Avid has no Secondary Color Correction (but there are workarounds)

Avid Media Composer (up to V5 at least) does not have secondary color correction.

  • http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/forums/ShowMessage.asp?MessageID=743013&Replies=10
    • Avid (Media Composer) does not have secondary color correction. At least not like Vegas does.
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_Composer
    • (Avid) Media Composer differentiates itself from Avid Symphony because it is missing Advanced/Secondary Color Correction and Universal Mastering.
  • http://dylanreeve.com/videotv/avid/2010/review-media-composer-5-0.html
    • Now all we need is secondary color correction…
  • http://community.avid.com/forums/t/63155.aspx
    • I heard Media composer does not have secondary color correction
    • Idea 1:
      • Colorista does full screen or square/rectangle/oval/circle windows (not custom).
      • You can achieve “power windows”-style secondary results in Media Composer by duplicating the clip onto a higher track, using Animatte tools to isolate an area within the clip and applying different correction to that area.
    • Idea 2:
    • Idea 3:
      • Colorista combined with Magic Bullet Looks should be able to do everything you’re looking for.
      • I believe Colorista has masks or what’s commonly called Power Windows but I don’t believe they have a tracker. I suggest you download the demo version of each and try them out.
      • In the Media Composer you can use the Paint effect to create a shape and apply basic corrections to that shape and track it.
    • Media Composer has a tracker. Here’s a tutorial:
    • Using the Paint Effect or AniMatte with two layers of video a very basic correction can be applied and tracked. For example, I’ve corrected a scene where the subject was looking at a computer monitor and their face was blue from the reflection of the screen. I was able to draw a shape, make color adjustments to remove the cast and track it.
    • Additionally Boris Red/Avid FX has a powerful color corrector and motion tracking:

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