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Old April 23rd, 2009, 04:40 PM   #1
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which filter do you use for color grading?

I know this is somewhat part of my last thread "color grading help"

I'm just curious which filter most people do there color correction with. Levels, RGB balance, Color corrector... I know that it's all about experimenting and i've bought a book to learn (it's not here yet). I just dont want to be steering down the wrong path.

Right now I'm playing around with RGB balance and using the de-saturate filter... is this a good start?

Steve

Ohh yeah, the only program I have is Final Cut Express....
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Old April 23rd, 2009, 05:17 PM   #2
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I use the 3-way color corrector for the majority of my grading; not sure if FCE has that filter or not. I also sometimes use various filters from Nattress.
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Old April 23rd, 2009, 05:19 PM   #3
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travis, thanks for getting back to me... The color corrector is a little different then pro.
Which Natress filters are you using? I have film effects and like some of the presets in that. I like the colors in your videos by the way... Thanks for the reply.
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Old April 23rd, 2009, 05:50 PM   #4
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Another option is Red Giant stuff

They are pricy but worth it
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Old April 23rd, 2009, 06:39 PM   #5
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Jawad,

I like what red giant has to offer...but I dont think It works with FCE3.5 I need to upgrade.
I noticed a lot of cool colors and effects in your last video. Is that what you used?
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Old April 23rd, 2009, 09:18 PM   #6
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Actually it is a combination of those, color correction and bunch of other by default filters

Check out the latest one I posted. It's very heavy with color correction and filters.
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