Today's non-linear editing systems are equipped with a wide range of color correction tools that were previously only available in dedicated color correction suites. This book shows video editors how to take full advantage of their power. Clear, step-by-step instructions are included for Avid XPress DV, Avid Symphony, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, and more. Beyond that, you'll learn the importance of ""selling"" the color correction you've achieved to clients, while making sure the client realizes the impact color correction gives the final product.In addition to
Front Cover; Video Color Correction forNonlinear Editors; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Getting Started; The Basics of Color Correction; The Colorist; Setting Up Your Color-Correction Environment; Summary; 2. The Video Signal; Reading the Scopes; The Waveform Monitor; The Vectorscope; The Parade Display; The Histogram; Video Standards; NTSC; PAL; HDTV; Video Systems; Component Video; Composite Video; Analog Video; Digital Video; 3. Videotape Recording Formats; Analog Recording Formats; 1-Inch Type C; 8mm; Betacam; Betacam SP; Betamax; Hi-8; S-VHS; U-Matic; VHS Digital Recording FormatsBetacam SX; D-1; D-2; D-3; D-5; D-6; D-7 (DVCPRO); DCT; Digital Betacam; Digital S (D-9); DV/DVC; DVCAM; DVCPRO 50; Digital 8; HDCAM; 4. The Color-Correction Tools; Adobe Systems, Inc.; Adobe After Effects; Adobe Premiere; Apple Computer, Inc.; Final Cut Pro 3; Avid Technology, Inc.; Avid|DS; Avid Symphony; Plug-In Applications; 3Prong; Digital Film Tools; In-Sync Corporation: ViXen; Synthetic Aperture; 5.Types of Color Correction; Basic Video Levels; The Hue Control; The Saturation Control; The Lift Control; The Gain Control; Primary Color Correction Secondary Color CorrectionAdjustable Curves; The Knee Control; Area Isolation; 6. Seven Sample Scenarios and Operational Tips; Seven Sample Scenarios; A Beer Commercial; An Airline Commercial; A Supermarket Commercial; A Car Commercial; A Scandinavian Floor Commercial; A Documentary; A Music Video; Hints and Tips; Selective Color-Correction Effects; A Difficult Color Isolation; Color Isolations from Compressed Video Material; Matching Colors from a Product Provided by the Client; Matching Colors Based on a Reference Tape; Information Backups; Setting Up Your Monitor; The Client Working with Multiple ClientsWhen to Use Which Type of Color Correction; Lighting Problems; Frequent ""Traps"" Colorists Find Themselves In; Color Correcting with an Uncalibrated Monitor; Overuse of the Secondary Color Corrector; Color Adaptation; Tips for Scene-by-Scene Color Matching; 7. Tutorials; Primary Color Correction; Selective Color Correction; Creating a Color Gradation; Creating a Knee Correction; A Defocused Halo Effect; Creating a Night Scope Color Effect; Using Adjustable Curves; Creating a Secondary Color Correction; Adjusting Image Levels Using the Histogram Changing Color Using the Eye DropperCreating a Dual-Tone Effect; Instantly Creating a Warm or Cool Look; Creating a Black and White Image with One Color Remaining; Color Correcting Only the Image Highlights; Creating a Sepia Tone Color Correction; Creating a Color Vignette Around an Image; Making Multiple Color Gradations; Appendix A. Additional Resources; Appendix B. World Television Standards; Appendix C. Color Temperature Chart; Appendix D. Video Recording Format Chart; Glossary; Index
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