How Does the Lumetri Color Panel Work? Part 2

December 25, 2015

Understand how the Lumetri Color Tools work in the latest version of Premiere Pro CC. Plus learn about a potential flaw in these tools.

Day 25: 25 Insights in 25 Days Holiday Marathon

Avoiding problems & exploring the remaining Lumetri Color Tools

The Basic Correction tools in the new Lumetri Color tools are the clearest evidence of the design philosophy of how this new Premiere Pro feature was developed. Specifically, it’s designed to let editors make quick corrections to their images while minimizing their opportunities to damage those images.

It’s a terrific goal for non-linear editing software that wants to give editors a color correction toolset.

In this Insight we’ll dig through the rest of Lumetri Color Tools

For the most part, as you watch the video below you’ll notice that Lumetri isn’t a fan of really big corrections. It wants to limit your ‘range of motion’.

The one place where Lumetri allows big corrections, is the one place it gets into trouble

As you’ll see, excessive saturation seems to induce errors – especially if the excessive saturation is followed by a lift operation of the shadows.


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