Do you need some quick ways to help color correct and recover shots? Blending modes are a great way to easily color your footage. How do you use blending modes to help an underexposed shot? In this movie, author Jeff Greenberg walks you through how to use blending modes in Apple Final Cut Pro X to recover the exposure of your shots.
- Underexposed shots give us problems…that not always color correction can fix.…While color correction tools are very powerful,…we went into the limitations…of trying to spread out too little information.…What we really wish we could have…is a little bit denser information.…Now, this is never gonna fix a perfectly dark shot,…but this method we're gonna look at here on my timeline.…I'm gonna go ahead here of grabbing a clip…and holding down the option key and dragging it upwards…creating a duplicate.…This duplicate, we're gonna go ahead here…and we need to go brighter.…
Now, keep in mind from the decoder ring section,…from that idea…that you have an instinct of which one to pick.…We're gonna pick one of the lighters…and my favorite lighter one…always to start with is screen mode…and screen mode really brightens that shot up.…If it's too much,…keep in mind you could pull back the opacity,…you could add masking to this that we've discussed earlier,…I could even hold down the option key…and drag it up a second time, having two copies of it,…
- How do blending modes work?
- Getting best performance from FCP X
- Overlay text
- Knocking out white
- Revealing elements
- Correcting color
- Creating day for night
- Using luma key for partial selections
- Creating alpha effects
- Using third-party flickers and grunge