Vectorscopes give you an objective view of the colors in your media. Like color wheels, they're an important part of a colorist's toolset. Color wheels and vectorscopes are laid out in similar ways, but one is for making adjustments, and the other is for viewing results. Once you understand what a vectorscope is and how to read it, you'll be able to make precise adjustments to the color in your footage, knowing that—however uncertain your perception of color might be—the results will be correct.
- [Instructor] Vectorscopes make perfect sense…once you're familiar with color wheels; however,…the indicators are much more subtle,…and it can take a little visualization…to make out what's happening.…You may encounter more than one kind of vectorscope, too.…A film grading style HSL scope, that's hue, saturation,…and luminesce, or a YUV scope.…If you're working with video, you're very likely to use…the YUV version.…These two kinds of scope work in a similar way,…but the YUV scope has useful markings to help you identify…specific colors.…
Right now, I'm looking at the Lumetri Scopes panel…YUV vectorscope in Adobe Premiere Pro,…but you should find this description useful…in any application that includes a vectorscope.…The vectorscope display is laid out in the same way…as a color wheel, so take a look at my lesson…on understanding color wheels for a quick introduction.…The pixels in the current frame are displayed…in the vectorscope according to their hue…and level of color saturation.…You'll notice this vectorscope has R, G, and B markings…
Get ready to remove the mystery behind terms you've encountered. If you work in a creative profession, this can enhance your command of the tools you use. Learn what a pixel really is, what color channels are, and what audio frequency is. Discover how color channels, bit depth, and video frame rates work. Find out the difference between codecs and file formats, and how compression is involved. By the end of this course, you'll know how to answer common client questions—like, whether a logo should be supplied in vector or bitmap form, and more.
Note: Motion graphics in this course were provided by Chelsea Parrish: chelseaparrish.com.
- What is a pixel?
- Aspect ratios
- Bit depth
- Alpha and transparency
- Light and color channels
- Color modes: RGB, YUV, CMYK
- Camera depth of field
- Chroma Key and Luma Key
- Blend modes
- Color wheels, vectorscopes, and waveforms
- Video compression and codecs
- Frame rates and timecode
- File formats
- Audio amplitude
- Capturing audio tone as frequency
- Audio timing using the phase
Skill Level Beginner
Learning Video Production and Editingwith Rob Garrott20m 33s Beginner
Video Foundations: Cameras and Shootingwith Anthony Q. Artis2h 58m Appropriate for all
Introduction to Video Dialogue Editingwith Ashley Kennedy3h 14m Appropriate for all
1. How Do Computers Think?
2. How Cameras and Computers Think about Color
3. The Language of Color
4. The Shape of Your Picture and the Speed of Your Video
5. Storing Everything (Codecs)
6. Color Wheels, Vectorscopes, and Waveforms
Understanding waveforms2m 39s
7. Making Changes
8. Audio Made Simple
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