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Color Tuning

Please follow below steps to access Advanced Color Tuning.

1. Drag and drop the video/image from the media library to the timeline.

2. Select the video in the timeline, right click on color correction

color tunning preset on filmora version 9

If you select Preset , you are provided with different kinds of designed templates, such as Custom, Favorites, Common, Film, Vignette and 3D LUT for selection. You just need to select the style you need in the dropdown list, choose the template, you will have the instant result.

color tunning preset on filmora version 9

If you select Adjust , you are able to make the fine adjustments through the Histogram as below.

1. White Balance

It is used to adjust the color temperature of the video image to create a specific atmosphere. A warmer color shifts light toward the yellows whilst a colder color shifts light toward blues. Please follow below steps to adjust it:

  • Tick the option marked White Balance.
  • Drag the Temperature slider forward or backward to make the adjustment directly. A negative value applies a colder temperature whilst a positive value applies a warmer temperature.
  • Drag the Tint slider to adjust the color level of the video directly.

adjsut white balance in filmora 9 for mac

2. 3D LUT

A Look-Up Table (LUT) is a file containing math instructions to replace a color by another one (short explanation). It’s like a color grading preset. 3D LUTs are used extensively in the movie production chain, as part of the Digital Intermediate process. To apply the 3D LUT, please follow below steps.

  • Tick the option marked 3D LUT.
  • Select a template under None.
  • 3. If you can not find the one you need in the dropdown list, you can also download and install some free 3D LUT beyond Filmora, and then select Load New LUT to load them from your local hard drive.

3d lut in filmora 9 for mac

3. Color

In this section, after you tick the option marked Color, you will be able to adjust the Exposure, Brightness, Contrast, Saturation and Vibrance of the video image by dragging the sliders manually in each bars.

Exposure, which is applied to the video that is over or underexposed. A negative value will darken all the colors in the video while a positive value will lighten them.

Brightness, which is used to adjust the brightness of the whole video.

Contrast, which is used to adjust contrast or the difference between light and dark areas of the video.

Saturation, which is used to adjust the saturation of color in video. A positive value increases the overall intensity of the color while a negative value moves the color towards black and white.

Vibrance, which can cleverly increases the intensity of the more muted colors and leaves the already well-saturated colors alone. It also prevents skin tones from becoming overly saturated and unnatural.

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4. Light

In this panel, you can optimize the light of some areas in video by making the adjustments of Highlights, Shadows, Whites and Black. Generally you just need to tick the option marked Light, and then drag the slider from left to right to make the adjustment. A negative value increases the Highlight/Shadows/Whites/Blacks while a positive value decreases them.

light mac in filmora 9 for mac

5. HSL

HSL, which is short for Hue, Saturation and Luminance. It is used to adjust individual color ranges in your video. You just need to tick the option marked HSL, select the color that you need to adjust in the video, drag the slider from left to right.

Hue: It is used to fine tune the purity of a specific color of the video. For example, you can change a blue sky (and all other blue objects) from cyan to purple.

Saturation: It is used to change the color vividness or purity of the color. For instance, you can change a blue sky from gray to highly saturated blue.

Luminance: Changes the brightness of the color range.

hsl mac in filmora 9 mac

6. Vignette

You can apply a custom vignetting effect to your video in this panel. After you tick the option marked Vignette, you just need to drag the slide within each bar of this panel to make the adjustment.

Amount: Drag the slider to adjust the amount of the effect. The corners of the video moves towards black when you drag the slider to the left, while dragging it right lightens them towards white.

Size: drag the slider to make the adjustment of size of the vignetting effect. Drag the slider to the left will increase the size of the effect, closing in a circle in the center of the video.

Roundness: drag the slider to adjust the overall shape of the effect.

Feature: Drag the slider to adjust the edge sharpness of the effect. The edge will be blunt when you drag slider to the left, while to right uses more of a gradient.

Exposure: Drag the slider to adjust the exposure level of the vignetting effect.

Highlights: Drag the slider to adjust the highlights of the vignetting effect.

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Preview the instant result

After you make the adjustment for each panel, you can select a mode under Compare Before/After to show you the instant result. It supports Side by Side View, Split View-Left/Right, Split View-Top/Bottom. You can also press Show Original button or select Disable Comparisonto check the original video instantly. If the final result does not meet your needs, press Undo/Redo button at the left corner of the preview window or the reset button at the right corner of each panel reset it.

preview instant in filmora 9

Save as preset

If you need to save your color adjustments as preset, please select Save as preset , and it will be added to Custom under Preset . Please double click the template to apply it to all the projects.