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After Effects is more suited to color correction work.
I'd start by reading the "Color correction and adjustment" section of After Effects Help, including the online documents that it points to by such folks as Mark Christiansen and Stu Maschwitz.
To be fair, though, you should probably read the "Color correction" section of Premiere Pro Help, too. In case my bias is clouding my judgment. ;-)
Generally speaking - neither. Both are quite unintuitive in that regard and performance leaves a lot to be desired. It really depends on how many individual shots/ clips you are dealing with and how long the entire piece is. If quality is a priority, then AE running in 32bpc mode beats PPro flat hand. You could then even use Color Finesse wit hsome decent results. If speed is more important, stick with Premiere's CC. Personally, I'm almost always using Magic Bullet Colorista due to the compact interface.
^ I'll second that. I find Magic Bullet Looks and Colorista the best grading tools by far when using AE/Premiere. Well worth the money, if you have the budget.
Regarding Magic Bullet Looks and Colorista: is the Premiere Pro project transfert to these has a good and easy workflow ?
The project is a full ong feature of about 1h40m on CINEFORM.
Would I need to convert cineform to something else to transfert into those software ? Which file format would be best and how to proceed, I cannot just render + export the whole project; it will render color correction clunky if all clips to be corrected are on one file with effect (like fades) applied before corrections...?
I suggest giving Color Finesse a try, it's bundled with AE and theres a license for CF that has been shipped to you within AE starting with CFLEM (for Mac) or CFLEP (Windows PC). After Activating, you should download the latest LE version 2 here
(Color Finesse 2 LE Plug-in for After Effects 6.5/7.0/CS3/CS4 Only)
if you have worked in premiere, you can import Pr projects to After Effects, make your grade and render out within AE.
Download Colorista 1.1 and install the demo into Premiere Pro and give it a try!
- Jonas Hummelstrand