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By Steve Hullfish

The basically advisor to the paintings and means of colour correction according to the worthy wisdom of greater than a dozen of the head colorists on this planet. This booklet permits you extraordinary entry to the best way the masters of the craft procedure their work.

Containing a long time of event colorist knowledge, this ebook presents an knowing of what top-tier colorists search for in a picture and the way they comprehend what to do to make it nice. that includes ideas played in numerous colour correction software program purposes (DaVinci get to the bottom of, Apple colour, artificial Aperture's colour Finesse, and more), this e-book turns what has lengthy been a misunderstood ''black art'' right into a set of abilities that any colorist, editor, autonomous filmmaker, or movement images artist can start to grasp. full of motives, guidance, and ideas that construct on every one other, you will learn the way to:
* repair poorly uncovered pictures and photographs with colour casts
* create looks
* fit shots
* grasp basic and secondary colour correction techniques
* use colour correction to enhance a story

This version includes

* An up-to-date DVD containing hours of video tutorials utilizing DaVinci get to the bottom of, prolonged interview transcripts and colour correction periods with the pro colorists featured within the e-book

* a new tutorial-based bankruptcy, with significant other undertaking documents at the DVD, so that you can paintings besides the text

* New perception from extra specialist colorists, together with mythical colorists, Bob Festa, Stefan Sonnenfeld, and Pankaj Baipai, displaying you the 'hows' and 'whys' of every grade

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This Y/C mode is often displayed with the luma and chroma information in different colors. On a standard waveform monitor in Flat mode, the luminance and chrominance values are indistinguishable by color on the display. Fig. 19 (a) High-definition still from Artbeats’ Sports 1 HD collection— SP120. (b) Waveform image grabbed from a Tektronix WVR7100. (c) Artbeats’ image from Sports 1 HD collection overlaid with waveform display. do not crush the detail out of one channel that may be lower than the other two.

It is possible to increase the contrast in a specific area of an image by playing either the highlights against the gammas or the shadows against the gammas. 32 (a) Defining Contrast (b) Fig. 29 (a) Warm piano image. b) Waveform images for warm piano images. The wider the range, the more the contrast. But it is possible to increase the contrast in a specific area of an image by playing either the highlights against the gammas or the shadows against the gammas. This method can develop an increased amount of contrast in your shadows, your midtones, or your highlights.

The position of the first bump on the histogram isn’t as far left as it could be, ­indicating the same elevated black levels as the RGB Parade. The difference in the balance of the bumps on the right side of the histogram indicates the warm skin tones and orange paint on the container in the highlight areas. Fig. 18 The numbers from Avid’s eyedropper, sampling the black in the shirt. These numbers are in 8-bit color space. The numbers in the red, green, and blue channels (33, 29, 30) are fairly close to each other, indicating that the blacks are balanced but are quite elevated compared to the true black indicated by the 16, 16, 16 numbers to the right of them.

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