Color Grading: Software Comparison

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Color Grading: Software Comparison

Being an editor first and a colorist second, I found this article to be an informative guide when it comes to choosing color grading software. I always figured that the color grading software of choice would be DaVinci Resolve. However, like anything else that is popular in the world of video editing, Resolve has its advantages and its drawbacks. This well-informed article points out that what is the better color grading editor to buy depends upon the work flow of the editor. Ultimately, the wisest choice is the one that accomplishes the most necessary adjustments in the least amount of time. In other words, the software can offer maximum flexibility, but may be too time-consuming for a television work flow and more suited for a feature film. You can find out more by clicking the link below.

— Stu Brown

Comparing Color, Resolve, SpeedGrade and Symphony

It’s time to talk about color correctors. In this post, I’ll compare Color, Resolve, SpeedGrade and Symphony. These are the popular desktop color correction systems in use today. Certainly there are other options, like Filmlight’s Baselight Editions plug-in, as well as other NLEs with their own powerful color correction tools, including Autodesk Smoke and Quantel Rio. Some of these fall outside of the budget range of small shops or don’t really provide a correction workflow. For the sake of simplicity, in this post I’ll stick with the four I see the most.

Avid Technology Media Composer + Symphony

Although it started as a separate NLE product with dedicated hardware, today’s Symphony is really an add-on option to Media Composer. The main feature that differentiates Symphony from Media Composer in file-based workflows is an enhanced color correction –Read more: http://digitalfilms.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/comparing-color-resolve-speedgrade-and-symphony/

 

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