In this video we will learn a simple and effective way to go about color correcting and grading. The method I use is applicable to any shot using any editing software with scopes.
This video is an excerpt from my GH4 Video Guide. If you liked the video and want to learn more about turning your GH4 into a cinematic 4K capture device, check out the GH4 Guide trailer here.
Things To Remember
- Split your color workflow into two phases, correction and grading.
- When in the first phase (Correction) makes sure you get your exposure correct first, then move onto color.
- Always check your scopes to make sure you have correct exposure and color.
- The Waveform scope is best for exposure and the vector scope is best for color (skin tones, white balance etc).
- Remember that not every shot has black and white in it. Correct accordingly.
- Even if there is black in your shot, you can keep the shadows above 0 for a more low contrast look.
- Practice and have some fun!