6 Replies Latest reply on May 19, 2017 11:27 AM by R Neil Haugen

    Newbie question, having problem using 'Color' tab

    bernieraffe Level 1

      I'm trying to use the Color tab in order to change exposure, colours and other settings.

       

      1. I select the clip in my timeline
      2. I click on Color at the top
      3. The workspace changes to the 'Color' workspace
      4. But the preview window doesn't show the selected clip, instead it shows the currently selected original clip, whatever that might be.

       

      I can't figure out how to get it to show me the selected clip from the timeline, I can however make adjustments and when I go back to play the timeline clip, the adjustment has been made. I just can't see the adjustments being made as I do them - a small point, but an important one!!

       

      Any help appreciated

        • 1. Re: Newbie question, having problem using 'Color' tab
          Jim_Simon Level 8

          When you switch to the Color Tab, the Selection Follows Playhead feature is turned on, so the selected clip will be whatever is under the playhead.

           

          Change your step 1 from selecting the clip to placing the playhead over it and you'll be fine.

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          • 2. Re: Newbie question, having problem using 'Color' tab
            bernieraffe Level 1

            Sorry, I should  have said, the playhead is already over the clip before I select it in step 1.

             

            Anything else I can try?

            • 3. Re: Newbie question, having problem using 'Color' tab
              R Neil Haugen Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              Then your original question leaves me thoroughly puzzled ... you said you select a clip ... and clarified that you have the playhead (CTI) over that clip ... go to the Color workspace ... um ... ?

               

              I guess I need to know what you define as the "the currently selected original clip". You've totally lost me.

               

              And by preview window, are you referring to the Program monitor ... or the little window in the Creative tab of Lumetri that is for previewing the application of Looks to the media? As that is what is normally referred to as the preview window, and it of course only shows the application of Looks to the media.

               

              Neil

              • 4. Re: Newbie question, having problem using 'Color' tab
                Meg The Dog Adobe Community Professional

                Please post a screen shot of the Color workspace.

                 

                MtD

                • 5. Re: Newbie question, having problem using 'Color' tab
                  bernieraffe Level 1

                  Thanks for your replies, but for some reason it's all started to work ok now. Just to clarify, here's what I meant, sorry I'm not familiar with all the terminology just yet.

                   

                  During a normal editing workspace, I'd double clicked a clip to display the raw footage as it came out of the camera. That appears on the top left (that's what I was calling the 'original' clip)

                   

                  I then go to the the timeline and move the playhead over the clip I wanted to edit, I also selected that clip if it wasn't already selected. I then pressed the 'Colour' tab at the top so that I could adjust the exposure / colour of the selected clip. But the preview window at the top (taking up most of the width) showed the raw footage clip, not the one I wanted to edit.

                   

                  But now, for some reason, the 'Color' workspace shows two preview windows, one on the left is the raw footage, one on the right is the selected clip on the timeline, and I can adjust the settings.

                   

                  As it's all working, there's no point in providing a screenshot, but thanks again for the help.

                  • 6. Re: Newbie question, having problem using 'Color' tab
                    R Neil Haugen Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                    Sounds like you had the Source monitor on the upper left ... and yes, that shows the source material.

                     

                    The Program monitor shows the timeline as currently edited.

                     

                    The "preview window" in the Lumetri panel's Creative tab shows the source material with the Look you've got showing in the drop-down box ... or navigated to via the left and right arrows in that window.

                     

                    Doing Lumetri work, it's best to go to the Color Workspace, and have the scopes panel in the upper left and program monitor in the middle. Parade RGB,Vectorscope YUV, and Waveform (Luma or RGB) are your friends ... better than your eyes ... learn how to use them.

                     

                    Neil