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Fixing Problems (111 Tutorials)

Burning Question: How do I get started with Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve?

Burning Question: How do I get started with Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve?

November 16, 2015

DaVinci Resolve is on my list of software to learn this year, too. You’re in luck. I’ve been collecting tutorials together in a list that either look like I’d learn a lot from them or have an interesting outcome. Here are some that will hopefully get you started.

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In Depth: Repairing Damaged Pixels

In Depth: Repairing Damaged Pixels

November 12, 2015

Dead pixels, stuck pixels, bad pixel, burnt pixels, hot pixels… there are lots of types of damaged pixels and they’re annoying. Here are several ways you can repair them.

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Image Restoration and Touch Up in After Effects Seminar

Image Restoration and Touch Up in After Effects Seminar

November 12, 2015

Here is the archived video of the event, in case you missed it, and more information on links mentioned in the session. 

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In Depth: Skin Retouching Part 4: DaVinci Resolve

In Depth: Skin Retouching Part 4: DaVinci Resolve

November 12, 2015

Making skin tones appear natural, yet attractive, in color graded footage can be intimidating to the inexperienced. Here are some tutorials and articles focused on working with skin tones with Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve, including smoothing and cosmetic color grading.

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In Depth: Working with Night Time Scenes, part 1

In Depth: Working with Night Time Scenes, part 1

November 2, 2015

You really have two choices when shooting scenes that take place at night. Either shoot at night and deal with the low light situation or shoot Day for Night. Shooting at night is easier if your camera is capable of it. Day for Night, which I would recommend under certain circumstances, can be tricky but can look fantastic and undistinguishable when it’s done correctly. Part one of this article will focus on shooting in after dark.

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Compositing with ASSIMILATE SCRATCH

Compositing with ASSIMILATE SCRATCH

October 13, 2015

Learn how to remove an object and replace a sky in Scratch.

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Removing a microphone with mocha Pro and Adobe Photoshop

Removing a microphone with mocha Pro and Adobe Photoshop

September 24, 2015

Mary Poplin explains the basics of removing an unwanted object, using only one clean plate and letting mocha Pro’s planar tracking and remove tool to the heavy lifting.

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NewBlueFX Filters: ColorFast: Skin and Shape Masks

NewBlueFX Filters: ColorFast: Skin and Shape Masks

September 10, 2015

Shahriar Rahman shows you how to use the skin and shape masks within Filters ColorFast.

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NewBlueFX Essentials: Stabilizer Tutorial

NewBlueFX Essentials: Stabilizer Tutorial

September 10, 2015

Rafael, with NewBlueFX, shows you how use Essentials Stabilizer to quickly clean up shaky footage.

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NewBlueFX Essentials: Stabilizer

NewBlueFX Essentials: Stabilizer

September 10, 2015

Ian Stark shows you how to remove unwanted motion with Stabilizer from the Essentials collection.

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NewBlueFX Essentials: Lens Correction

NewBlueFX Essentials: Lens Correction

September 4, 2015

Ian Stark shows you how to easily fix distorted footage using Lens Correction from the Essentials collection.

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BCC: Up Rez in FCP X & Motion 5

BCC: Up Rez in FCP X & Motion 5

August 10, 2015

Learn how to UpRez SD footage to HD using BCC UpRez from Image Restoration, in FCPX and Motion 5.

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BCC Magic Sharp in Resolve 11

BCC Magic Sharp in Resolve 11

August 10, 2015

Learn how to manipulate the different parameters, including channel sharpening, detail tuning, and channel tuning, to make your footage pop.

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Save the Shot with Boris Continuum Complete and Sony Vegas Pro

Save the Shot with Boris Continuum Complete and Sony Vegas Pro

August 10, 2015

John Rofrano shows you how to save otherwise-unusable shots using two image restoration tools from Boris Continuum Complete: BCC Smooth Tone and BCC Noise Reduction. BCC Smooth Tone smooths or softens an image while preserving the important detail contrast areas while BCC Noise Reduction eliminates unwanted video noise from image clips.

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Make Bad Pixels Disappear

Make Bad Pixels Disappear

August 10, 2015

Dead pixels can spell big trouble that can potentially ruin a show, but not if you have Boris Continuum Complete’s Pixel Fixer in your toolbox…part of the Boris Continuum Unit: Image Restoration

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