Crash course in coloring please!!

[–]Le_Bunny 3 points 5 hours ago  The Online/Mastering/CC side of things has a lot to do with making sure network/DCI specs are right (for broadcast and cinema respectively). You'll be spending half your time colouring and the other half fixing up on set mistakes (crew & equipment in shot, matte boxes, focal and aperture shifts, aliasing, dead pixels, etc. etc. etc.). Personally I'd suggest finding an Onliner or a decent tech check guy to show you the ropes, but that's just my two cents. Purely for your post Steve Hullfish has a wonderful video explaining colour correction though: permalinksavereportgive goldreply [–]fugelthang 2 points an hour ago  Colorista 2 is the simplest most effective tool I have used. Very much into speed grade now. Adobe has great tutorials and, too. These are product-specific videos, but the concepts are universal to Cc. Tektronix has videos on how to read their hardware scopes, which translates well into any CC ware's soft scopes. recommended. Color is frustrating, but I attack it like science first, then art second. Real cc is done in a dark room with little ambient light on calibrated monitors. You want to get all your readouts good. Set the blacks, then highs, then gamma. Tweak saturation on the vector scope . Once the science is good, you have to use your artistic eye, which is too subjective to explain in a thread. Don't expect to master color without years of dedicated effort. I have been doing broadcast color for 5 yrs and still wonder if I'm doing it right. Truth is, if it looks good, you are. permalinksavereportgive goldreply

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Okay thanks. u/fugelthang you would recommend using Colorista over Da Vinci then? (that seems to be very popular)

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