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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 just took a look at how to manually apply stylistic color corrections to your clips by way of adding multiple corrections. In this movie we'll take a look at how to do much the same thing. But instead of applying manual adjustments, I am going to show you how to use templates. So, I'm going into 10.4, and I have my same three images with just the base correction applied, and I'm going to briefly revisit one thing that we have already learned in this course, and it has to do with something that's in the video Effect browser.
As you may remember the Effects browser contains a lot of color correction looks. So, if I go down to Looks, you can see that we have quite a few options for ways to manipulate the image. So, with my BD clip selected, I can just come over here and take a look at the various looks that we can achieve. Now in the previous movie we manually applied a Bleach Bypass I have a Bleach Bypass here as well. So, if you didn't want to go through the work of creating it from scratch you could apply this Bleach Bypass template.
So, I'm going to go ahead and just apply this, and as you can see, I get much the same look as before. However, if I open up the Inspector I want to show you something. I don't really have the ability to further manipulate this via the Color Board. I can really only come up here and adjust this Amount slider, so not too much control here in this effect. So it's quick and easy but you have much less control than if you created it manually since, these effects are not tied to the built-in color correction effect. Now what if you did want more control let me disable the Bleach Bypass effect for now and instead I'm going to apply an additional color correction effect by pressing my Plus sign here.
So, we have got Correction 1, which is my base correction, Correction 2, I am going to click on this arrow to enter the Color Board. And instead of applying a manual adjustment we are going to go ahead and come down to Presets here and take a look at a couple of these options. So, I am just going to click on a couple of these so that you can see how the image is affected. Here is Ash, Dust, we'll try Spring Sun, you can get a sense for how each of these templates is affecting the image.
So, if I come in and choose Winter Sun this is kind of getting close to the Bleach Bypass that we had before, but I can manipulate it further. So, I won't go through the entire process of tweaking this but let's just increase the blue a little bit and decrease it in my shadows and my highlights, and go into Exposure and crunch my blacks and whites just a little bit more. So, we have made the adjustment, I can come down to Presets and choose Save Preset and just Save it out "Bleach Bypass" and OK.
And now I can use one of the built-in Presets or one of my own is now saved in this list. So, as you can see, applying presets is an easy and efficient way to quickly change the look of your footage, and if you need to manipulate that look further, no problem.
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