Jennifer O'Rourke - November 08th, 2013
i recently bought a canon xf300. it is my first high def tapeless camera... and it is my first time working with the 4:2:2 colorspace. first off, let me say that i edit using FCP 6.0.6 and that this is the first time i've used the color-corrector with 4:2:2 video and what a dream!!! it works so much better than with SD.
Mike Wilhelm - August 14th, 2013
Luis Maymi - May 12th, 2013
Technicolor announced the latest version of Color Assist, a video color correction and grading software package. Key improvements of version 1.5 include compatibility with Adobe After Effects and support AVCHD video and still images.
I saw a tutorial where the guy talking about color correction said that the luma value should never go over 100 (he used the Waveform monitor in FCP X)
I shot this video and applied some color correction. After this process, the luma value is way over 100%. I think it still looks ok, what do you think?
I also applied the broadcast safe plugin but it didn't do much at all..
Greg Olson - August 06th, 2012
As I've progressed through my career in video production, I've had the benefit of some great mentors. Every technique I use is a combination of something I've seen someone else do, something I've read, or something I luckily stumbled upon. Working in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment doesn't give you much time to stop and re-evaluate your methods, and as long as the client is happy, why would you? But every once in a while I've stumbled on an article, or witnessed another video pro at work and discovered a better approach, or a newfound understanding of a previously murky topic.
Greg Olson - July 16th, 2012
It's easy to blame amateur equipment for the amateur look of a project when you're a beginner. Many of us play the hand we're dealt when it comes to producing video. We use the camera we can afford, and we make the best of the editing system we have. We're no strangers to using workarounds to perform even the most basic tasks. Some might say this builds character, and they're probably right. But as your skills increase, and your equipment begins to limit your creativity, you'll eventually need to spring for something better.
Greg Olson - July 09th, 2012
I posted this a few weeks back in a bit of a meme group of hot chilli fans. There are a lot of people making these chili challenge and spicy food videos, and my son really got into it. He has become a favorite in that community, and has his own channel going now. I had a lot of comments on our videos and how to make them look sharp - so I made them a quick little tutorial on how I go about it in Vegas Pro - it would also apply to Vegas Movie Studio.