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How to Grade S-Log and Cine4 Footage in FCPX Using Curves

Color grading video captured with Sony’s proprietary picture profiles can be pretty hectic, especially for new editors. This is mainly because both S-Log and Cine4 produce extremely flat-looking footage that requires a decent amount of time to process in post. However, when it comes to grading clips

Four Creative Ways to Use Masking in Premiere Pro CC

The masking tool – initially found in After Effects – is still one of the most powerful and versatile assets available in Premiere Pro CC. Having the ability to isolate areas of your footage has aided post-production workflows, unlocking more advanced color grading practices and making simple

How to Get Beautiful Skin Tones in Premiere Pro CC

Many filmmakers would agree that one of the most intimidating aspects of color grading would be retaining accurate, beautiful-looking skin tones. As you start adding on various LUTs, curves, and other color grading filters, it’s easy to get distracted, causing you to lose the natural appearance of

How to Expose S-Log Correctly Every Time

S-Log is known as the most widely used color profile among Sony camera users. No matter which flavor is being used – S-Log 2 or S-Log 3 – the image detail obtained with the camera setting allows for maximum post-production flexibility while providing enough room for multiple

Quick Tip on Enhancing Skin Tones in DaVinci Resolve 15

More often than not, it’s very easy for novice colorists to get carried away with their color grading. Whether you’re trying to achieve the exaggerated blue/orange aesthetic of Sam Kolder or the popping hues of Wes Anderson flicks, it’s important to pay close attention to how your

Here’s How You Can Use an eGPU with Your Internal Mac Display

The use of external GPUs (or eGPUs) has been making waves for a multitude of computer enthusiasts and content creators alike. By attaching an external graphics card to your Mac, you can achieve improved editing efficiency and rendering performance through the additionally provided GPU-acceleration. Unfortunately, traditional methods

DaVinci Resolve 15 Crash Course is Out – Enroll for FREE!

Seasoned colorist and fellow filmmaker Alex Jordan of Learn Color Grading and FilmSimplified has produced dozens of insightful color grading tutorials over the years, alongside a myriad of successful courses and numerous free resources regarding color grading and video editing in DaVinci Resolve. Recently, the talented creative professional has released another exciting product

Portable and Powerful Pro Workstation with Triple Monitors?

Whether it be in the comforts of your editing suite or somewhere in the field, powerful workstations are always required to perform multiple intensive production tasks ranging from real-time video editing, advanced color grading, pre-vis renders for visual effects, footage ingestion, monitoring, transcoding and everything in between. While

How to Expose S-Log2 and S-Log3 for Natural Looking Skin Tones

Of all the color profiles included with Sony mirrorless cameras, S-Log 2 and S-Log 3 are arguably two of the most frequently used gamma curves by aspiring filmmakers and seasoned professionals alike. While the dynamic range and color flexibility has helped bolster the flat profiles’ reputation for

How to Edit and Color Grade ProRes RAW Footage in FCPX

As you already know, ProRes RAW is Apple’s latest addition to the ProRes family of video codecs, promising to deliver RAW-like flexibility with the speedy performance creative professionals have come to know and love for years with the rest ProRes flavors. Due to the fact that the

Get the Ultimate Resolve 15 Course Bundle for Just $97! (Limited-Time Offer)

Exactly one month ago, Blackmagic Design unveiled the latest iteration of their full-fledged post-production suite DaVinci Resolve 15 featuring seamless Fusion integration, incredible new Fairlight audio tools alongside nearly a hundred other enhancements. Today, seasoned colorist Alex Jordan from Learn Color Grading and Film Simplified announces the official