View Full Version : Best color correction
24th February 2006, 11:42
Hi! Just wanna thank for a great forum. Ive been working with special FX and such for almost 2 years and thinking in investing in a new Mac and im gonna edit with final cut pro and combustion. Just wondering what system has the best color correction?
Is it Combustion? Shake? Or is it perhaps Fusion?
What i would really like to have is to have a desktop version of Lustre. Kind of like combustion vs Flame if you know what i mean. Basically what im asking is:
Which app has the best color corrector?
Thanks a bunch
24th February 2006, 12:15
you can try "final touch" from silicon color, it's a kind of lustre running on Mac Os X
24th February 2006, 12:17
... it has got both cut detection and timeline export from FCP...
24th February 2006, 12:56
Combustion's color corrector is pretty okay. To do secondary corrects you have to team it up with a keyer or some masks, but that's not really a problem. Using Automatic Duck or similar you should be able to take an FCP edit and correct shot-by-shot with the edit operator.
Shake's colour stuff is flexible and deep, yeah, but rather a pain to set up and use unless you really know what you're doing and exactly what you want.
25th February 2006, 20:20
Shake's colour stuff is flexible and deep, yeah, but rather a pain to set up and use unless you really know what you're doing and exactly what you want.mult, gamma, expand, compress, lookup, saturation. Those 6 nodes will do everything you need.
25th February 2006, 22:29
Yes. Yes they will, if you like trees that look like mutant spiders and controls on a billion different pages, histograms and vectorscopes hidden in different tabs and generally about ten times as much dicking about as is required to just grade the damn picture already :wink:
Does force you to understand what's going on though, and the lack of explicit control over the order of operations in more artist-oriented CC tools can trip you up sometimes.
25th October 2007, 21:07
Just as quick follow up as this was posted like a million years ago... Filmlight is coming out with a laptop version of Baselight for Mac OSX. It is a function for function copy of their larger systems, including full blown Truelight so I would imagine that it would be worth quite a hard look...
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