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Hey yo. Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Mar 16, 2012 9:42 AM

How can i make this look in FCPX: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1r8f-hYXUb0

 

The saturation is very low, what else?

 

I have tried a lot but i don't get a goos result.

I have tried the "match color" but it does not work.

  • MDBK Calculating status...
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    Mar 16, 2012 9:49 AM (in response to Hey yo.)

    Match Color will not take you there. I don't know how well you know CC in FCPX.

     

    There is a quite good free tutorial at color grading central.

     

    http://www.colorgradingcentral.com/final-cut-pro-x-color-grading-table-of-conten ts

  • andynick Level 5 Level 5 (4,840 points)
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    Mar 16, 2012 9:50 AM (in response to Hey yo.)

    I don't think there's any particular 'look' there - it's a bit of a mish-mash. Some desaturated colour - with low contrast, some high contrast black and white with crushed shadows . . .

    Why would you want to copy that?

    Andy

  • andynick Level 5 Level 5 (4,840 points)
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    Mar 16, 2012 10:14 AM (in response to Hey yo.)

    In the colour (color) corrector in the inspector, lower the mid-tones to reduce contrast. I suspect some of the highlights have been lowered too.

    If you need more help. I'll post a screen grab later - (capturing from tape at the moment, so I can't use FCP X) until it's finished.

    Andy

  • montster Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Mar 16, 2012 12:30 PM (in response to Hey yo.)

    Its the Cinestyle picture style without gamma correction. Use that if you are using a Dslr to record. If not, just flatten the curve prior to shooting.

  • salty777 Level 3 Level 3 (540 points)
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    Mar 16, 2012 10:06 PM (in response to Hey yo.)

    Why don't you imagine and create your OWN look?

     

    That c r a p's been going around since the Beastie Boys in the 80's.

     

    Create, don't copy.

  • mdee Level 2 Level 2 (220 points)
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    Mar 17, 2012 7:25 AM (in response to Hey yo.)

    I know how I would achieve the look in PhotoShop. Simply lower the color saturation, raise the midtone contrast to blow out the whites & crush the blacks then darken the shadows a little more if needed. And finally adjust the over-all light levels to be broadcast safe. I haven't tried it in FCP X but maybe you can find a combination of filters in FCP X that will do the same thing.

     

    Look about right?

     

    Skærmbillede+2012-03-16+kl.+18.48.jpg

  • montster Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Mar 17, 2012 8:13 AM (in response to mdee)

    You dont want to mess around with compressed video after the fact if you can avoid it  - especially raising things. Especially when you dont need to.

     

    Just shoot with Cinistyle or flat. Then you have the look as you want it out of the camera. From there, you will have a lot more latitude to play around with things - up or down - without making your footage look like an amatuerish mess.

  • mdee Level 2 Level 2 (220 points)
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    Mar 18, 2012 5:46 AM (in response to montster)

    It's not my project! I was mearly making guideline suggestions for the OP.

  • montster Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Mar 18, 2012 5:52 AM (in response to mdee)

    Yep know that.

    And I made a comment in reference to it. And stand behind it 100%.

  • rexwers Calculating status...
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    Mar 20, 2012 8:00 AM (in response to Hey yo.)

    why you don't try Davinci Resolve Lite, it's FREE and way better than FCPX for color grading.

     

     

    http://www.blackmagic-design.com/products/davinciresolve/

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