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Learn how to build and refine your story with the redesigned editing toolset in Final Cut Pro X. In this course, author Ashley Kennedy focuses on getting you comfortable with each aspect of the editing process in Final Cut—from preparation and organization, to editing and refining, to audio and effects, to media management and exporting. Each stage of the postproduction workflow is explained thoroughly and concisely, and uses real-world examples from both narrative and documentary workflows.
NOTE: This course and its exercise files are not compatible with Final Cut Pro X v. 10.1 or later. If you are running v. 10.1 or later, please watch Final Cut Pro X 10.1.1 Essential Training instead.
We have now got a good sense of how to apply a basic correction to a clip. Well, I do highly recommend that the first correction you apply to any clip is the basic correction by following the steps we learned in the previous movie. I also wanted to show you that that's only the beginning, you can truly add as many corrections as you like to your clips, in order to try out different things or to give your footage a particular look or style. So, I'm going to go into 10.3, and as you can see each of my images have been color corrected, and I am going to add a couple more corrections.
So, I am just going click on BD's clip here, and as we come up to the Color category we see that Correction 1 is applied. If we want to look at it before we just click on this light here, and that's before and after. And now let's take a look at how to add a second correction. I just come up to this Plus sign here, and you can see their Correction 2 is right here, and I'm going to just click on this arrow just as before and enter my color board. Now I can do whatever I want in this correction, while the previous correction is maintained.
So let's first try to add a Bleach Bypass style to this image. I am going to go to Saturation and lower the Global saturation about to there, and then I am going to go to Exposure, and I'm going to lower the Black point, and I am going to raise the White point. And then we come over to Color, and I'm going to take my mid-tones and raise the blues, and we are getting kind of that Bleach Bypass look here. Now if I go back to the main Inspector, here I am looking at both of them, and if I toggle Correction 2 I am just looking at the base correction that I made initially.
I am going to leave this one off and then add another correction. So, I'll just press the Plus button again, and this time let's add a correction that warms up the image. So, I'm going to just enter this correction, and I'm going to go to Saturation, and I'm going to lower my Midtone saturation values you can sort of see the color in his face go away. The reason I'm doing that is that I'm going to come over a Color and then increase the mid-tones in my orange.
So I didn't want them to go way orange, I'm going to come over here you can see that the image is warming up. If I had left my saturation here you can see he looks like an Oompa Loompa: very, very orange. So you want to make sure that you do that and maybe I want to adjust my Blacks just slightly. I'm going to go a little bit below on orange so that I don't just totally give an orange cast to the image, and I am going to come with my Highlights and do the same thing to sort of right up and down and see, I'll go just a little bit higher than the middle on that one.
And let's go ahead and increase the Contrast a little bit by going down on my Black point up and up on my White point. So, we have warm the image up. Let's go back to my main window here and so here's before and here's after and then of course here's before on my Bleach Bypass, and here's after, and I don't have to use either one of them if I want, if I want to turn them both off. So, again you'll pretty much always use Correction 1, because this is actually correcting the problems with the image, and then you can apply either one of these stylistic corrections either, or, probably not both so that you can give your image a certain style.
As you can see, you have a lot of control in layering these manual corrections.
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