Color Grading Terminology - Knowing the Language

Jul 19, 2021

It pays to know what you are talking about and using the right terminology to avoid any misunderstanding or costly mistakes. Very often your customer has worked in other companies and grading suites so when he or she refers to a particular terminology, it’s important to know what they are referring to. What is gain, lift and gamma, color temperature, aspect ratio - can be confusing but knowing what each is will help you communicate with knowledge. This article by Blake Jones breaks down the smoke and mirrors of color grading terminology and explains it in simple English. It's so worth the read if you are new to color grading.

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