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Posted: Fri, 22nd Jun 2007, 1:19pm

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hippa03

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I know may sound a bit funny but anyways I know I will get a good answer back.
When is the best time to grade your shots?

1: At the capturing stage

2: after it's been edited

I am asking this as to save yourself time when it's edited but again how do you buffs do it??

Thanks
Posted: Fri, 22nd Jun 2007, 1:27pm

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We always do colour grading in post production. We edit our footage into the timeline and then do the grading, otherwise you'll be grading footage that may not be used.

Also, if you do it a capture stage and you decide to change your mind on the look of your movie - you're screwed.

I recommend doing it in post after you have it all your footage as you want it in your timeline.
Posted: Fri, 22nd Jun 2007, 2:00pm

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hippa03

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Thanks Sketchwork for you reply. Did I get it right? You mean you do all thew eding and then grade the edited parts?
Posted: Fri, 22nd Jun 2007, 2:08pm

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Yep. It's teh only way that makes sense.

This might prove useful:

http://fxhome.com/support/tutorials/view.php?i=22
Posted: Fri, 22nd Jun 2007, 3:02pm

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I need to know some particulasr points if you don't mind. You mean you choose thr clips put them on the time line and then render the whole move and after that you grade these clips altogether?
Posted: Fri, 22nd Jun 2007, 3:07pm

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Pretty much. Make sure you put any transitions on AFTER grading.
Posted: Fri, 22nd Jun 2007, 3:28pm

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hippa03

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Still didn't get it I mean when you'r ready from the time line you need to render the movie to be able to take each and every clip for grading, right and after that you need to put them back on the timeline and then add transitions. Is this what you mean?
Posted: Fri, 22nd Jun 2007, 4:21pm

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The way I work is like this:

1) Capture all footage
2) Edit you footage into your timeline to make a rough cut of your movie
3) Put place markers for SFX clips into your timeline
4) Replace place markers with your SFX (special effect work)
5) Grade your footage
6) Add any transitions to your timeline
7) Add any sound elements (sound effects, full score, etc)
8) Box it up ready for screening

Hope this makes more sense.

Take care.
Posted: Sun, 24th Jun 2007, 5:20am

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hippa03

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Hi all I am still a bit confused when you say place holder. I use Premiere Pro 2 and on the clip I tried to do a sort of a mark but on the CompLab it doesn't show. What am I donig wrong please?
Posted: Sun, 24th Jun 2007, 12:55pm

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Sorry, when I say place holders I mean just an area on your timeline that you are reserving for a special effect clip. You can use the clip that you want to incorporate SFX in as your place marker.

For example:

{title card} {clip 1} {clip 2} {sfx 1} {clip 128} {after title crawl}

Title Card is a place holder for when you do your title cards.
Clip 1, 2 and 128 are your main footage
SFX 1 is a place holder for a special effect shot
Final Title Crawl is a place holder for your ending credits