Color correction is one of the last stages during post production. It usually happens at or near the conclusion of the online edit or project conform, often at the same time the final audio mix is being performed. Waiting until the picture is locked is always a good idea, but it’s not essential.
In any post-production workflow, color correction is generally one of the last steps taken to finish an edited program. we take precise control over the look of every shot in your project manipulating the contrast, color, and geometry of each shot in your program. There are several steps while color correcting.
Stage 1: Correcting Errors in Color Balance and Exposure
For example, many camcorders and digital cinema cameras deliberately record blacks that aren’t optimal. Furthermore, accidents can happen in any shoot. For example, the crew may not have had the correctly balanced film stock for the conditions in which they were shooting, or someone may have forgotten to white balance the video camera before shooting an interview in an office lit with fluorescent lights, resulting in footage with a greenish tinge.
Stage 2: Making Sure That Key Elements in Your Program Look the Way They Should
Stage 3: Balancing All the Shots in a Scene to Match
Stage 4: Creating Contrast
Color correction can also be used to create contrast between two scenes for a more jarring effect. Imagine cutting from a lush, green jungle scene to a harsh desert landscape with many more reds and yellows. Using color correction, you can subtly accentuate these differences.
Stage 5: Achieving a “Look”
Stage 6: Adhering to Guidelines for Broadcast Legality
Stage 7: Adjusting Specific Elements Separately & Making Digital Lighting Adjustments
It’s sometimes necessary to selectively target a narrow range of colors to alter or replace only those color values. A common example of this might be to turn a red car blue or to mute the excessive colors of an article of clothing. These sorts of tasks are accomplished with what’s referred to as secondary color correction.
Stage 8: Creating Special Effects
Sometimes a scene requires more extreme effects, such as manipulating colors and exposure intensively to achieve a day-for-night look, creating an altered state for a flashback or hallucination sequence, or just creating something bizarre for a music video.