MC 239 Color Grading with Media Composer and Symphony

Length

Suggested length:  2 days plus an optional 3rd day that covers Symphony-specific tools and workflows

Overview

Color grading is more popular today than ever before -- and in greater demand!  Get started now using the tools you already own.  Avid Media Composer has a powerful toolset allowing you to combine both HSL and Curves corrections for robust corrections, while Symphony takes it to the next level with advanced secondary correction tools and the fastest color-grading workflow in the industry.  You can learn to use these powerful tools efficiently, using expert techniques to achieve consistent, professional results.

This course will teach you to carefully analyze images to diagnose the problems and fix them quickly. Learn to grade in passes, leveraging multiple toolsets for flexibility in correcting the toughest images. Learn to control the eye of the viewer through little known shape-based secondary tools found in both Media Composer and Symphony that enable you to create animated masks, vignettes, and gradients. Plus, master the advanced relationship-based grading tools in Symphony to
streamline your grading workflow and finish in less time than you thought possible.

Audience

This course targets:

  • Producers
  • Editors
  • Assistant editors
  • Multimedia producers

Prerequisites

Objectives

  • Color Grading Fundamentals
  • System Configurations for Color Grading
  • Core Grading Tools and Techniques
  • Using Curves for Grading
  • Advanced Primary Color Correction
  • Secondary Color Correction (Avid Symphony)
  • Using AniMatte with Color Correction
  • Grouping Color Corrections
  • Delivering a Graded Digital Master