MC 239 - Color Grading with Media Composer and Symphony

Training Summary
Color grading is more popular today than ever before - and in greater demand! Avid Media Composer has a powerful toolset allowing you to combine both HSL and Curves corrections for robust corrections, while Symphony takes it to the next level with advanced secondary correction tools and the fastest color-grading workflow in the industry. You can learn to use these powerful tools efficiently, using expert techniques to achieve consistent, professional results. The Color Grading with Media Composer and Symphony (MC239) course will teach you to carefully analyze images to diagnose the problems and fix them quickly. Learn to grade in multiple passes, leveraging various tools for flexibility in correcting the toughest images. Learn to control the eye of the viewer through little known shape-based secondary tools found in both Media Composer and Symphony that enable you to create animated masks, vignettes, and gradients. Plus, master the advanced relationship-based grading tools in Symphony to streamline your grading workflow and finish in less time than you thought possible.
Students should have also completed Media Composer Fundamentals I and II, Media Composer Professional Editing I, or possess equivalent experience of 12 months full-time editing on the system.
2 Days/Lecture & Lab
Those who can benefit from this Color Grading with Media Composer and Symphony course include:
  • Colorists
  • Editors
  • Assistant Editors
  • Multimedia Producers
Course Topics
  • Color Grading Fundamentals
  • Analyzing Images with Scopes
  • Establishing the Base Grade
  • Grading with Curves
  • Matching Shots
  • Stepping Up to Symphony
  • Performing Secondary Corrections in Symphony
  • Intraframe Effects: Avid’s Hidden Secondaries
  • Finishing the Grade

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