How to Composite Graphics in SpeedGrade CC

How to Composite Graphics in SpeedGrade CC

May 19, 2013
Robbie Carman C.S.I.

Compositing graphics in SpeedGrade - even in a Native SpeedGrade project - is easier than you think! Learn how you can do it.


In SpeedGrade CC if you work in Direct Link mode it’s easy to bring in multiple layers of video – including rendered animations with alpha channels

But did you know compositing graphics in SpeedGrade CS6 and SpeedGrade CC is possible, even if you work in it’s ‘native mode’?

Viewing Graphics in Context of the Color Correct

Sometimes, clients ask you to see other timeline elements in context while color correcting. And you’ll often be asked to make tweaks to those elements. SpeedGrade allows us to add Graphics and VFX elements with alpha channels as additional video tracks – and see those elements in context of our color grade.

In this article, you’ll learn how easy it is to add additional layers (and elements) to a timeline in Adobe SpeedGrade (CS6 and CC) so that you can integrate other project elements into the timeline. You’ll also figure out some of the limitations of this particular SpeedGrade workflow.

But if you’re grading in SpeedGrade (or thinking about it), this is a valuable, little-known technique that’s valuable to understand!

-Robbie

How to Composite Graphics in SpeedGrade CC

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