Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Color correction, part of Final Cut Pro: Lighting Effects in Post.
Here's our gears again. They are predominantly a rusty red, watermelon sort of tone. …Here is the lighting layer I want to use on top. It has a vertical…orientation. It has nice motion to it but it has far too many colors. …So if I was to go into something like Overlay mode, it's just shifting the colors way…too much. Kind of blues and purples in addition to these oranges and reds and too much is going on.…So let's reduce the colors available in my lighting clip. I'll put it back to…Normal so you can see what's going on. I'll select it and go Effects > Video…Filters > Image Control > Desaturate. And now you see I've got a grayscale…version of this clip.…
Now when I apply it in Overlay mode, hit home and play, now I have got just…shadow play going across the whole scene, lights and shadows, no strange…purples and blues going across the whole scene. If I find that that's too strong, …I can do a couple of things. I can go to the Motion tab and I can…reduce the Opacity of this clip. Or I can go to its Filters tab and reduce the…
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Final Cut Pro: Adding Lighting Effects in Post demonstrates how to use any version of Final Cut Pro to easily add animated lighting effects to existing footage. Going beyond basic techniques, Chris Meyer shares his personal experience and uses many examples to teach the best way to select and fine-tune lighting clips to enhance a variety of underlying shots. He presents techniques for subtle enhancements that will help hold the viewer's attention while adding production value to virtually any shot.
- Selecting the right footage for the right lighting effects
- Transforming images with lighting and color correction
- Using vignetting to set the scene
- Adjusting blur for a subtle change