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Color Correction: Creating a Polished Look in Avid Media Composer
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Color Correction: Creating a Polished Look in Avid Media Composer

with Ashley Kennedy

Video: Welcome

In this course, author Ashley Kennedy illustrates how to correct color imbalances or create a specific mood in pre-edited video with the complete color correction workflow in Avid Media Composer. The first color correction stage demonstrates how to manually correct footage by white balancing, removing color cast, correcting flesh tones, and correcting luma and chroma values in both the HSL and Curves groups, and explores the Avid automatic color correction functions. The second color correction stage focuses on achieving shot-to-shot consistency with templates and color match controls. In the final stage, Ashley investigates more creative color treatments, such as applying a gritty or bleached look to the footage.
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  1. 4m 59s
    1. Welcome
      1m 0s
    2. Using the exercise files
      3m 59s
  2. 24m 5s
    1. Why color correction?
      4m 9s
    2. Understanding your creative goals
      3m 21s
    3. Understanding the color correction workflow
      3m 39s
    4. Setting up an ideal color correction environment
      3m 24s
    5. Touring the Media Composer color correction toolset
      9m 32s
  3. 25m 2s
    1. Setting accurate whites and blacks
      8m 43s
    2. Removing color casts
      6m 35s
    3. Correcting flesh tones
      4m 51s
    4. Performing color correction in HSL, from start to finish
      4m 53s
  4. 11m 51s
    1. Working in the Curves group
      7m 9s
    2. Performing color correction in Curves, from start to finish
      4m 42s
  5. 18m 44s
    1. Using automatic color correction controls in HSL
      7m 47s
    2. Using automatic color correction controls in Curves
      5m 29s
    3. Using the Color Correction effect
      5m 28s
  6. 24m 56s
    1. Establishing shot-to-shot consistency
      2m 46s
    2. Using color correction templates
      6m 5s
    3. Using the keyboard to perform color correction tasks
      5m 0s
    4. Matching color between shots with Color Match and Natural Match
      11m 5s
  7. 13m 33s
    1. Creating color correction shape masks with the Paint effect
      5m 1s
    2. Performing secondary color correction with Magic Mask
      4m 19s
    3. Keyframing color correction effects over time
      4m 13s
  8. 18m 22s
    1. Understanding how to create a look and feel
      2m 27s
    2. Using the Color effect
      3m 44s
    3. Creating a gritty, graphic treatment
      4m 29s
    4. Creating a bleach bypass treatment
      3m 56s
    5. Creating a faded sepia treatment
      3m 46s
  9. 14m 50s
    1. Understanding safe color warnings
      4m 39s
    2. Manually correcting a show to be broadcast-safe
      6m 9s
    3. Automatically correcting a show using the Safe Color Limiter effect
      4m 2s
  10. 49s
    1. Next steps
      49s

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Color Correction: Creating a Polished Look in Avid Media Composer
2h 37m Intermediate Apr 04, 2012

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In this course, author Ashley Kennedy illustrates how to correct color imbalances or create a specific mood in pre-edited video with the complete color correction workflow in Avid Media Composer. The first color correction stage demonstrates how to manually correct footage by white balancing, removing color cast, correcting flesh tones, and correcting luma and chroma values in both the HSL and Curves groups, and explores the Avid automatic color correction functions. The second color correction stage focuses on achieving shot-to-shot consistency with templates and color match controls. In the final stage, Ashley investigates more creative color treatments, such as applying a gritty or bleached look to the footage.

Topics include:
  • Understanding the creative goals of each project
  • Setting up the Media Composer environment specifically for color correction
  • Performing a correction from start to finish in the HSL group
  • Performing a correction from start to finish in the Curves group
  • Using color correction templates
  • Using the automatic Color Correction effects
  • Using Match Color and Natural Match
  • Performing secondary color correction with Magic Mask
  • Keyframing color correction effects over time
  • Creating a look and feel with special treatments
  • Automatically correcting a broadcast show using the Safe Color Limiter effect
Subjects:
Video Color Correction
Software:
Media Composer
Author:
Ashley Kennedy

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