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Polishing Images

Putting the finishing touches on your images is a highly technical subject. When you get into this late phase of postproduction, you will rely increasingly on the engineering staffs of your subcontractors, clients, and distributors. Here's an overview of what's involved in making your show ready for prime time.

Color Correction

Tweaking the color of your screen images usually involves both technical and artistic decisions, and the process is actually more complicated than it might seem. Typically, you'll make an artistic judgment to adjust the color, which then requires a technical correction because you're out of broadcast spec. But then that doesn't look quite right. As you can imagine, color correction can get very tricky, which is how colorists stay employed.


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