The Art of Color Correction

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Color Finesse 3.0
Plug-in User’s Guide

Copyright © 2001, 2010 Synthetic Aperture
All rights reserved. This book is protected by copyright and distributed under licenses restricting its use, copying, distribution, and decompilation. Except as permitted by said license, no part of this book may be reproduced in any form by any means without prior written authorization of Synthetic Aperture and its licensors, if any. Trademarks

Color Finesse is a registered trademark, and Synthetic Aperture, the Synthetic Aperture logo, Color Finesse, Echo Fire, LiveFire, Video Finesse, and Test Pattern Maker are trademarks of Synthetic Aperture in the U.S. and certain other countries. Adobe, After Effects, Premiere, Acrobat, and PostScript are trademarks of Adobe Systems Inc. Apple, Macintosh, Power Macintosh, the Mac logo, Final Cut Pro, FireWire and QuickTime are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. Avid and Avid Xpress are regstered trademarks of Avid Technology, Inc. All other brand or product names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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This publication and the information contained herein is made available by Synthetic Aperture “as is.” Synthetic Aperture disclaims all warranties, either express or implied, including but not limited to any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose regarding these materials.

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Version

This manual reflects version 3.0 of Color Finesse.
Document part number: 000546003, Revision A, January 2010.

Contents

1 - Getting Started
Why Do I Need Color Correction? ............................................... 1 Why Color Finesse? ..................................................................... 1 What’s New in Color Finesse 3.0 ................................................. 1 Compatibility With Previous Versions ................................... 2 About This Manual ...................................................................... 3 Minimum System Requirements .................................................. 3 Installation .................................................................................. 3 Installing Color Finesse on Macintosh .................................. 4 Installing Color Finesse on Windows .................................... 5 Registering Your Software............................................................ 7 Technical Support ....................................................................... 7 Please Tell Us What You Think ..................................................... 8

2 - The Art of Color Correction
What Is Color Correction? ........................................................... 9 Why Do I Need Color Correction? ............................................... 9 Why Do I Need Color Finesse? .................................................... 9 Primary vs. Secondary Correction ...................................... 10

3 - Color Finesse Fundamentals
Applying Color Finesse to Your Clip ........................................... 11 Adobe After Effects ............................................................ 11 Apple Final Cut Pro ........................................................... 11 Adobe Premiere Pro .......................................................... 12 Other Host Applications .................................................... 12 Basic Plug-In Operation ............................................................. 13 The Color Finesse Simplified Interface ....................................... 13 The Color Finesse Full Interface ................................................. 15 Analysis Window ............................................................... 16 Image Window.................................................................. 16 Settings Window ............................................................... 17 Color Info Window...
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