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Premiere Pro: Color Correction and Enhancement

with Jeff Sengstack

Video: Welcome

Streamlines the color-correction workflow and provides practical methods for adjusting the color and tonality of footage in Premiere Pro.
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  1. 1m 43s
    1. Welcome
      1m 13s
    2. Using the exercise files
  2. 18m 57s
    1. Understanding color correction concepts
      1m 33s
    2. Presenting the Premiere Pro color correction workflow
      5m 14s
    3. Getting it right in the field
      7m 16s
    4. Setting up a color correction workspace
      4m 54s
  3. 38m 37s
    1. Understanding scopes and industry standards
      2m 15s
    2. Using the Vectorscope
      7m 36s
    3. Using the Waveform monitor
      7m 21s
    4. Using the RGB Parade scope
      4m 52s
    5. Using the YCbCr Parade scope
      2m 4s
    6. Previewing color correction effects
      4m 49s
    7. Reviewing recommended color correction effects
      7m 19s
    8. Putting recommended effects in a custom folder
      2m 21s
  4. 55m 15s
    1. Understanding why to adjust tonality
      3m 57s
    2. Analyzing clips for tonality issues
      7m 35s
    3. Adjusting tonality with levels-style controls
      12m 6s
    4. Adjusting tonality using RGB Curves
      7m 2s
    5. Fixing overexposed and underexposed clips
      13m 9s
    6. Making some specialized tonality edits
      11m 26s
  5. 49m 19s
    1. Understanding how Premiere Pro handles color data
      4m 21s
    2. Presenting some color concepts
      4m 58s
    3. Analyzing clips for color issues
      9m 12s
    4. Adjusting color channels using RGB Color Corrector and RGB Curves effects
      6m 15s
    5. Getting a grip on the color wheel
      10m 5s
    6. Fixing color cast, skin tone, and other color issues
      14m 28s
  6. 55m 49s
    1. Understanding secondary color correction concepts
      8m 18s
    2. Using tonality range controls
      7m 16s
    3. Using secondary color correction properties within video effects
      15m 17s
    4. Using the Track Matte Key effect
      9m 15s
    5. Animating track mattes
      8m 12s
    6. Compensating for changing lighting conditions within clips
      7m 31s
  7. 16m 1s
    1. Reviewing the workflow to match tonality and color in multiple clips
      1m 19s
    2. Matching tonality in multiple clips
      7m 39s
    3. Matching color in multiple clips
      7m 3s
  8. 58m 46s
    1. Isolating a single color with the Leave Color effect
      5m 29s
    2. Changing a single color: Three approaches
      9m 3s
    3. Tinting clips
      8m 32s
    4. Checking out three cross process effects
      5m 39s
    5. Using gradients, vignettes, and other shapes
      10m 58s
    6. Creating film-like looks
      13m 56s
    7. Working with Magic Bullet Looks
      5m 9s
  9. 11m 58s
    1. Testing Color Finesse in After Effects
      5m 57s
    2. Working with Magic Bullet Colorista in Premiere Pro
      6m 1s
  10. 15s
    1. Goodbye

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Premiere Pro: Color Correction and Enhancement
Video Duration: 0s 5h 6m Intermediate


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Streamline your color-correction workflow and learn practical methods for improving the color and tonality of footage in post-production. Adobe Certified Instructor Jeff Sengstack details basic color-correction concepts, addresses colorcasts and exposure errors, and shows how to match color among multiple clips. The course also covers secondary correction techniques, such as limiting tonality and color modifications to specific portions of a clip with track mattes, and shows how to create stylized looks by tinting footage, incorporating gradients and vignettes, and using the Magic Bullet Looks plug-in.

Topics include:
  • Touring the vectorscope, YC waveform, RGB parade, and YCbCr scopes
  • Analyzing clips for color and tonality issues
  • Adjusting tonality with RGB Curves and levels-style controls
  • Making specialized tonality edits
  • Adjusting color channels using RGB Corrector
  • Animating track mattes
  • Compensating for changing lighting conditions within clips
  • Isolating and changing a single color
  • Creating film-like looks
  • Working with third-party plug-ins
Premiere Pro


Hi! I am Jeff Sengstack, the author of Premiere Pro: Color Correction and Enhancement. If you are a video hobbyist, an event videographer, or work in a small production studio then I think this course is for you. Premiere Pro and other software products bring a full collection of color- correction tools to anyone who cares to use them. My goal in this course is to show you how helpful color wheels, other Color Correction effects, and scopes can be, and to show you how easily you can put them to good use. Premiere Pro has a full suite of effects to cover all basic aspects of color correction.

I have tested all of them and have dramatically narrowed down the number of effects you need to use. I explain all the standard color- correction steps, starting with contrast and brightness to give your clip some extra punch, going onto adjusting color and saturation to remove a colorcast, for example, or make colors more vivid. I show you how to limit your color fixes to specific regions within a frame, and show you how to match the tonality and color of one clip with another. Finally, I show you how to enhance your videos, for instance, give them a warm film- like look, or use vignettes to focus viewer's attention on the subject.

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