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The Vectorscope in After Effects

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The vectorscope is a powerful tool to help users get a graphical representation of the chrominance values of their footage instead of just having to rely on their eyes because - as we all know - our eyes don't always tell us the whole truth when it comes to dealing with color! Because the vectorscope is somewhat hidden in AE, it is sometimes overlooked, so in this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to find, set-up and use the vectorscope in AE to look at whole images as well as specific regions of interest.



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Comments

Re: The Vectorscope in After Effects
by niccolo ungaro
Grazie Mr. Andrew Davis,
it was too long since I did not get "inspired" from our friends with the library in the background.
I really like your fast and easy way of explaining things.
I do not use any more color finess but I loved your tutor and it gave me as always important information.
Ciao Nic.
@niccolo ungaro
by Andrew Devis
Hi Nic

thanks for the comments, I'm really pleased to hear that you got something worthwhile for the tutorial. I am planning more AE Basics tutorials very soon - so who knows... maybe some 'inspiration' in the future? ;o)

All the best
Andrew

... because it's all about stories ...
Re: The Vectorscope in After Effects
by Johannes Floor
Hi Andrew, Thank you for the great tutorial. It is the clearest explanation of the vector scope I have had.

For myself I apply the SA color finesse effect to an adjustment layer then I do not have to precompose the composition. Makes it a bit easier.

Johannes
+1
@Johannes Floor
by Andrew Devis
Hi Johannes
Thanks for the comment - I have 'liked it' as it is a useful addition to the tutorial. I too use adjustment layers a lot of the time and should really have shown that in the tutorial ... but you can't think of everything!

Thanks again
Andrew

... because it's all about stories ...
Re: The Vectorscope in After Effects
by Andrew Devis
Hi Michael
Pleased you are enjoying the tutorials, there is another one coming on CF sometime over the weekend I think - covering the waveform monitors (WFM). Hope you find it helpful.
Andrew

... because it's all about stories ...
Re: The Vectorscope in After Effects
by Cory Petkovsek
Andrew thanks for the tutorials. I have gotten a lot of use out of a waveform monitor in Vegas, but never understood how to use the vector scope. Now I'm comfortable with it and have been using SA's monitors a lot this weekend after watching your tutorial. Thanks!
Cory

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Re: The Vectorscope in After Effects
by Andrew Devis
Hi Cory
Thanks for your comment, I'm pleased you found the tutorial helpful :o)

I know you don't need it but my waveform monitor tutorial for SA is due on the Cow today, and next week some camera animation tutorials.

Thanks again
Andrew

... because it's all about stories ...
Re: The Vectorscope in After Effects
by Michael Nielsen
As always, great stuff. Im learning a lot about color finesse from you. I dont work with grading on a day to day basis, but your tuts give good insights. Thank you.


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