Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Adjusting with a RED EPIC HDR R3D file, part of Fixing Video Exposure Problems in Premiere Pro CC.
Let's take a look at one more raw format, in this case, an HDR raw file. For this particular shooting situation, the camera essentially took an over-under stream. Shooting one image a bit underexposed and the other a little bit overexposed. And this made it easier to accurately capture the highlights and the shadows. By shooting underexposed, you're preserving details in the brightest areas. And the overexposed clip is useful to get the details in the shadowy regions so that nothing is clipped.
By mixing these two together, you get a better exposure with increased dynamic range. And this native workflow is supported in Premiere Pro as well. I'm going to go ahead and bring in a red epic clip. Let's go ahead to the media browser to find it. And I've navigated to it on my drive. Now this particular shot, is not downloadable because it's huge. It's almost 12 gigabyte of data for this particular shot. I'm going to go ahead and add that to my project. I'll just Right Click and choose import, and bring that in.
It's now in my project. There is it. And, we'll drag it on the new item, to make a new sequence. Now, this shot looks pretty good, but i'd like to take advantage of a wider dynamic range. So I can go ahead and Right Click on it, and go to the Source Settings. If we troll this down here, you see we have the option to actually use one of the two tracks. This footage comes courtesy of Vincent Laferae and he did a great job of capturing the scene here. Notice, that we can look at the two tracks independently. There's our under exposed track, along with our standard exposure.
Or, better yet, blend those together. You can drag the HDR blend slider here, to give more emphasis to one track over the other. Once that's done, you can still advantage of options like ISO, to change the exposure for the scene. And, get in there, and work with your shadows and highlights, until you get the exposure you want. I'm just going to round that out, a little more saturation, and a little more contrast. That's looking great. So notice, if you're using Red Epic you will get the addition of the HDR track if you shoot it this way.
But be prepared, the file sizes are enormous. This is where having a Red Rocket installed would really come in handy. And you're definitely going to want faster drives, in order to play back the video in real time.
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- Using the Waveform Monitor
- Toggling effects on and off
- Working with Auto Contrast, Auto Levels, and Auto Color effects
- Using color correction effects to fix exposure and tone
- Controlling noise and grain
- Keyframing effects
- Sending projects to After Effects with Dynamic Link
- Extracting backgrounds with the Roto Brush tool
- Adding a vignette to footage
- Working with raw video
- Legalizing video for broadcast