Color Correction for Digital Video: Using Desktop Tools to Perfect Your Image

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CMP Books, 2003 - Computers - 202 pages
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Readers will learn the principles of color theory and video signal analysis, including the differences between film and video color. Beginning with an analysis of common color corrections, the book will introduce the reader to the color corrections possible with an array of digital video software, such as Final Cut Pro, Premiere, Avid, Avid Xpress DV 2.0, After Effects plug-ins, and other nonlinear software. Color correction problems and solutions are presented with tutorials on the companion CDROM to ensure that the reader gains a working knowledge of the techniques.

Color Correction for Digital Video shows you how to use color to improve your storytelling, deliver critical emotional cues, and add impact to your videos. Beginning with a clear, concise description of color and perception theory, this book shows you how to analyze color correction problems and solve them-whatever NLE or plugin you use.

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About the author (2003)

Steve Hullfish produces and edits trailers, TV spots, promos and DVDs through his company, Verascope Pictures, which serves high-end clients: Universal Studios, NBC Television, HIT Entertainment, Jim Henson Entertainment, VeggieTales and others. His 22 years of producing and editing TV shows and spots have garnered many national awards, including a national Emmy as part of the editing team of the Oprah Winfrey Show. He has co-written three other books including "Color Correction for Digital Video," "Avid XpressPro On the Spot," and "The Avid XpressPro Editing Workshop." He has also written for DV magazine.
Jaime Fowler is the director and creator of Film CampTM (, a controversial learning program where supervised student editors complete low-budget independent feature films. He has been a film and video editor for over 20 years. As a freelance editor, he edited trailers/promotionals for Warner Brothers, Tri-Star, and Lightstorm. He has completed documentaries for director James Cameron, including Under Pressure: The Making of the Abyss, The Making of T2, and edited several seasons of Jeopardy! for Merv Griffin/Sony. The editor for seven Emmy-winning television programs and one of the developers of Avid's Emmy-winning MulticamÔ, Jaime is a well-experienced editor who has served as an editing consultant for over 30 national sitcoms, several major motion pictures, and the Sundance Filmmakers Lab.

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