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By Steve Hullfish

Use colour to enhance your storytelling, bring serious emotional cues, and upload impression to you movies. This booklet indicates you the way to investigate colour correction difficulties and resolve them- no matter what NLE or plugin you utilize.

Experienced editors and colorists of their personal correct, the authors additionally contain the knowledge of most sensible colorists, administrators of images, and colour scientists to carry this insightful and authoritative presentation of the speculation and perform of colour correction.

The publication offers technical perception into tips to successfully colour right your video, additionally delving into how colour can impression storytelling and carry severe emotional cues. the hot version additionally contains 2 new "Quickstart Tutorials", a brand new bankruptcy on how colour affects storytelling, details at the impression HD has had at the correcting method, and up to date software standards. The better half DVD positive factors new and extra powerful educational media.


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Randy Starnes explains: The reason you have the neutral background is that you keep the same perception all along. You refer to something that is neutral. Otherwise, if you bathe the area in blue, you’re going to compensate for that. You’re going to lose your sensitivity to blue, and then you become desensitized to that. If you sit in a yellow room, your pictures are going to end up yellow. Or you’re going to be constantly fighting what you perceive. So the easiest way to compensate for that is to surround the monitor with something that is neutral and daylight.

Whether the image was gradated from black to white or white to black in this case would not matter because vertical positions of images are not represented on a waveform. For fun, let’s look at an image of a simple title page with gradated text. This causes a distinct pattern on the waveform monitor (see Figure 3-14). This waveform was generated by typing the word “Wave” in Photoshop and gradating the image with white at the top of the word and black at the bottom. Switching the gradation with white on the bottom would have caused the word to appear upside down in the waveform monitor.

They are just in the reverse order from the regular full-length bars. The Hue controls on the monitor will mostly affect the middle, short, bright bars, and the Chroma will mostly affect the longer Chapter 2 Analyze This—Your Monitor 47 Figure 2-15 Full spectrum SMPTE color bars with the hue rotated by 10 degrees. Figure 2-16 SMPTE color bars with the hue rotated by 10 degrees viewed with the Blue Only function. Note the subtle level change in the right-most dark blue bar. Figure 2-17 Full spectrum SMPTE color bars with the chroma lowered by 10%.

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