As more of us acquire our own media and import it directly into our computers, the art of color correction becomes more important. However, many – particularly non-editors – shy away from it. Well, if you have a recent copy of After Effects, you have no excuse, as a very powerful color correction tool – Synthetic Aperture’s Color Finesse (CF) – comes bundled free with the program. This article we just wrote for Artbeats.com will give you a quick tour of the CF interface, and then walk you through a sample correction using footage archived with the article so you can compare your results.
By they way, credit where credit is due: Steve Hullfish’s own color correction videos here on PVC are what prompted us to get back into color correction ourselves. His recent video on using Color Finesse is what prompted us to focus more in our piece for Artbeats on using the Waveform Monitor rather than the familiar old Histograms.
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