Color correcting in AE or PP?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by matteusclement, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. matteusclement macrumors 65816

    matteusclement

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    I have been color correcting in Premiere pro for the last year.
    Is there a plus to CC'ing in AE?
    I ask because 3 of my film buddies seem to CC only in AE.

    Am I missing something here?

    I shoot on a 5dii
     
  2. salacious macrumors 6502a

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    user preference.. i use ae for color, and fcpx for cutting..
     
  3. mBox macrumors 68020

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    If you have Master Collection give SpeedGrade a try.
    I use Resolve at work and FCPX at home for CC.
    AE is great for that as well but it all depends on your workflow.
    The only time I use it in AE is for post and sfx shots.
    If you need to do it in the NLE stage its usually (dumbing it down) for quick and dirty out the door edits.
    But if you are into this deep then SpeedGrade or Resolve does the job right :)
     
  4. matteusclement thread starter macrumors 65816

    matteusclement

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    speedgrade

    I haven't used speed grade yet. What are the advantages of it?
    Any suggestions where to see a tutorial on it?
     
  5. mBox macrumors 68020

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    Ive never used it and havent even opened it (slew of Master Collection workstations here).
    It has been touted as one of the best but its in its infancy with the Adobe line-up.
    Only suggested if you have the Master Collection CS6 installed.
     
  6. matteusclement thread starter macrumors 65816

    matteusclement

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    I think I will stick with PP for CC'ing

    I played with it a bit on my home machine (PC - 6core w/HT)
    Seems slow (I don't have a quadro card, maybe thats why)

    I just can't seem to beat the mercury playback engine when I am using PP to do the color correcting. If I use 3rd party plug ins, it slows right down.

    I guess I was just wondering if I was missing out on something with AE CC'ing.
     
  7. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    I highly recommend DaVinci Resolve as you can get real professional grading results and extensive adjustments to your image not possible in NLE's, you can get the hang of it in only a weekend! ... I haven't used Speed Grade though.
     

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