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VIDEO TUTORIAL | How to Color Correct DSLR Video with Color Curves

VIDEO TUTORIAL | How to Color Correct DSLR Video with Color Curves

In this video tutorial, I’ll show you how to color correct DSLR video in your video editor. I’ll be using RGB/Color Curves exclusively, which will make this color correction technique universal with virtually every video editing software.

When it comes to color correction, the first step is to look at your footage and evaluate what changes you need to make to get the look you want.

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How to Get the Vintage Look in Photoshop or DSLR Video

How to Get the Vintage Look in Photoshop or DSLR Video

It’s pretty popular right now to make our photos and video have more of that “vintage” look. In the video tutorial below, I explain my process of how to get that particular look by simply using a curves adjustment. By only using a curves adjustment, this gives you necessary flexibility to not only do it in Photoshop, but also in any other video editor that has a Curves color correction effect.

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Edelkrone is Revolutionizing the DSLR Video Slider

Edelkrone is Revolutionizing the DSLR Video Slider

The DSLR video slider that you have come to know is gone forever… at least it is for me! I randomly stumbled upon Edelkrone’s website while aimlessly looking up different gear that I could only dream about purchasing.

I could try and explain what Edelkrone sliderPLUS offers through the written word, but I think their videos would do a better job than I could.

 

 

 

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Testing Out Magic Lantern’s Intervalometer and Bulb Ramping (Timelapse)

Testing Out Magic Lantern’s Intervalometer and Bulb Ramping (Timelapse)

This past week has had some pretty crazy weather in Southern Utah. The entire week consisted of lightning striking constantly and amazing cloud formations. Both of these things are extremely unusual for this area, with the norm being clear, blue skies without a cloud in sight. So when these rare instances of Mother Nature flexing her muscles and showing off her raw power, you definitely take advantage because who knows when this opportunity will happen again.

I’ve tried a couple times to capture timelapses in the past, but my current gear setup at the time, especially my lens, wasn’t cut out for the task and resulted in lackluster finished products. But last week was a different story! If you follow me on twitter (which you should, @keysormedia), you know that I just upgraded my Canon t3i to the Canon 5D Mark II with the 24-105mm f/4.0L kit lens and threw the very necessary Magic Lantern firmware on it.

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Canon’s Neutral Picture Style vs. Cinestyle

Canon’s Neutral Picture Style vs. Cinestyle

For the past 6 months or so, I’ve been shooting with Technicolor’s Cinestyle. I thought it was the way to go with everything I watched and read online. The general consensus was that you needed to install Cinestyle and drop all your settings to get the look you were going for. But last week, I learned a valuable lesson: just because everyone has a way of doing things, doesn’t mean that it’s the best way for you.

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