Join Connor Watson for an in-depth discussion in this video When to correct color, part of Final Cut Express 4 Essential Training.
When do you need to color correct? Just about any shot could benefit from color…correction, whether it's to add warmth to a scene by increasing color…saturation, making a scene appear cooler by dropping the saturation and adding…a hint of blue or for more practical purposes such as fixing problems that may…have occurred during the time of shooting, problems such as over and…under-exposed shots due to lighting issues or to correct an improper white balance.…Here we have a series of shots that depict two of the under and over-exposed…shots we will be working on and right next to them are the same shots that have…been improved by the color correction process. This first shot of the statue is…a little under exposed and as a result, the image appears a bit flat and bland…and the color corrected shot adds a little more life to the video. Now maybe…the look you are going for could be a bit dreary and this shot could work as it…is. But for my taste, it's just a little dull so we will fix that later.…
- Adjusting the workspace and preferences for any video creator
- Bringing content in from outside sources, including tape, photos, and iMovie '08 projects
- Creating a story through storyboarding, editing with audio cues, and setting transitions
- Understanding the difference between Final Cut Express and Final Cut Pro
- Using LiveType 2 to create engaging titles and credit rolls
- Performing background replacements with chroma keying
- Creating effects with FX plug-ins
Skill Level Beginner
Q: After changing the Mac OS X Expose keys to dashes as instructed in the tutorial, the Expose keys -F9, F10, and F11- retain their Expose functions and override the Final Cut keyboard shortcuts. Why have the keys kept their original functions?
A: After setting the Expose Settings to dashes, go into the Mac OS X System Preferences and choose Keyboard. Once there, click on the Keyboard tab, then click to check the box "Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys.” This should release F9, F10, and F11 from their Expose functions and allow them to be uses as editing keys in Final Cut.
Final Cut Pro 7 Essential Trainingwith Abba Shapiro6h 24m Beginner
1. Getting Started with Final Cut Express
2. Understanding the Interface
3. Importing Footage
4. Putting the Story Together
5. Fine-Tuning the Edits
6. Editing the Audio
7. Adding Video Transitions
Adjusting video transitions5m 27s
8. Correcting Color
9. Creating Effects
10. Adding Titles
11. Delivering the Story
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