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Final Cut Pro tutorial, this video will focus on how to use the color corrector.
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How to Use The Color Corrector - Final Cut Pro
Hey guys this is the EMEEK77 and I’m going to start in on a color correction series and I’m going to start with a real quick and dirty way how to correct your color and it’s called auto correct. Final Cut will do the work for you then I get in on how to do it manually and finessing it better because color correction is an art, it’s like ballet, you can’t just go in there and start sliding and moving slitters around whole heartedly because you will mess something up and it consists of fun movements.
So as you can see here I have an image—well I have two images and I’m going to show you just one real simple way to jazz up an image say you don’t want—so you got an image that don’t need really much that much color correction if like a graphic such as this one.
I’m just going to give you a real quick way to how to make your image pop and then we’ll move into adjusting my photo that you’ve seen. So here we have a small graphic image and what I’m going to do is I’m going to go into—I want a double click it to get into my viewer, go to effects, video filters, image control or color correction, color corrector three way.
And a little color correct to three way tab will come up at the top. I have two color correctors applied so that’s why you see two of them but normally you’ll just see one so we’re going to go into our color corrector and we’re going to take our saturation slotter and we’re going to slot it way kind of up here but that layer.
Then we even all the way up a little more. This is going to make our colors hot and I’m going to do adjust our point our mid a little bit and we’re going to click on mid and the mid color will be like a grace so I would like to click on this little eye dropper which is your auto adjust tool and I want to find a good mid color in the canvas or I’d click on it.
Now as you can see here is our finished image but now let me show you the before we applied the color correction. Can you see that it’s a subtle difference but if you’ll notice the color is really pop. You see how the red and the green really pops and I could go in here a little bit more and I could bring the white point up.
The little bit to where even the shadow at the top pops a little bit so there’s the after color correction, here’s the before, look how dull it was but with the color corrector to three way it really, it really, really brings it out.
So now that we’ve got that simple correction done we’ll bring in the watts up a little bit and bring our saturation up a little bit and let’s go move on to a picture that actually needs some color adjusting and here’s our picture of a couple that I know and everything looks okay and you won’t really notice anything about it and first of all I want to show you, I want you to go up if you want to color correct you need to go up to window, arrange, color correction and this will bring up this three way view here and this is your histogram over here on the right and the one what I might be going to looking at are these two right here or actually we’re going to look it three of but I’m not going to explain them right now, this time around.
We’re going to be looking at the vectors scope this time around and when we get into the manual adjustments I’ll explain it all this other scopes. So let me just adjust it to my vector scope here. So now let me try to explain some of this stuff over here, if you can see here’s our for red, magenta, blue, yellow, green and so on and this lime right here is your flesh tone.
So you want your video, your people’s flesh tone to be about on that lime and as you can see right here we got to shoot up towards the R which is the red which is this right here is probably this red blanket and over here is the yellow as you can see and I’m saying it’s—I'm probably thinking it’s her shirt and it looks like we have a pretty descent flesh tone color and a little bit linen off the red little bit and it’s hot but its nothing we can fix. So let me go into and double click my clip and get in the viewer and go to effects, real filters, color correction, color collector three way, there is specific reasons to use just the color correct and we gain into that as we go on and next videos but right now we want to color correct it three way.
This will apply our color corrector three way and I want to go in to my color corrector tab and a viewer and select it and hit my visuals button to turn so I could see my three color wheels. Now, the first thing you want and the first thing you want to start with is the black and you always want to adjust blacks then watts then the mids or it maybe you might want to go blacks mids whites but always start with the black first.
So what you want to do is find something black in your picture, click on the little eye dropper now I remember this is doing the automatically so I’ll show you how to manually do it later. Click your eye dropper and fasten them black in the picture and hid it and click and that will give us subtle adjustment to your blacks and then you want to go over here and do the same thing to your whites.
Click your eye dropper and click something that’s supposed to be white like the wall back here. Now, if you go up to view, range check we’re under range check and select excess luma and you’ll get this little check mark which will tell you everything as within the reason you’re white sign and not bursting out and everything is okay but if you take some take my whites up and it turn it to the exclamation point that means my watts are too hot and I have to bring him down, so I want to turn on my range view like I just showed you and I’m going to bring it down to where it turns to the check mark and turns green like there and I want to go down four more clicks which you would do by using the scroll wheel or using these little arrows right here.
Hit control Z to turn off your checker, now we want to bring our saturation slotter up just a little bit like we did in our last picture. Now everything is looking better to watch looking better but as you can see over here and the histogram they’re flesh tone is kind of red and its kind of going to work with the red side so what you want to do is to fix that you want to inject the opposite color of what there’s too much off. So I want to add some blue in there which should help for the red out and the mids and a little bit of blue in the mid which should help pull some of the blue out right there.
Then I’m going to raise my whites a little bit more and that and as you can see we have a pretty decently colored image or sharp pops, yellow really good her blue jeans are popping blue really good and the wall is right now. Take a close look, let me turn the color corrector three way off and I want you to notice the difference. Can you see that how orange and hazy and dusty that picture looks? You wouldn’t know it and first I’ve seen in but after you apply the color corrector to a three way that makes the picture look 100% better.
Now guys, you know enough to be dangerous. Go out there and full around a little bit and see what you can come up with and I hope you’ve learned something and we’ll see you next time. Once again let me show you the before and look at the vector scope. Now let me turn it on now look at the vector scope and look at this beautiful picture we got.