Colour Grading in the Bedroom

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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.

A beginner's intro to colour correction

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An invaluable video that helps explain everything to do with colour correction for those just starting out.

The dangers of overcooking the grade

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Simon Wyndham argues that when grading, especially to an extreme, one should consider whether the grade will enhance or detract from the overall viewer experience.

This is how to make a showreel

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This is how to make a showreel. You have just a few minutes to grab people's attention. This is your calling card

At the FCP Exchange workshops held in Las Vegas during NAB 2016, Denver Riddle of Color Grading Central previewed some upcoming updates to Color Finale for FCP X.

What Da Vinci was like in 1987!

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(This is a second chance to see this lovely retro look at DaVinci.) 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

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Replay: 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

RedShark Summer Replay: What Colour is Night?

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Redshark's only 10 months old, and our readership is growing all the time. So if you're a new arrival here you'll have missed some great articles from earlier in the year

Processing colour with analogue eyes

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Here's something different: An iPad app that teaches colour correction the way it used to be done with analogue film

[Updated] Imposing a "strong" look on a film can take all the original goodness from it. Phil Rhodes wonders whether we can take the concept of "skin tone" seriously any more.

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