Having some trouble colour correcting a scene...

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  1. GreenGreatWarrior Force Ghost

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    Apr 16, 2003
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    I've been tinkering around with a scene for a little while now and I can't seem to match the colour of all of the shots. Has anyone got any tips for getting the best match possible?

    [image=http://img830.imageshack.us/img830/2827/cc3x.jpg]

    [image=http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/9410/cc2mi.jpg]

    [image=http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/5072/cc1o.jpg]

    (Woops, forgot to adjust the pixel aspect ratio!)

  2. Zurita-Films Jedi Grand Master

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    Hmm. First, what program are you using? Second, which of the shots do you want to be your 'correct' shot to match the others to? 2 of 3 of them seem to have a greenish tinge in the shadows, so I'd say match the last one to that, but I can go into more detail once I know what you're using.
  3. GreenGreatWarrior Force Ghost

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    I'm uasing AE CS5 at the minute, but I was looking for some tips which could be used generally across most software. I've sorted the shots out now though, the main problem is just with the last shot where the actors face is pretty much covered in shadow. I seem to have found a decent balance though.
  4. Zurita-Films Jedi Grand Master

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    After Effects, excellent!

    Yeah, if you do a curves adjustment, mess with bringing up the midtones in the face. You may have to lower the highlights a bit to compensate, but it's essentially dragging up those shadowy areas up to a brighter level. If midtones don't work, try lower down into the shadows, but that'll really desaturate your image. Either way, when you're done adjusting the lightness, experiment with bumping up the saturation to bring some color back in.
  5. WormieSaber Force Ghost

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    I always color correct in Premiere CS5. You'd be surprised what you can do in that program. And just by using the basic color correction tools such as Brightness and Contrast, can make a huge difference. Try the Vibrance and Saturation levels too.
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