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With the announcement of Final Cut Pro X, you will soon see workflow changes for those who currently own Final Cut Studio. 

In particular, Final Cut Pro X will incorporate software features that are available in Apple Color.  In the meantime, please enjoy this tutorial that demonstrates features in Apple Color and Motion.  This tutorial was previously a 'rental' video, but GeniusDV has decided to release the video for free. 

Download the sample media to work along with the tutorial

Here's a great tutorial on using Secondary Color correction along with tracking data in Apple Color to fix a shot.  Click on the link above to visit the Apple Color Training Tutorial.
Apple's Motion software is extremely powerful when it comes to color correcting video.  However, it's REALLY important that you understand how and where it saves files when you're sending content to/from Final Cut Pro.


Here's a short tutorial that will walk you through the basic interface windows within Apple Motion.

Continue reading for a full text transcript of this tutorial....


Out of all of our tutorials, the "Pleasantville" or "Schindler's List" effect is one of your enduring favorites.  Long story short, you render an image in black and white, except for a single color (quite often red).  Today, we'll take a look at Apple Color's HSL curves in the Secondary rooms, and use those to execute a very quick "Pleasantville Effect" in Color.

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The HSL curves in Apple Color's Secondary rooms are very cool: they let you selectively manipulate the tonality of a specific range of your image's hues, and, unlike key-based selections, they force a smooth transition between "in-selection" and "out-of-selection" regions.  In other words, they take care of those splotchy parts of your matte without the need to fiddle with HSL key controls.

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