Even if you use the very same cameras and lights for each shot of your job, when you get to post-production you might find out that your hue, saturation, and brightness have altered drastically from one camera setup to the next.
As soon as you’ve cut your footage, you have to level those values to bring your video color in line with what your eye perceives. This is what Color Correction is all about!
What is Color Correction All About?
Color correction refers to the procedure where every specific clip of video footage is altered to match the color temperature of numerous shots to a consistent technical standard of look.
It’s about balancing out your colors, making the whites really appear white, and the blacks in fact appear black, and everything in between is nice and even.
The goal is to match the video footage to a requirement that would be an accurate portrayal of how it would look if viewed from the human eye. With the human eye, under a warm light or cool light, a white object will always appear white.
With cameras, if you do not set it to the proper white balance, it can appear either blueish white, yellowish-white or actual white. Likewise, if you’re shooting outside over the course of a day, the quality of the sun is going to alter and your video will not look quite ideal, as certain shots of your video will not compare.
That’s why the color correction is so essential, as it will make your shots seamless and make your video look like they were all contended at the same time. Color-correction can be done utilizing primary and secondary tools, as well as masks and mattes.
Color correction is utilized in numerous Hollywood smash hits, from action films like Transformers and Black Hawk Down to horror motion pictures like The Ring and Saw; to make scenes from a movie look as natural and as near the way the human eye views something.
How to Do Essential Correction
There’s no single best method to fix the color of your video, but a good place to begin is by ensuring that your display is adjusted. As soon as you have a precise sense of your display’s color profile, you’ll know that the colors you’re selecting are the perfect ones for a natural appearance.
If you do not adjust your display screen, ensure to have a look at your video on a couple of various gadgets to ensure it looks great on all of them.
When you’re prepared to start repairing in Adobe Premiere Pro CC, start by opening the Color workplace and clicking the Basic Correction place.
Change the White Balance
White balance describes the temperature level of the whites in your video. If your whites appear tinted blue or yellow, you can change them. Given that white is a component in all your other colors, this will assist your whole picture to look better.
Another way to change the white balance is to utilize the Temperature and Tint sliders and identify the impact on the clip.
Move the Temperature slider left to include blue to your whites and right to include orange. Move the Tint slider towards the left to shift the whites towards green and right to shift them towards magenta.
Fine-tune the tones
Under the Tone heading, you can use sliders to adjust Exposure, Contrast, Highlights, Shadows, Whites, Blacks, and Saturation. Complexion can be the most difficult shade to fix and the most hassle-free to observe when it’s incorrect, so pay close attention to the skin tone of your topics.
One practical way to evaluate complexion is to have a look at the Lumetri YUV vectorscope, which measures brightness (the Y value) versus color (U and V values). To separate the complexion, go to Effect Controls and add a mask.
Draw a box around the face of your topic, and after that check the vectorscope to see how thoroughly the complexion falls to the line separating magenta from yellow.
This line marks the color of blood under the skin, so whatever the subject’s ethnic background, their complexion needs to sit near that line.
As soon as skin and other mid-tones look real, make sure your highlighted information isn’t lost. Use the Lumetri Color waveform histograms and scope to make sure that the values of your stones aren’t crushed or clipped.