Color Correcting Saturated Blue Hue

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Hey Gang,

This is my first post. I'm currently editing the first episode to a new web series that I'm creating. I rented two field cameras from a TV station and shot the episode outside with both cameras. When I came back to edit, one camera had recorded the footage nicely, while the other recorded everything in a blue hue as if the camera had a blue filter on it (But it didn't). I am now playing around with Final Cut Express trying to get the blue hue footage to look like the regular footage and the Color Corrector filter is not solving the problem--either I'm not using it right or it's not up to snuff.

Does anyone know a) how to solve my problem, b) of any software that might solve my problem? I have Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 and After Effects CS5 on my computer, but have not used either of these yet--if you can help me resolve my problem using either of these, please let me know.

To view the blue hue, please go to: The first shots of the girls have the blue hue. And later on in the trailer when Cortney says "Bragging" that's the color I'd like to have on the blue hue shots.

If this problem cannot be resolved, I'm thinking that I can just convert the blue footage to black and white, which might work???

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you,


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  • I'm not familiar with Final Cut Express. In Sony Vegas this would be
    relatively easy to correct, using one or more of the Color Correction
    tools, the Primary and Secondary Color Correcter and Color Curves.
  • If you have color correction tools, try establishing white first --
    the girl's teeth or the white stripes in the ref's shirt, for example
    -- with the center wheel. Then use your secondary CC plugin to tweak the
    blue channel and, if necessary, use Color Curves to further tweak. Also
    see what happens if you use the desaturation plugin to tone down the
  • It will take some experimentation on your part but you shouldn't have to resort to going to black and white.