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Bringing your FCP sequences to Color

Walter Biscardi

Walter Biscardi
Biscardi Creative Media, Buford, Georgia USA
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Yes, Apple Color is connected to Final Cut Pro...but not exactly integrated. Creative Cow leader Walter Biscardi, one of the world's most respected experts on the connection between the two, will help guide your sequences safely from FCP to Color -- and show you why it's worth the effort.

 

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--Gary Morris McBeath, SaltAire Cinema Productions

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Re: Preparing Your Sequences to Go From FCP to Color
by Mufied Habibi
wow this is great...;)

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Re: Preparing Your Sequences to Go From FCP to Color
by Anaitte Vaccaro
I'm just learning Color and I have a question: All the necessary adjustments to send my FCP sequence into Color have been made but it doesn't seem to show me the "Original Format" option in the Project Settings tab for Quicktime export Codecs.

Would anyone know why and what I can do?

Thnx!
tutorial
by Miguel Mendoza
Hi Walter

I just watched your tutorial and found it very helpful, I'm new in the color grading field so any help is always well appreciated!

What would you suggest me to do since I'm learning this program by myself? I'm reading the Color documentation from the apple website and testing stuff on Color simultaneously. I am very passionate about color grading and want to learn as much as I can.

Miguel


-btw Im getting your dvd ASAP! :)
Preparing Your Sequences to Go From FCP to Color
by Dan Johnson
Walter, I love your Color stuff. I can't wait to purchase your next Color training DVD. Keep up the awsome Color tutorials.
Preparing Your Sequences to Go From FCP to Color
by Stephen Smith
Love the tutorial, it deserves all 5 COWs. Congratulations on creating one of the most popular tutorials of 2008!
Preparing Your Sequences to Go From FCP to Color
by Orin Jenkins
Walter, maybe I made my comment sound like I didn't get anything from your tut, but I did, and what I learned has already been very useful. Color IS quite a handful and while it is a standalone, I agree it should be about the last thing you use with your FCP project. Thanks for responding, and keep offering freely to others as we do here.
Preparing Your Sequences to Go From FCP to Color
by walter biscardi
Orin, I can't teach you how to use Color in one 5 minute lesson. For that you have to pick up the DVD and even there, 2 hours barely scratches the surface of how to use Color. It's an incredibly deep application that I have been using for almost three years now and I'm still learning nuances on it.

That's why the title of this lesson is "preparing your sequences to go from FCP to Color." There's a lot Color can't handle right now and the biggest hangup people have is not having everything all set before you attempt to go into Color.
Preparing Your Sequences to Go From FCP to Color
by Graham Brown
I found this to be very useful in developing a greater understanding in getting more out of my efforts in FCP. Thank you
Preparing Your Sequences to Go From FCP to Color
by Orin Jenkins
I apologize if this sounds offensive, but the only thing I got out of this video that I thought was going to be about actually using Color is that I should not use Color until I've done everything else. Maybe the title should be, "What not to do with Color" or "What Color Can't Handle". But, I did learn something and am thankful for the effort by Mr. Biscardi.
Preparing Your Sequences to Go From FCP to Color
by flexstallion
Thanks Walter! I'm intrigued to stop staring!


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