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Color Grading and Fixing

Lesson 16 from: iPhone Filmmaking: From Shoot Through Edit

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Color Grading and Fixing

Lesson 16 from: iPhone Filmmaking: From Shoot Through Edit

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16. Color Grading and Fixing

Color grading helps establish your editing style -- and it's a must if you shoot in the raw N-Log format. Master the editing tools for color inside LumaFusion, including shortcuts for color grading multiple video clips.

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Color Grading and Fixing

So then I mentioned it earlier, but I When I shot the footage, it was shot in log. And so then I had to go into the different things. The different clips that we put in the time line and color agreed them. So we'll talk about how do you fix your footage? So remember how I had part of the gimbal that was in the shot? You know, how do you take that out? Um so fix the footage and then how to add back in the color because it was in log. Um, and I think that's it. So let's go to the IPhone and let's go into the grated. Um, so here, let's I think these ones don't have the color grading here, so you can see it's a little bit washed out. The way to add color is by going tapping on the clip itself, and I'm gonna go to the suitcase and then click edit, and then you see to the right, so I have color and effects selected on the bottom. So I have that selected there. So that gives you this menu here on the right. So I have, um so Lou effusion has different settings of ways. You could change the col...

or of your footage. But there's also this part where I think I was talking about Phil make has a D log. So in this film, it d log V to, um So what you could do is add that in. So if I tap that, you see if you could see that it added some color to it, and then you can say how much of it you want applied. Do you see the difference? So this is kind of adding the that's not showing updating. Did that get darker? Um, but yes. So you can choose how much of it you want to put in or apply to that footage. Um, So what I've done here, though, is I've downloaded other other lutz or look up tables. Um, so think of it as you know, how instagram has filters, basically, just adding filters in. And there's different looks, right, depending on the look and feel that you want for your film. So what I had here is, um oh, I deleted. So I have here. I think I applied, uh, me Go scrolls girl. I applied this, um X to 70 log, so we can see it's a little crazy. Um, it's a little too much. So I am going to dial that down a little bit to something that makes more sense. Right? Um, so that's how you add color back in. And then also, if I tap on that pallet on the top left, um, you can see that, um, there's this thing called original. So if I tap on that, this is where you can fix things that are too dark or to contrast the not enough contrast. You can make all those modifications here so you can make a brighter, darker kind of like when you're I didn't get photo. You know, this is where all of those basic edits are saturation. Um, and all of that. You can make all those corrections here, so that's always really cool to be able to control that. Yes. Just step back a second. Yellow. And can you explain again what log is for those who aren't familiar with that? Yeah, and the let long and look yeah, so log is like I mentioned earlier. It's a way to shoot in a, um in a in a mode that you're capturing mawr. Uh, more information. I guess that's the way to put it, Um, your so that you you when something's too bright, for example, you've lost that information of like of pixels or something's too dark. You can't recover that cause you don't have that information. So when you shoot in log, um, you're capturing more of that information on and then what a lot is or look up table. It's just a way to color grade. It's It's adding back in, um, the color that you took away because you shot in that way, if that makes sense, Um, yeah, I think that's the safest way to put it. So if you're a photographer, perhaps you would in photography. That might be like shooting and raw. Yeah, yeah, exactly. Yeah, yes, yes. So that exactly it's shooting in raw, and then you could make more modifications to it. And really, you'll have the blacks and the data of the like the dark, dark and the light lights. Anything you can manipulated as much difficult. Thank you. Yeah, it's a confusing topic. Um, and, um, it's tricky because so you'll see in a second. If I come out of this screen. You see, I have Here is the part that gets a little bit tedious because I have all of these clips that now need to be colored color, graded or corrected. Even I'm gonna have to go into each individual one and add the same thing in. Luckily, there's a short cut so I can copy and paste whatever it is that I apply to this one. So the way to do that is you tap on clip over here. Um, so clip and then you can say copy groups. Which parts of that clip do you want to copy? So these icons, this means, um I don't want to copy the position or the sound. I want to just copy these two. What? I made changes to the original and also to the filter. So I'm gonna uncheck those and then make sure those are still selected. I'm gonna hit copy and then say I want to put it on here, and then we go to clip, and I'm only gonna pace those two things. I'm gonna uncheck those, and they wanna hit paste and see it changes the color of that. So that's a little bit of ah, shortcut so that you're not, like going to set exact gets tedious. So that's one quick way to do it. Um, yes. So then I just went into each one of these, and I changed the colors. So, um, I'll turn things on and off so you can see the difference. So we go coloring effects so that I will show you, um, without with So, um and that's how you change the colors or fix things that are too dark or too bright. So let's say you've got stuff on your own. Currently that you ah, taped videoed, um, without the filmic app. So can you still do that stuff like in the native? Yeah. You can take even if you didn't shoot. Log, I think is what you're asking, right? And you just have regular footage that you shot with your phone. You can still apply some of those things to it. You can apply there like filters, you know, and then you can choose the amount. How? How much of that filter that you want apply? Yeah. You can totally still do that

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