Join Patrick Inhofer for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the 3-Way controls: Shadows, Midtones, and Highlights, part of Up and Running with SpeedGrade CC.
Most color correction apps and most nonlinear editors…have some sort of three way color correction interface.…What they generally don't have are four sets of those interfaces.…As we have here in SpeedGrade CC.…So I like calling SpeedGrade CC's color…correction interface a twelve way color corrector.…Not only do we have an offset gamma gain for overall, we've got those exact…same set of controls for shadows, mid tones and highlights.…But the first thing that will confuse most people is, well.…
What part of the image when I look at…it is considered a shadow, a mid-tone, or a highlight?…Well, the developers at SpeedGrade have thought about…that problem and they've given you a solution.…So if I'm over here in the Overall tab, notice that when…I click on any of these other tonal ranges, we'll start with Shadows,…a new menu pops out here. It's the Grayout menu.…And it's designed to show you precisely, what does…SpeedGrade consider to be in the range of shadow controls?…I click on this pull down menu, I've got three options.…
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>