Notes from a SpeedGrade Seminar
Recently, our friendly Adobe SpeedGrade product manager Patrick Palmer hosted a seminar introducing Adobe SpeedGrade CS6, the professional color grading application which is now part of Adobe Creative Suite 6 Production Premium, Master Collection, and Creative Cloud.
In case you missed it, we have posted a recording of the seminar.
Patrick covered a lot of ground in the seminar, both in the main presentation and in the question-and-answer segment at the end. Here’s a brief outline of what Patrick talked about, as well as some links to more information about each subject:
exchanging data with Premiere Pro and other applications
- using Send To Adobe SpeedGrade command to send transcoded DPX sequences and .ircp file to SpeedGrade; useful for short-form workflows
- using an EDL (edit decision list) to avoid transcoding; useful for long-form and raw workflows
- comparison of what file formats SpeedGrade can import and what file formats Premiere Pro can import
loading and previewing media
- loading and conforming footage
- showing scopes
- output to an external video monitor using an SDI daughter card
- keyboard shortcuts for various view options, such as full-screen
- using multiple playheads to simultaneously preview different parts of the same timeline
color grading and adjustment
- basics of creating a grading layer and applying a grade to a layer
- secondary color adjustments
- working with .Look files, including saving and applying looks
- applying and keyframing a mask
- alternatives to using curves
miscellaneous and Q&A
- Adobe CS6 Road Show
- support for Tangent Wave and Tangent CP-200 control surfaces
- using a .Look file in After Effects CS6 with the Apply Color LUT effect
- system requirements and performance
- resolution settings and other settings for setting up displays
Patrick also hosts a great series of video tutorials about SpeedGrade on Adobe TV. For documentation and more tutorials for SpeedGrade CS6, see this page.
If you have questions about SpeedGrade or need assistance, come to the Adobe SpeedGrade user forum.