Saturation describes the intensity of colors in an image or video. When a frame is totally desaturated, it appears as black and white. Conversely, increasing saturation will make the colors more present and noticeable.
There’s nothing worse than skin that looks unnatural in video footage. We’ve all had cases where a subject looked overly orange thanks to incandescent lighting, or washed out thanks to nasty fluorescent bulbs.
White balance is one of the key factors that controls color, but how can you adjust it in your video footage? Adobe Premiere has a ton of built-in tools for color correction, but can be a bit tricky to learn if you’re coming from a photo editing background.
Almost all video footage will need corrections when it comes out of camera. Adobe Premiere has a range of tools that can help you correct many of these common factors.
Raw video footage is almost never perfectly color balanced. Transforming your raw footage into the final video, you might be battling white balance and tone settings—settings that control the overall color and look of your video footage in big ways.
When you’re editing and color correcting video, scopes are an essential tool to understand. They can give you much more detail about what’s going on with your picture than you can see with the naked eye, and they can help you achieve consistency from shot to shot.
Color correction is a specific process, and in this short video tutorial from my course, Automatic Color Correction With DaVinci Resolve, you will find out exactly what it’s all about.