New Feature: Playlist Center! Pick a topic and let our playlists guide the way.

Start learning with our library of video tutorials taught by experts. Get started

Up and Running with SpeedGrade
Illustration by Richard Downs

Up and Running with SpeedGrade

with Robbie Carman

Video: Welcome

Hey there! I'm Robbie Carman and welcome to Up and Running with Adobe SpeedGrade. In this title, we'll explore the essential aspects of getting up and running with Adobe's new powerful professional color correction and grading tool. Color correction is an important finishing step in any television and film workflow, and for many years, color correction tools have been found both within NLEs as well as within stand-alone software. Adobe SpeedGrade is a member of the stand-alone and dedicated category, but now it's also a part of the Adobe Creative Suite, so it can actually integrate nicely with Adobe Premiere Pro and other Adobe applications within the Suite.

Watch this entire course now—plus get access to every course in the library. Each course includes high-quality videos taught by expert instructors.

Become a member
please wait ...
Up and Running with SpeedGrade
2h 43m Beginner Oct 02, 2012

Viewers: in countries Watching now:

With Adobe SpeedGrade, editors working with the Creative Suite now have a professional-level color correction and grading application in their hands for the first time. In this course, professional colorist Robbie Carman guides colorists and video editors through this new dedicated color correction application. The course walks through the interface, and then shows how to import footage and start making primary and secondary color corrections. Discover how to use masking and create and apply looks for maximum impact. The final chapters show how to make sure your corrections match shot to shot, and how to render your final output.

Topics include:
  • Viewing clips and navigating the timeline
  • Using automatic scene detection
  • Sending a project from Premiere Pro to SpeedGrade
  • Using SpeedGrade in a stereoscopic workflow
  • Making primary contrast and color corrections
  • Creating and applying looks
  • Making secondary corrections
  • Copying corrections from shot to shot
  • Importing rendered media back into Premiere Pro
Subjects:
Video Color Correction
Software:
SpeedGrade
Author:
Robbie Carman

Welcome

Hey there! I'm Robbie Carman and welcome to Up and Running with Adobe SpeedGrade. In this title, we'll explore the essential aspects of getting up and running with Adobe's new powerful professional color correction and grading tool. Color correction is an important finishing step in any television and film workflow, and for many years, color correction tools have been found both within NLEs as well as within stand-alone software. Adobe SpeedGrade is a member of the stand-alone and dedicated category, but now it's also a part of the Adobe Creative Suite, so it can actually integrate nicely with Adobe Premiere Pro and other Adobe applications within the Suite.

If you are new to color correction and grading and a dedicated purpose-build application, or if you've just been stumped about what SpeedGrade does and how to get started with this powerful tool, then this title is for you. We'll start out by exploring the Adobe SpeedGrade interface and how the streamlined user interface and intuitive controls makes even the most complex grading situation an easy task. Next, we'll take a look at how to get footage and projects into Adobe SpeedGrade in various ways, including conforming EDLs, the new Send to Adobe SpeedGrade command from Adobe Premiere Pro, and we'll also take a look at getting setup to work with stereoscopic 3D projects.

Making corrections quickly is why this application is called SpeedGrade. So we'll explore Adobe SpeedGrade's powerful layer-based approach to grading, so you can quickly make detailed primary corrections, as well as work with RAW and log video. If we're talking about primary corrections, we'll also explore secondary corrections in Adobe SpeedGrade using masks and keys that allow you to easily target a specific portion of a clip for correction. Finally, we'll wrap up by exploring great management and creating looks, as well as rendering footage from Adobe SpeedGrade.

As a professional colorist, I've spent years honing my skills, learning new tools and grading a lot of content each and every year. However, I've noticed that although color correction can look complex, new users need to experiment, seeing the changes to contrast and color of their images. Well, with some fundamental concepts and techniques under your belt, you'll be able to make some real improvements to your projects relatively quickly, using Adobe SpeedGrade. So without further delay, let's get Up and Running with Adobe SpeedGrade and thanks for joining me! I am Robbie Carman.

There are currently no FAQs about Up and Running with SpeedGrade.

 
Share a link to this course

What are exercise files?

Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course. Save time by downloading the author's files instead of setting up your own files, and learn by following along with the instructor.

Can I take this course without the exercise files?

Yes! If you decide you would like the exercise files later, you can upgrade to a premium account any time.

Become a member Download sample files See plans and pricing

Please wait... please wait ...
Upgrade to get access to exercise files.

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Learn by watching, listening, and doing, Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along Premium memberships include access to all exercise files in the library.
Upgrade now


Exercise files

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

For additional information on downloading and using exercise files, watch our instructional video or read the instructions in the FAQ.

This course includes free exercise files, so you can practice while you watch the course. To access all the exercise files in our library, become a Premium Member.

join now Upgrade now

Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?

This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.


Mark all as unwatched Cancel

Congratulations

You have completed Up and Running with SpeedGrade.

Return to your organization's learning portal to continue training, or close this page.


OK
Become a member to add this course to a playlist

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses—and create as many playlists as you like.

Get started

Already a member?

Become a member to like this course.

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses.

Get started

Already a member?

Exercise files

Learn by watching, listening, and doing! Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along. Exercise files are available with all Premium memberships. Learn more

Get started

Already a Premium member?

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Ask a question

Thanks for contacting us.
You’ll hear from our Customer Service team within 24 hours.

Please enter the text shown below:

The classic layout automatically defaults to the latest Flash Player.

To choose a different player, hold the cursor over your name at the top right of any lynda.com page and choose Site preferencesfrom the dropdown menu.

Continue to classic layout Stay on new layout
Exercise files

Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.

Mark videos as unwatched

Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.

Control your viewing experience

Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.

Interactive transcripts

Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.

Are you sure you want to delete this note?

No

Thanks for signing up.

We’ll send you a confirmation email shortly.


Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

Keep up with news, tips, and latest courses with emails from lynda.com.

Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

   
submit Lightbox submit clicked
Terms and conditions of use

We've updated our terms and conditions (now called terms of service).Go
Review and accept our updated terms of service.