Chapter 9. Fixing Color and Exposure

How often do you need to color-correct your video? Chances are, every edit session. The same issues that plague video also affect still photography (especially digital photography). The bad news: You won’t find a waveform monitor inside Photoshop. The good news: All your knowledge about fixing video signals will translate to Photoshop (with a little practice).

Color correction, like editing, is a never-ending process. It’s done when the budget runs out, all the time is used up, or the client is satisfied. The end product could always be better if you only had more time, money, or processing power. So, understand that it’s important to be able to spot problems quickly.

What sort of problems? There are several. ...

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