MBR Color Corrector 2 Manual
Find Cardbutton of the
Sourcecolor card and levels should automatically update and the clip will be color corrected. The
Refbutton next to the color card will change color to indicate that the card is not a reference card anymore.
3-Way Correctionimproves the result.
Sourcecolor card correctly. Once that is done, the clip will look like this:
Savebutton of the
Sourcecolor card. Close that clip.
Loadbutton of the
Targetcolor card and select the file that was created in the previous step. The clip should now match the look of the uncorrected first clip.
The levels of the source and target footage can be adjusted independently.
The levels are automatically updated when the buttons next to the
Target color cards are clicked. If you hold a modifier key (such as
shift) down when clicking on those buttons, the levels will be be
When the levels are updated, and the color card is a reference card, the color card
will be updated to match the new levels.
The levels are also used to help the
Preserve Lightness option work - i.e.
a pixel that is half way between the source black and white levels will be mapped to a
point half way between the target black and white levels.
White Balance Correction
When enabled, this option causes the white balance to be automatically matched using the bottom row of color patches on the color card.
If, for example, you have a clip where color matching should be
given higher priority than white balance; you should turn off
3-Way Color Correction
When enabled, this option causes the filter to perform color correction separately for high, medium and low brightness parts of the scene. This can be very useful for correcting colors that are affected by roll-off in the camera.
When disabled, this option causes the brightness / exposure of the clip to be adjusted. Disabling this option is usually a good idea when matching clips where you have made sure that the lighting of the color card in those clips is consistent.
The adjustment controls are only enabled in the full version of the filter. They simply allow for basic adjustments to the result of the filter, and often remove the need for any further filters.
Finding the card manually
Dealing with Obscured Cards
Find Cardnor the
Read Cardbuttons will work perfectly. If, however, the obscured patches are still partially visible; it is possible to manually set the color of those patches improving the quality of the color correction.
Find Cardbutton gives this result. To change the color of a patch, click on that patch in the color card control; this will update the color picker control. Use this color picker to change the color of the selected patch.