Color grading is an essential tool for making impressions, telling stories, and evoking responses from your video viewers. In ColorDirector this pro-level editing technique is available in an intuitive suite that makes it simple for anyone to master.
Split Toning Your Videos
Split toning involves adding a color to the shadows and highlights of a video. It’s certainly not a new technique—as far back as the late 1800s it was being used in photographs—but is a more recent addition to the video editor’s toolkit, and very easy to apply to good effect in ColorDirector
Using Look Up Tables (LUTs)
LUTs are essentially a file of mathematical values that can be applied to a video to modify how it looks. Applying a LUT can be a quick and easy way to make your video take on a "film-like" look.
Creating Dramatic HDR Video
HDR stands for High Dynamic Range, and is a popular photographic technique. With ColorDirector's unique feature you can apply HDR to your videos to add more dynamic range to your scenes bring out the detail, and highlight the best parts of your footage.
Altering the Atmosphere of a Scene
Enhancing color to affect the mood of a scene is the visual equivalent to musical accompaniment and can be just as powerful. Is your video exciting, comedic, sombre, set in a cold location, or trying for a retro-feel. You can use ColorDirector to help create the perfect feel for your movie using single-click presets or manually adjusting to achieve your desired effect.
Changing the Color of an Object with Motion Tracking
ColorDirector takes the painstaking frame-by-frame adjustment process out of object tracking with a unique motion tracking feature that does all the work for you. A Quick Selection tool intelligently isolates an object of your choice in a scene and then tracks the movement of the object as the video plays.
Changing the Color of an Object with Selection Masks & Keyframing
Changing the color of something within a scene is easy with ColorDirector's precise regional selection tools combined with powerful keyframing functions. Whether you want to swap a person's shirt color or you need to adjust one color in a shot because you will be compositing a graphic element over it with that color, regional color changes are quick and easy.
Removing Color Casts with Instant White Balancing
It's very common for filming locations to have different lighting sources, each with their own color temperatures. While the human eye is great at compensating for these differences, even the most expensive cameras aren't as flexible. What this means is that your footage may sometimes be left with a bluish or orange tinted cast.
Correcting Exposure Problems
No matter how well you plan your shoot, sometimes you're going to end up with exposure issues in your footage. Take a look at some of the common exposure problems and how ColorDirector can correct them using tools and techniques that optimize brightness and contrast.
Improving Videos Shot in Poor Lighting
It can be frustrating shooting video in low light conditions that suck the life out of your scenes leaving you with grainy, under saturated, low-contrast, and muddy video footage. ColorDirector 2 features two new tools to help you improve the videos you shot in poor light by reducing noise artifacts and grain while at the same time making the video look sharper.
ColorDirector System Requirements & File Format Support
Microsoft Windows 8/8.1, 7, Vista(32bit/ 64bit)
1024 x 768, 16-bit color or above
Minimum 1 GB DDR2 required, 3 GB for 32-bit OS, 6 GB for 64-bit OS
For 2K/4K video editing: 6 GB DDR2
Hard Disk Space
1 GB required
Intel Core i3 2nd Gen 2.0GHz or AMD Phenom II and above recommended
For 2K/4K video editing: Intel Core i7 or AMD Phenom II X4 with 64-bit OS