Color Grading in FCPX Using the Tools in Final Cut Pro 10.4
One topic we haven’t covered much is Color Grading in FCPX, so it’s time to remedy that. FCPX 10.4 came with some hot new features for color grading, including the Color Inspector and Color Wheels, making color grading easier and more intuitive.
Final Cut Pro 10.4: Color Wheels
Mark Spencer and Steve Martin from Ripple Training give a nice overview of the tools for Color Grading in FCPX.
MacBreak Studio Ep 412: Awesome Hue Sampling in FCP X
Mark Spencer and Steve Martin talk about the new hue sampler in Final Cut Pro 10.4, specifically color masking vs. hue sampling. It’s very powerful.
How To Color Grade in FCPX 10.4
KingTutsPro gives you some tips on working with the scopes and color wheels in Color Grading in Final Cut Pro X.
FCPX 10.4’s Color Grading Tools Are a Game Changer
walks you through the Color Grading in FCPX (10.4). Learn how to use the color board, color inspector, and make adjustments using color wheels. He also talks about hue vs saturation curves, white balancing, custom LUTs and much more.
Here’s an excerpt from Nick’s article:
Not too long ago I encouraged you that if you had previously given up on FCP X, now was the time to give it another look. The addition of the color grading features in 10.4 makes it even more exciting. One could argue that, except for on rare occasions, all the primary and secondary color corrections you would previously do in a third-party app, can now all be done in FCP X. The newest version offers flexibility for any creator to work with the color effects they’re most comfortable with. These new features build on a list of others not mentioned in this article like native 360 video support and HDR content delivery. Combine this with its already existing toolset and we just may have a game changer.
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Some tools you may like for color grading in Final Cut Pro X are:
Red Giant Colorista
Professional Color Correction for Filmmakers.
Colorista IV puts streamlined professional color correction tools, directly on your editing timeline. No need to leave your host app to grade your footage.
Note: Colorista is only available as part of the Magic Bullet Suite.
Boris Continuum Unit: Color and Tone
Professional Color Grade and Toning Filters … and Scopes to Stay Safe!
Set the mood with professional color grading tools. Adjust brightness and contrast. Play with hue saturation. Includes 15 filters & 150+ presets. Cross-host license.
LookLabs SpeedLooks Complete
Look creation for film and video has never been easier, more creative or flexible than with SPEEDLOOKS COMPLETE
Our LOG and Linear SpeedLooks have been combined into one affordable package. SpeedLooks are designed by industry professionals for cinematographers, editors and colorists to achieve the character and beauty of 35mm film, all with the click of a button.
Coremelt LUTx Feature Looks Collection
Powerful LUT management tool for FCP X with Feature Color Looks
The Feature Looks LUT collection for LUTx is a set of 40 Feature Film looks designed by experienced film colorist Shane Bartley. These looks are inspired by recent blockbuster and indie film hits from the last 20 years, and range from dramatic stylised looks to subtle manipulations of blacks.
Advanced automatic white balance correction tool with a host of easy-to-use additional grading features
New in AutoGrade 3.0 is a simple but powerful new module that gives you an instant one-hit result, as well as a great new way to make great-looking instant corrections by sampling the skin tones in your image. AutoGrade 3 for Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, After Effects & Motion.
Lemke Software EPICOLOR NEXT
Your completely automatic professional colorist.
Revolutionary Automatic Color Correction Plugin for Final Cut Pro X, it makes your footage look completely natural, just the way you would expect to see it. Based on Artificial Intelligence and a first of its kind Technology.
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