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Apple Pro Training Series: Color Correction in Final Cut Studio by David Gross, Michael Wohl

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Lesson 5. Primary Grading

Lesson Files

Color Book Files > Lesson Files > Lesson 05 > Primary_Grading.colorproj

Time

This lesson takes approximately 75 minutes to complete.

Goals

Familiarize yourself with the Primary rooms

Auto-balance clips, and learn when not to use auto-balancing

Adjust lift, gain, and gamma using contrast sliders

Correct color shifts using color balance controls

Use curves to remove color casts

Set complex curve settings to control contrast

Combine controls to create complex effects

When most people think of color correction, they think of a few common tasks: fixing incorrect white balance or removing an unwanted color cast, matching skin tones in two separate shots, or controlling contrast levels. Although these ...

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