1. Okay this is the big one! In this color grading tutorial I share with you the same workflow that top colorists use. It's important to have an ordered systematic approach to your grading so you don't get lost and end up making your image look "muddy" because you've lost track where you're at. This tutorial will serve as the primer for all all the correction tutorials.

    Luster Grade Presets for FCP X
    vimeo.com/26573609

    - Denver Riddle, Colorist
    colorgradingcentral.com

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  2. With the release of FCP X, Apple introduced the the new "Color Board." In this color grading tutorial I will be explaining this new interface and its functions so that we can begin grading like pros!

    Luster Grade Presets for FCP X
    vimeo.com/26573609

    - Denver Riddle, Colorist
    colorgradingcentral.com

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  3. Ahhh, you thought the scopes were impossible to understand. In this color grading tutorial I decipher the scopes so that you can read them as though you were reading the Matrix. They are a very valuable tool and will make you look like a sophisticated color grader :)

    Luster Grade Presets for FCP X
    vimeo.com/26573609

    - Denver Riddle, Colorist
    colorgradingcentral.com

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  4. As the first crucial step in color grading, setting the focus exposure lays the foundation for the rest of the grade. In this color grading tutorial I share how the concept of setting the exposure based on the center focus of the shot, will give priority to what's most important and will serve as a guide in making exposure decisions.

    Luster Grade Presets for FCP X
    vimeo.com/26573609

    - Denver Riddle, Colorist
    colorgradingcentral.com

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  5. Once we've set our exposure then it's on to dialing in our shadows and highlights and setting the desired amount of contrast. Sometimes all an image needs to give it that "pep" is contrast. In this color grading tutorial I go over what dynamic range is and how to set the proper amount in FCP X using the Color Board.

    Luster Grade Presets for FCP X
    vimeo.com/26573609

    - Denver Riddle, Colorist
    colorgradingcentral.com

    Download Option:
    colorgradingcentral.com/products-fcp-x-color-grading-tutorials-download

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