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By Steve Hullfish

Use colour to enhance your storytelling, convey severe emotional cues, and upload effect to you movies. This ebook exhibits you ways to investigate colour correction difficulties and clear up them- no matter what NLE or plugin you employ.

Experienced editors and colorists of their personal correct, the authors additionally comprise the knowledge of best colorists, administrators of images, and colour scientists to bring this insightful and authoritative presentation of the idea and perform of colour correction.

The booklet presents technical perception into the best way to successfully colour right your video, additionally delving into how colour can impression storytelling and bring severe emotional cues. the hot version additionally contains 2 new "Quickstart Tutorials", a brand new bankruptcy on how colour affects storytelling, details at the impression HD has had at the correcting strategy, and up to date software standards. The significant other DVD gains new and extra strong educational media.


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Finally, adjust the gamma controls for each color channel, trying to get the bar that runs through the middle of the trace to average out at about 50 IRE. When you do this, it will radically affect some of the other levels that you’ve already set. Go back and tweak them back into position. If you don’t have a panel, like the Tangent Devices CP-200 or JLCooper Eclipse, this could take some time. 25 With the “chip chart” under your belt, try this same exercise with some of your own footage, or footage from the DVD, that has color casts in it.

Figure 2-16 SMPTE color bars with the hue rotated by 10 degrees viewed with the Blue Only function. Note the subtle level change in the right-most dark blue bar. Figure 2-17 Full spectrum SMPTE color bars with the chroma lowered by 10%. Figure 2-18 SMPTE color bars with the chroma lowered by 10% viewed with the Blue Only function. Detecting a difference in this print image in the book may not be possible. bright bars. Look at the following figures to see how bars look when correctly set up (see Figure 2-13 and 2-14) and then on an improperly set up monitor (see Figures 2-15 through 2-18).

Therefore, the job of finding the right color is not a completely technical exercise. Let’s take a look at some real-world visual examples and how they can affect our perception of color. The phenomenon of surrounding color can be demonstrated with simple blocks of color. In Figure 2-3 notice that the gray square in the black border seems brighter than the exact same shade of gray with the light gray border. The black surround in Figure 2-4 increases the perceived luminance of both reddish blocks compared to the lighter surround.

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