Chapter 1

Getting Started

The Basics of Color Correction

The process of color correction can be best defined as the method of selecting the correct balance of color and image density in order to achieve the proper color rendition or to simply create a specific look. In the video world, the person who carries out this process is known as the colorist, and in the film world, as a color timer.

The process of color correction started many years ago within film laboratories, where the process was applied to the color balancing of negative film material for positive print film reproduction, generally intended for projection in movie theaters. Using ...

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