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Old June 28th, 2008, 10:02 PM   #1
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Need serious color correction guidance

This was filmed last august, and the camera shut off half way through the shoot. I didn't realize at the time I needed to re-white balance....so yea...big problem I am using CS3 and need any help I can get on how I would go about making the second picture color corrected to look like the first. CC is one of my weakest points and I need help learning it well. All feedback and help is appreciated.

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Old June 28th, 2008, 10:20 PM   #2
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Investigate the Fast Color Corrector. Yeah, I know the term "Fast" usually means "crap," but in this case you can do about 85% of most color correction with that effect.

Barring that, go to the color/hue wheel and pull everything a little more reddish (I'm assuming the second image is too blue for your taste).

Sorry I can't be more specific. It's one of those things I have to be at the editing computer to do -- the hands just know what to click and move.

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Old June 29th, 2008, 02:02 AM   #3
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Run out and pick up a copy of Color Correction for Digital Video by Steve Hullfish. It will show you how to properly use the waveform/vectorscope and all the tools at your disposal on Premiere. My advice, learn to use the levels and 3 way color correction. The fast color correction is not the best solution for this issue.
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Old June 29th, 2008, 01:33 PM   #4
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1- use the PPro plugin RGB Curves, and bring in more red and yellow

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2- use a warm preset using Magic Bullet
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Old June 29th, 2008, 11:25 PM   #5
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whew alot of ways to skin a cat! The way I found to do it, was using the Channel Mixer and added a little contrast into the mix as well. So much to learn on this front, thanks for the tips, i`ll definately look into all of these methods.
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Old July 1st, 2008, 11:23 AM   #6
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Nathan, I too had lots of issues with color correcting. At least you're using Premier Pro and there are more tools.

Anywho, I'm on Premier Elements and ran into some color issues with my footage. I've got a nice series of blog posts over at Exposureroom.com that discuss the problem and how I fixed it. Images too.

http://exposureroom.com/members/Will...blogs/post/211

It just boiled down to getting in there and messing with the different settings to see what each did. "Ok, I added some green to the image, but now there's too much yellow or warmness. Aah, adding some blue definitely cools things off a bit..."

Trial and error. Plus there is the previously-mentioned color correcting book. But I like to go Macgyver style and figure it out myself.

Check out my blog posts for some insight.
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