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How To Get Color Right In Your Video

Getting colors in video to look right is tricky. You will do better if you white balance the shot before you begin.

Choose Monitor >> YC Waveform to look at the waveform.

Anything that's above 100 or below 0 isn't considered broadcast safe. Although the rise of YouTube is changing that, it's still a good idea to use the standards as a guide.

Adobe recommends setting the Balance Magnitude to 35, the Balance Gain to 50, and the Balance Angle to -127. Sometimes the changes can be quite subtle, especially if the footage was balanced when shooting.

Look at the difference in the shot below. It's subtle, but when you compare the left half of the shot to the right half, you can see that the yellows got reduced quite a bit.

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