July 29, 2019




Working on my two most recent webinars, covering HDR media in Final Cut Pro X and Premiere Pro CC, gave me an opportunity to learn a lot more about these high-end media files. So, this week, I'm sharing what I learned with you. Not just in these two webinars, but in seven new articles and videos to give you a better understanding of what these new formats are and do.

My lead story is " The Basics of High Dynamic Range Media Explained." This illustrates the three key components of HDR media, as well as shows how this can be used inside typical HD projects.

Growing out of HDR, but separate from it, are terms like " raw," " log," and " LUTs." These represent media formats and tools which are especially useful in maximizing the quality of our images. So, my second article this week is " Understanding Raw, Log, and LUT files."

The driving force behind these articles are my two HDR webinars. Last week, I covered " Using HDR Media in Adobe Premiere Pro CC." I was fascinated to discover that there are substantial and significant differences between how Premiere and Final Cut handle HDR media. This webinar shows you what you need to know now to make the most of these new formats in Premiere. While you'll find the links below, here's the link to " HDR in Final Cut," while this is the link to " HDR in Premiere."

As I was researching the Adobe HDR webinar, I discovered that Adobe has an unpublished Compression Guide to HDR media. Adobe gave me permission to share it with you; you'll find it below in the Articles section. I also created three excerpts from the Adobe webinar. These links, too, are in the Articles section.

Webinars are taking a couple of weeks off while I research other subjects to share with you. I'll let you know in my newsletter when the next one is scheduled.

SiGGraph is happening now in LA. I'm attending and hope to have something to share with you next week. Otherwise, its the middle of the summer - not a whole lot going on... except intense development as companies get ready to launch new products at IBC  I look forward to chatting with you next week. In the meantime, edit well.

Using HDR Media in
Apple Final Cut Pro X
RAW, sLog, HDR, 12-bit, 16-bit... What are all these different video formats and how do you work with them in Final Cut?

It's easy to get confused!
 
 
This session covers:  
* What HDR and log media is 
* Tips to color grading HDR  
* How to work with RAW, HDR, log
   and ProRes media in Final Cut Pro X
Using HDR Media in
Adobe Premiere Pro CC
RAW, sLog, HDR, 12-bit, 16-bit... What are all these different video formats and how do you work with them in Premiere?

It's easy to get confused!
 
This session covers:  
* What HDR and log media is
* Limitations of HDR in Premiere 
* How to work with RAW, HDR, and
   log media in Premiere Pro CC
Download: HDR in Premiere Pro  
» The Basics of High Dynamic Range (HDR) Media Explained ( Tutorial)
   » What HDR is, where we are now, where we are going, and how to use it.
 
» Understanding Raw, Log, and LUT Files ( Tutorial)
   » This is a backgrounder, regardless of what NLE you use.

» Optimize Premiere Pro Preferences for HDR Media ( Video Tutorial)
   » Including a new preference setting to make your colors more accurate.

» Illustrating Color Spaces and LUTs in Adobe Premiere Pro CC ( Video Tutorial)
   » This explains what they are and how to apply them in Premiere.

» Create Custom LUTs for Adobe Premiere Pro CC (Video Tutorial)
   » This technique can be used for Premiere, FCP X, Resolve and others.

» Create Custom LUTs for Apple Final Cut Pro X (Tutorial)
   » This the written version - for FCP X - of the video Premiere tutorial.

» Adobe Premiere Pro: HDR Compression Guide (Tutorial)
   » A previously unpublished Adobe Guide to exporting HDR media from Premiere
» EQ: Warm a Voice & Improve Clarity
 
» New Font Menu in Premiere Pro CC
 
» Configure a Mac Mini for editing  
 
» Create a Dual-Boot Mac System Disk

» View all tutorials here.
» Apple Final Cut Pro X: Complete  
 
» HDR Media in Final Cut Pro X 
 
» 272a: Get Organized in Premiere  
      
» 250: The Basics of Editing In FCP X 
 
» View all webinars here.
 
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