October 18, 2014 at 1:51AM

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What's a good color correction/grading Plug-in for FCPX?

Hi guys! I am currently using FCPX for all my video editing, but unfortunately it doesn't come with much of a color correction tool other than a basic board for minor changes. I don't think I'm really getting much out of it, and there's next to nothing for adjusting highlights and shadows(?) For anyone who works with FCPX and is highly experienced with it, can one recommend me a good plug-in that has more function for deeper grading and adjustments? Preferably low cost as I'm on a budget. I am trying to streamline my workflow, so please don't recommend me a separate program such as Davinci, Adobe, etc.

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You have a visioncolor, orion, Red gigan with magic bullet, there is many options.

October 20, 2014 at 2:02AM

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Ragüel Cremades
Film producer and director
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Thanks! I checked out Magic Bullet looks before, unfortunately it's well over my budget. But I have yet to see VisionColor, it looks interesting.

October 21, 2014 at 7:49PM

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Try and search out some tutorials on using FCPX’s built-in grading. I agree it’s not as full-featured as it could be, but it sounds to me like you’re not using it to its full potential, or you’re not aware of some of the options. It does have basic highlight and shadow adjustment, as well as saturation controls.

October 20, 2014 at 1:46PM, Edited October 20, 1:46PM

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Ryan Toyota
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If you mean the basic color board, I do know about the adjustments that can be made there. It's is kind of wonky and unintuitive, and the adjustments seems out of place than where it should be. - even with the exposure controls. Compared to my experience with Premiere before I moved on to FCPX, Premiere did seem to do a lot better with those built in tools. Do you have any video tutorials you can recommend? I've watched some, but most were things I already knew about.

October 21, 2014 at 7:44PM

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Start with Magic Bullet Suite and get some free LUTS and see how those work. and there are tonnes of YouTube video with how to use it... however get some theory to help you to understand color grading to the best of your ability.

October 22, 2014 at 7:36PM, Edited October 22, 7:36PM

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Wentworth Kelly
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You can di a vision color or free luts. or 30 days free of filmconvert.

October 23, 2014 at 11:32PM

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Ragüel Cremades
Film producer and director
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Would send the xml to Davinci resolve lite be too much of a hassle?

February 11, 2015 at 12:04PM

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