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Apple Pro Training Series: Color Correction in Final Cut Studio

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Apple Pro Training Series: Color Correction in Final Cut Studio


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  • Copyright 2010
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-321-63528-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-321-63528-0
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  • ISBN-10: 0-321-67962-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-321-67962-8

This comprehensive guide starts out with primary correction in Final Cut Pro 7 and moves on to the fine points of secondary grading and color effects in Color 1.5. Revised with remarkable clips from TNT’s hit show Leverage as well as HD footage shot around the world, the book takes you step by step through Color’s new features, including 4K and RED workflows and improved round-trip integration with Final Cut Pro. Topics include color balancing, scene matching, using keys and vignettes to isolate and grade regions, applying advanced color effects, adjusting the composition and framing of a shot, tracking and keyframing, grade management, and advanced workflows. A special chapter on creating specific “looks” offers recipes for some of the most
useful grades in a colorist’s toolbox.

  •  DVD-ROM includes lesson and media files
  •  Focused lessons take you step by step through real-world projects
  •  Accessible writing style puts expert instructors at your side
  •  Ample illustrations help you master techniques fast
  •  Lesson goals and time estimates help you plan your time
  •  Chapter review questions summarize what you’ve learned and help you prepare for the Apple Pro certification exam

Sample Content

Downloadable Sample Chapter

Sample Tutorial: Introduction to Color
Part 1: Getting Started with Color
Part 2: Managing and Applying Grades
Part 3: Using the Scopes and Auto Balance
Part 4: Copying from One Clip to Another
Part 5: Secondary Corrections and Color FX
Color 1.5 Project and Media Files (241 MB, .zip)

Table of Contents

Getting Started
Lesson 1 Color Correcting Basics: Controlling Contrast in Final Cut Pro
Lesson 2 Controlling Color
Lesson 3 Scene Continuity
Lesson 4 Introduction to Color
Lesson 5 Primary Grading
Lesson 6 Basic Secondary Grading
Lesson 7 Advanced Secondary Grading
Lesson 8 Color Effects
Lesson 9 Grade Management
Lesson 10 Keyframing Effects
Lesson 11 Recomposing and Tracking
Lesson 12 Rendering & Output
Bonus Lesson Common Recipes
Appendix A 2K, 4K, RED, and Alternate Workflows

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