Color Grading video tutorial suggestion

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by matteusclement, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. matteusclement, Aug 19, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2013

    matteusclement macrumors 65816


    Jan 26, 2008
    I am working on mac and PC with CS6 and can use PP, AE and Speed Grade.

    I am looking to get more in depth with my color grading and would like some suggestions of tutorials you have used.

    I prefer to stay in PP to avoid round trips UNLESS there is something really powerful in another application.

    Here are a couple that probably could have been graded a little better:

    this one was a better grade that I was happy with
  2. boch82 macrumors 6502

    Apr 14, 2008
    That last link looks pretty good. The stuff in the woods to the end has nice rich blacks and good color.

    The beginning seemed a little bland....muted colors and not a lot of contrast. I can see that you wanted to transition from outside to inside the woods....but crushing the blacks a touch more and bumping the saturation would help.

    If you have access to magic bullet looks, play around with the "cosmo" effect when you are on the close ups of the woman's face. You can soften up the skin a little which, I think, would help a little.

    Edit - i use primarily the 3 way color corrector in premiere...and after effects if I want to get a little more in depth and mask things for better range and depth.
  3. matteusclement thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jan 26, 2008
    I am still looking for a good color grading tool and tutorials.

    It seems that resolve is really making a big splash. Any free tuts that you would suggest before I try
  4. nateo200 macrumors 68030


    Feb 4, 2009
    Northern District NY
    Try looking on Creative COW...I haven't looked it up but they have tutorials on damn near everything and Resolve has got to be one topic. Resolve is a very powerful tool, and the Lite version is free but very powerful and if you need more power its compatible with the full version so if you upgrade you get all the features or if you need to export at higher than 1920x1080p you can send the project file to someone with the full version for export. Its iffy on machines that aren't power houses though, as long as you have a nice discrete GPU and quad core i5/i7 you should be good though.
  5. aedigitaltv macrumors newbie


    Dec 23, 2013
    Here is a free resolve tutorial I came across that takes you through the basics:

    Couple links you might find helpful:
    (the instructors created the Speedgrade tutorials for Lynda)

    Another forum dedicated to color grading:

    A color grading newsletter that comes out every Sunday:
  6. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    #6 is good. but they cover a LOT of subjects. A competitor that specializes in media production is The have the same deal, some free samples and then yo pay $25 per month for a lll you can watch. It is well worth the price.
    Here is their color correction video finalcutprox107-color-correction-techniques There is some free sample content.

    Yes you can watch free videos on Youtube but few people will produce 8 or 10 hours of high production value tutorial content and then post it to Youtube.

    If you come HERE asking about tools, people are going point you at Final Cut Pro X and it's built-in color grading. That's what I would say.

    I think a common color grader used in industry is DaVinci Resolve but I'm not going to even think about using this as I don't exhaust the capability of FCPX. Davinci Resolve

    Some info on Resolve is here
  7. Policar macrumors 6502a

    Nov 21, 2004
    I've heard great things about the ripple training course.

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