Does anyone know of a good color matching tutorial?
I'm trying to color matching for a sequence where the color balance is quite different from clip to clip, and I'd like to bring them closer together so that it is not so jarring when switching between them. The premiere documentation doesn't have much to say about the color match effect, does anyone know how to use this effectively?
I'm also wondering if there is a way to open more than one program monitor window. This would be nice to be able to see the clip before and the clip after the current clip when adjusting color to match them all.
Alternatively, is premiere the wrong tool to do this job? Would After Effects be a better tool?
your inputs please,
There are lots of tutorials on color correction techniques, but check out the primer here directly from Adobe:
Then jump over to this one http://digitalproducer.digitalmedianet.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=37014
A bit older but most workflows are still applicable.
From there you'll find tons of other great tutorials and tips online. Take your time with this, proper color correction
may take some time to master, especially if your footage requires lots of complex tuning.
Also, you can certainly have several monitor windows open, and there's even a workspace preset named Color Correction.
And yes, After Effects is often considered a superior color correction (and everything else LOL) tool but for many
purposes the tools in PPro should suffice.