How to Use Power Windows Like a Pro

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)

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