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Offline Ed517

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Grading in Color
« on: August 04, 2012, 07:49:52 AM »
I have zero experience with video grading.

But I have the program Color 1.5 at my disposal.

Anyone here with experience grading with it?
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Re: Grading in Color
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2012, 10:41:19 AM »
you can use adobe after effects for grading. I use an after effects plug-in, it names Magic Bullet Looks. You can buy from Redgiantsoftware's website. But if you dont use it, its fine. In adobe after effects you can found a lot of things for grading.

first go to "layer" on the top > new > adjustment layer. Then go to effect > color correction.  So many type of color correction. You can change the curve (the result will be quiet better, cause it changes the temperature, the contrast automatically), change the hue/saturation, etc

but you can also go to youtube and search "color grading tutorial" it must be easier and faster :)

this is one of my results ;)
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Offline RobEHgo14

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Re: Grading in Color
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2012, 01:56:57 PM »
Can you lay out the process you do then to use after effects for grading?  I edit in PPRO, and I can transfer to AE for some reason, it says that I don't have dymanic link. So how would you get your edit over to do color correction?

Thanks in advance
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Re: Grading in Color
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2012, 02:22:44 PM »
Rob - There's absolutely no need whatsoever to round-trip from PP to AE to use Magic Bullet Looks, it's also available for PP (and many other platforms, I use it in Sony Vegas Pro) as well.

As to Ed's question, there is a lot of info available here: http://www.taoofcolor.com/
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Re: Grading in Color
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2012, 06:43:09 PM »
1074-so do you just do your full edits in AE? How do you do sound when editing like that in AE?
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Re: Grading in Color
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2012, 07:36:47 PM »
I actually don't edit in AE at all. I do everything in my NLE (either Vegas at home or FCP at work)

AE is kept strictly for effect/graphic work, at least in my workflow.

In case I wasn't clear before, I meant to say that you can use Magic Bullet Looks in PP, and don't need to export from PP to another program just to color grade.
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Re: Grading in Color
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2012, 08:14:59 PM »
AE is kept strictly for effect/graphic work, at least in my workflow.
Despite the fact it can display waveforms, it shouldn't be used as a NLE like Premiere/Vegas/etc.
Vegas is the Photoshop for video, and should be used for working on separate clips/videos in order to edit later. That's my workflow though.