Join Robbie Carman for an in-depth discussion in this video Expanding contrast, part of Color Correction in Final Cut Pro X.
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 trace here on Waveform Scope set to Luma,…
- Understanding the video scopes
- Using Balance Color and Match Color
- Fixing under- and overexposed clips
- Expanding contrast
- Controlling saturation
- Using color and shape masks
- Creating looks with primary and secondary corrections
Skill Level Beginner
1. Color Correction Tools in Final Cut Pro X
2. Making Primary Corrections
3. Creating Looks with Primary Corrections
4. Making Secondary Corrections
5. Creating Looks with Secondary Corrections
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