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Being color safe in Final Cut Pro

No matter if you use Avid Xpress Pro or Final Cut Pro, It's overwhelmingly easy to get carried away when color correcting an image and end up with an unintentional piece of video surrealism. Believe me, i've done it! From uploading national commercials to salvaging a shoot on a lake in sunny to cloudy conditions, one thing holds true, if your project is ever going to be shown on TV, you need to tone things down. Drag the 'Broadcast Safe' filter onto the clips you want to check.

Assuming that you want to keep the image fairly impactful, simply set the mode to 'Normal' and then tweak the sliders. If you notice that very little changes after you perform this, then you know you're safe.

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If you really need to be sure you're broadcast safe, set the mode to 'Extremely Conservative.' It's important you check this because there are quite a few whites, blacks and reds that are considered outside color safe guidelines.

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