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Grading and Comparing Black Magic Pocket ProRes Files - Part II


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We need two things in FCP X for proper grading:
1. The function to save and load a reference clip for a splitscreen comparison (or sth. else that lets you see the grade in context),
2. ALL color correction parameters must be keyframeable.

Other than that, for those who don't know FCP X, CC is much simpler and easier than in most other NLEs. It's not an effect or filter, it's done in the always-available clip-info.
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I'm impressed with your grades mindcut. Some of the best posted on this site.

 

FCPX is deceptively simple, but you can do nearly everything you need with just the stock tools in it for well-captured footage.

 

To get around keyframeable color in FCPX, you can blade the clip and dissolve across the cut from one correction to another.

 

To have a comparison frame, you can just use the Match Color view, without necessarily picking a color to match. This also lets you match someone else's footage or still you import. Another way of doing that is Window->Show Event Viewer, and load your still or whatever (you can export and re-import a still from your timeline for this if you want) into it next to the footage you're grading.

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To get around keyframeable color in FCPX, you can blade the clip and dissolve across the cut from one correction to another.

 

To have a comparison frame, you can just use the Match Color view, without necessarily picking a color to match. This also lets you match someone else's footage or still you import. Another way of doing that is Window->Show Event Viewer, and load your still or whatever (you can export and re-import a still from your timeline for this if you want) into it next to the footage you're grading.

 

Very good. Esp. the match color view. Thanks!

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