Hello, I have a problem with importing FCP generated XML file into Adobe Premiere Pro, so I can later transfer it to Adobe After Effects for color correcting. So I'm thinking to color correct a high quality MOV file that I can export from Final Cut. Does that make any sense? I'd like to keep highest quality possible for submitting my film to film festivals, DVD etc.
Would such a method adversely affect the quality of the image? What would be the best way to color correct a file?
Also, as a side question, does Color Finesse come built-in into After Effects or one has to purchase it separately. For someone, who is an amateur in color correcting does it make a big difference whether one color correct in After Effects or Color Finesse?
If you export a losslessly encoded movie from Final Cut Pro, then you won't lose any quality by moving your movie back and forth as a QuickTime movie. People often use the Animation codec or the PNG codec in a QuickTime container for lossless encoding of movies for such transfers. The files are big, though, so don't expect to use such files for distribution or realtime playback.
Yes, Color Finesse is included with the full version of After Effects (not with the free trial version, though). See "Color correction and adjustment".
Thanks a lot!