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See 2 clips side by side for Color Grading ? 05 Jun 2018 10:53 #95832

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Hi guys

Is there a better way to see 2 clips side by side than this ?

discussions.apple.com/thread/4929134

Thanks !
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See 2 clips side by side for Color Grading ? 05 Jun 2018 11:26 #95836

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Something that has sorely been lacking for eight years. I use Chromatic for this function.
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See 2 clips side by side for Color Grading ? 05 Jun 2018 12:06 #95839

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Thank you.
Last Edit: 05 Jun 2018 12:08 by manoucho.
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See 2 clips side by side for Color Grading ? 05 Jun 2018 14:57 #95842

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This may be one of my biggest peeves with FCPX (going on a few years). It really slows down color grading (if you're not using Chromatic). Everyone who bumps into this one (which is nearly everyone grading with FCPX's native tools) should hit Apple with Feedback on this one. For me it's one of the biggest misses in FCPX.
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See 2 clips side by side for Color Grading ? 05 Jun 2018 14:59 #95843

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manoucho wrote:
Hi guys

Is there a better way to see 2 clips side by side than this ?

discussions.apple.com/thread/4929134

Thanks !

You can also duplicate the "hero" clip (option drag) and connect it and crop over the clip you're grading.
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See 2 clips side by side for Color Grading ? 05 Jun 2018 15:04 #95844

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A very handy way to view two clips side by side is with an FCPX Title called Reference Monitor:

Furthermore, you can add masks to the Title in order to isolate portions of the clips (this statement will make more sense after you have watched the video.)
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See 2 clips side by side for Color Grading ? 10 Jun 2018 07:44 #95918

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Since you typically need just one reference shot per sequence, you search for that one enigmatic frame, completely graded for look, make a freeze frame, connect it above your timeline and crop it according to your needs.

However, Larry Jordan somewhere says about treating audio with roles in 10.3 that this still took three times as long as a roundtrip to Adobe's Audition.

The same can be said about a Resolve roundtrip. There, the reference still *contains* the grade, and the crop is a handy wipe shortcut.

The solutions presented so far are workarounds in that they must work around the fact that there is no grading workflow conceived in FCP. Tom Wolsky used he word "clumsy". Jump between effects & color tab? Permanently? Clumsy.

Like before 10.4, FCP allows for very fast color correction. But that's all.
Last Edit: 10 Jun 2018 07:50 by Axel.
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See 2 clips side by side for Color Grading ? 10 Jun 2018 08:49 #95919

Axel wrote:
Since you typically need just one reference shot per sequence, you search for that one enigmatic frame, completely graded for look, make a freeze frame, connect it above your timeline and crop it according to your needs.….

… not trying to defend FCPX' grading limitation (I like the differentiation of correcting vs grading… ), but I made me a designated Workspace:

workspacematch.jpg


what I have to do:
chose that Workspace …
set playhead in timeline to reference clip
shift-F to find ref-range in Browser
set skimmer to that range
select to be adjusted clip
start tinkering with knobs and sliders …

That's most probably not the easiest way, esp. compared to other tools I don't use, but for my simple needs good enough …
Last Edit: 10 Jun 2018 08:51 by Karsten Schlüter.
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See 2 clips side by side for Color Grading ? 11 Jun 2018 19:32 #95929

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Karsten Schlüter wrote:
… not trying to defend FCPX' grading limitation (I like the differentiation of correcting vs grading… ), but I made me a designated Workspace:

workspacematch.jpg


Just busy color correcting a wedding. Seems to work like a charm. Well, first catch your hare, then cook him. Was half way through in Resolve and will very critically compare the results. Danke, Karsten.
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See 2 clips side by side for Color Grading ? 12 Jun 2018 04:26 #95930

Axel wrote:
… Danke, Karsten.

You're Welcome! :)
…not my idea, just sharing…

'Switching customized Workspaces with a click' is a heavy-in-use feature in my workflow …
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