Colour Correction Tips for Resolve, FCPX & Avid
Here’s a quick round up of some useful tutorials on colour correction in Davinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro X and Avid Media Composer.
The first tutorial is another great Anatomy of a Grade from colourist Chris Hall. For more of his great grading breakdowns check out this previous post featuring 4 other tutorials.
To find out how to get your project into Resolve from any NLE, including Adobe Premiere Pro and FCP7 check out this previous post.
Avid Media Composer – Grading Basics
Kevin P McAuliffe continues his epic run of Avid Media Composer tutorials over on the Creative Cow with this two part colour correction tutorial. I’ve personally found Kevin’s free tutorials very useful in my journey into using Avid. (Check out the Diary of an Avid Switcher posts for more on that.)
In part 1 Kevin, demonstrates how to balance the image and then in part 2 gets into using the colour wheels too. A great primer for anyone new to colour correction.
Getting Started in FCPX
Chris Fenwick has a whole load FCP tutorials, and a growing number of FCPX tutorials, on his youtube channel and in this short video he walks through some effective colour grading effects, including using qualifiers to treat selected parts of the image. If you’re trying to wrap your head around the color board this is a great place to start.
If you want even more FCPX colour correction tutorials here are ten more courtesy of Premium Beat.