Advice and answers from the GNARBOX Team

Color grading - it gives a new level of professionalism and quality to your Highlight Reels. Color grading can be responsible for creating punchy fun footage, or even creating a more moody atmosphere. 

Here's a quick guide to color correcting using GNARBOX: 

Unlike traditional color grading, which is applied after all clips are assembled, GNARBOX color correction allows you to color correct before you place a clip in the Highlight Reel. These color settings will be applied to the rest of that footage file, which means you don't have to correct each single clip before you add it to the Highlight Reel. 

Want to adjust another clip from the same footage? Just change the color settings and they'll be applied to your clip when you add it to your Highlight Reel. 

We've added the same color settings from our Photo Editor to the Color Correction screen, which means you can carefully tweak exposure, saturation, and many other settings, the same way you would a photo. 

We recommend one of two workflows for color correcting with GNARBOX:

  1. Correct individual clips and add them to the Highlight Reel after color correcting each. This is a great method to use if you want to have more control over the color of each clip in your Reel.
  2. Finish your Highlight Reel construction, export to your GNARBOX, and then color correct the entire Highlight Reel all at once. This is a less precise method, but speeds up the process, especially if you just want to do general overall adjustments. 

Pro Tip: shooting using a "flat" color profile will allow you more control when your color correcting. Different cameras have different names for this: GoPro calls it Protune, DJI calls it D-Log or Cine-Log. I've written a whole article on flat color profiles for a variety of cameras here. Check it out for a more in-depth understanding and to give yourself the ultimate level of control when color correcting in the GNARBOX app! 

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Kat is the Community Manager at GNARBOX. Talk to her about Sony cameras, adventure photography and video editing with the GNARBOX! You can see her personal work at instagram.com/kat.greenbaum and vimeo.com/kgreenbaum.

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