Join Ashley Kennedy for an in-depth discussion in this video Which software does this course use?, part of Introduction to Video Color Correction.
- In the previous movie I briefly mentioned the software requirements for this course. I want to go deeper into that now. So this is a course on video color correction. You can learn the basic concepts from this course and then apply them in whatever software you choose. That said, in this training we've chosen to use Adobe Premiere Pro for a couple of reasons. One because it's dual platform so both Mac and PC users can use it. And two because statistically at the introductory level more people have Premiere Pro than other dual platform software solutions so we wanted to cater to the largest audience.
That said, let's take a look at the structure of this course. Chapters 1 and 2 are conceptual chapters. We talk about the history, theory and philosophy of color correction and color grading and we won't be touching any software in those chapters. In Chapters 3 through 6 we're going to be focusing more on the practical elements of color correction and color grading and to do that we need to work in software to carry out the steps. Now with all of that said, if you're a Final Cut Pro X or Avid Media Composer editor, I definitely encourage you to ingest the assets from this course and follow along in your respective software.
Now if you're brand new to the software, you'll probably need to combine this training with a software specific color correction course on lynda.com or at the very least go to the color correction chapter within the appropriate essential training for that software. And because we will be using Premiere Pro specific tools not everything will translate perfectly. But with a little familiarity with each software's main tools you'll be able to perform most tasks using the basic tools and video scopes that each software provides. Also I will occasionally be popping into Avid Media Composer and Final Cut Pro X in this course to call out some similar features.
Okay, so hopefully it's clear that while we're attempting to be as software agnostic as possible, there are sections in this course where I'll be working in Premiere but welcome you to work in whatever you like and use the concepts that we discuss. Now in the next movie I have another important announcement involving the version of Premiere Pro that this course is recorded in. All right, so if you're using Premiere, please check out the next movie.
- Exploring the history of moving images and color
- Understanding color correction and color grading
- Exploring color theory
- Adjusting contrast, color balance, and hue/saturation of individual shots
- Using automatic color-correction techniques
- Establishing shot-to-shot consistency
- Applying color treatments
- Correcting color problems