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The Avid Handbook, 5th Edition by Steve Bayes, Greg Staten

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COLOR CORRECTION 10

“In visual perception a color is almost never seen as it really is—as it physically is. This fact makes color the most relative medium in art.”

—Josef Albers

One of the most sophisticated toolsets within the Avid editor is the color-correction toolset. Within color correction you have access to a wide range of controls and adjustments that let you make fine adjustments to the “look” of the images in your program. Avid Media Composer and Avid NewsCutter share a basic version of this toolset while Avid Symphony contains a more advanced version. In this chapter we’ll look at both sets of tools but focus our attention primarily on the version in Media Composer and NewsCutter.

Before You Correct

Color correction is a very precise ...

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