Free 15-part Training on Color Grading in Final Cut Pro X

Denver Riddle from Color Grading Central has released a free 15-part tutorial on color correction in Final Cut Pro X. Apple's controversial NLE reboot introduces a number of new features and interface elements, chief of which is the Color Board, seen in the following tutorial. Hit the full link below for all 15 parts, which in addition to streaming for free are available as downloads for $49.

Also, don't forget about Izzy Video's excellent 2.5 hours of free FCP X training.

Link: FREE Final Cut Pro X Grading Tutorials

[via 2-pop, planet5D]

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I heard FCP X doesn't even have curves. If that's true, from my point of view, it cannot be used for color correction, period.

July 26, 2011 at 1:14AM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


Agree its just like people boasting about color grading with Magic Bullet Mojo

July 26, 2011 at 5:29AM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM

Oliver lau

Mojo is a great tool. I love it. And Quick Looks too, and Colorista Free. But they'd be pretty much worthless if I couldn't access other basic tools too, such as levels and curves.

July 26, 2011 at 6:48AM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


This set of tutorials offers an invaluable resource for anyone interested in learning the fundamentals of color correction to apply on any platform. These are principles that directly correlate to the DaVinci software posted in the latest blog entry, as well as FC7's Apple Color, and many others. While I am thrilled to test out the robust CCrs that are becoming more easily attainable for independents, I am just as thrilled to have such a powerful tool at my disposal within my NLE.

This summer I will be shooting, editing, and delivering news segments while abroad, which requires that I am able to organize, transcode, edit and grade footage in a matter of hours on a daily basis. Final Cut X offers me the ability to do so quickly, effectively, and independently of any other software. While I understand that most projects don't require such a quick turn-around, to discount this tool based on a lack of curves seems absolutely astounding to me. It's ability to perform superb color grading is aptly demonstrated by Denver's tutorials, and I hope that anyone aspiring to learn more about color grading in general will check them out.

Koo, I've seen the following sentiment pasted across the comments pages numerous times while reading the incredible wealth of information contained on your site, but nonetheless, I am pleased to finally be able to offer mine:
You are the fucking man! Thank you for empowering independents everywhere.

July 26, 2011 at 8:54PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM