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Color Cast Correction in Avid Media Composer

Color Cast Correction in Avid Media Composer


It’s easy to fix a color cast problem within
Avid Media Composer. In this example, I have a camera angle that
has a green color cast. To fix this, isolate the area using the add-edit
function at the top of the timeline toolbar. Then move the position indicator to the front
of the isolated clip segment by dragging the indicator while holding down the command key. Right click in the grey area of the timeline
window and create a new video track from the contextual menu. Make sure the red segment smart tool is activated,
and then select the middle clip segment. Use the keyboard shortcut command C to copy
the segment. Hold down the command key and drag the segment
up to the video 2 track. Then press command V to paste the segment
back into its original position. Move the position indicator back over to the
middle clip segment. Navigate to the project window, and click
on the purple effects tab. Within the image category, find the Color
Effect. Drag the color effect onto the middle clip
segment that’s on V1. Make sure this video monitor icon is located
within the V1 track. Navigate to the upper left corner of the timeline
toolbar and click on the effect mode button. Within the effect editor window, adjust the
hue and saturation controls until the ballet dresses match the other camera angle. In doing so, you will affect the colors of
the entire image. Don’t worry, just focus on matching the color
of the dresses. Move the video monitor icon to the V2 track. This will show as the original video segment
on top of the color corrected image. Navigate back to the project window and click
on the key category. Find the Spectra Matte effect and drag it
onto middle segment on V2. Within the effect editor window click on the
key color box. Choose the original green color to reveal
the blue color underneath. Okay, that’s much better. Check it out. For other great tips like this, or to enroll
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Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

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