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Avid Media Composer: Color Correction and Color Grading

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Here are a few tutorials and resources that deal with color grading and/or color correction for Avid.

Avid Color Grading Resources

Avid has full color grading options within its software with primary, secondary, and ColorMatch options. Here are some tutorials and informational resources to get you started.

Avid Screencast – Color Correction in Media Composer – The Complete Guide

This is a full series of training on the topic, covering everything from contrast, color balance with curves and with color wheels, matching shots, vignettes, secondary color correction and more.

Watch this Avid Color Correction Screen Cast here

Learn Media Composer Lesson 61: Basic Color Correction ONE

Kevin McAuliffe at Creative Cow shares his tips on color correction in Media Composer and Symphony. Super informative stuff!

Learn Media Composer Lesson 62: Basic Color Correction TWO

Here’s part 2 of Kevin’s series, where he deals with problem color.

Jonny Elwin has a killer list of tutorials for color grading in your NLE. See them all here. Here is a couple that he lists.

How to get the best Color Correction with Avid Media Composer

Color Cast Correction in Avid Media Composer

John Lynn explains how easy it is to fix color cast problems in Avid.

Avid Resources

If you have questions about color correction or color grading in Avid, here are a few great resources.

Avid Color Grading Plug-ins

Color Grading Tips with Boris Continuum Complete & Avid Media Composer

Dan Harvey teaches users how to use BCC Fast Film Glow and BCC Fast Film Process to color grade footage inside of Media Composer.

Other color correction and grading plug-ins that work in Avid:

Using Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve with Avid

Avid Media Composer to DaVinci Resolve Roundtrip (inc. quick colour grade)

Learn the proper workflow for editing in Media Composer and color grading in Resolve, and back to Avid.

If you’d prefer to do your color in Resolve, here are some resources that you may find helpful.

Scott Freeman has a couple of articles as well.

Posted by Michele Yamazaki