Chapter 13. Finishing Your Project

With luck you’ve made it through the rigors of RED production and editing. All your creative work is complete except for two last tasks: color correction (also called grading or finishing) and outputting your project. At this stage, you’ll balance the colors and gamma of footage you shot on the RED ONE, set a creative look, and then export the footage to a distribution format. This could take the form of a standard-definition DVD, film print, Blu-ray disc, HD tape, or Internet file. (You’ll likely export to several different formats.)

Because you started with 4K resolution footage, you can derive just about any common distribution format in very high quality. In this chapter, we’ll look at methods for finishing ...

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