Color Correction Video Tutorial

This is another in what will become a series of two dozen color correction tutorials that will be in the revised edition of Focal Press’ “Color Correction for Video.” This episode shows how to balance a severely mis-white balanced camera chart using the Advanced Tab in the Primary Room of Apple’s Color.

Last week, I balanced the exact same image using the color wheels. Next week, I’ll balance the same image using the Curves, which is similar top using the Advanced tab, except that you have more specific control (instead of just three tonal ranges) and it is more intuitive for those who like to visualize what they are doing.

Other color correction tutorials will include setting up a JLCooper Eclipse CX color correction panel and doing corrections in Color with secondaries, the geometry room, the still store and the Color FX room. We’ll also explore color correcting in FCP, Avid and Synthetic Aperture’s Color Finesse inside of Adobe Premiere and After Effects. Make sure to sign up for the RSS feed so you don’t miss an episode.


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Steve Hullfish

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.