During a job, footage may come from a variety of sources: freshly-shot clips, archival elements, greenscreen, 3D renders, and stock footage. The trick is making all of them seem to have been shot under the same lighting conditions and with the same equipment, to avoid a visual disconnect as these shots are cut together.
There are several ways to solve this problem. In this article for Artbeats.com, we demonstrate how to study the color biases present in a guide clip, and color correct the other clips using an effect such as Color Balance or Color Finesse so that all the clips share the same biases in the shadows, midtones, and highlights.
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