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Color Correction: Make People Look Normal

A detailed explanation of how to use the video scopes to make skin tones look normal for a variety of ethnic skin types. These techniques apply to Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 7, Premiere Pro CC and CS6, as well as other video editing software. Continue reading

FCP X: A Circle Wipe to Color

A step-by-step tutorial on creating a soft-edged wipe to a full-screen color in Final Cut Pro X. Continue reading

FCP X: Shape Masks for Color Effects

This video tutorial shows how to create shape masks and use them to adjust exposure levels within a video clip using Final Cut Pro X. Continue reading

FCP X: The Pleasantville Effect (Video)

A short video tutorial shows how to turn everything black-and-white, except for one element in the frame; the “Pleasantville effect.” Continue reading

FCP X: Color Shape Effects

Learn how to use shape and color masks in FCP X to make secondary color corrections to your clips. Continue reading

Premiere CS6: Broadcast Colors Filter

An in-depth tutorial on how to use the Broadcast Colors filter in Premiere Pro CS6 – and why. Continue reading

Premiere Pro CS6: Read Video Scopes

A video tutorial showing how to display, modify, and analyze images using video scopes in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6. Continue reading

FCP X: Two Cautions

Be cautious when using the 50′s TV effect or Add blend mode in Final Cut Pro X, as this article explains. Continue reading

Premiere Pro CS6: Fast Color Correction

The Fast Color Corrector does exactly that – fast color correction. Here’s how it works. Continue reading

FCP X: Intro to Color Correction

In this article, I want to talk about what happens when you make a color or exposure adjustment to a clip; and illustrate this with screen shots. Continue reading

FCP X: Quick Color Correction

This color correction technique in Final Cut Pro X isn’t perfect, but it is REALLY fast and gets you close enough to keep your job Continue reading

Preventing Video Buzz in A Video Screen

A subscriber recounts the difficulties, and the workaround that fixed them, he experienced with Buzz lines cropping up in a project. Continue reading

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