Grazie wrote on 4/24/2009, 5:58 AM
Colour Corrector will do it.

Use the 3-wheels.

Far Right for Complimentary dragged White

Middle for a neutral Grey

Far Left for Black

. . and yer done!

Wanna send me a still and I'll send yer a VEG back?

TLF wrote on 4/24/2009, 10:36 AM
Or use the AAC Colorlab plugin ( which is free and offers a dedicated White Balance tool. Very nice.
JohnnyRoy wrote on 4/24/2009, 1:09 PM
NewBlueFX demoed their new plug-in suite Video Essentials 2 at NAB and it has a one-click white balance that does an outstanding job (just as simple as white balancing in Photoshop... i.e., click on something that should be white and you're done!). It also has several other FX that are amazing and as far as I'm concerned it's another "must have" plug-in. I can't wait for them to release it.

Al Min wrote on 4/24/2009, 9:01 PM
I downloaded this but dont know how to tell Vegas to use it. What do I do please?
UlfLaursen wrote on 4/24/2009, 9:21 PM
I can only recommend sending a still to Grazie.

He did a color correct once for me this way, and it was awesome. Thanks again Grazie :-)

Laurence wrote on 4/24/2009, 9:30 PM
I really like that AAC Colorlab plugin. Thanks! ;-)

Edit: Wow! I'm messing with this plugin a little more and finding that I don't just like it: I LOVE IT! This needs plugin needs it's own thread!
Tom Pauncz wrote on 4/24/2009, 9:42 PM
Hey Laurence,
Which version did you try? I downloaded all the ones available and none of them worked for me.
The latest - 1.1 preview 4 - couldn't even register, so the install was aborted.

Laurence wrote on 4/24/2009, 10:23 PM
I just tried the one in the top right hand corner of the linked page. I tried it with the 32 bit version of Vegas on a Vista 64 machine. Worked great. I only tried it with SD footage, not HDV yet, but the workflow was super simple and the results were simply spectacular.
TLF wrote on 4/24/2009, 11:36 PM
It works great with HDV footage. And the final rendered results are absolutely brilliant. It's just a shame that the author hasn't had the support he needs (from Sony) in porting it to the 64 bit version of Vegas.
Grazie wrote on 4/24/2009, 11:55 PM
Yeah, Laurence I am intrigued by the functions of AAV Colorlab, but I can't get my head around the logic of the Windows and the process of application. Yes I can slide the values and so on, but I am at a loss as to actually what it is am achieving? Need a tute from someone - yeah?

Sony Colour Wheels are dead easy and have the sliders for Sat, Gamma, Gain and so on WHERE I'd expect them to be. However, in AAV, I DO like the inclusions of the Levels in with the Colour Balance - nice touch that! - makes for a convergence of analysis. But again, you DON'T get a reference "cross" when you drag over the Preview window - that SHOULD be in there.

Grazie wrote on 4/25/2009, 12:03 AM
Hah! Just located the "How-To" pdf . . .reading now . . . ssshhh...

Grazie wrote on 4/25/2009, 12:17 AM
Ulf - I am glad you were pleased with the result - you're very welcome.

Tom Pauncz wrote on 4/25/2009, 7:54 AM
Thx Laurence ...
Guess I'll go back to the author on this one. Tried on both laptop and desktop and neither even showed the eye droppers or any presets in the pulldown.
Laurence wrote on 4/25/2009, 11:00 AM
Look in the left panel where you see the labels "Adjust", "6-vector", "Black & White" and "Blur". You can check or uncheck the tabs without changing screens but as soon as you you click on the name of the catagory itself, the screen to the right of it changes. Then you'll see the eyedropper tools etc. Maybe you missed that.
Tom Pauncz wrote on 4/25/2009, 11:35 AM
Indeed it was. Thanks Laurence.
Dan Sherman wrote on 4/25/2009, 12:14 PM
Mr Grazie,

By far the most elegant colour correction tutorial ever!

Terry Esslinger wrote on 4/26/2009, 4:03 PM
Where is the how to pdf?
John_Cline wrote on 4/26/2009, 4:53 PM
I prefer the operation of the dropper in the Sony Color Correction filter. Instead of clicking on a single pixel, you can click-drag a box and the value is the average of all the pixels in the box. You can still click a single pixel if you'd like, but you have the option of averaging an area. I don't know why everyone doesn't do it this way.
Grazie wrote on 4/26/2009, 9:57 PM
I don't know why everyone doesn't do it this way. John? Maybe 'cos they don't know - like you and I, and a few "others"? And yes, that is one of the omitted options in this plug I would like to see offered. Also, "seeing" the graphics of the wheels moving as a I drag is pretty cool for my decision making.

However I kinda like Levels and the WB on the same menu.

This plug needs more of my time spent on teasing out options.


ritsmer wrote on 4/27/2009, 2:05 AM
Colo(u)r correction is really Science :-)

For a quick fix I use the Sony FX Color Curves - it is really fast and one can easily adjust the darker and the lighter parts separately.
Quite usefull because in low light recordings you often have some lamps or other bright spots.
L_Town wrote on 4/30/2009, 1:32 PM
Hi everyone. Sorry it's taken me show long to respond. Been really busy here. I might try the color corrector first. If I can, I might send you a screen shot.
L_Town wrote on 4/30/2009, 1:35 PM
Is AAC Colorlab safe to use? I'm at a large company and don't want my system to crash or worse get a virus.