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Color Correction

Posted: Wed, 22nd Jun 2005, 6:34pm

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Unsure if my topic name was accurate, but heres the problem. I filmed some footage for a upcoming video, unfortunately i didnt use any extra lights besides the flourescent ones built into the ceilling. Is it possible to fix this color problem in chromanator? or am i gona have to cutout the actor frame by frame with complex masks (gasp)

Posted: Wed, 22nd Jun 2005, 7:16pm

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Match the clips as close as possible in terms of brightness and contrast, then feather out the edges a bit on the masks. It will not be perfect, but it will hopefully work.
Posted: Wed, 22nd Jun 2005, 7:48pm

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o awsome thanks!
Posted: Wed, 29th Jun 2005, 7:05pm

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If your camera did not move when you filmed this it shouldnt be a problem. Just put each cut out in the exact place on the backround layer as it was shot on.
Posted: Wed, 29th Jun 2005, 10:24pm

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Well, I'm guessing you made a couple of mistakes, here.

As Redhawksrymmer has pointed out, the best thing for you to try would be using Chromanator's grading tools to match the brigtnesses of the clips as best as possible, and feather the masks.

The differences in brightness are probably because you left your camera on automatic white ballance, focus and brightness. To avoid this problem in future, set up your shot as you want it, and lock off all the controls (set them to manual). That way, all the shots will remain the same, and should match up better. Just remember to make sure the shot is focused/white ballanced correctly before you put it to manual.

The second mistake is that you've not really thought about how shadows are going to affect the shot - as you can see, you've stood quite close to the wall, and without very complex g/mattes, there will be discrepancies where the shots join up. Again, this is something you'll have to live with unless you re-shoot, but it's something to bear in mind for next time you're filming.

Hope this helps smile

Cool costume by the way!

Cheers,
Arktic.
Posted: Sat, 16th Jul 2005, 5:03am

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just mess around with the brightness, thats all.

if the actors are moving, darkness and brightness may change alot, so you may have to work with it

its time consuming, yet it works greatly