Color Correction in Final Cut Pro X
Visual storytelling is enhanced with the manipulation of contrast and color to evoke an emotional response from your audience. In Color Correction in Final Cut Pro X, Mark Spencer teaches you the fundamentals of light and color theory, how to analyze video problems using Final Cut Pro X’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 palette and addresses highlights and shadows giving them the consistency and realism needed for the eye to see what it was meant to see. In the Color Correction section of the tutorial you will learn to use: Final Cut Pro’s automated Color Match and Exposure Match effects; 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 subjects for selectively color correcting a shot.
Color grading takes your creativity further by altering and enhancing color to evoke atmosphere, tone, and mood. Learn techniques for improving skin tones as well as how to create a variety of “looks” that include: day for night looks; tints, bleach-bypass and grad filter looks and more. Learn how to save your color correction effects with presets and keyboard shortcuts, then apply those custom effects across multiple clips.
Who this tutorial is for:
This tutorial is for anyone wishing to learn and understand color theory, and then apply those skills to editing color within Final Cut Pro X. This tutorial assumes basic familiarity with Final Cut Pro X’s editing interface; working with Libraries and Events and how to construct a basic edit in the Project Timeline. Users who are new to Final Cut Pro X should purchase Final Cut Pro X Core Training before working through this tutorial. Final Cut Pro X can be purchased directly from Apple.
Software Version: Final Cut Pro 10.2 and above.
Run Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Project Media: The tutorial includes media files for following along in Final Cut Pro X.