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  • Fri, Sep 12 2008 12:54 AM

    • chrischen
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    Media Composer Color correction

    So I heard Media composer does not have secondary color correction. Is there a cheap plugin for this?

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  • Fri, Sep 12 2008 1:39 AM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer Color correction

    Chrischen,

    A lot of different things are called secondary color correction. It can be color isolation (for purposes of adjustment or color replacement). It can be full screen. It can be windowed - square, rectangle, circle, oval or custom-drawn ("power windows"). Colorista does full screen or square/rectangle/oval/circle windows (not custom). You can achieve "power windows"-style secondary results in Media Composer by duplicating the clip onto a higher track, using Animatte tools to isolate an area within the clip and applying different correction to that area.

    - Oliver

     

  • Fri, Sep 12 2008 1:43 AM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer Color correction

    Take a look at ColorFix from 3Prong: http://www.3prong.com/

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  • Fri, Sep 12 2008 2:09 AM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer Color correction

    Which one can match the features in Color from Final Cut Studio while staying cheap for me. I know Colorista is only $99 academic. Does that have all the features found in Final Cut Color?

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  • Fri, Sep 12 2008 2:29 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer Color correction

    Colorista combined with Magic Bullet Looks should be able to do everything you're looking for.

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  • Fri, Sep 12 2008 6:00 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer Color correction

    Looks + Colorista is $10 short of what I paid just for Media Composer. And that's at academic pricing too. Added together it's almost as much as Final Cut Studio.

    I wish I hadn't sold my free copy of Xpress Pro. Could have gotten full commercial upgrade for $499. Now it'll cost me $999.

    Also what filters/plugins come with Media Composer?

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  • Fri, Sep 12 2008 6:21 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer Color correction

    Also does Colorista have the motion tracking feature in Color?

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  • Fri, Sep 12 2008 7:24 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer Color correction

    I believe Colorista has masks or what's commonly called Power Windows but I don't believe they have a tracker. I suggest you download the demo version of each and try them out.

    In the Media Composer you can use the Paint effect to create a shape and apply basic corrections to that shape and track it.

     

     

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  • Fri, Sep 12 2008 7:54 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer Color correction

    So media composer has motion tracking and I can use that to track a shape that I want to color correct? Does it also allow me to select a color and change it?

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  • Fri, Sep 12 2008 8:26 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer Color correction

    Media Composer has a tracker. Here's a tutorial:

    http://learn.avid.com/content/tutorials/SNtracking/tutorial.html

    Using the Paint Effect or AniMatte with two layers of video a very basic correction can be applied and tracked. For example, I've corrected a scene where the subject was looking at a computer monitor and their face was blue from the reflection of the screen. I was able to draw a shape, make color adjustments to remove the cast and track it.

    Additionally Boris Red/Avid FX has a powerful color corrector and motion tracking:

    http://www.borisfx.com/tutorials/motiontracking.php

    Avid FX is ships standard with Media Composer 3.0 with a low cost upgrade for current customers.

     

     

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  • Fri, Sep 12 2008 9:02 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer Color correction

    I got the academic version, so I don't get Boris Red. Does After Effects have the same color correction features? It is cheaper for me.

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  • Sat, Sep 13 2008 5:41 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer Color correction

    Anyone (in the US at least) with SN/MC 3.0 or NC 7.0 can buy the Avid 3rd Party Application Bundle for $195 from the Avid Store. This is a great deal; Boris Red lists for $995 and BCC (Avid FX) for MC is $1,995 alone. 

    This includes:

    • Boris Continuum Complete v5.0.3 (Universal Mac and PC)
    • Avid FX v5.8 (Universal Mac and PC)
    • Sorenson Squeeze v5 (Universal Mac and PC)
    • Avid DVD by Sonic v6 for PC
    • SmartSound Sonicfire Pro 4.5 (Universal Mac and PC)
    • SmartSound Music Core Foundations (Universal Mac and PC)
    • SmartSound Music Core Sessions (Universal Mac and PC)



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  • Sat, Sep 13 2008 7:47 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer Color correction

    Hey cool. I didn't know that. That's cheaper than if I were to go and buy the academic versions of each of those products. It should work with the academic version of media composer right?

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  • Sun, Sep 14 2008 2:48 AM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer Color correction

    Does the third party pack come with the tools to match Apple Color's feature set? I saw the video demo and it's really nice how it can easily turn dv video into a pro look.

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  • Sun, Sep 14 2008 9:15 AM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer Color correction

    A skilled color corrector, the person not software, can do it with MC as essy to.

    Color is a nice tool in a skilled profesionals hand. But as all advance tools, a non skilled or not so advance, user will easy end up in a mess. Which You already can do with MC.

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