Are you saving the Linked Project in Sg after your tweaks...before going back to PPRO?
Also make sure you're applying the changes in SpeedGrade. It's possible to preview a look, which then must be applied or it won't 'take'.
Yes, I have been saving the project first and then hit the "send back to pp" button.
I have not worked with looks on this second runthrough i was tweaking the circles myself just a hint.
I also cranked up the contrast etc to see a change clearly (but i didn't )
i found the solution:
i had one master timeline for each of the 3 commercials in one project.
in order for premiere to remember the grading from speedgrade i had to save the project within speedgrade seperately for each timeline i wanted to correct. so i had "project 01" "project 02" and "project03" with each new saving it remebered the new grading. So now i can delete project 01 and 02 and have all the changes in 03.
Wasn't to hard in the end, but it cost me a few hours and surely could be fixed.
Hard to fix OE.
Well, i wouldn't blame... me
having multiple timelines in one project and wanting to grade them it would make sense i save the project once with the extension "speedgrade" or something like that and then do all the grading for all timelines in that project. the way it works now is a bit unintuitive, one master project for everything that can be overwritten / changed would be the most comfortable.
anyway thanks for your help
Did SG not ask you which Direct Link Sequence you wanted to "load" each time you started a CC/Grade session in SG?
I think thats key to it.
BTW - as you did...I always create a new trimmed down PPRo Project especially for DL to SG.
I think its a good practice ( but requires carefull managing)
Yes, upon opening SG i was asked to choose a timeline. But as long as i didn't save the project under a new name it wouldn't accept the grading changes.
I used to clean up (still do that actually) and make everything as simple as possible when going from Final Cut Pro to Color, i just figured 5-7 years later down the road SpeedGrade could handle knowing that there is different itmelines in one master project.
Saving it under a new name makes sense only because i know sometimes stuff like that just works with little tweaks, much like slapping a tv to get it working again without knowing why
I can't figure out what the confusion for the software was when changing the grading within one project, since SpeedGrade doesn't save something like a "xxx.speedgrade" but just another copy of the Premiere Project.
Yes, upon opening SG i was asked to choose a timeline.
SG recognises "SEQUENCES" in a Premiere Project that has been Direct Linked.
You open and work on "SEQUENCE" by "SEQUENCE" in the case of multiple Sequences.
upon opening SG i was asked to choose a timeline.
I find things work smoother when I start in PP and send the sequence to SG from there. Only one sequence can go over at a time, so I send each one in turn. Coming back to PP always saves the changes, as required by the process.
I only have cs6 .. so everyone knows what that is... going to SG as dpx and or xml etc.
One of the things important, I think, regarding color stuff and basic out of camera corrections is that there is a wide range of people who feel that color correction is pre edit and grading is post edit. There are lots of threads on internet about this subject..
Basically , if you wanna get your source material close to what you intended ( and here you can use grayscales and color stuff you shoot at heads of shots ) you do that before edit..
takes time and is pain to do but is good starting point..
then you edit and do what you have to do in order to 'grade' .. so initial color correction is pre edit , grade is post edit ... and the workflow follows that criteria more or less...
I know this doesn't influence the workflow of this thread but it might be cool to keep in mind ... ??