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Final Cut Pro X: Making the Transition by Larry Jordan

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16. Color Correction

Unlike all earlier versions of Final Cut Pro, color correction is now built into every clip. Apple has simplified automatic color correction, beefed up manual color correction, and shifted into a new color space—RGB.

Along the way, video scopes have undergone a transformation, the color-correction tools have a new interface, and everything is much, much faster.

In other words, there’s a lot of new stuff to talk about!

Color Correction Basics

Color conveys emotion. Before you hear one word of dialogue or listen to one measure of music, your eyes are already getting emotional information from the colors in a shot. As filmmakers learned long ago, lighting is much more than illumination; lighting and color are as essential to ...

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