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Lightroom 5 Essentials: 02 Managing Images with the Library Module
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Editing the color and tone of a video


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Lightroom 5 Essentials: 02 Managing Images with the Library Module

with Chris Orwig

Video: Editing the color and tone of a video

In this movie, I want to build upon what we already know about working with our video files. And here we're going to do a few things. We'll begin by talking about how we can trim this clip. Then next we'll take a look at how we can modify the color and tone of our video files and then last but not least, we'll explore how we can work with virtual copies and presets which will allow us even more creative flexibility. When it comes to processing in changing the look of our video files. Now, this particular clip is one that I captured. It's a short video portrait of a world famous surfer. His name is Rob Machado. And what I want to do first is trim the clip.
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  1. 2m 32s
    1. Welcome
      1m 54s
    2. Using the exercise files
      38s
  2. 22m 0s
    1. Working with flags, stars, and labels
      3m 52s
    2. Adding flags, stars, and labels more quickly
      5m 10s
    3. Using Auto Advance to speed up rating photos
      4m 44s
    4. Rating and ranking groups of photos
      1m 50s
    5. Rating and ranking in the Grid and full-screen modes
      4m 5s
    6. Quickly delete rejected photos
      2m 19s
  3. 14m 0s
    1. Filtering by flag, stars, and labels
      3m 44s
    2. Filtering by still photos, virtual copies, and video files
      1m 51s
    3. Filtering by text, metadata, and file type
      3m 3s
    4. Sorting photos
      2m 30s
    5. Stacking photos into groups
      2m 52s
  4. 18m 14s
    1. What is a collection?
      2m 36s
    2. Creating a collection to group images together
      4m 35s
    3. Creating targeted collections
      2m 50s
    4. Using Quick Collections
      2m 42s
    5. Using Smart Collections
      5m 31s
  5. 10m 49s
    1. Overview of the new Map module
      2m 47s
    2. Tagging images with locations
      3m 21s
    3. Creating saved locations
      4m 41s
  6. 11m 10s
    1. Using Quick Develop
      4m 39s
    2. Synchronizing settings
      3m 58s
    3. Making incremental adjustments to images
      2m 33s
  7. 15m 54s
    1. Playing video in Lightroom
      2m 40s
    2. Trimming a video
      3m 47s
    3. Editing the color and tone of a video
      5m 21s
    4. Setting the poster frame
      1m 54s
    5. Capturing a still image from a video
      2m 12s
  8. 11m 1s
    1. Exporting to a hard drive
      3m 29s
    2. Publishing to a hard drive
      4m 18s
    3. Publishing video to Facebook
      3m 14s
  9. 18m 55s
    1. Why use DNG?
      7m 32s
    2. Using Fast Load DNG
      5m 0s
    3. Saving size with Lossy DNG
      6m 23s
  10. 27m 56s
    1. Adding keywords
      6m 3s
    2. Creating and using keyword sets
      3m 35s
    3. Synchronizing keywords
      2m 13s
    4. Keywording with the Painter tool
      3m 4s
    5. Working with the Metadata panel
      4m 24s
    6. Adding copyright metadata with a template
      4m 36s
    7. Filtering photographs based on metadata
      4m 1s
  11. 31m 0s
    1. External editing preferences
      4m 23s
    2. Editing raw photos in Photoshop
      6m 15s
    3. Editing an original TIFF or PSD
      4m 30s
    4. Editing an original JPEG
      5m 36s
    5. Editing a modified TIFF, PSD, or JPEG file in Photoshop
      4m 3s
    6. Opening an image as a Smart Object in Photoshop
      3m 16s
    7. Including multiple images in Photoshop as layers
      2m 57s
  12. 27m 40s
    1. Exporting photographs to a hard drive, CD, or DVD
      5m 51s
    2. Exporting photographs with previously used settings
      1m 32s
    3. Creating and using exporting presets
      3m 45s
    4. Emailing photographs from Lightroom
      6m 40s
    5. Using Publish Services to export photographs to a folder
      5m 16s
    6. Uploading photos to Facebook and Flickr
      4m 36s
  13. 40s
    1. Next steps
      40s

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Lightroom 5 Essentials: 02 Managing Images with the Library Module
3h 31m Beginner Jul 02, 2013

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In part two of Chris Orwig's Lightroom Essentials, you'll learn how to add important metadata to your images that will help you find and filter your library, process images and video, and export, email, and share photos—all from within the powerful Library module in Adobe Lightroom. First you'll learn how to flag, rate, and rank your photos and use the information to find images that match those criteria. Then tag them with locations and add keywords and identifying information that clearly distinguish the subject and your copyright. Chris also shows you how to make image adjustments with Quick Develop, and play, trim, and edit video. Lastly, find out how to export your photographs to a hard drive, email them to friends and clients, and upload them to sharing sites like Flickr and Facebook.

Topics include:
  • Adding flags, stars, and labels to images
  • Filtering your library by text, metadata, and file type
  • Stacking photos into groups
  • Creating a collection to group images
  • Tagging images with locations
  • Processing images in the Library module
  • Viewing and editing videos
  • Working with the DNG file format
  • Adding copyright metadata to photos
  • Adding keywords
  • Opening images in Photoshop
  • Exporting, emailing, and publishing photos
Subjects:
Photography Photo Management Sharing Photos
Software:
Lightroom
Author:
Chris Orwig

Editing the color and tone of a video

In this movie, I want to build upon what we already know about working with our video files. And here we're going to do a few things. We'll begin by talking about how we can trim this clip. Then next we'll take a look at how we can modify the color and tone of our video files and then last but not least, we'll explore how we can work with virtual copies and presets which will allow us even more creative flexibility. When it comes to processing in changing the look of our video files. Now, this particular clip is one that I captured. It's a short video portrait of a world famous surfer. His name is Rob Machado. And what I want to do first is trim the clip.

To do that, we already know that we can click on the gear icon here. And then hover over the edge of the playback component. And when you click and drag that, after hovering over the edge, you can then see all of the details of the clip a little bit better. Now, here, I'll drag this over to the right till I can find a good starting point. To make sure that's a good starting point, what we want to do is drag the playhead needle to the left. There is some audio in this short video clip here, so I'll go ahead and be quiet and just drag this to the left. (SOUND) Alright that's a decent starting point. We can also click and drag to push this around a little bit if we want to get it exactly at the right spot. To give you a feel for this brief little clip here I'll go ahead and press the play button and be quiet so that we can watch this.

Just so you get a feel for the look of this particular file. Here it goes. Alright. Well, next what I want to do is I want to customize or change the overall color of this. To do that, let's go ahead and minimize this graphic. We can do so by clicking on the gear icon. That will then minimize it so we can focus on the look that we have here. Now if you navigate to the Quick Develop panel. If that isn't open, go ahead and click on that to expand it. With so many different options that we can use here.

Now we can simply choose a white balance option or we can always use our various controls. Let's go ahead and modify the temperature. To do that, I'll click on the double button here, and I'll make this cooler which in turn will remove some of that yellow shift that we have In this clip. To make more subtle adjustments, click on the button which just has one arrow. And, in this case, again, I'm just going to customize this to change the overall look and feel of this particular clip. Now, the great thing about this, is it isn't just applying this to a single frame. If we scrub this back or forth, let me go ahead and do that, you can see how this is being applied to the entire video file. So, again.

It's being applied everywhere, and this is true with whatever controls we work with. If we expand our tone controls, you'll notice that a few are grayed out. Well, that's because we can do a lot with our video files, we just can't do everything. We can do more with our still images than we can with video clips, yet still, we can do quite a bit here. You can increase the contrast, increase the exposure, or again whatever it is that we want to do. Alright well in this case let's say that we like the look of this particular clip but we kind of want to get creative. you might want to apply say a black and white conversion as well. Well to do that, the easiest way to have some cretive flexibility with video files or images Is to right click or control click on the thumbnail that we have here in the film strip.

When you right click or control click, this opens up a contextual menu. In the middle of the menu, select the option which it reads create virtual copy. What a virtual copy is is another version of your video or of your still image which doesn't take up a lot of file size, so that you can then process this in a different way, and just have another version of what you're working on. In this case what I want to do is scrub down the line here a little bit. (SOUND) Look for a spot where we capture a bit of this video portrait here and we can see the subject. And I want to convert this to black and white.

To do so, we'll make our way back to the top area of Quick Develop. If you click on this triangle icon it will expand what we have here. We can change the treatment of this from color to black and white. In doing that, it will convert this clip to black and white. We could also do this, though, by using our various presets. If we click on the preset pull down menu, we could select one of these Lightroom black and white filter presets. For example, say we could try the preset red filter. This would give us another version of a black and white conversion. Now, before I click okay here, let's talk about this dialogue. What this dialogue says is that some of the developed settings are not supported for video files.

Again, remember we can do some things but we can't do everything. Well, that's no big deal. I'll go ahead and click don't show again. We don't necessarily need to see that. Here we'll click okay and it will show us this particular conversion. If we don't like this conversion, well, we can always customize it by using these controls. Here we could darken this by clicking on our whites here. And we could go ahead and change the overall exposure. Or whatever it is that we want to do. Sometimes what you'll do is start out with a preset. Then they'll make fine-tune adjustments by using these controls Alright. Well, there you have it.

There are a few ways that we can start to modify the look of our video files. And it all revolves around working with the Quick Develop panel. And what we can do here is modify or customize any of these different controls. And if we want to have some extra creative flexibility as I talked about what you can do with still images or with video files for that matter is right-click or control-click on the file, and then choose 'Create virtual copy'. When you have a virtual copy, it allows you to then process this particular image or video file in another way, which just gives you some creative options.

Alright, well that wraps our look on how we can customize our video files using QuickDevelop.

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