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Old October 8th, 2007, 04:38 PM   #1
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Help me color correct this please?

Hi, I am having trouble making this picture looking good for DVD (to be viewed on both televisions and computers) Can someone with more experience tell me what settings to use to fix this? I used the Levels filter but it doesn't look right. See attached for an .avi frame of the raw footage (rename .mov to .avi) If you can tell me which FX/filters and what settings to change on those, I would appreciate it!
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Old October 8th, 2007, 04:46 PM   #2
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What's the problem? It looks fine to me. I would have lit it differently but you can't change that now.
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Old October 8th, 2007, 05:41 PM   #3
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the problem is that the black background doesn't look like a good solid black and it just looks kind of dull in general to me
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Old October 8th, 2007, 06:24 PM   #4
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Hows this.

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Old October 8th, 2007, 06:31 PM   #5
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the problem is that the black background doesn't look like a good solid black and it just looks kind of dull in general to me
How's this?
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Old October 8th, 2007, 06:37 PM   #6
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Jim, I like yours! There is good contrast and black looks black; how did you do it?
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Old October 8th, 2007, 06:53 PM   #7
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Using Vegas, I applied the following effect string.

Black and White, Levels, 3 way color corrector, curves.

Turn the footage black and white. Using a waveform monitor set your blacks to 0 and whites to 100, take off the black and white filter which should return you footage to color.

Using the 3 way color corrector using the highlight wheel to white balance the shirt.

Using the curves filter form a flattened s shape, this will increase your contrast by raising the whites and lowering the blacks. It is your preference on how far you want to take it.

Hope that helps.

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Old October 8th, 2007, 06:59 PM   #8
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whoa, that's a lot of stuff, I don't know if I can duplicate that without the actual number values you used for the various filters...
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Old October 8th, 2007, 07:38 PM   #9
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I've been developing this new pluggin that colour corrects, does skin smoothing and corrects poor lighting all at the same time.
It's still in the beta phase of development though.
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Old October 8th, 2007, 07:40 PM   #10
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Dennis, I would name that pluggin "The Miracle" for those of us who don't have time to learn all the details of color correction and just need to "get the job done" I only wish I had something like that right now!
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Old October 8th, 2007, 08:28 PM   #11
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Levels Filter Input Start .05, Input End .82

Color correction High: Angle 316.3 Magnitude .437

Curves does not have a value. Just apply the filter, grab the upper bezier handle a raise it a little, the lower one lower it a little, adjust to taste.

Check out Glenn Chan DVD at VASST.com

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Old October 9th, 2007, 02:43 AM   #12
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I've been developing this new pluggin that colour corrects, does skin smoothing and corrects poor lighting all at the same time.
Dennis? Would you mind posting your "before" too? Looks great - but what was it like before?

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Old October 9th, 2007, 04:33 PM   #13
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Dennis? Would you mind posting your "before" too? Looks great - but what was it like before?
Grazie
Here's the before photo.
My pluggin is damn amazing.
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Old October 9th, 2007, 05:24 PM   #14
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Dennis - That is classic. Take a bunch to get a laugh out of this old geezer.

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Old October 10th, 2007, 12:46 AM   #15
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Dennis - That is classic. Take a bunch to get a laugh out of this old geezer.

JIm

NOT so much of the OLD!! - Excellent! Fell off me chair . . . .

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