Color Correct in Avid Liquid

Avid Liquid's Color Correction Editor allows you to manipulate the color, hue or saturation of an object in a clip. This can be very useful when the color of objects are incorrect, or you can simply change the color to something that you like better. This tool can be accessed via the Effects Editor Menu.

Step 1: Change the Color via the Color Correction Editor

The Color Correction Editor is especially useful if an object in a clip is overexposed, underexposed or uneven. You can simply overwrite the existing color and add a new one. And, once an object has been changed, the color correction will be applied to the object in every clip in the sequence.

Besides changing the color, you can manipulate the hue and saturation of the existing color. For example, if a red fire hydrant is too bright, you can change the saturation of the object by using the Amount Slider. To make it darker, you will just have to move it to the left.

Step 2: Select the Color Correction Editor

To use the Color Correction, the first thing that you need to do is open it up. This can be done by finding the Effects Editor Menu on their Toolbar. Once you find the icon, left-click on the icon. A dropdown menu will appear. Here, you should select the Color Correction Editor.

Once the Color Correction Editor is open, the view will change. On the right, the object will appear. On the left, you will see the Vector Scope, which you can change into a number of different types of forms, including wave form.

Your mouse should also convert into a pixel viewer. This will look like a square with crossed lines on it. If you move the cursor over the object, it will zoom into that section of the object.

Step 3: Extend the Dialogue Box

In the center of the two screens, you will see two arrows below the zoom icon. If you click the bottom arrow, it will extend the dialogue box. Now, uses will see all the tools available in the Color Correction Editor.

Step 4: Change the Color via the Selective Color Wheel

Now that that Color Correction Editor is fully open, you will see two color selectors, Primary and Selective. If you only want to use primary colors, use the first color selector. If you wish to use a range of colors, use the Selective color selector.

On the Selective color selector, you can either use the color wheel to find a shade, or you can actually manipulate the colors by sliding the Hue and Saturation Amount Sliders back and forth. On the right-hand side, you will see two boxes stacked on top of each other. The first box will display the object's current color; the second will display the target color. This will help you select a final color.

Step 5: Change the Color on Additional Sections

Once you find the correct color, you can you can hold down the Control key and continuing clicking around the object until the entire item has changed to the target color.

Now, the object will have changed to the targeted color throughout the sequence.