As a freelance editor, what are the first few settings you need to optimize when working on a client's computer - so you can work 'at speed'?
Special Guests Scott Simmons and Jonny Elwyn join Joey D'Anna and Patrick Inhofer to discuss moving between NLEs as a professional editor.
Team Mixing Light, and members, discuss Log Gamma curves, revisit Rec-709a, Premiere Pro 2022's color management, and declining job offers.
50 years later, the simple EDL is still useful for sharing timelines! Get more tips and tricks on integrating EDLs in colour managed projects.
Using Resolve's Edit Index and EDL comments, you can prepare a preconformed timeline for color management much easier than you think.
Learn how to massively expand the functionality of Premiere's Lumetri panel by custom-mapping multiple disparate controls with an external control surface.
The new DaVinci Resolve Speed Editor is a fantastic controller. Learn how to use it for color grading, online editing and multicam workflows,
Premiere Pro's new Productions workflow is a massive boost to Premiere's capabilities and reliability. Forged by Hollywood, see how it works.
Learn how to use the flexibility of Adobe Premiere to overcome the limitations of its native color correction toolset using control surfaces.
When you open DaVinci Resolve 16 for the first time, you land on its Cut Page. How is it laid out? How does it differ from the Edit Page?
Learn how to set up your physical workspace for quick color grading in Adobe Premiere Pro. Plus, optimizing the software for your workspace.
Learn how to set up Adobe Premiere Pro for HDR workflows and to make Apple Retina's displayP3 monitors 'accurate' for web-based deliverables.
Premiere Pro has strict, but hidden, color management. Learn how to setup the software and hardware for proper color management & finishing.
Did you know Premiere Pro CC 2019 has three project types? Standard, Shared, and Team. How do you choose & what are their differences?
Learn how to avoid two problems when color correcting using Premerie Pro's Lumetri workflow. It's all about recovering clipped detail.
Lumetri color correction in Premiere Pro 2019 has changed dramatically: What is new? Is it improved? And how useful is it?
Drone footage adds tons of production value to projects. But the cameras often suffer from over-sharpening. Get tips for fixing this problem.
Learn the new and officially sanctioned method for permanently adding LUTs to the Lumetri color panel in Premiere Pro CC 2018 and later.
Are you looking for ideas on programming your El Gato Stream Deck or Razer Orbweaver to speed up color correcting? Get some tips about focusing your efforts to reduce 'mouse travel' - increasing your productivity.
Adobe re-built their Video Limiter Effect in Creative Cloud 2018. Can you trust the new effect to remove gamut excursion errors that will fail you in QC? This video Insight answers that question.
DaVinci Resolve's automatic syncing of multiple cameras for its multicam editing workflow often fails. Learn how to reliably re-sync cameras after creating a multicam clip.
If you want to calibrate your reference display through your main non-linear editing software then you want to use calibration test patterns playing through a timeline. Learn how to be sure you don't have Data- and Video- level mismatches.
Dan shares the tale of his attempt at grading long-form reality television after spending 10 years being a pampered commercial colorist.
Part of Magic Bullet Suite, Denoiser III has been rewritten from scratch. Its simplified UI makes it easy to use. But can we expect the same kind of results than a more expert plugin like Neat Video? Let's get a closer look and make comparisons.
FCPX 10.4 update introduces some long-awaited color correction features, like wheels and curves. This Insight reviews the standout points of this new color correction toolset - and gotcha's you should understand.
The Elgato Stream Deck is a powerful control surface add-on for colorists, especially when paired with autohotkey. In this insight, learn to take that functionality to the next level with advanced scripts and workflow examples.
White balancing is a basic color correction task. And Temp or Tint controls are often a time-saving shortcut. But they don't always work. Learn why?
Are you a Mac-based Post-Production professional moving to the PC platform? Eric Bowden, custom PC builder, talks about the differences.
If you're having trouble with you sizing in Premiere Pro not being replicated in DaVinci Resolve, the Input Sizing control may be your hero.
Learn what settings to use in Premiere Pro CC when Scaling in XML workflows. And the settings to use for importing into DaVinci Resolve.
If you have problems exporting XMLs with image sizing from Premiere to DaVinci Resolve, this video explores the settings you need to know.
If you send your timelines from Premiere Pro CC to DaVinci Resolve then you know resizes often fail. Your 'Frame Size' selection is the key.
Learn how to prepare to Media Manage an XML, and get footage off your client's hard drives and onto your high-performance RAID.
If you need to move a timeline from Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro for color grading or finishing then learn how to prep it for an XML Export.
If you move your timeline from one bit of post-production software to another then you need to know the 'Golden Rule of Conforming'.
Learn how to white balance shots with mixed color temperatures. Plus, how to deal with subtle color balance issues.
Watch how to White Balance (or Color Balance) digital video images. You'll explore 4 different tools and learn their differences.
First Look: How to use the Color Finale Pro plugin with a Tangent Ripple in FCPX for a professional grading workflow.
A hands-on overview of the most affordable color correction control surface on the market today—the Tangent Ripple.
Conforming timelines can be time-consuming before you even start color correcting. Learn the common issues (and how to fix them).
Learn how to optimize Tangent Control Surfaces for Premiere Pro with the Tangent Mapper—and massively speed up using Lumetri color effect.
The first Creative Cloud update in 2016 has given us integration between the Tangent Element and Premiere Pro. This video shows it in action.
Get a look at the new features in Premiere Pro CC 2015.3 for existing color correction tools, including the Lumetri Effect.
Step 3 in our 'Premiere Pro Color Correction Protocol' is to control the viewer's eye. Learn how—by working with vignettes and custom masks.
Shot matching in Premiere Pro CC is the second step in The Color Correction Protocol. Learn how to stack filters and get the job done!
Learn how to use Premiere Pro Color Correction filters in a logical and organized method for any sized project. We start with contrast.
Working with LUTs and Camera Raw in Premiere Pro can be tricky. In this video, learn one workflow that makes it a bit easier.
Take a close look at the unique (and intuitive) HSL Keyer in Red Giant's Colorista III color correction plug-in.
Learn how to color correct with LUTs in Premiere Pro and the Lumetri Panel. Especially if your color correcting with RAW-, Log- or flat- recorded images.
HDR video is coming, and coming fast. In this Insight, learn how to get setup and work with HDR video in Premiere Pro's Lumetri Color Panel.
Understand how the Lumetri Color Tools work in the latest version of Premiere Pro CC. Plus learn about a potential flaw in these tools.
The Lumetri Color Panel is a huge technical and workflow boost in Premiere Pro CC 2015. Learn why, and how to use the Lumetri Color Panel.
Do you think it's hard to color correct in Premiere Pro? Learn how broken color correction filters make the task harder than it needs to be.
Why is color correcting in Premiere Pro so hard? This article explores Premiere's 'legacy' color correction filters and finds the answers.
Learn from a professional colorist how to select a color correction plug-in for FCPX. What are main features you should be looking for?
Watch an overview of how a professional colorist uses Magic Bullet Looks 3 to jump-start the 'look creation' process.
Learn how to create custom workspaces for speeding up your color correcting in Premiere Pro CC.
Learn how to optimize sequence settings in Premiere Pro CC 2015 to enable 10-bit rendering for color correction and effects processing.
Using LUTs with the Lumetri Color Panel can be tedious.In this Insight learn how to add LUTs permanently to the panel for quick access
Learn advanced key-framing techniques as we break down a color correction of a short film for a real-life haunted house.
Learn the ins and outs of the Koji Advance Film Emulation Plug-in in this video. Learn how to use it and some of its unique options.
File based or software video legalization can be hard. Check out this Insight to see how EyeHeight is making video legalization simple
An video overview of Nattress Levels and Curves for FCPX. It's a suite of four plug-ins for Curves-like image manipulation from FX Factory.
A video tutorial, overview and breakdown of the Hawaiki Color and Analyzer color correction filters for Final Cut Pro X.
Learn what a professional colorist thinks of Colorista III - and what's the problem with the current version (1.0.3).
A tutorial and overview of using Colorista III in Final Cut Pro X. Learn how all it's tools work and why you might want to buy and use it.
This is a video overview and breakdown of the FCP X color correction plug-in 'Color Finale'
Action cameras and other wide angle lens can have some pretty severe lens distortion. Check out this Insight to learn how to remove it.
How to use shape masks when creating Looks in FCP X with the 10.2 update.
In this Insight learn about the recently announced Lumetri Panel & other color improvements in Premiere Pro CC 2015
After shot matching comes Look creation. This is Part 1 on how to create Looks in FCP X 10.2 without using 3rd party plug-ins.
In this Insight, Robbie gives an overview of Project Candy from Adobe & how it has the potential to inspire and help with color references.
Do you have trouble with shot matching while color correcting video? This tutorial will show you a reproducible workflow for any software.
Shot matching is one of the most difficult color correction techniques. Learn a workflow for consistently matching shots in Final Cut Pro X.
Do you find it difficult to make precise Final Cut Pro X color balance decisions? This video tutorial will give you ideas for fixing that.
Learn how to match shots in Final Cut Pro X using its unique interface. Part 4 of this series on how to color correct in Final Cut Pro X.
Premiere Pro has a powerful 3-Way Color corrector but by default its tonal range is narrow. Learn how to get better grades by adjusting it.
How do you know if your images are colorful enough? When's the best time to set your saturation in Final Cut Pro X? Find your answer here!
Understanding the Final Cut Pro X Exposure Slider is critical to knowing how to color correct in Final Cut Pro X. Click and discover: Why?
What if a professional colorist were required to color correct in Final Cut Pro X (without plug-ins)? We start by exploring Exposure.
This is the first in a series of videos about the color correction tools in the Red Giant Software suite of plug-ins and apps.
Learn how to leverage grading a master clip in SpeedGrade & Premiere Pro. By using master clips you can speed up your grading dramatically.
In this Insight, learn how to apply Looks/LUTs & burn-in metadata for dailies & screener workflows using Adobe Media Encoder.
Learn techniques for masking and tracking in Premiere Pro CC in this color correction tutorial from a professional colorist.
If you're wondering how to legalize video levels in Premiere Pro CC, this article is for you. Part of a series on legalizing video levels.
Using shapes to isolate areas of your image for color correction is a key color correction skill. Learn how to do this using the Premiere Pro Title Tool!
Do you know how you can copy / merge color corrections in Avid Symphony from one sequence to another? This video shows you the process.
If your client is asking for changes in your color corrections that effect entire scenes then here's how to quickly make those fixes in Avid.
Do you want to learn how to color correct faster on Avid Media Composer? Build on our earlier customizations with these super-fast Avid shortcuts.
The key to being fast in Avid Symphony is mastering the keyboard and interface. Learn how you can customize Avid, tuning it for color correction.
If you're looking for scopes to use with Adobe's Premiere Pro, After Effects or Apple's Final Cut Pro - check ScopeLink, a powerful feature of ScopeBox.
Avid's Y Waveform sets black above the bottom of the scale whereas Resolve's Waveform sets its blacks at the bottom of its scale. Which is correct?
Are you working with Arri Alexa Footage in Premiere Pro or SpeedGrade? This tutorial will walk you through the workflow.
Are you struggling with getting good results from the FCP X Color Board? Learn how to analyze its image processing and build a custom workflow.
Are you using the FCP X Exposure controls efficiently? Is there an approach to improve your results? Most likely, yes. Click to learn more.
Adjustment layers can be used for many things—a favorite is color correcting and applying a Look to a few shots, a scene or an entire timeline.