As well as considering color temperature, cinematographers need to be aware of the ability of their artificial light sources to reproduce colors accurately. The CRI and TLCI are measures of color rendition accuracy and understanding their ratings will help you avoid post-production headaches.
In the field or in the office, a properly calibrated monitor is key to delivering quality work. By following a few simple steps to calibrate your monitor, you can ensure what you see on your screen is what your footage really looks like.
The video editor does more than assemble footage, selectively pacing various clips to tell a story. The video editor is responsible for how the finished video looks. Sometimes that includes fixing footage and other times, it means crafting a cohesive visual style. A video editor doesn’t have to stray far from home to do this, they can accomplish it with the assortment of filters and effects found in their video editing programs.
Adobe this week released updates for their suite of video applications. The 2014.2 update includes Premiere Pro CC, Media Encoder CC, After Effects CC, SpeedGrade CC, Prelude CC, Audition CC, and Story CC. Each update includes enhancements and even tighter integration between complementary applications.
Say hello to your new best friend. DaVinci Resolve 11 is an elite editing and color correction program that you should consider using on your next masterpiece. The robust Lite version is even available free of charge. Read on to find out if this is too good to be true.
Color correction is an integral part of any post-production workflow. Whether you need to fix mistakes made in the field, maximize the potential of your shots, or add an artistic look to your footage to enhance a scene, knowing how to color correct properly can help raise the production value of your project.