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Performing color correction adjustments using shape masks

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Video: Performing color correction adjustments using shape masks

In this movie we'll take a look at how to color correct a specific area of the frame by applying Shape Masks. I'm going to enter 10.7, and I have got the shot of BD carrying some flowers, but let's just save that on video these flowers showed up much whiter than they are in real life, in actuality they're very pink, and we want to show that. Well, how do we do that, we already know about Secondary color correction so maybe that'll work. I'll just park on a frame here and then open up the Inspector, Cmd+4.

Performing color correction adjustments using shape masks

In this movie we'll take a look at how to color correct a specific area of the frame by applying Shape Masks. I'm going to enter 10.7, and I have got the shot of BD carrying some flowers, but let's just save that on video these flowers showed up much whiter than they are in real life, in actuality they're very pink, and we want to show that. Well, how do we do that, we already know about Secondary color correction so maybe that'll work. I'll just park on a frame here and then open up the Inspector, Cmd+4.

Now I have already got a base correction applied right here the before and after. So let's go ahead and apply another correction, and I'll go ahead and get my Color Mask tool here, and try to get just the flowers but yeah BD's hair is getting included, if I come in here and go to Color and bring up the pink. Yeah that's not going to work, he has pink here, and I don't like it. So let me just Cmd+Z undo that. A Color Mask alone is not going to work we're also going to need a Shape Mask.

So let's go ahead and click on this button here, this is the Shape Mask, I can apply it to the same correction. So on Correction 2, I want to get a Shape Mask, and I'm just going to position this shape around the part of the frame that I want to affect. The inside shape is going to be what I affect and the outside shape is going to determine the fall off, the sort of fading between the inside shape and the outside shape. So if it's in like it will be will be very harsh, and if its out like this it will be very soft, so probably something in between.

If I want it to be more of a rectangular shape I can drag on this control right here, so I think probably a little bit rectangular and just around these flowers. Okay, so BD hair is no longer in that at all. And now well we have got the Color Mask, we have got the Shape Mask. Let's go ahead and get our pink flowers and it's looking good, BD's hair no longer pink.

All right, and maybe I want it to be a little bit more saturated, and we'll just drag this out a little bit more so that we include these on the very edges, and we also have the ability to up this softness just a little bit. You can see that I'm also catching it right, so I can also try to eliminate that from my shape, okay, and get that looking just so. Okay, so that's looking a little bit more like how I want it, and I have eliminated the other problematic area that was very similar in hue to my flowers.

So that's a really good use for a Shape Mask. And just so you know you can apply as many Shape Masks as you want to an image when you're correcting it. Let's go to this image here, and I have BD working at the market place, and let's say, I want to put him in sort of a vignette. Okay, I already have a base correction applied to him. So again I'm going to click on this Plus sign, and we'll go ahead and draw a shape around him, like so. Make it circle, and not that much of a fall of but maybe like that.

Okay now if I go into this Correction, Correction 2, if you take a look down here I have mask, and then I have inside and outside. Now first of all if I wanted to adjust anything about the way that he looks inside the mask I could so. I don't want to in this case I have already done that, so I'm going to go to outside, and let's just go to Exposure and dial it way down, okay? And I can also take my Saturation down. Okay, and that's looking good.

And again I can control the fall off, like so. I think I'll stick to right there. Okay. Now just to demonstrate if I came back to inside and said, I want this to be a black and white image, no problem, we're on Saturation, dial this down and maybe give myself a little bit more contrast, and you can continue tweaking. But as you can see, I'm basically treating two separate areas of my frame in different ways.

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Final Cut Pro X Essential Training

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  1. 6m 16s
    1. Welcome
      1m 0s
    2. Using the exercise files
      5m 16s
  2. 23m 30s
    1. Understanding the world of nonlinear editing
      5m 2s
    2. Understanding how FCP X works: A new take on story creation
      1m 48s
    3. Taking a tour of the FCP X interface
      8m 59s
    4. Accessing additional tools
      6m 23s
    5. Getting to know the projects for this course
      1m 18s
  3. 24m 41s
    1. Creating and organizing events from scratch
      5m 20s
    2. Organizing footage with keywords and ratings
      8m 19s
    3. Performing searches and creating Smart Collections
      4m 59s
    4. Displaying event data
      6m 3s
  4. 42m 11s
    1. Playing and marking clips in preparation for editing
      7m 16s
    2. Understanding different types of editing tools
      6m 20s
    3. Making the first edits: Using Insert and Append edits
      7m 31s
    4. Changing shots: Using Overwrite and Replace edits
      5m 54s
    5. Performing video- and audio-only edits
      3m 45s
    6. Moving clips within the primary storyline: Swapping shots and creating gaps
      3m 28s
    7. Removing material from the primary storyline
      3m 44s
    8. Understanding timeline navigation: Snapping, skimming, zooming, and panning
      4m 13s
  5. 23m 58s
    1. Trimming clips: Using the Ripple tool
      9m 9s
    2. Manipulating transitions: Using the Roll tool
      5m 36s
    3. Changing clip content and position: Performing Slip and Slide edits
      5m 40s
    4. Using the Precision Editor for fine trimming control
      3m 33s
  6. 14m 2s
    1. Connecting clips to the primary storyline
      7m 0s
    2. Understanding the features and limitations of Connected Clips
      3m 40s
    3. Working with secondary storylines
      3m 22s
  7. 31m 23s
    1. Adjusting the audio level and channel configuration via the Inspector
      8m 47s
    2. Keyframing audio in the timeline
      4m 57s
    3. Repairing audio problems automatically
      5m 25s
    4. Adjusting audio EQ
      4m 46s
    5. Recording audio
      4m 4s
    6. Syncing audio from multiple sources
      3m 24s
  8. 25m 6s
    1. Nesting and breaking apart clips
      4m 1s
    2. Performing quick extractions using Top and Tail edits
      6m 16s
    3. Auditioning clips to try multiple editing options
      4m 9s
    4. Working with markers
      4m 57s
    5. Customizing the keyboard and workspace
      5m 43s
  9. 14m 28s
    1. Syncing your multicam group clips
      6m 47s
    2. Performing a multicam edit
      3m 53s
    3. Refining the multicam edit
      3m 48s
  10. 1h 26m
    1. Working with basic motion effects: Transform, Crop, and Distort
      10m 32s
    2. Using motion effects with still photos and graphics
      6m 25s
    3. Adding and adjusting transition effects
      7m 46s
    4. Adding and adjusting video effects
      6m 26s
    5. Adding and adjusting audio effects
      4m 30s
    6. Keyframing video and audio effects over time
      6m 18s
    7. Copying and pasting effect properties
      4m 15s
    8. Creating and adjusting titles
      7m 18s
    9. Working with generator effects
      6m 46s
    10. Adding animated themes
      4m 7s
    11. Creating freeze frames
      3m 51s
    12. Using speed effects to retime clips
      8m 2s
    13. Working with layered Photoshop files
      6m 19s
    14. Understanding rendering options and preferences
      4m 4s
  11. 36m 15s
    1. Analyzing footage for problems
      3m 49s
    2. Following a proper color correction workflow
      10m 29s
    3. Apply multiple color corrections to clips
      3m 41s
    4. Using color correction templates
      3m 11s
    5. Using automatic color correction tools
      6m 15s
    6. Performing secondary color correction with color masks
      4m 30s
    7. Performing color correction adjustments using shape masks
      4m 20s
  12. 18m 54s
    1. Taking a closer look at the import and analysis options
      5m 56s
    2. Importing from cards and file-based cameras
      4m 14s
    3. Importing iMovie projects and events
      1m 58s
    4. Capturing from tape
      3m 18s
    5. Making a tape archive
      3m 28s
  13. 16m 13s
    1. Managing events between different drives and destinations
      6m 13s
    2. Managing render files
      2m 56s
    3. Collaborating and archiving
      7m 4s
  14. 34m 38s
    1. Sharing projects using presets
      7m 41s
    2. Exporting a hi-res QuickTime movie
      3m 46s
    3. Using Compressor to export with custom settings
      7m 54s
    4. Exporting a still image
      1m 22s
    5. Exporting to DVD or Blu-ray with chapter markers
      5m 33s
    6. Exporting stems out of the timeline using roles
      8m 22s
  15. 14m 1s
    1. Solving offline media problems
      10m 29s
    2. Troubleshooting data and settings corruption problems
      3m 32s
  16. 3m 28s
    1. Next steps
      3m 28s

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