Ripple Training Color Correction in Final Cut Pro X
Visual storytelling needs focused emotion. Color editing is the best way to set mood, build tension, and evoke an emotional response from your viewer. In Color Correction in Final Cut Pro X, Mark Spencer teaches you the fundamentals of light and color theory, how to analyze video problems through Final Cut Pro’s Videoscopes, and the steps for correcting exposure, saturation, and luminance.
Cameras capture color differently than the human eye. Color Correction balances your project’s color themes and fixes whites and blacks giving them the consistency and realism needed for the eye to see what it was meant to see. In the tutorial’s Color Correction section you will learn: Final Cut Pro’s automated Color Match and Exposure Match effects; using the the Vectorscope, RGB Parade, and Chroma channels to manually adjust shots that require greater finesse; and the use of more advanced techniques like masks and mattes to isolate your primary and secondary color correction techniques.
Color Grading takes your creativity further by altering and enhancing color using atmosphere, tone, and mood. Use the Vectorscope to analyze the hue and saturation of skin tones. Color grade a night look into your scene, highlight the actor’s face to focus attention, and use gradient filters and feathering to completely alter the skyline of your exterior shots. Crush blacks and push contrasts to new levels, or go with a bleach bypass effect for a vintage feel. Save your color grade effects with presets and keyboard shortcuts, then apply those custom effects across multiple clips.