The Principles of Color Grading and More in Final Cut Pro X


show more Expanding contrast provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Robbie Carman as part of the Color Correction in Final Cut Pro X show less
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Expanding contrast

Clients say funny things when it comes to commenting on the contrast or color of footage. One of my favorite ones is, "Can we make that shot pop a little bit more?" You might be thinking, what does that mean? After years and years of color correcting and grading shows for clients, I can tell you it means they want you to expand the contrast of a clip. Earlier in this chapter we took a look at fixing an underexposed clip, as well as an overexposed clip. In this movie I want to take a look at a shot that has neither one of those problems but could use a little help to make it pop a little bit more. And to do this, we're going to expand the contrast of this clip using the Color Board here in Final Cut Pro X. Now, I've already gone ahead and opened up the Scopes in this project.

And I've set the Scopes up to show the Luma Waveform. Now if I skim through this clip, you'll notice that there is really nothing wrong with this shot. It looks okay and if I look at the tra...

Expanding contrast
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Expanding contrast provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Robbie Carman as part of the Color Correction in Final Cut Pro X

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Color Final Cut Pro
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