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Need some tips on Protune

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by knuckles, Dec 9, 2014.

  1. knuckles

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    I have been using my Gopro 3+ black at 1080p 30fps for video. I just tried Protune with the settings below and once I have the video file the color of course isn't great. I'm lost in the art of color correction and the other finishing steps. I use Adobe Premiere Elements 12 for my video editing.

    I did try some auto-adjustments with color and the other settings in premiere and I didn't think they looked that great at all. I guess I'm asking if anyone can point me to a good tutorial on how to use Protune with color correction and the other finishing steps. If it's in Adobe Premiere that would be even better. I'm a bit lost with this right now.

    These are the Protune settings I tried:
    2.7K, 25FPS, Medium field of view, Protune On, Medium sharpen, white balance (I think this was set to Auto on my GoPro. I thought of changing to Camera Raw but I left it at default)

    I mostly shoot landscapes, scenery etc.

    Thanks for any suggestions :)
     
  2. careysb

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    Tried Protune and decided to back to non-protune

    I started out with the original non-protune settings and I mostly liked the color it came up with but felt there was too much in the way of compression artifacts. So, I switched to Protune. The compression artifacts were mostly gone but now the color was flat. I tried to adjust it in Premier Pro but by the time I got the color to a place that was similar to the non-protune colors there was a lot of color noise that shimmered as it played back. In the end I gave up and went back to non-protune.
     
  3. malibusteve70

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    I love Protune. Here are a couple videos I shot in protune then color graded the style I wanted. Magic bullet looks (plugin for premiere) helps as you can adjust a lot of different aspects. Let me know what you think about the grading

    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYNuJgAgGwg[/youtube]

    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaZVZFII7FM[/youtube]
     
  4. knuckles

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    Yeah those look good along with other vids I know people used Protune on. I'll just have to spend some time learning and practicing with it when I have the time. I don't know if I'm limited because I have Adobe Premiere Elements 2012 instead of "Pro" or not. I just need to go through some tutorials and spend some time with it I guess.
     
  5. malibusteve70

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    You are definitely limited with elements. Pro supersedes it 10 fold, imo. I can help you a little if you had pro.
     
  6. ianwood

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    You have to learn about color grading to make the most of Protune. It has a learning curve but once you get the gist of it, you'll be very pleased with it.
     
  7. knuckles

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    Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I'll just get an Adobe subscription to get access to the Pro versions and start the learning process. For sure I don't want to be limited by my software so I think it's time for the upgrade.
    I've been happy so far with what I've been able to do with my videos but am looking for something more like I have seen from some of the experts.

    I just bought some lens filters, cp and nd. I have issues with sun glare like everyone else. Especially with desert flying I see the sun causes colors to look washed out. I want to have good color in the sky etc. when there's not too much color anyway in desert landscapes.
     
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    Have you guys tried color grading in gopro software. Turn on protune and check it out. It's a good start.
     
  9. knuckles

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    I haven't tried it but I will spend some time with it since I already have it installed and see what I can do with it. Thanks for the tip I hadn't thought of it.