradient when exporting

I am using Abode Premiere Pro. I am working on a video which has a static background. The background is almost unicolor with a light color gradient. Please see here: I want to export the video. The ...
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Is there any use in archiving graded 8-bit footage as 10-bit file?

I've made a video that was filmed with a Canon 60D. It has been graded and edited in Davinci Resolve. The original footage from the camera is 8-bit. But what happens in the grading process? Will I ...
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What does a Cube LUT offer over a PNG HALD?

Basically what the title says. My current view: The Cube LUT appears to be a bulky, uncompressed text file with little more to offer than what is can be encoded in a lossless PNG. That the main ...
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Superwhites when grading for web

When grading solely for web, is it preferable to grade including superwhites within the tonal range rather than placing whites at 100, keeping everything within legal range? By web I mean upload to ...
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Color grading basics

I am fairly experienced with video editing, but I know embarrassingly little about color grading. Can anyone recommend any resources that can help me get started? (I typically use Premiere Pro)
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The videos I uploaded to a Facebook canvas are discolored. Any thoughts on why?

I built a Facebook canvas advertisementwith a mixture of image, video, and carousel elements. When you first load the canvas element, the video elements match the other imagery used in the ad well. ...
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Should I do color grading in FCPX or round trip do DaVinci Resolve?

I'm an amateur learning to edit videos from my GoPro, DSLR, and quadcopter. I've tried various NLE's for cutting and liked FCPX workflow much more then Premiere Pro and similar editors with tracks. ...
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How to create circle gradient in Final Cut Pro?

I'm starting out with Final Cut Pro and I want to create a circular gradient to white in Final Cut Pro so that the movie looks like the image below. I searched around and found a Graduated Mask ...
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How to get the Cinematic look [duplicate]

With most movies, you can tell at a glance, if it is (or supposed to be) a blockbuster or not, by how the image looks. Even some American TV-series look better (in my oppinion) than most european ...
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What does a color grading software offer over a compositor?

I know there are many color grading programs around, DaVinci Resolve being a popular one. But I'm having trouble understanding what exactly they offer over a CC node in any compositing or editing ...
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Wrong colours after exporting to MP4 using H.264 Codec

in my current project I am working in an sRGB colour space (32bpc) with the option "linearize workflow" enabled. My composition looks fine in after effects, but after exporting to mp4 using H.264 ...
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Why is todays TV production suffering from horrible imaging style? [closed]

I would like to point out that this is my personal view of things and I am not sure if this was the first place to express my concern with this. I apologize if this was the wrong thing to do. Colors ...
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Color correction/grading then editing in Premiere

I'm trying to incorporate color correction/grading into my Adobe Premiere CC workflow. I have an x-rite color checker, and have had some success calibrating in Davinci Resolve Lite, but I don't want ...
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Copying Effects from Photoshop to After Effects

I was wondering if it was possible to copy effects settings from photoshop to after effects? Let's say I have a simple effect like "Levels" and I want to have the exact same values for the effect in ...
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Color Grading in Adobe premiere elements

I recently started to film with my drone(phantom 4). I read somewhere that it was recommended to use some "flat" preset, like D-Log or D-cinelike, which I did. Now I've very flat video, and I've some ...
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How do I batch replace video clips in Premiere to graded copies? (from Da Vinci Resolve)

My color grader and I are working in parallel. I'm editing in Adobe Premiere, and he is grading in Da Vinci Resolve (version CC 2015.2 and 12, respectively). I gave him an early rough cut of the ...
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Color grading software (Preferably free or part of Adobe CC) with individual color HSL controls (like Lightroom)

Lightroom makes it very easy for me to stylize my photos with HSL controls which allow me to adjust the hue, saturation, and luminance of individual colors. What can I use to do this with my video?
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Desaturate shadows in Lightworks

I'm using Lightworks as my main video editor (I use Blender occasionally), and use it to color grade too. I want to desaturate my shadows using either Lightworks or Blender, but I can't find that tool....
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Empty library in DaVinci Resolve

I just wanted to work through the DaVinci Lite's manual. It says, the library browser should display all available volumes (Fixed, network and removable). It displays, however, only one empty, ...
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Grading Colour To Black And White In Davinci Resolve

I use Photoshop / ACR a lot and I'm well used to they way they handle conversion from black and white. I have control over reds, greens, blues, yellows, cyan and magentas, which allows a huge ...
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How to color grade gold

Whenever I take videos in churches/ temples with little light and a lot of gold, the gold looks kind of greenish brown on the final video. As gold is not a colour in RGB, I have difficulties to find ...
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Is there a “starting place” in terms of colour correction before adding a stylistic LUT

I am new to the world of LUTs and am just doing initial research on it in advance of doing some colour grading on a video project. I understand that LUTs are applied to either give a 709 look to ...
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What is a good workflow when using speedgrade and transitions and effects in Premiere Pro?

I want to try using speedgrade to get an overall cinematic look and I've heard that it is preferable to do speedgrade work before aadding any transitions or effects in PP. When I import from ...
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Final Cut Pro X & Davinci Resolve workflow

I'd like to grade a Final Cut Pro X project with Davinci Resolve. Unfortunately my Final Cut experience is very limited and I don't understand how to get a consolidated project, linked to the original ...
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What is Pivot in Color Grading?

Most of the controls I at least have a basic understanding of from Photography and other design applications (Affinity Photo / Photoshop / Lightroom etc). But not Pivot. In the SpeedGrade Manual the ...