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Turn match color corrections on or off You can turn off the color match corrections that have been applied to a clip. This is useful for viewing the difference between the original clip and the corrected clip. 1 In the Timeline, select a clip with match color corrections applied. 2 Click the Color Match checkbox in the Color section of the Video inspector.

Adjust color manually Manual color correction overview Final Cut Pro includes a powerful manual color correction tool that you can use to accomplish a wide variety of color correction or enhancement effects: ••

Apply a color correction to the whole image: Adjust the color tint, color saturation, and exposure for the whole clip image. See Color correct the whole image on page 359.

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Choose a specific color in the image to correct: For example, choose a brightly colored object, such as a shirt or car, and use the color correction settings to mute or change the color. See Target a specific color using a color mask on page 361.

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Choose an area of the image to correct: Draw one or more shape masks, and then choose whether the correction applies inside or outside the masks. You can even have the position of the masks change as the clip plays. See Target specific areas using shape masks on page 363.

You can also apply multiple color corrections to a single clip and use shape masks in combination with a color mask. For example, you could use one correction to set the clip’s overall color look, a second to target and alter a specific color, and a third to target a different color or an area defined by a shape mask. See Apply multiple color corrections on page 367 and Add shape masks to a color mask on page 366. You make manual color adjustments using the Color Board.

Color correct the whole image You use the Color Board to manually adjust a clip’s color, saturation, and exposure. Manually color correct the whole clip image 1 Select a clip in the Timeline, and do one of the following:

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Choose Window > Go To > Color Board (or press Command-6).

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Choose Show Color Board from the Enhancements pop-up menu in the toolbar.

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Click the Color Board button in the Color section of the Video inspector. (After you make any Color Board adjustments, the button changes color.)

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