After Effects Vs. Apple Color....?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by fab5freddy, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. fab5freddy macrumors 65816

    fab5freddy

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    i am new to video editing and want to know what is
    the better app for coloring video....

    Adobe After Effects OR Apple's Color....?

    I know that Final Cut Pro is much better than Adobe Premiere....

    thanks!
     
  2. -DH macrumors 65816

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    Color (formerly known as "Final Touch" from Silicon Color) is a high-end color grading/finishing application. Apple purchased it from Silicon in late 2006, renamed it "Color" and includes it with the Final Cut Studio 2 package.

    Adobe After Effects is a primarily a compositing application.

    Two different tools.

    -DH
     
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    Although AE has great coloring tools, Color is really top of the line in terms of color grading. If you were editing in Premiere, then AE might be a better option (as you can exchange timelines back and forth). But when working in FCP, Color is the way to go.
     
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    The posts above answered your question, but I want to add that if you have the time to learn it and can afford After Effects, pick up a copy. There is so much that you can do in AE that complements FCP that it's a necessity for most serious editors. Crisp Titles, composites, keying, effects, the list goes on.
    Motion is a decent substitute while your starting out, but the fine tuning and power of After Effects is hard to beat.
     

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