1. Color balancing is what most people think of when they think of color correction. This is the process of correcting for color casts, ensuring the shot doesn't exhibit a dominate colors, having clean blacks and clean whites. In this color grading tutorial I show you how easy it is with FCP X's Color Board to make these fixes.

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    - Denver Riddle, Colorist
    colorgradingcentral.com

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  2. 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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  3. 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
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    - Denver Riddle, Colorist
    colorgradingcentral.com

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  4. 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

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  5. 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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