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Old June 13th, 2014, 06:59 PM   #1
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Which order FX?

Is there any correct order to put these overall effects in...or if it matters for some reason?
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Color Balance
Color Corrector
Sharpen
Cookie Cutter
Brightness/Contrast

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Old June 14th, 2014, 11:55 AM   #2
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Re: Which order FX?

In a typical workflow you would correct first, then grade and sharpen at the last, but that's more of an editing efficiency issue and it seems like you're asking a different question.

There probably aren't any really bad choices, after all, if it looks good it is good, but I'm a little concerned about using B/C and Balance and CC. B/C used to be frowned upon by Vegas trainers, so many of us have never used it. Bad rep that may no longer be justified?

Regardless, all three of these filters can be reduced to one or two filters. If you haven't used Color Curves it is very worthwhile learning about. When you open it, it is set for RGB, which is where you would do basic brightness/contrast work. But there also is a lot of balancing power in the individual channel modes, where you can individually adjust R, G, and B.

Depending on what you're cutting, that might be all you need, or maybe the Color Corrector to finish off. The Corrector also has numerous controls that affect brightness/contrast. Some would never touch Curves if they are proficient with the Corrector.
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Old June 15th, 2014, 11:54 AM   #3
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Re: Which order FX?

Brightness first, colour stuff next finally sharpen

I prefer levels over brightness and contrast and colour curves over colour corrector
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Old June 16th, 2014, 08:48 PM   #4
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Re: Which order FX?

Is there a non-video color curves tutorial you guys can recommend?
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Old June 28th, 2014, 12:59 PM   #5
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Re: Which order FX?

I read this tutorial once, its done in premiere... same workflow menality though...

TIP #3 ORDER OF OPERATIONS
1. Remove artifacts and de-noise.
2. Balance your shots by adjusting BLACKS/MIDS/WHITES, SATURATION and WHITE BALANCE.
3. Relight within a shot using power windows or masks.
4. Add gradients, diffusion and other lens filters.
5. Add vignettes
6. Grade your images
7. Simulate a film stock of your choice
8. Resize and sharpen

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