Color Correction: Creating a Polished Look in Avid Media Composer

with Ashley Kennedy
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Color Correction: Creating a Polished Look in Avid Media Composer
Video duration: 0s 2h 37m Intermediate

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In this course, author Ashley Kennedy illustrates how to correct color imbalances or create a specific mood in pre-edited video with the complete color correction workflow in Avid Media Composer. The first color correction stage demonstrates how to manually correct footage by white balancing, removing color cast, correcting flesh tones, and correcting luma and chroma values in both the HSL and Curves groups, and explores the Avid automatic color correction functions. The second color correction stage focuses on achieving shot-to-shot consistency with templates and color match controls. In the final stage, Ashley investigates more creative color treatments, such as applying a gritty or bleached look to the footage.

Topics include:
  • Understanding the creative goals of each project
  • Setting up the Media Composer environment specifically for color correction
  • Performing a correction from start to finish in the HSL group
  • Performing a correction from start to finish in the Curves group
  • Using color correction templates
  • Using the automatic Color Correction effects
  • Using Match Color and Natural Match
  • Performing secondary color correction with Magic Mask
  • Keyframing color correction effects over time
  • Creating a look and feel with special treatments
  • Automatically correcting a broadcast show using the Safe Color Limiter effect
Subject:
Video
Software:
Media Composer
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Welcome

- [Voiceover] Hi, I'm Ashley Kennedy, and welcome to Color Correction, Creating a Polished Look in Avid Media Composer. In this course, we'll be exploring the complete color correction workflow specific to Avid Media Composer's powerful color grading tools. We'll start by covering the environment you'll be working in as you perform color correction. Next, we'll delve into both manual and automatic correction techniques, so you know the best ways to properly set your luma values, remove color casts, and improve flesh tones.

Then, we'll take a look at tools to achieve shot to shot consistency, so the color and lighting match throughout your entire project. We'll finish by exploring how to apply stylistic treatments to your footage to give it a distinct look and feel. We'll be covering all of these features, plus other tools and techniques, within Avid Media Composer's extensive color correction workspace. Now, let's get started with Color Correction, Creating a Polished Look in Avid Media Composer.

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