Join Patrick Inhofer for an in-depth discussion in this video Mask linking, part of Up and Running with SpeedGrade CC.
…Let's pick up from the previous movie where we've created a mask,…and now we want to see what we can do with this mask.…If you have access to the project files, open up 06_03_JANE_END.…Now, we've got this mask that we created as you can see here.…But if you've worked on versions of SpeedGrade prior…to 7.1, here's where things take a radical turn.…Notice this little icon down here in the layers stack.…It's kind of a Bezier triangle.…The mask we created is now assigned…to this specific layer, this color balance layer.…
In previous versions of SpeedGrade, we were limited…to one mask applied to this entire layer stack.…Every layer could only just use a single mask.…But now, starting with SpeedGrade 7.1, every…layer can have its own unique, and independently…keyframeable mask.…This massively increases the flexibility of masks, here in SpeedGrade.…So I'll highlight this initial contrast layer, apply a square…mask, and then Cmd+up arrow and down arrow through the layers.…
And you can see that these two layers have their own unique mask applied.…
This course was created by Patrick Inhofer and produced by Robbie Carman. We are honored to host this content in our library.
- Understanding the interface and reading scopes
- Getting clips and projects into SpeedGrade
- Understanding the 3-way controls
- Making contrast and color corrections
- Pulling HSL keys
- Making secondary corrections and using custom look layers
- Tracking masks to objects
- Matching shots
- Rendering footage
- Moving timelines between Premiere Pro and SpeedGrade
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 12/20/2013. What changed?
A: This update covers the new features added to SpeedGrade 7.1. There are new movies covering the Direct Link workflow, which allows you to open Premiere Pro projects in SpeedGrade. Also covered are improvements to mask and layer linking, grading layers, and grading clips. We also revised several movies to reflect the impact Direct Link has on managing media, tracking, rendering, etc.
Q: This course was updated on 1/24/2014. What changed?
A: We added one new movie to address the changes in the 12/12/2013 update to Creative Cloud.
Q: Why am I getting the 'File Not Supported' error when reconnecting to the source files in Premiere Pro?
A: If you get the 'File Not Supported' error when reconnecting to the source files in Premiere Pro - this is a problem with the reconnect dialog in <div id="pastingspan1">Premiere Pro that Adobe has not yet fixed. Everything is fine with the media and the projects. To get around this 'bug':</div><div> </div> <div id="pastingspan1"></div> <blockquote style="margin: 0 0 0 40px; border: none; padding: 0px;"> <div id="pastingspan1">1. Open the Premiere Pro project in Premiere.</div><div> </div> <div id="pastingspan1"></div> <div id="pastingspan1">2. During the reconnect dialog click Locate and navigate to Exercise files > Media and then to the sub-folder of media the dialog is asking for...</div><div> </div> <div id="pastingspan1"></div> <div id="pastingspan1">3. Here is the trick: You MUST actually select/highlight the first file that Premiere is asking for. The easiest thing is to click the 'display</div> <div id="pastingspan1">exact name' button and then *actually click on the file* that matches the name.</div><div> </div> </blockquote> <div id="pastingspan1"></div> <div id="pastingspan1">*If you don't highlight the file*--navigating to the folder and *clicking ok without selecting the file will give you the 'file not supported' error</div> <div id="pastingspan1">each and every time*. You must select the file that matches - Premiere is not smart enough to just figure out the folder contains the file.</div><div> </div> <div id="pastingspan1"></div> <div id="pastingspan1">This is not something that is unique to this training its just a little quirk of Premiere Pro currently.</div><div> </div> <div id="pastingspan1"></div> <div id="pastingspan1">After you select the first file all the other files should reconnect - assuming you have 'relink others automatically' selected.</div>