Hello, I've been color correcting/grading with cliptoolz color for awhile now, but I've run into a few issues:
First off I don't fully understand waveforms, histograms and scopes in general. I know how to read them in a basic sense, but that's not really working in the results I'm trying to get.
Second, I'm shooting an a Sony a6000 in AVCHD, and I don't know how to correct/grade with AVCHD without having digital artifacts after de-noising.
Lastly, The computer I'm editing on is a dell laptop with Win 8 with a resolution of 1600 x 900 (not ideal I know, but it's the best I have to work with for the time being) so everything is SUPER de-saturated until I plug it in to a 1080p HD television which then the colors turn out alright. But it has me concerned that when I finally render it it will not look how I intended it to.
No I cannot upgrade software, cash is tight.
Any advice on the matter?