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Color Correction Tutorial #11

Intro to Apple Color's Color FX Room

By Steve Hullfish | January 15, 2009

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After a brief hiatus, my color correction tutorials are back.

This tutorial is about 8 minutes long and provides a glimpse into how to use the Color FX Room in Apple's Color. The Color FX room is very cool. It is a "nodal" or "process tree" based process where you add nodes (effects) together by graphically linking them into a "tree" that allows MANY effects to be linked in novel and complex ways. This tutorial shows how you can start THINKING about using the nodes to create effects. I'll do another tutorial later to give some more complex examples of process trees and how they can be built.

I still have a dozen more from the revised edition of my first color correction book - "Color Correction for Video." The original book was co-authored with Jaime Fowler and was called "Color Correction for Digital Video." The revised edition is completely re-written with a great DVD that has more than two hours of video tutorials and sample footage to play with. You'll be able to use the book no matter which application (or even OS) you prefer for color correction.

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Comments

Graham Futerfas: | January, 17, 2009

Thanks, Steve—I’ve always had trouble with the FX room.  I definitely picked up a couple of tips from your tutorial.

Scott Resnick: | April, 04, 2009

It seems like your video link is broken.  I was wondering if or when you might be able to put it back online.  Love the videos!  Thanks so much.

Mark1984: | April, 08, 2011

Thanks, Steve! I have the link works.

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