Color grading doesn’t have to be a mystery. “The Best Color Grading Software and Plugins for Video Editors” covers the programs and plugins that make the process faster and easier than ever including Adobe Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro X (Color Board), Color Finale for FCPX, FilmConvert, Red Giant Magic Bullet Suite (Colorista), NewBlueFX Color Fixer Pro and Colorfast. Read the complete article by Michael Maher on Premium Beat.

Color grading is the process of altering and enhancing the color of a motion picture, video image, or still image either electronically, photo-chemically or digitally. Color grading encompasses both color correction and the generation of artistic color effects. Whether for theatrical film, video distribution, or print, color grading is generally now performed digitally in a color suite. The earlier photo-chemical film process, known as color timing, was performed at a photographic laboratory.

Modern motion picture processing typically uses both digital cameras and digital projectors; when done correctly, color correction in such a system is a technical function involving the calibration of the different elements of the system, leaving the color grading process entirely to the creation of artistic color effects. Read more about color grading on Wikipedia.


The Video Editors Guide to Color Grading

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