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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.
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Hi there! Welcome to Up and Running with Adobe SpeedGrade CC. I'm Patrick Inhofer and in this title, we're going to explore the essential aspects of getting up and running with Adobe's very powerful, dedicated color correction app, SpeedGrade CC. Now color correction is an important finishing step in almost all video or film work flows. Most of us are familiar with plug-ins. Color correction plug-ins in our non-linear editor.
SpeedGrade falls into the category of a dedicated app. Color correction is what it does. SpeedGrade CC is now also part of Adobe's Creative Cloud. Therefore if you are a member of Creative Cloud, you have access to and can download SpeedGrade CC. So if you're new to color correction or stumped by SpeedGrade, then this title is absolutely for you. Now SpeedGrade CC is Adobe's first update for SpeedGrade, and it features a new streamlined interface, and has a ton of new features, which we'll be exploring throughout this title, including some new integration with Adobe Premier Pro CC.
Of course we're going to get you started right off the bat with SpeedGrade's new interface layout and how to get footage and timelines and sequences into SpeedGrade. And then we're going to be jumping into SpeedGrade's Primaries tool set. This is really where you start seeing the speed in the name SpeedGrade, and it features a layer based approach to color correction as well as this nifty, 12-way color corrector that really allows you to make very targeted, very isolated corrections extremely, extremely quickly.
Then of course, we're going to move into Secondary tools such as masks and keys that allow us to fix problems. Focus the eye which allows us to refine our color corrections even more precisely. One of the huge new areas of focus here in SpeedGrade CC is the Shot matching toolset. Things like the snapshot browser, the continuity checker, the shot matcher, a whole host of features that allows to quickly and easily compare and move grades between shots.
And then there is look creation who doesn't love creating looks. Its usually what everybody wants to jump through first. But first we've got to build the foundation before we start talking about looks. I'm also going to spend a little bit of time talking about an important new emerging workflow over the past couple of years, which is working with log recorded footage and raw camera format, and then finally it's off to rendering and sharing. I mean, what's the point of all this work if we can't get it out of SpeedGrade. I'll show you how we can do that. One of the key aspects to get you up and running with Adobe SpeedGrade CC has been taking a project based approach to this training title, where I've provided you with three different scenes from three different types of projects that are representative of the types of projects I frequently encounter and as part of that project based training.
I take the time to explain some colorist lingual. That way when you're working in SpeedGrade and you're working with a director or you're with a DP and they start dropping some common terms on you, you'll know exactly what they're talking about. I do really feel it's important that you not just watch these, but play along with footage as you learn these tools. You'll start developing some muscle memory and start connecting your physical movements with the visual feedback that you'll see on the screen, and that's essential to really internalizing all the things we're talking about here in SpeedGrade CC.
So without further delay, let's get up and running on Adobe SpeedGrade CC. Thank you for joining me, I'm Patrick Inhofer.
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