Color Correction Tools in Final Cut Pro

Learn how to analyze a clip for color; automatically color balance clips; manually white balance clips; match colors between clips; add and adjust color corrections; use the color board, wheels, curves, and hue and saturation curves; use masks with color corrections; save color correction presets; and other color correction tools in Final Cut Pro.

167. How to Analyze a Clip for Color in Final Cut Pro

Before using Final Cut Pro's color balance tools, you will need to first analyze your clips for color. You can either have your clip's color balance analyzed when you import it, or you can analyze a clip's color balance at any time in the browser.

168. How to Automatically Color Balance Clips in Final Cut Pro

Final Cut Pro has a great tool for balancing a clip's colors at the click of a single button. We'll show you how this tool works for clips that already analyzed for color, as well as clips that have not been analyzed yet.

169. How to Manually White Balance Clips in Final Cut Pro

Is auto white balance not cutting it for you? Well, you've come to the right place! In this video, we'll show you how to manually white balance your clips to ensure that the white objects in your video appear perfectly white.

170. How to Match Color in Final Cut Pro

Often times our projects consist of footage from a wide variety of sources. Match Color is a helpful tool that makes it easy to ensure that all scenes feel balanced and cohesive.

171. How to Add Color Corrections in Final Cut Pro

Final Cut Pro has a few color correction tools available that may help you better balance your footage's colors and luma levels. Color correction is an essential skill when editing your videos, and in this tutorial, we'll show you how to get you started.

172. How to Use Color Board in Final Cut Pro

The Color Board is a color correction tool that lets you adjust a clip's tint, saturation, and exposure. This tool may seem confusing at first, but we'll go over how to add a Color Board effect and show you how to adjust its settings in the Color inspector.

173. How to Use Color Wheels in Final Cut Pro

One of the color correction effects you can use is the Color Wheels effect. You can use the four color wheels to adjust the Master level, Shadows, Midtones, and Highlights in your video. In this video, we'll take a look at all the available controls you can use!

174. How to Use Color Curves in Final Cut Pro

The Color Curves is another effect you can use to color correct your clips in Final Cut Pro. These controls give you precise control over the Luma, Red, Green, and Blue channels. We'll take a look at how to use these controls and show you some cool tips along the way!

175. How to Use Hue and Saturation Curves in Final Cut Pro

The hue and saturation curves give you yet another option for color correcting your clips. This option gives you six curves that let you make precise adjustments to the hue, saturation, and brightness of any color in your project. In this video, we'll take a look at each of these six curves and show you exactly how to adjust them.

176. How to Add a Shape Mask to a Color Correction in Final Cut Pro

Adding shape masks to a color correction is a great way to define the area where you want to confine the color correction effect. For example, you might want to emphasize the subject by desaturating the area surrounding it. We'll take a look at a good example of how to use shape masks with a color correction effect.

177. How to Use Color Masks with Color Corrections in Final Cut Pro

Color masks let you isolate a particular color range in your videos. Combining color masks with color corrections lets you correct specific colors in your project. In this video, we'll take a look at a practical example of how to use these two effects together!

178. How to Add Shape Masks to Color Masks in Final Cut Pro

Although color masks are great to isolate a single color to color correct, it may be less accurate on more complex objects. In this video, we'll go over how to add shape masks to our color masks to better refine our selection!

179. How to Save Color Correction Presets in Final Cut Pro

If you have a color correction that you plan on using on multiple clips or projects, you can save it as a preset. This makes it easy to apply the same color correction effects to other clips in the same project or a different project. We'll show you how!

180. How to Use Comparison Viewer to Compare Frames in Final Cut Pro

In Final Cut Pro, you can show the comparison viewer next to the main viewer to compare any two frames of video side by side. For example, you can compare frames to look for differences or similarities in color correction, cropping, titles, video effects such as blurs or masks, and so on.

181. How to Use Video Scopes While Color Correcting Clips in Final Cut Pro

You can display video scopes next to the video image in the viewer while editing in Final Cut Pro. These video scopes can help you visualize adjustments to luma and hue, which is extremely helpful when color correcting your footage. In this video, we'll go through each video scope and show you exactly how they work!

182. How to Detect Out-Of-Gamut Colors in Final Cut Pro

You can use the range check overlay in the viewer to quickly highlight color values that exceed the acceptable limits of color space standards. This can be especially useful to ensure that your colors will be displayed properly when sharing across different platforms.

Last modified: Wednesday, 19 Jan 2022, 18:40