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From Still to Motion: Editing DSLR Video with Final Cut Pro X by Robbie Carman, Abba Shapiro, Richard Harrington

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Using Scopes

Final Cut Pro has a variety of video scopes that you can use as a reference when color balancing a shot or doing scene-to-scene color correction. Scopes are simply a graphical, nonsubjective way of looking at the color balance, luma, and tonality of your footage. Scopes help compensate for variation in human perception as well as the lack of consistency in how people have their computers set up.

You can get quite deep into color correction. In fact, a colorist is a job in the film and video world dedicated to color correcting or grading video and films. This section will give you just enough information to get you started. Again, in this book’s downloads you’ll find the “Color Correction and Grading” PDF from the book From Still ...

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