Join Robbie Carman for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the video scopes, part of Final Cut Pro X: Color Correction (2011).
Video Scopes. You've probably stumbled upon them before in Final Cut Pro X or other NLEs.…These days every color correction tool and pretty much every editorial tool is…going to have Video Scopes, but what are they and what do they do?…Well, in this movie, I want to quickly answer those questions and in movies…throughout this title, we'll use the Scopes to help us to make corrections.…Put simply, Video Scopes allow you to objectively look at the video signal in a…number of different ways, like measuring the lightness or brightness information…of a clip, or the saturation of colors that are present in a shot.…
The thing I want you to understand is that your eyes lie to you, and they lie to…you all the time about the video signal.…Described with scientific terms like adaptation, your eyes can quickly tell…you things that aren't really happening in a shot, but by using Scopes, you can…get a much more accurate idea of what is happening in the shot, without…depending on your eyes alone.…So the first thing we need to do is figure out how to gain access to the Scopes…
- 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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