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  • Color Correction in Final Cut Pro or AfterEffects

    After watching a video today I realized that Final Cut Pro seems to be lacking in the ability to color correct compared to Adobe After Effects. I have seem both tutorials for FCP and AE but I am curious what do you all use for color correction and why?

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    If you have the Final Cut Pro suite it comes with Apple Color, which is light years beyond what the filters in FCP can do. I used it to grade my last feature and have gotten many comments on the look of the film.

    Here's an example. I don't have the ungraded frame for comparison, but the actor's skin tones were normal.
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    • #3
      Also, comparing FCP with AE is a bit unfair. They're designed for two completely different purposes. Good luck editing your film in AE. A more apt comparison would be FCP with Premiere.
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      • #4
        I have never had the chance to use the suite, is it possible to purchase the Apple Color by itself?
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        • #5
          I don't know the answer to that. However, if you are a Final Cut man the suite is...well, sweet! I used all of the applications - FCP, Soundtrack Pro, Color, Motion, Compressor, and DVD Pro - in making CRIMPS. Each has its specific purpose in the greater scheme, and all play well with each other (not to denigrate After Effects, however -- still the best effects software, hands down).
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          • #6
            I have used both FCP and AF. Lately I have switched to DaVinci Resolve 9 Lite. You can get the Lite version for free at their site. Just click here: http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve

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            • #7
              I use Magic Bullet's Suite in FCP X and After Effects to color correct my short. More specifically I use Magic Bullet Looks and create custom presets and I also use Colorista II.

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              • #8
                Great info guys, thank you!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Director View Post
                  I have used both FCP and AF. Lately I have switched to DaVinci Resolve 9 Lite. You can get the Lite version for free at their site. Just click here: http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve
                  Yeah, because currently I have an older computer, it doesn't work, but I am getting a new computer next week! But I think it works on most, and I have heard amazing things about it.
                  -AF

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