How to Use Shape Tracking and Broadcast Safe in 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. ]


In this short video, Larry Jordan shows how to create and motion track a shape mask to change the color of objects in a frame. He also shows how and why to use the Broadcast Safe effect.


How to Use Shape Tracking to Change Video Colors in Final Cut Pro

TRT: 5:17 — 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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