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Old June 14th, 2007, 09:08 AM   #1
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Color Correcting help

Here is a US3 shot of a video I am working on. I am trying to get camera 2 to look like the others, but I am having a tough time. I tried removing some of the red and then brightening up the picture, but I am still having trouble. please help.

Picture 1-original US3 screen shot
Picture 2-US 3 screen shot with attempt at cc
Picture 3-original cam 1
Picture 4- original cam 2

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Old June 14th, 2007, 11:45 AM   #2
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Lets attack this.

First insert the levels effect and the color corrector to both clips.
Open scopes (view, video scopes or ctrl+alt+2). With the time indicator hovering over one of the clips, click on the effects button and then adjust the level sliders until the brightest levels just touch 100 and the darkest 0. Repeat the process for the other clip.

Again, with the time indicator over one of the clips, open the color corrector, click on the left eyedropper at the bottom of the right most wheel. Move the eyedropper to one of the dresses and click, repeat for the other clip using the same dress if possible.

You may have to fine tune the color corrector a little, but such is the life of an editor.

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Old June 14th, 2007, 06:34 PM   #3
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Jim,

Thanks. Not my thread, but that was one of the most useful pieces of info I've ever gotten here.

One question, by clicking on one dress, does it change the other to match?

Are there any online resources for learning color correction, especially in Vegas?
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Old June 14th, 2007, 06:51 PM   #4
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As Jim points out, you should match the levels and white balance first.

After that, use the secondary color corrector to get key colors to match. You eyedropper the key color (i.e. drag-select background), and then play around with the color wheel and the gain setting until it matches.

(The DVD linked to in my signature has an entire chapter/section on doing exactly this and goes into more detail about the process.)
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Old June 14th, 2007, 08:14 PM   #5
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I'm glad Glenn chimed, I learned everything from his DVD on Vasst. Thanks Glenn.

Not a bad preset in the bunch either.

Paul - It won't change them to match the first dress but they will be relative to that color. i.e. If you added a little red, the whole image will be affected.

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Old June 17th, 2007, 01:24 PM   #6
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