Color Correction is more than just fixing exposure or color problems with your footage. You’ll learn how to analyze, correct and enhance your video or still images so as to create the maximum visual impact for your viewers.
Using a Chip Chart
Final Cut Pro gives you a great tool for quickly color balancing a shot with a single click, but it doesn’t always give you the results you want. Using a chip chart, the crop tool and the RGB Parade scope, you can dial in your color so your subjects appear natural to the human eye.
Creating the Pleasantville Look
In addition to correcting your footage, you’ll learn how to create “looks” to create mood or evoke an emotional response from your viewers. You’ll learn to create day-for-night looks, bleach bypass looks, and grad filter effects, and the ever-popular “Pleasantville” look.
Working with LUTS
With so many cameras now recording in LOG, it’s important to understand how Look Up Tables (LUTs) can be applied to your footage in Final Cut Pro X.
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Color Correction in Final Cut Pro 10.3 is one of the tutorials included in the FCP 10.3 Essentials Bundle. The Essentials Bundle is highly recommended for anyone that wants an immersive curriculum that teaches fundamental workflows that unlock the full creative potential of Apple’s Final Cut Pro X software. Learn FCP X in a truly hands-on experience by working with included project media in an easy-to-grasp way that’s taught by a professional instructor.
Importing, rating, and organizing your media in a new project
Understanding the types of trimming tools available, and when to use them
Improving the quality of your dialogue, music and sound effects
Enhancing the emotional impact of your video using the Color Board
Copying, moving & deleting media, working with proxy media, & collaborating with other editors
Over 12 hours of highly focused training that is streamable, searchable, and downloadable
This tutorial is anyone who wants to improve the look of their footage. This tutorial assumes basic familiarity with Final Cut Pro X’s editing interface. Users who are new to Final Cut Pro X should purchase Final Cut Pro X Core Training before working through this tutorial.
Software Version: Final Cut Pro 10.3 and later. A tutorial update may be available in the future, see our Upgrade Policy for more details.
Mark Spencer is a bay-area based producer, editor, teacher and writer. Mark is also an Apple-certified instructor for Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5 and the author or coauthor of 5 books on Motion, including the Apple Pro Training Series Motion 5, all from Peachpit Press.Full Bio