A new Media 100 tutorial
By Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS)
In our last lesson, in our look at Media 100, we started to talk about the “Edit Suite” panel, and in this lesson, I’d like to dig a little deeper in the panel, and talk about the ColorFX option you have, with every clip you’re going to drop into your timeline.
Once you’ve double clicked on your footage, and it’s accessible in Media 100’s Edit Suite panel, you can now click on the “ColorFX” button, and you’ll now notice that you have some basic control over the Brightness, Contrast, Tint, Saturation, Posterize and Solarize settings. This way, you have the ability to not only give your footage a stylistic look to it, before you even drop it into a timeline, but it also let’s you do some very basic color correction as well.
One thing that’s important to point out is that if you take a look towards the top of the ColorFX window, you’ll see that you have seven presets to get you going in the right direction, including black and white and sepia tone.
If you decide that you’d rather create your own look in Media 100’s ColorFX, no problem, simply adjust the sliders until you have the look that you want, and then you can hit the save button, give it a name, and then use it in any project you might be working on.
Once you have the color look you want, simply close the interface, and now that clip is ready to go, with the new color adjustment, just the way you had built it.
Kevin P. McAuliffe is one of the Senior Editors at Extreme Reach in Toronto, Canada. His current clients include Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures, and E1 Entertainment to name a few. You can follow him on Twitter @kpmcauliffe.