Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Finishing techniques, part of Premiere Pro Guru: Multi-Camera Video Editing.
Now that I've got a flattened sequence, I could take advantage of some quick color grading techniques. For example, with each angle here, it's pretty simple. If I press f, for match frame, it loads up the source. Remember, this makes it simple to apply color correction to the original file. I'll take a look at it in the project. There it is. Double click to load and I could toss on the three way color corrector. Notice, there is no motion effect. So if I make any adjustments here, for example lifting that, making a bit brighter and let's make that really saturated.
Pulling up the master saturation while pulling down the shadow saturation, you'll see that all other references of that clip are affected. Load that clip up there. And if we toggle that effect on and off, you see that it affects everything in the timeline. This is much faster than going one clip at a time, applying everything. Now, you could still look at your clips, reveal it in the bin just by choosing Reveal in Project, double-click to load, and apply the three-way color corrector. Now any adjustments you make are going to be applied to all instances of that clip. I'll lift that up a little bit and put a little contrast in the shadows, round out the saturation. And what you're going to see is that propagates to other cases where we used that angle. This is a very fast way for you to go through and quickly color correct the whole sequence.
Rather than having to do every single shot, you could affect just the individual clips one at a time. Now, you may have learned this earlier when we took a look at this and we did this before we loaded them into the multi-camera sequence. It doesn't matter if you do at the beginning or at the end. I just recommend you explore the master clip relationship for color grading. Besides this though, you could take advantage of other things like effects or global effects, thanks to an adjustment layer. By making an adjustment layer to your project, it's pretty simple to apply everything globally. Just choose new adjustment layer and click OK.
And you can drop that above your sequence. Make that last for the duration of your sequence and take advantage of any of the looks that you'd like to apply. Remember, you'll find several different looks here in the lumitri looks folder and these could be used. Maybe you just want to apply a cinematic boost for color and contrast and that's a nice rounding of the blacks. Or a really strong and gritty bleach bypass. Notice that with each one of these, it applies to everything down below.
So, you can combine multiple looks, in fact. Maybe I want to put a second adjustment layer. And on this one, we'll do a desaturation. And you'll see different effects to try. You want to stylize things? Let's try a black and white. But instead of doing it completely over the top, I'm going to blend that, and use something like soft light, or perhaps screen. And I could mix the overall opacity to blend it in. Those two adjustment layers are going to play. And notice, real time performance over the multiple angles. By flattening the clip, this works much better and reduces the burden.
Instead of all five angles having to play at once off the drive, you can rely upon the individual clips and get the performance boost. At this point, it's just a regular sequence. You're out of the realm of multi-camera editing and you're into normal finishing techniques. Be sure to check out some of the other Premier Pro guru courses, as well as additional classes available here on lynda.com to give you some ideas on visual finishing, color grading and enhancing for style.
- Importing files into Premiere Pro
- Using content analysis
- Modifying timecode
- Adding clips to a multicamera sequence
- Determining the sync point through timecode, audio, or other methods
- Syncing with PluralEyes
- Creating a multicamera workspace
- Editing and finishing the footage