Join Jason Osder for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the pros and cons of using Color, part of Final Cut Studio: Round-Tripping.
So, how do you decide whether to stay in Final Cut Pro for your color…correction, or move your whole project to Color?…A lot of thought goes into this decision.…Some of the factors are more tactical, some of the factors are more creative.…So, we're going to spend this movie really giving some thought to this issue.…Color is a powerful program.…If you're a dedicated colorist, I really would recommend learning this program.…If you're thinking about becoming a skilled colorist, that would be another…reason to start using Color.…
If you need specific features inside Color that are not available in Final Cut Pro,…that's another reason to use Color.…These would be things like motion tracking.…The secondary color correction is stronger inside Color.…You can do node-based color correction with Color.…If you have time in your schedule for a dedicated color correction phase, where…nothing else has to go on, then Color might be a good choice also, because you…can really spend the time there.…So, what are some reasons we might stay in Final Cut Pro?…
- Using audio from Final Cut Pro in Motion or Soundtrack Pro
- Enhancing motion effects made in Final Cut Pro in Motion
- Working with a multitrack project
- Matching EQ levels with Soundtrack Pro
- Refining Final Cut Pro 3-way corrections in Color
- Preparing the timeline for Color
- Reconforming projects
- Sending a sequence to Compressor for output
- Transcoding for DSLR and other workflows
- Automating compression
- Using the Final Cut Pro to Compressor to DVD Studio Pro workflow
- Making a still menu
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Motion Round Trips
2. Soundtrack Pro Round Trips
3. Color Round Trips
4. Compressor Workflows
5. DVD Studio Pro Workflows
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