Help With Color Grading Panel Controls

ALO wrote on 6/5/2023, 11:37 PM

I'm having trouble operating the CGP's levels controls. On the color wheels, I'm shifting to the per-channel level interface. When I drag these sliders with my mouse, the feedback is terrible. The slider initially doesn't respond to mouse movement, then abruptly shifts, making it extremely difficult to set the slider precisely, and impossible to use the slider to zero in on a neutral setting.

Double-clicking on the slider to reset it yields random results -- sometimes it resets, sometimes nothing happens.

In the fx plugin chain, you can usually hold the crtl key to get fine control over the sliders, and they respond directly to mouse movements. Double-clicking reliably resets things as well.

1) Is there some way to replicate this direct/positive connection with fine control when working in the Color Grading Panel?

2) Are there any keyboard shortcuts I could use to increment the CGP sliders instead of dealing with the sloppy mouse connection?

3) what's up with the random-effect double-click reset ??

Thanks for any tips!



Gid wrote on 6/6/2023, 12:32 AM

@ALO Hi, right click on the mouse you can drag them freely , Left click hardly moves them at all & the mouse wheel scrolls the sliders up & down nicely. double click to reset also works well for me,

Maybe you need to change the double click speed in Control Panel - Mouse Properties 🤷‍♂️

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ALO wrote on 6/6/2023, 12:55 PM

That's helpful -- thank you. Are there any keyboard shortcuts for incrementing the values?

RogerS wrote on 6/7/2023, 2:55 AM

What about this?

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ALO wrote on 6/7/2023, 9:30 AM

Interesting but not exactly what I'm looking for. What I'd like is to be able to click into the text box below the sliders and then use (for example) the up/down arrow keys or the +/- keys to increment the values.

@VEGASDerek note that the numberkey controls, while super cool, are going to be useless for anyone who edits in-the-field on a laptop (like me).

Since I'm making a shopping list here, it would also be useful if there were a click-and-hold bypass control on each color wheel so that I could do an immediate A/B comparison of that specific wheel's effect (rather than having to use the reset button and Control-Z).