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

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Chapter 2. Setting Up a Color Correction Environment

Before you can cook, you need a kitchen. Successful color correction requires you to use a display that accurately shows the image you need to adjust and to work in an environment that’s been carefully set up for the critical evaluation of the program you’re working on.

This means the display you select and the room you view it in need to adhere carefully to some time-honored best practices. In this respect, color correction is more exacting than editing, compositing, or even broadcast design tend to be, although those disciplines also benefit from the same attention to monitoring and environment.

This chapter suggests criteria by which to choose a reference display and ways to set up your ...

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