Color Fixer Plus

Color Fixer Pro provides a quick and easy technique to fix color balance while respecting broadcast-safe color values. Set the color balance, adjust the saturation, brightness, film gamma, and preserve blacks and whites to quickly get the look you want in one pass.

Place this effect on the clip, use the color dropper to select a spot in the image that is intended to be white (a piece of paper, a wall, etc.) and turn up the color correction so it does indeed balance out to white, fixing the rest of the picture at the same time. Then, further adjust the image to get the look you want by setting the Saturation, Brightness and Film Gamma. Finally, use Min Black and Max White to set the darkest and brightest parts of the image.

  • Use the Sample color dropper to select an object in the clip that you know is normally gray or white, such as a piece of paper or a white shirt. Try to use an object close to the main subject of the clip. This tells Color Fixer Plus what should be white.
  • Correction sets the strength of the color correction. 100 sets full correction (enough to make the sampled color genuinely a balanced shade of gray.) 0 sets no correction at all.
  • Saturation adjusts the color strength. At 0, the colors remain unchanged. Turn down Saturation to remove color; turn it up to enhance the colors.
  • Brightness simply adjusts image brightness.
  • Film Gamma recreates the brightness behavior of film. Film tends to have a linear region in the middle, but the highs (brights) and lows (darks) are compressed. The Film Gamma control recreates this by compressing the lights and darks while expanding the mid tones. So, brights are brighter and darks are darker!
  • Min Black sets how dark the darkest parts of the image are. Turn down Min Black to give a rich, deep black level to your image. Turn up Min Black if you are losing details in the shadows.
  • Max White sets how bright the brightest parts of the image are. Turn down Max White if you are losing details in the brightest parts of the image.
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