A vectorscope on top of a scene from "Blade Runner 2049" (2017)
Vectorscopes are necessary tools that every video colorist needs to use when color balancing, shot matching and color grading.
Tonal range guide feature image
Tonal range is an important tool for all videographers. With it, we have the means to capture the full richness of a shot.
The majority of today's modern movies and television shows are now shot on digital media rather than film. This shift has allowed filmmakers to use computers to manipulate color in increasingly creative and innovative ways. And, in doing so, a fairly new role has gained prominence in the filmmaking...
So you lit your scenes correctly, shot your footage and put the edit together. But somehow it doesn’t quite look like the pros, yet. Well, that is because you are missing one important factor: color correction.
Adobe Color is one of the most powerful tools for designers, visual artists, photographers, and visual effects artists. Here’s how to use it.
Color correction vs. color grading
Color correction and color grading are terms that are often used interchangeably, even though these two processes have different purposes.
Waveforms and vectorscopes are objective. These tools can feel like an odd way to view an image, but they accurately display color and luminance values.
A color correction workstation running DaVinci Resolve.
Primary color correction alters the entire image to craft a cohesive look for the finished video.
Colorful image of chalk and color bars.
Color theory can set the tone and mood for the viewer using color manipulation in pre-production, shooting and post. But what exactly is color theory?
Here’s a quick rundown of five of the most commonly-used image adjustment tools and how they work.