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Colour Correction Overload?

Published in Post & VFX

We love colour grading. The way you can transform mundane-looking footage and turn it into something rich and compelling is magical

Using Resolve with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera

Published in Post & VFX

Blackmagic have just released a firmware update for the Cinema Camera which together with the latest version of Resolve bring a few changes to the workflow

Colour Correction basics - an excellent tutorial video

Published in Post & VFX

As usual in the Winter season, we're re-running some of our most popular articles, in case you didn't see them the first time

Colour Grading in the Bedroom

Published in Post & VFX

Software-only colour grading systems have transformed the look of the colour landscape. But not if you want a hardware control surface or top-level manufacturer support. Andy Stout explains.

State of the art colour correction - in 1987!

Published in Post & VFX

I'm no fashion guru, but I do remember that in 1987 women wore shoulder pads the size of a small country and men rolled up their jacket sleeves as if it was almost an anatomical necessity. And I spent hours trying to recreate Jan Hammer's synthesised guitar sound from the Miami Vice theme on my Korg keyboard.

Colour Correction basics - an excellent tutorial video

Published in Post & VFX

How often do people really take the time to explain the real basics? With stuff like colour correction, while you can and should rely on your eyes and a good, colour-calibrated monitoring system, you also need to make sure that your graded output is technically OK, or it might be rejected by your client

Here it is: the Future of Colour

Published in Post & VFX

 

Amid all the recent fuss over 4K, it's easy to get caught up in the enthusiasm over resolution. Shooting a video frame that's the size of a photo taken by a stills camera is no bad thing, of course, but colour and contrast are still the most eye-catching properties on an image. But now we know what the future holds for colour

What do electric guitars have to do with colour correction?

Published in Post & VFX

Well, nothing really. But some of the tech used to coax new sounds from electric guitars is similar to some types of video production techniques. It's worth taking an "out of the box" look at how the two compare. Oh, and there's some great guitar playing as well

What colour is night?

Published in Post & VFX

What colour is night? This simple question leads to some deeper questions about colour in film making

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