Use Shape and Color Masks to Change Video Colors Using Final Cut Pro [v]

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[ This is an excerpt from a recent on-line webinar: “Color Tools in Apple Final Cut Pro 10.7” which is available as a download in our store, or as part of our Video Training Library. ]


Masks hide things – even in video. In this short tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to use shape masks and color masks to change the color of objects in a video.


How to Use Shape Masks and Object Masks in Final Cut Pro to Change Colors in a Video

TRT: 5:00 — MPEG-4 HD movie



The color capability of Apple Final Cut Pro continues to expand with new color tools added to an already powerful tool set. Join Larry Jordan as he starts at the beginning then, step-by-step, illustrates all the major color tools in Final Cut, how they work and what you need to know to make the most of them.

There is also a special section on LUTs: what they are and how to use them.

This session includes:

NOTE: This session doesn’t cover grading HDR media in an HDR timeline.

Color grading is a vast subject. Final Cut has powerful tools to help you take your images to the next level. This session shows you how they work.


This intermediate-level session benefits from knowledge of how FCP works, but we’ll teach you what you need to know about color.

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