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#1 dewmercer

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 09:12 AM


Hi all,

Apologies if this has been asked before but I can't seem to search using Taptalk.

I'm new to video but I'm having great fun with it. Here are some samples of the best I've done to date from Chuuk Lagoon and Lake Crescent.




I really want to get more efficient with my editing and was wondering about developing an efficient workflow from ingestion through final rendering. Is Prelude worth the time for ingestion and rough edit? Also, how do you guys work, (E.g. Ingest, rough cut, sync to music, colour correct, etc)? I typically start with a theme, pick the music then futz forever in a disorganized inefficient cluster f... of frustration. I'd like to skip that part for future projects.

What is really making me nuts is colour correction. As a guy, I really only know 8 colours but Premier seems to think that there is more too it than that and presents a bewildering array of choices that I just don't understand. I typically use the fast colour corrector, randomly mess with it till I find something I almost like and call it good. I'm sure that there has to be some value in the other correctors, scopes etc. but they are beyond my current skill level. Are there any good books or online training sources available? The Adobe training doesn't really address underwater video and is superficial at best.

Thank you very much in advance!!

GO HAWKS!!!

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#2 dewmercer

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 09:16 AM

Hmmmm, my video links seem to have been deleted. Here they are again.

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 11:50 PM

Here is one to have a look at: 


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 06:00 PM

Creative Cow ave some very helpful tutorials here:-

 

http://library.creat...th-Andrew-Devis

 

As first run I also like to use the fast colour corrector. First thing I do is adjust the tonal range (scopes are useful to use here as they are more accuarate that your eyes) then I get a rough colour correction by using the white balance eye-dropper and then manually adjust from there. I find that is a good staring point. I usually leave the 3-way colour corrector and curves for secondary correction if its needed

 

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 06:24 PM

As first run I also like to use the fast colour corrector. First thing I do is adjust the tonal range (scopes are useful to use here as they are more accuarate that your eyes) then I get a rough colour correction by using the white balance eye-dropper and then manually adjust from there. I find that is a good staring point. I usually leave the 3-way colour corrector and curves for secondary correction if its needed

 

 

 

Thanks.  The first 1/2 of what you said is the approach I've taken so far.  I'll check out the second half tonight.