Colour Correction artefacts in FCP3

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Non Kert, Oct 7, 2003.

  1. Non Kert

    Non Kert Guest

    Hi all

    On a recent zero-bugest music video, I noticed that shots which I
    colour corrected in FCP3 (using 2-way) ended up looking very grainy
    when I transferred to VHS/DVD.

    It looks great on my monitor (via firewire-TRV900-composite to TV)
    when I work in FCP, but the end result is not great.

    Has anybody faced this problem and worked out what I might be doing
    wrong?

    I have a long doco to correct and want to get working method right
    before I start.

    Thanks a lot.

    Non Kert
     
    Non Kert, Oct 7, 2003
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  2. Yep. And your problem is that you pushed it too much :) CC on mini-DV
    recorded material works only for limited corrections, as the material
    has a very limited colour-space to begin with. You will achieve much
    better results when you try to get your look as close as possible
    while you are shooting (with filters, manual exposure and
    white-balance tweaking), and then do final CC on FCP to match the
    shots.

    cheers

    -martin-
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    filmmaker/DP/editor,
    Sydney, Australia

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    Martin Heffels, Oct 7, 2003
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  3. We recently had to correct material shot DVCAM on a PD150 that was shot
    out doors in tungsten mode (blue bias). Used FCP 3 auto colour
    correction, where to set the balance you use something that should be
    white in the picture. It worked extremely well without creating any
    degradation of the master copy or the VHS dubs??????
     
    Moving Vision, Oct 7, 2003
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