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Color Correction Handbook: Professional Techniques for Video and Cinema, Second Edition by Alexis Van Hurkman

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Chapter 1. Color Correction Workflows

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In order to start grading, you need to get the project you’ve been hired to work on into the application you’re going to be working with. As unexciting a topic as this may seem, understanding how it works is vital, so this is where we shall begin. This chapter isn’t meant to provide an exhaustive overview of postproduction work-flows, nor is it intended to cover every format you can expect to have to deal with as a colorist. Instead, it’s meant to give you a better window into how the colorist fits into the postproduction process and what decisions get made that will affect your well-being.

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