Color Grading with Media Composer and Symphony 6 1st Edition
Bryan Castle, Jr.
ISBN-13: 9781285181417 | ISBN-10: 1285181417
© 2013 | Published |  368  Pages

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Top film editors know Avid Media Composer and Symphony inside and out, giving them the confidence to pursue Hollywood-style productions and earn top wages. To join their ranks, you need the technical skills and knowledge to distinguish yourself as a pro. COLOR GRADING WITH MEDIA COMPOSER AND SYMPHONY 6 is here to help you on your way toward expertise in color grading with these two industry-standard video- and film-editing suites. Learn the full gamut of Avid tools and techniques--everything from simple primary color corrections to creating a polished, multi-layer finished grade. Learn to read video scopes, perform primary grades with HSL and Curves, perform secondary color correction, use Paint and AniMatte effects to create spot corrections, leverage Symphony’s correction relationships to speed the grading workflow, and much more. COLOR GRADING WITH MEDIA COMPOSER AND SYMPHONY 6 will teach you the art of color correction, help you get a creative leg up on the competition, and put you on the road to mastery of Avid Media Composer and Symphony.
COLOR GRADING WITH MEDIA COMPOSER AND SYMPHONY 6 is part of the Avid Learning Series. To find more books on Media Composer, Pro Tools, Sibelius, or any other Avid product, visit

  • 1. Color Grading Fundamentals.
    2. System Configurations for Color Grading.
    3. Core Grading Tools and Techniques.
    4. Using Curves for Grading.
    5. Advanced Primary Color Correction.
    6. Secondary Color Correction (Avid Symphony module).
    7. Using AniMatte with Color Correction.
    8. Grouping Color Corrections.
    9. Delivering a Graded Digital Master.

    • Provides the official coursebook for the Media Composer 239 class taught at Avid Learning Partners worldwide.
    • Teaches the art of color correction and puts you on the road to mastery of Avid Media Composer and Symphony.
    • Covers everything from color grading fundamentals to using curves for grading, advanced primary color correction, secondary color correction, using AniMatte with color correction, and much more.
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    • Bryan Castle Jr. began his career as a freelance producer and editor in the greater Boston area in 2001. Over the years, Bryan has continued to deepen his knowledge and expertise, focusing on documentary film production and online editing. Since 2009, he has been the principal subject matter expert and author of Avid’s Media Composer and Symphony training materials. Currently, Bryan works as manager of the worldwide Avid Certified Instructor program.