Today's non-linear editing systems are equipped with a wide range of color correction tools that were previously only available in dedicated color correction suites. This book shows video editors how to take full advantage of their power. Clear, step-by-step instructions are included for Avid XPress DV, Avid Symphony, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, and more. Beyond that, you'll learn the importance of "selling" the color correction you've achieved to clients, while making sure the client realizes the impact color correction gives the final product. In addition to non-linear editing systems, there are now many plug-in applications for color correction. These plug-ins, including ColorFix, Composite Suite Color Correct, Vixen Pro, and Color Finesse, are covered in detail. There is ample information on how to work with the various video recording formats a client may present you, and the pros and cons of each. Rounding out the text are numerous hints, tips, common pitfalls, and tutorials for real-world practice. The CD contains images can practice color correction on; popular software tools, including trial versions of AfterEffects, Premiere, and various plug-ins; and QuickTime movies demonstrating color correction techniques. Lastly, ample reference material makes this an excellent resource.

Key Features

*Take advantage of new color correction tools in Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Avid XPress DV, and plug-ins *Includes a CD with tutorials and do-it-yourself color correction exercises *Gain a colorist's point of view on when certain types of color correction should be used and tips for achieving specific looks


Video editors

Table of Contents

Chapter One Getting Started The Basics of Color Correction The Colorist Setting Up Your Color Correction Environment Color Correction Suite Checklist Summary Chapter Two The Video Signal The Video Signal Reading The Scopes The Waveform Monitor The Vectorscope The Parade Display The Histogram Video Standards NTSC PAL HDTV Video Systems Component Video Composite Video Analog Video Digital Video Chapter Three Video Recording Formats Analog Recording Formats 1" Type C 8mm Betacam Betacam SP Betamax Hi-8 S-VHS U-Matic VHS Digital Recording Formats Betacam SX D-1 D-2 D-3 D-5 D-6 D-7 DCT Digital Betacam Digital S DV/DVC DVCAM DVCPRO 50 Digital 8 HDCam Chapter Four The Color Correction Tools Adobe Systems, Inc. Adobe After Effects Adobe Premiere Apple Computer, Inc. Final Cut Pro 3™ Avid Technologies, Inc. Avid DS Avid Symphony Plug-In Applications 3 Prong ColorFix Digital Film Tools 55mm Composite Suite Color Correct In-Sync Corporation Vixen Pro Synthetic Aperture Color Finesse Video Finesse Chapter Five Types of Color Correction Basic Video Levels


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