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From Still to Motion: Editing DSLR Video with Final Cut Pro X by Robbie Carman, Abba Shapiro, Richard Harrington

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Secondary Color Correction

Now that we’ve taken a look at the essentials of primary color correction—corrections that affect the entire clip—let’s switch gears and talk about secondary color correction in Final Cut Pro X. Secondary corrections target a specific portion of the image.

For example, you might have a shot in which everything looks great but someone’s skin tone is a little red. By using a secondary color correction, you could target only the skin tone of the person in the shot, leaving other portions of the clip untouched.

Final Cut Pro X provides two ways to make secondary color corrections: using a Color Mask and using a Shape Mask. We’ll explore both methods in this section.

Using Color Masks

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