Welcome to our blog, where we bring you easy and effective solutions to enhance your video editing skills. In today’s post, we will be diving into the world of Sony color science and how to effortlessly fix any color-related issues using Lumetri Color in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2019. As a filmmaker or content creator, achieving the perfect color grading is crucial in creating visually captivating videos. However, understanding and manipulating color science can often be a daunting task. Fret not! With our step-by-step guide and the power of Lumetri Color, you will be able to resolve any color inconsistencies and elevate the overall quality of your footage in no time.
EASY Sony Color Science Fix! [Lumetri Color Premiere Pro CC 2019]
I am sick of hearing people talk about how they don’t like the colors of a specific camera brand, we all know what I’m talking about. So today, I’m gonna show you how to easily fix the colors of your footage no matter what camera brand you shoot with.
Introducing the New Update
What is that people done here? Today is my 31st birthday and for my birthday, the fine folks over at Adobe got me exactly what I had been asking for – updates to the Lumetri Color panel in Adobe Premiere Pro. Seriously, I know this wasn’t just for me, but it was exactly what I had been hoping for. The new 2019 update for Premiere Pro CC is out now and it has a ton of new awesome features, but my favorite by far is the selective color grading feature inside the Lumetri Color panel. I’ve always loved how easily I could manipulate and alter the colors in the HSL panel in Adobe Lightroom and wished that I could have that same, or at least a very similar, workflow inside Premiere Pro. Well, happy birthday to me because it’s finally here. So let’s hop into Premiere Pro and I’ll show you what I’m talking about.
Fixing the Colors of Your Footage
If you’re at all familiar with me or my channel, what you’re about to see may be a little bit disturbing. This is video of me wearing a shirt that’s not black. Put on this blue shirt and it’ll all make sense in a second. So let’s get into it.
This is straight out of my A6500 shot with the Sigma 30mm F1.4, and you can see that because it’s got the famous Sony colors, it’s got kind of this wash of like a greeny yellow. Now, I shot this without any picture profile, this is straight out of camera, and it’s straight on the standard mode, no creative styles, no picture profiles, no nothing. Okay, so we’re gonna get into the Lumetri Color panel, which on my screen is on the right-hand side, but if you don’t have it, you can go to Window and choose Lumetri Color.
This new function that I want to talk about is under the Curves tab. Now, we can see our normal RGB curve there as we always do, but if you click this little hue/saturation curves, we’ve got five new little panels we can play with, and this is where it gets really exciting. So let’s talk about what each one of these things does and how you can use them.
Hue vs. Saturation
First and foremost, each of these has a horizontal and a vertical axis, and what we’re gonna do is we’re gonna make points along the horizontal axis and then alter them by bringing them up or down on the vertical axis. The first panel that we have is the hue versus saturation. So across the horizontal axis is going to be the hue that we choose, and then up and down is going to be how much we saturate it or desaturate it. For example, if I wanted to take my shirt, this blue shirt that I surprisingly enough wore, and I wanted to desaturate it, I could make three points. You want to make sure that you make more than one point because otherwise, you’re just gonna drag the whole line, and if I drag the middle one down, it’s gonna desaturate that shirt. So now it’s a gray shirt instead of a blue shirt. If I want to go the other way, I can drag it up and make the blue more intense. You want to be careful with this because in some cases, if you’re already dealing with a fairly saturated color, you can really overdo it. If you want to snap any of these curves back to zero, just double click, and if you want to delete any of the little points that you make, you can just hold command and click it.
Hue vs. Hue
This is my personal favorite. So what we can do here is we can pick the color and then we can alter what color it is. We’re gonna talk a little bit more about this later, but here’s the basic idea. If I want to take that blue shirt again, I’m gonna make those three points, and notice when I click on the point to start dragging it, it actually shows me another color spectrum. So I can take that blue and I can pull it all the way down until it’s more of a red color, or I can push it up to a green color. You can really start to mess with specific colors and change them. And also, on all of these panels, there’s a color picker. So if you’re not sure exactly where that lands, whether it’s a little bit more cyan or whether it’s a little bit more blue, you can grab the color picker and click on the object that you want to change the color of. It makes a little selection for you, and now you can go in and change the color of that.
Hue vs. Luma
The next one is hue versus luma, and what that’s going to do is adjust the brightness of specific colors. So again, let’s grab our color picker and choose the shirt, and then if I drag it up, it’s gonna make the shirt brighter. If I drag it down, it’s gonna make the shirt darker. Now, keep in mind that this is going to affect anything that has that same color. So if you look very closely inside the guitar, the sticker is actually also blue, so when I adjust this, it’s being adjusted too. If you’re wearing a blue shirt and there’s a blue sky in the background, it’s going to affect both of them.
Luma vs. Saturation
The next curve is the luma versus saturation. You’ll notice that there are no colors on the horizontal line. That’s because what we’re actually choosing is, in color, its luminance. So on the right-hand side are going to be our whites, our brightest parts, and on our left-hand side are going to be our blacks or our darkest parts. Where this is really handy is if you find that you have some kind of a color cast in either your shadows or your highlights or any kind of part that is specific to the brightness of the picture, you can actually either accentuate those colors or you can take them out. Most of this scene happens to be in the mid-range.
Saturation vs. Saturation
The last curve that we have is the saturation versus saturation. So again, we have a white line, not a colored one. What we’re looking at here from left to right is from the least saturated point to the most saturated point. So if we get that picker again and choose something that looks like it has a decent amount of color to it, like this orange pot. It’s going to choose right there, and we can make it either more saturated or we can desaturate it. And again, like I said, if you go too far, you start to really mess with things. So if you’re finding that overall your picture is too saturated, maybe just whatever comes out of your camera really saturates it, you can kind of pick the most saturated parts and desaturate them a little bit. Or vice versa, if your picture is a little too flat, you can pick the least saturated parts and bring them…
Q: How can I fix the Sony color science in Lumetri Color Premiere Pro CC 2019?
A: To fix the Sony color science in Lumetri Color Premiere Pro CC 2019, you can follow these steps:
- Open your project in Premiere Pro CC 2019.
- Apply the Lumetri Color effect to the desired video clip by selecting it and navigating to the Effects panel.
- In the Effects Control panel, locate the Lumetri Color effect and expand its settings.
- Under the Creative section, click on the Input LUT dropdown menu and select “Sony S-Gamut/S-Log3 to Rec.709”.
- You should notice an improvement in the colors and overall look of the clip with the Sony color science fix.
- Adjust other settings as desired to further enhance the color grading, if needed.
Q: Can I apply this fix to multiple clips at once?
A: Yes, you can apply the Sony color science fix to multiple clips at once in Lumetri Color Premiere Pro CC 2019. Just select all the clips you want to apply the fix to, and then follow the steps mentioned in the previous question to apply the Lumetri Color effect and choose the correct input LUT.
Q: Are there other LUT options available for Sony color science fix?
A: Yes, Lumetri Color Premiere Pro CC 2019 provides different LUT options for fixing Sony color science. Some other available LUT options include “Sony S-Gamut2/S-Log3 to Rec.709” and “Sony S-Log2 to Rec.709”. Depending on your specific footage and preferences, you can try these alternative LUT options to achieve the desired color correction.
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