52 Color Correction 101

Morgan Paar

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Figure 52-1

A few simple steps can save an improperly-shot scene or improve one that is less than brilliant.

Don’t let the interface of the Color Corrector 3-Way window intimidate you (OK, some of us editors were intimidated by this less-than-intuitive window). Keep in mind that, even though this chapter will show you a few simple techniques, this color-correction tool and others are quite robust, and some editors make healthy incomes concentrating on this fix-it-in-post endeavor.

Let’s start with some tools that will help greatly. The first is an NTSC monitor. Though we are aware that many editors work without ...

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