From the most basic methods for evaluating and correcting an overall image to the most advanced targeted corrections and creative stylizations, Color Correction Handbook, Second Edition, is your one-stop guide. Among many valuable concepts and techniques, you’ll learn to:
• Set up a professional color correction environment using the latest technologies and adhere to the most up-to-date standards
• Work with log-encoded media and LUTs
• Analyze shots quickly and correct errors of color and exposure
• Create idealized adjustments for key features such as skin tone, skies, and product shots
• Develop strategies for balancing clips in a scene to match one another for continuity, and grading greenscreen clips destined for visual effects
• Master a variety of stylistic techniques used to set a scene’s mood
• Apply principles of color and contrast to add depth and visual interest
• Browse valuable research about memory colors, audience preferences, and critical corrections for achieving appealing skin tones and controlled environments
• Follow along with the downloadable files that accompany this book, including HD footage, cross-platform exercises, and project files.
Table of Contents
1 COLOR CORRECTION WORKFLOWS
2 SETTING UP A COLOR CORRECTION
3 PRIMARY CONTRAST ADJUSTMENTS
4 PRIMARY COLOR ADJUSTMENTS
5 HSL QUALIFICATION AND HUE CURVES
7 ANIMATING GRADES
8 MEMORY COLORS: SKIN TONE, SKIES, AND FOLIAGE
9 SHOT MATCHING AND SCENE BALANCING
10 QUALITY CONTROL AND BROADCAST SAFE
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