Color Correction Tutorial #11

Intro to Apple Color’s Color FX Room


After a brief hiatus, my color correction tutorials are back.

This tutorial is about 8 minutes long and provides a glimpse into how to use the Color FX Room in Apple’s Color. The Color FX room is very cool. It is a “nodal” or “process tree” based process where you add nodes (effects) together by graphically linking them into a “tree” that allows MANY effects to be linked in novel and complex ways. This tutorial shows how you can start THINKING about using the nodes to create effects. I’ll do another tutorial later to give some more complex examples of process trees and how they can be built.

I still have a dozen more from the revised edition of my first color correction book – “Color Correction for Video.” The original book was co-authored with Jaime Fowler and was called “Color Correction for Digital Video.” The revised edition is completely re-written with a great DVD that has more than two hours of video tutorials and sample footage to play with. You’ll be able to use the book no matter which application (or even OS) you prefer for color correction.


Steve Hullfish

Steve Hullfish has been producing and editing award-winning television since the mid-1980s. He has written five books, and edited two theatrical feature films (both Number One New Movies in the US). He has lectured at NAB, DVExpo and the Master Editor seminars. He has edited on Avid since 1992 and was named to Avid’s first group of Master Editors. His client list includes: Universal Studios, Sony Pictures, NBC, PBS, Turner Networks, The Oprah Winfrey Show, “Investigative Reports” and “Cold Cases” with Bill Kurtis for A&E, Jim Henson Home Entertainment, Major League Soccer, The Chicago Cubs, Wilson Sporting Goods and Exxon/Mobil.