Fixing Oversaturated and Out-of-Gamut Colours in Baselight

September 29, 2022

Colourist Luke Ross is back with Part 18 of his 'Learning Baselight Look' series. Learn how to fix oversaturated and out-of-gamut colours.


Note: As an experiment, this series is being cross-posted to Mixing Light’s YouTube channel – these Insights will appear there one to two weeks after being first released into the Insights Color Library.

Learning Baselight LOOKS Part 18: Controlling Abnormal Color

A best-case scenario for a colorist is receiving beautiful images directly from the camera. But what happens when those images have problems? You, the colorist,  have some serious fixing to do.

Chromatic aberration, for example, is a very common camera error that results in coloured fringing around edges – often presenting as high contrast edging. Baselight’s Hue Shift and Compress Gamut tools can fix some of these errors – and this is what this Insight will teach you.

Fixing oversaturated and out-of-gamut colours

In this Insight, you learn how to fix oversaturated and out-of-gamut colours by using two Baselight grading operators:

  • The ‘Hue Shift’ operator
  • The ‘Compress Gamut’ operator

Key take-aways

After watching this Insight you should know:

  • How to use the Hue Shift grading operator
  • How to use the Compress Gamut operator
  • How to isolate a targeted adjustment with a shape matte

Question? Comments?

In the last few Insights in this series we’ve started treading on more advanced workflows. If you have any questions or thoughts, use the comments below!

– Luke

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