Color Correction in Final Cut Pro 10.3

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  • Understand Basic Color Theory
  • Correct & Improve Dynamic Range
  • Evoke Mood & Emotion with Color
  • Use Masks to Focus Viewer Attention
  • Work with Look Up Tables (LUTS)

Why Color Correct

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
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About the Author:

Mark Spencer
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.
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9 reviews for Color Correction in Final Cut Pro 10.3

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    mark spencer continues to show his excellent instructor skills with color correction in fcpx 10.3 tutorials. these tutorials will get you up & running in color grading even if youre new to color grading or a seasoned editor who wants a good working knowledge of fcpx 10.3 color grading capabilities. everyone will boost their confidence levels to color grade, build a foundation for color correction & stylizing. mark’s workflow tips will help you speed up your own editing as he uncovers fcpx 10.3 powerful features, for example, editing more efficiently by manually using your own color correcting presets & workflows, modifying important keyboard commands, recommendations for capturing & building a rec 2020 system to final output delivery specs.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Mark explains how to open a browser clip in its own timeline to color, then open it in the event viewer with its own scopes. With both clips open and with scopes, matching the clip’s is much easer. A good example would be with an interview and B roll matching. You correct the interview entire clip in the browser, then use this tip to match the B roll clips to the interview. This is worth the price alone. Thanks

  3. Rated 2 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    The tutorial is very instructive and the explanations are worthwhile.
    However, I already purchased Color Correction in FCP version 10.2, I purchased Color Correction in Final Cut Pro 10.3 at an upgrade price of $35. The difference between 10.2 and 10.3 was minimal, the only really worthwhile tutorial was about using Wide Gamut, most of the other tutorials were the same as the 10.2 version. If you already have 10.2 I don’t think it is a worthwhile investment to upgrade at this time.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Excellent! I’ve learned so much and have already incorporated some keyboard shortcuts and settings. I now understand a lot more about why, how and when to color (colour in Canada) correct. This is my second course I’ve watched and the first one from Mark. I have three more to go so far….

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Very good course to improve my skills.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Easy to follow tutorial. I do two types of recordings – outside soccer matches and (largely) indoor post-match interviews. On some of the outdoor work I get hammered by having a stadium foreground shadow vs a background in brilliant sunshine and although there are a few things I can do on the day of filming, a fair bit still has to be done in post-production. This tutorial gave me a greater appreciation of what I can do to match/improve how a clip appears using 10.3 – for example the one where you can copy colour corrections from one clip to another.
    My indoor work gained from this (and the compositing tutorial) through the reminder of the importance of light and the colour and coverage of the light. I’ve got a grey card from photography and had not really understood its significance for my indoor and outdoor work before using the colour correction tutorial. Now I use it all over the place. The best bit is, like all of Ripple’s tutorials, that you can go back in and focus on specific aspects that are troubling you without having to watch the whole tutorial over. I highly recommend this colour correction tutorial, whether your work is at the cinematic level or below.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This is an excellent course. Mark breaks complex ideas down into small and easy-to-understand steps. I am 3/4 through. At the start, I knew basic color theory and now I know a bunch of content that is new. But the magic is that I have no idea where Mark started introducing ideas that were new to me. It feels like each step builds on the last so seamlessly that there is never a gap in my understanding. That is exceptionally good training/communication. Thank you.

  8. Rated 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Coming in to this I knew very little about color correction. This tutorial will teach you the basics and cover the different features available in FCP X. For me the most valuable thing in these tutorials is learning the different options available. If you’re new to FCP X or color correction you don’t really know all the possibilities.

    That being said this is a short introductory course. To get really good at it you’re going to have to practice or find other resources that go more into depth.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Great material and wonderfully explained. Clear and no wasted waffle! Important as waffles are for your mouth, not your ears!

    Suggestion – a Q&A section on your website where you plug in your software then ask a question – like ‘How do I extend the contrast range in a shot’, and the answer would be see tutorial 11 in Color Correction etc – or in this Under 5 minutes podcast. Good for people with poor memory (OK, so that’s me) and better for people looking for the website with the solutions.

    Response from Ripple Training – We’ve got you covered here: http://www.rippletraining.com/articles/ask-the-experts/

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