How to Use Avid Color Correction Automatically

The Avid Color Correction feature lets users correct color on individual sequences or multiple clips, and the Color Correction tool kit comes with several different controls that provide the user with a number of color correction options. To use this tool, users should open up both the Color Correction tool and Composer window.

Step 1: Using the Color Correction Feature

Before using this tool, editors should have completely edited a video sequence. Generally, the Color Correction effect can be seen in real time, but it also depends on the version of Avid that a person has.

Basically, users can apply a color correction to one sequence by changing the color values of the sequence. Once the first sequence has been corrected, subsequent sequences can also be altered using the color values. But, if users do not want corrections to apply to other clips, then the adjustments won't.

Users have the choice of manually changing the color on each clip or sequence, or they can automatically make the adjustments apply to multiple clips.

Step 2: How to Add Color Correct to Multiple Clips

For users that quickly want to adjust the look of many sequences, they can use the Effect Palette. The Effect Palette is located in the Image menu. When a color correction is made, it shows up in the user's timeline.

Yet, if users want the effect to be applied to several clips, they can instruct Avid Color Correction to do this. Users can make up to three automatic color corrections this way. Within the menu are set correction tools like Auto Balance and Auto Contrast. Users can set these options to automatically apply to all clips within the sequence. This way, sequences will match each other, and it will cut down on the time it takes to edit a clip.

If users decide to manually adjust clips, it can take longer. Plus, they need to ensure that the clips match each other once the Color Correction effect has been added. For example, if someone is jumping into a pool in one clip, the color of the pool in the next clip should match the previous clip. It takes some skill to manually get this right.

Step 3: How to Set up the AutoCorrect Options

To ensure that Avid Color Correction works the way that the user wants it to, he should set the Color Correction options, which can be done via the AutoCorrect tab. The AutoCorrect tab is located within the Correction Mode Settings. Follow the below steps to manipulate the Color Correct options:

  1. Go to the Color Correction Window, and hit the Correction Mode Settings button.
  2. A popup menu will appear. Next, users should select the AutoCorrect Tab.
  3. Users should select what color corrections that they would like to apply. They can manipulate up to three auto corrections, which will be applied when a user selects the Color Correction feature in the Effect Palette.
  4. Then, hit OK.

If users only want to apply one or two corrections, they should leave Nothing in the other boxes.