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Copying corrections from one shot to another


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Up and Running with SpeedGrade CC

with Patrick Inhofer

Video: Copying corrections from one shot to another

In this chapter we're going to talk about matching shots and, of course, the first step in matching shots is first moving our grades from angles we've already color graded to similiar angles on other shots without having to redo all of that work. There are a couple way of doing that, and in this movie we're going to look at one of the dead simplest ways of doing this. So let's load up where we left off last time on Dead Man's Lake. And we're going to move from the top of this sequence, one, two, three, four, five shots down.
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  1. 30m 23s
    1. Welcome
      3m 40s
    2. Where does SpeedGrade fit in a post-production workflow?
      5m 7s
    3. Exploring additional equipment
      5m 28s
    4. Using the exercise files
      9m 7s
    5. What's new in 7.1
      4m 57s
    6. What's new in 7.2 NEW
      2m 4s
  2. 46m 7s
    1. Interface overview
      7m 7s
    2. Navigating to media in the Media Browser
      4m 58s
    3. Direct Link vs. Native
      5m 39s
    4. Direct Link on the Mac
      2m 54s
    5. Manipulating the viewer
      5m 44s
    6. Manipulating the Timeline
      5m 3s
    7. Using analysis tools to evaluate contrast and exposure
      6m 42s
    8. Using analysis to evaluate color
      8m 0s
  3. 23m 14s
    1. Importing clips directly into SpeedGrade
      4m 42s
    2. Using automatic scene detection
      5m 53s
    3. Sending a sequence from Premiere Pro to SpeedGrade
      6m 6s
    4. Using an edit decision list (EDL) to conform a project
      6m 33s
  4. 35m 30s
    1. Colorist lingo: What is a primary correction?
      4m 11s
    2. Understanding the 3-Way controls: Contrast
      4m 59s
    3. Understanding the 3-Way controls: Shadows, Midtones, and Highlights
      5m 26s
    4. Understanding the 3-Way controls: Hue and Saturation
      5m 16s
    5. Using the slider controls
      6m 39s
    6. Adding, deleting, and working with primary layers
      8m 59s
  5. 17m 9s
    1. Making initial contrast and color adjustments
      6m 59s
    2. Balancing your shots by removing color casts
      6m 6s
    3. Grading in passes
      4m 4s
  6. 48m 23s
    1. Colorist lingo: What is a secondary correction?
      2m 9s
    2. Colorist lingo: The vignette
      1m 42s
    3. Using masks
      9m 43s
    4. Mask linking
      5m 41s
    5. Maks and layer linking
      2m 30s
    6. Grading layers and grading clips
      5m 29s
    7. Tracking masks and using the keyframing controls
      8m 15s
    8. Understanding the secondary layer
      8m 16s
    9. Pulling HSL keys and limiting with masks
      4m 38s
  7. 11m 25s
    1. Tracking a face
      5m 25s
    2. Keying and grading skies
      4m 18s
    3. Using a mask with a sky correction
      1m 42s
  8. 27m 10s
    1. Copying corrections from one shot to another
      4m 59s
    2. Using the Snapshot Browser
      7m 19s
    3. Using the Continuity Checker
      5m 47s
    4. Using the Shot Matcher
      4m 14s
    5. Saving and recalling grades
      4m 51s
  9. 14m 8s
    1. Understanding the Look layer
      7m 55s
    2. Saving and applying looks using the Look Manager and Look presets
      6m 13s
  10. 17m 8s
    1. Colorist lingo: RAW, LOG, and look-up tables (LUTs)
      5m 5s
    2. Controls for RAW footage
      5m 46s
    3. Understanding LOG (flat) footage and LUTs
      6m 17s
  11. 19m 40s
    1. Setting up a render
      6m 42s
    2. Importing rendered media back in Premiere Pro
      2m 40s
    3. Sharing looks between SpeedGrade and Premiere Pro
      5m 35s
    4. Direct Link to Premiere Pro
      4m 43s
  12. 4m 36s
    1. Additional resources
      2m 36s
    2. Goodbye
      2m 0s

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Up and Running with SpeedGrade CC
4h 54m Beginner Aug 15, 2013 Updated Jan 24, 2014

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Using Adobe SpeedGrade CC, powerful professional color correction and color grading is available to anyone with a Creative Cloud membership. In this course, professional colorist Patrick Inhofer offers a project-based learning experience to get you familiar with the SpeedGrade tools. You'll work three different types of projects through the color correction and grading process, which includes getting projects and footage into SpeedGrade, color correcting and grading shots, and then rendering and outputting shots. Each step of the process is rich with lessons and anecdotes that are applicable to real-world color grading scenarios that editors, producers, and other creatives will face.

This course was created by Patrick Inhofer and produced by Robbie Carman. We are honored to host this content in our library.

Topics include:
  • Understanding the interface and reading scopes
  • Getting clips and projects into SpeedGrade
  • Understanding the 3-way controls
  • Making contrast and color corrections
  • Pulling HSL keys
  • Making secondary corrections and using custom look layers
  • Tracking masks to objects
  • Matching shots
  • Rendering footage
  • Moving timelines between Premiere Pro and SpeedGrade
Subjects:
Video Color Correction
Software:
SpeedGrade
Author:
Patrick Inhofer

Copying corrections from one shot to another

In this chapter we're going to talk about matching shots and, of course, the first step in matching shots is first moving our grades from angles we've already color graded to similiar angles on other shots without having to redo all of that work. There are a couple way of doing that, and in this movie we're going to look at one of the dead simplest ways of doing this. So let's load up where we left off last time on Dead Man's Lake. And we're going to move from the top of this sequence, one, two, three, four, five shots down.

Now this is the first shot that we haven't color graded yet, but if you go back one, two, three shots we already graded that shot. So let's get back to there. And the simplest way of copying the grade from that previous angle is to use the numeric keypad. This only works with the numbers on the numeric keypad. We're going to copy from three shots back. So we just press the number three. and boom! There we go, now we have a preview of that grade. Notice I've labeled the layers in that layer stack, and that comes across as well as the actual grades themselves.

But it's a preview, so for instance if I thought, well maybe that one doesn't quite work I want to go back four shots, ,I just press four And it's pulling that grade back. I press five and we're back at the beginning of the film pulling that grade in, I like three of the best, so I'm going to pull that in. And then, I'm just going to press the return button on my keyboard to accept that grade. Now let's go forward one more shot. And now we're at the wide shot which is the same as the first shot of the film. So I'm going to go back and press now six because it's six shots back.

It pulls up that grade but notice it only pulls up the grade of the grading layer that I'm on. So I'm on this first grading layer. It's pulling up this first grade down here, not the sky expansion grade, just this first one. Now, I'm going to press return to set that and in order to get the skyy expansion going which I don't have going right now. What I'm going to have to do is grab and place another layer clip on that grading layer. Make that layer clip active. Now when I do this copy operation, I'm not grading back six clips, it's the first clip before one clip back on this layer.

So I'm just going to press the one button. And there we go it's pulled up the secondary it's pulled up how I label the secondary. It's also pulled up the mask on the secondary and applied it to that secondary layer and I'm just going to press return to keep it. Quick note the one thing we can't do. is say, copy this clip on this first grading layer to this clip on a different grading layer. There is this keyboard shortcut doesn't work that way. Now there's one cool last little trick I want to show you. So far we have been copying from grades before the shot we're sitting on.

There's actually a way to copy grades forward as well. So let me give you a quick demo that Lets first go to our next shot and I'm going to command Shift down arrow to take me down to the bottom grading layer. And then command right arrow to take me to the next shot. And I'm just going to do a ridiculous grade on this. I'm just going to go ahead and go just way yellow and you know and way yellow. Just something ridiculous. Then I'm going to command arrow left. To this previous shot, and then we're going to go in the opposite direction, take the off set, go crazy blue.

And now I'm going to come to the shot we've been working on. Now if I just press the one button on the numeric keyboard. I'm copying from the clip previous to this one. I'll delete out of that, but what if I want to copy the next shot. Cause that one's also been graded, that one's been graded yellow. What I can do is I can press the alt key on the pc, the option key on the mac. And then press the plus key on the numeric keyboard (SOUND), and now the number button is going to copy forward. So if I press the one key now (SOUND), I'm getting this orange grade; option minus to copy previous; the number one, blue; Option plus to copy shot ahead of me on the timeline.

Press one, and now we're back to orange. And finally if you don't want to be bothered with all that alt or option plus and minus stuff, you can just hover the mouse over a clip you want to copy from that you know you want to copy from. And just hit the C key. There's the blue, I'll come over here. Hover over the clip I want to copy from, hit the C key. Copy orange, lakeside 1, copy and then the grade we actually want, which is the wide shot from the lake. Grab that and boom, we've got these grades copied across.

There you are, a host of different techniques and keyboard shortcuts for copying grades from one clip to another, and the key to getting really fast here on speed grade CC is learning all of these various keyboard shortcuts, and making them second nature.

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Q: This course was updated on 12/20/2014. What changed?
A: This update covers the new features added to SpeedGrade 7.1. There are new movies covering the Direct Link workflow, which allows you to open Premiere Pro projects in SpeedGrade. Also covered are improvements to mask and layer linking, grading layers, and grading clips. We also revised several movies to reflect the impact Direct Link has on managing media, tracking, rendering, etc.
Q: This course was updated on 1/24/2014. What changed?
A: We added one new movie to address the changes in the 12/12/2013 update to Creative Cloud.
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