Join Steve Holyhead for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the color correction interface, part of Migrating from Final Cut Pro 7 to Avid Media Composer 5.5.
Now as we know in Final Cut we've got the basic color correction tools such as…the 3-Way Color Corrector, which is good for making some basic corrections.…And then of course there's also Apple Color, which has a deep powerful color…correction toolset, but does require a fair amount of rendering if you're…bouncing backwards and forwards between color correction and effects creation.…The other thing to say about Apple Color is that while it's a very powerful…application, it also requires an investment of time and effort in order to learn…it and become proficient.…
Now let's compare the Color Corrector inside of Media Composer.…Well, first off, it's built into the system, so there isn't the render problem of…going backwards and forwards between color correction and effects creation.…It's also simpler than Apple Color for sure. It doesn't have as many options in…terms of power windows.…But it's a very robust tool and it will do for 90% of the things that you need…to do on a daily basis.…So let's dive in and see how it works.…
- Working with clips, bins, folders and the project window
- Customizing user settings and keyboard layout
- Importing video, audio, and graphics
- Accessing clips from other projects
- Comparing backup structure
- Organizing media and project assets
- Understanding media resolution and locations
- Editing in the timeline
- Mixing audio
- Compositing with keyframes
- Creating titles
- Color correcting footage
- Preparing and outputting master sequences
Skill Level Beginner
1. Comparing Interface and Application Basics
2. Understanding Media, Projects, and Levels of Organization
Comparing backup structure9m 51s
3. Taking Control of Media Composer
4. Linking, Importing, and Managing Media
5. Organizing, Viewing, Logging, and Searching
6. Understanding the Basics of Editing
7. Editing in the Timeline
8. Understanding Audio
9. Adding Effects and Finishing
10. Delivering Masters for Web, DVD, and More
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