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Maks and layer linking

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In another movie in this chapter we I'll match up the sizing here.

Maks and layer linking

In another movie in this chapter we explore the mechanics of layer linking and masks. In this movie let's explore the mechanics of working with multiple masks here in a single layer stack. If your following along with the project files open up 0603L multiple masks. Let's say now that we want to take this window behind the drummer here. And push that darker. We'll add another layer. Create a square shape. I'll match up the sizing here.

Now I'll darken it using a few overall corrections. I'll set this as an inside mask, and in this one layer stack, we've got four primary layers all either ignoring or being limited by an oval mask with another primary which is being limited by a square mask. In versions of speed grade prior to 7.1 this would have been impossible. This is also a good opportunity for a final note on the mechanics of layer linking.

Notice how layer two isn't using its linked mask which is being ignored and just passed through to the layer above. We can in fact turn off layer two's linking and see what happens. Speed grade bumps it out of layer order. This allows the linked layer that was above layer two to maintain its link with the layer one shape. But our balanced layer now happens after the vignette and my grading stack has been re-ordered.

To my mind, in this case, that's not what I want to happen. I want the vignette to happen post-color balancing. So I'll just undo that last command and leave layer two as is, but this is an interesting behavior to be aware of. And may be useful to you at some point. Alright next let's go old school for a moment because let's say we want to isolate this window correction into its own layer stack, not only so that we can easily turn it on and off for our client while leaving the rest of this grade alone.

But because we may want to quickly copy just this window isolation to other shots without copying across this underlying grade. These other four layers. How do we set that up? We'll cover that in the movie about speed grades grading clips.

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Up and Running with SpeedGrade CC

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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
      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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