Back to School with SpeedGrade

It’s back to school for lots of people today, and you can just as easily go “back to school” for SpeedGrade, thanks to a growing list of learning resources. The recording of of our recent “SpeedGrade for Aspiring Colorists” webinar just became available.

That webinar was aimed at editors who are interested in adding color grading to their workflow – and we know that there are a lot of you out there! Our presenter, editor and colorist Jeff August, started off by taking us through the color correction tools in Adobe Premiere Pro, and then moved on to see how much you can do with color and look design in SpeedGrade.

Yes! You can talk during class! The webinar format allows for a presentation in the main screen on the right, with questions and discussion in the chat pod (left).

Yes! You can talk during class! The webinar format allows for a presentation in the main screen, with questions and discussion in the chat pod.

During the session we had Lin Kayser, inventor of SpeedGrade with us for the webinar answering questions in the chatpod. Top marks to Jeff and Lin for a great presentation! If you missed it, or want review the session again, here is the link to SpeedGrade for Aspiring Colorists.

Look familiar to you? This is the three-way color corrector in Premiere Pro - a great tool for basic clean-up before you start editing.

Look familiar? This is the three-way color corrector in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 – a great tool for basic clean-up before you start editing.

You can also access a recording of our first webinar back in May 2012, when SpeedGrade CS6 was less than one month old. That session provided a great overview of the application and was hosted by our Product Manager, Patrick Palmer.

Other Learning Materials

We publish occasional tutorials right here on this blog.

Our documentation team is hard at work, constantly adding to the collection of articles and tutorials. Here’s one great cheat sheet to get you up to speed in your, er … studies: SpeedGrade keyboard shortcuts.

If you are more of a visual learner, you might prefer checking out some of the SpeedGrade demos and tutorials on Adobe TV.

Third-Party Resources

Video2Brain were the first out of the gate with a Getting Started with SpeedGrade CS, an excellent two-hour course presented by Chad Perkins.

FXPhD recently unveiled their own course: SpeedGrade CS6 Fundamentals with Joost van der Hoeven, a comprehensive primer for our favorite grading system.

UPDATE (October 2, 2012): Lynda.com has just released Up and Running with SpeedGrade, presented by popular SpeedGrade trainer Robbie Carmen.

We have it on good authority that Peachpit Press is hard at work on a SpeedGrade book which should be available before the end of the year.

OK – now get studying everyone!

Meanwhile:

You can buy SpeedGrade CS6 here, or download the free 30-day trial here.
Need help with technical questions? Visit our user forums.

 

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