Color-Correct Using Video Scopes in FCP from Class on Demand is designed to explain common color correction terms, show you how to read video scopes, analyze your footage, fix exposure and color problems, and make sure all your projects meet technical specs for white levels and chroma saturation.
In this one-hour Final Cut Pro tutorial, Larry Jordan shows you what you need to know to successfully understand and use video scopes and the Color Corrector 3-way filter to improve the look of your video. Using step-by-step techniques and actual media, Larry explains terms, illustrates the four different video scopes in Final Cut, and shows you how to use them to color correct your video to make it look great.
This episode is designed for someone familiar with Final Cut Pro who wants to learn how to improve their video image quality.
Define key color correction terms
Illustrate the differences between contrast and color in an image
Show how to interpret the four video scopes in Final Cut - Waveform, Vectorscope, RGB Parade, Histogram
Explain why it is important to be sure white levels and chroma levels do not exceed safe levels
Show how to use the RT menu to configure video scopes
Explain how to properly set the Video Processing tab for a sequence
Explain which color corrector filter to use for different video material
Illustrate a Seven-Step process of automatic color correction
Show how to manually color correct a video image, and explain why this is a better choice
Provide "best practice" settings to use for different skin types to make images look their best
Explain how to color correct multicam clips
Correction Example: Show how to read the Waveform Monitor
Correction Example: Show how to read the Vectorscope
Correction Example: Show how to read the RGB Parade
Correction Example: Show how to read the Histogram
Correction Example: Show how to correct contrast
Correction Example: Show how to automatically correct color
Correction Example: Show how to manually correct color
Correction Example: Show how and where to apply the Broadcast Safe filter
About the Instructor:
Larry Jordan is the most highly sought after Apple-Certified Final Cut trainer in the world. With over 30 years experience as a television producer, director, and editor with national broadcast and corporate credits, Jordan's informative and entertaining teaching style provides video editors around the world with unique techniques, methods and resources to increase productivity and enhance their skills. He's been there - he knows the pressure you are under.
Jordan reveals the hidden tips and tricks you never hear about, and may never find on your own. His presentation style is well organized, succinct, and practical. Jordan's training can save you time, save you money, save your client, and save your sanity, during production and post-production.
Jordan, based in Los Angeles, writes and edits the monthly free Larry Jordan Final Cut Studio Newsletter, with essential information on Final Cut Studio. He is the author of hundreds of hours of online training and five books on Final Cut Studio. He also hosts the weekly interactive internet radio show and podcast.