11. Color and Brightness Correction

Few shoots go perfectly outside of a studio setting. In 15 years of shooting and editing video, I can remember only three or four projects where I didn’t adjust brightness, color, or both. Fortunately, Premiere Pro makes these adjustments easy, with multiple tools of varying complexity levels and scopes to help add objectivity to an otherwise subjective function.

In this chapter, we’ll tackle two basic adjustments: first, brightness and contrast; then color correction. The goal of these adjustments is to optimize the exposure and color of the video as if you ...

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