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#1 Oliver Fuller

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 05:14 AM

Hi

This is my first post. This site is helpful.

I was wondering what grading software you guys use (grading as in making the colour of each scene the same).

Thank you

Oli

Edited by Oliver Fuller, 11 September 2007 - 05:15 AM.

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#2 David Auner aac

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 06:01 AM

I was wondering what grading software you guys use (grading as in making the colour of each scene the same).


Hi Oliver,

I do most of color correction in Avid XpressDV which has some nice features. For more elaborate stuff I'd use discreet's combustion or After Effects. HTH.

Cheers, Dave
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#3 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 07:20 AM

The only vaguely affordable (to the individual) dedicated grading software is Apple's Color, which is part of Final Cut Studio (er, I think. Check before you buy.)

Otherwise, yeah, AE, your NLE, whatever. Most of them are capable of doing it to a perfectly good standard, although you may spend a while fiddling around with the less-than-perfect interfaces.

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#4 Thomas Worth

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 07:36 AM

I use Combustion quite a bit. Its color correction tools are comparable to a Flame or Inferno. Also, it is node based as well as layer based, so you can create a color corrector node and assign it to any number of shots using the "edit" operator. For example, if your A camera needs a certain setting and your B camera another setting, you can create two color corrector nodes (one for A and one for B ). Link each of them to 20 different shots of similar color. Then, when you adjust something, all 20 shots will update at once since they are all connected to the one color corrector node. This is a huge time saver.
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#5 Chris Durham

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 10:26 AM

After effects will do a fine job; although I'm dying to get a Mac so that I can start using Final Cut and it's grading utility - Color. If you have a Mac, go for Color
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#6 Oliver Fuller

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 03:29 AM

awsome thanks for all the help. im thinking about getting after effects. i would love to have a mac though.

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 11:00 PM

you may also consider Color Finesse as an alternative to Color.

http://www.synthetic...s/cf/index.html
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#8 William A Chapman Jr

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 01:26 AM

If you can afford it I would have to say After Effects as well.
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#9 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 06:12 AM

If you can afford Color Finesse, you can afford AE...

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