I've talked about it for way too long, so here's the first installment of more to come. Please leave some feedback and let me know what you think, remembering that this is the first of a 5 part series of Color Grading tutorials (using EDIUS 6) which gets a lot more exciting once we start creating specific looks and the basics are covered.
* EDIUS is PC only.
* RED Epic raw files were downloaded from reduser.com and transcoded directly from R3D to 3k 10bit HQX using VirtualDub and a plugin that can be found here: arenafilm.hu/alsog/vdr3d/
* I will be creating many more tutorials that cover more than just color grading and color correction so please come back and visit soon.
* Although many of the techniques you will see in this tutorial set are possible in EDIUS 5 and earlier, remember that the older versions (pre version 6) do not have a mask tool, don't support 10 bit and only accept up to 1080p resolution. EDIUS 6 has SOOOOOO many improvements and if you haven't upgraded you should! Download the free fully functioning 30 day trial here: grassvalley.com/products/editors
* Feel free to post these tutorials wherever you like, however they will not be available for download at this stage.
The final colour tutorial for EDIUS 6 is coming up in which I will be extensively covering Scopes, Safe color and going DEEP with Chrominance ;) I'll also be giving away a preset effect that I created that I like to call "ULTIMATE BAY" which is a one-stop Blockbuster preset that you can manipulate to suite whatever shot you like :)
Thanks to Jim Jannard for letting the public have access to these amazing .r3d's :)
I will be creating a Chroma Key tutorial set that covers keying in general and then shows why there is now no need to go out to After Effects to do advanced Chroma Keying (like in my video "Hong Kong Love").