Are you relying on power windows too often? They’re a powerful tool, but there may be a smarter way to use them.
When grading your image, you may want to isolate changes to a particular part of the frame.
That’s where power windows come in handy.
If you were working on a still image, you could easily do this to every part of the image. But for video, you’re working on images that move. And probably a timeline with plenty of clips.
So what’s the best way to use them across several shots?
Here’s one possible answer…
In this video from Cullen Kelly, you’ll learn about:
- Where to put power windows in the node tree
- Identifying whether a power window is needed
- Using one shape for everything
- Thinking photographically with power windows
- Not being precious with the shape of a window
- Tracking a power window (or not)
Gedaly is the Managing Editor of DVResolve.com and a Blackmagic Design Certified Trainer. He’s edited commercials for major brands and has done color & VFX for independent films. He consults on post-production workflow and creating online education. Gedaly is the co-founder of Working.Actor, a former marketing manager for large brands, and creates original film projects with his production company Razee.