Color Grading Services

Posted on Friday, 21 April 2017

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Color Grading Services

Sundstedt Animation is a color grading studio in Scotland. When your footage is brought to us for a color grading project, we apply techniques to get the correct image we are looking for. This would be when grading using video LUT, when using an HD video file as source. Sundstedt Animation can export these converted video files in a variety of standard and custom video file formats for a number of uses. Sundstedt Animation provides color grading & correction services for independent filmmakers, companies and agencies worldwide.

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Are you ready for some amazing color grading?

Color correction and color grading are very important parts of the video production process. Color grading can be used to make your footage more cinematic. We provide professional-quality Lumetri Color grading and color correction services to grade your footage. Our colorist can perform our more complex grading operations using a conversion LUT, but can also combine the result with the original footage and have other ways to further alter the video footage after using the LUTs. This is a typical process you’ll find in both music videos & films. The final color grading is then rendered to the destination footage using output LUTs for distribution.

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Professional color correction / color grading film look

Color grading is the creative part with the aim being to achieve a ‘look’ or ‘feel’ that reflects the tone of your film. Color grading is basically the process of manipulating the color and contrast of video images to achieve a ‘style’, ‘look’, ‘feel’, ‘mood’ or ‘tone’. It combines both technical and creative skills. It is important to achieve both tone, clarity and mood in a film. The resulting color of a shot can have a major impact in supporting the story. We love making cinematic color correction/color grading for clients. Would you like to achieve the feature film look? If you’re looking to give your footage a look like those found in movies, we can emulate the color spaces of 35mm motion picture films to get that authentic look of a major motion picture film.

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Color Correction Services

Color correction has the aim to achieve a naturalistic appearance to the footage. In color Correction we use true color correction, to balance the shots between each other and make adjustments in color, image brightness and contrast in your video or film files. Color correction is corrective with the aim to achieve a natural appearance to the video footage (make it look realistic, i.e. how it looked in real life). We know how to create a cinematic color grade. You may not be familiar with color grading, we are around and we can make the color grade you need in both Photoshop & After Effects, the right way! Creating a great color grade takes time, experience and talent so this is one of the reasons people turn to us to color footage. We use a lot of time and layers to reach the finished resulting color grade, to create stylistic color grades for video.

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Color Correction Pricing

We do remote color grading services for film and video. We are available for direct booking via email, chat or phone. Our color Grading services pricing is based on the video runtime and complexity of the project. By sending us a video, we can analyze the complexity, length, and number of shots, which allows us to then quickly give you an estimated price for the project. You can upload the clip for free using, for example, WeTransfer with password protection or link.

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Noise Removal

Prior to doing any color grading, we carefully process the video or film footage, removing noise presented in the video file. Digital video footage is prone to a variety of types of noise. Noise is the result of errors in the image acquisition process that result in pixel values that do not reflect the true intensities of the real scene. There are several ways that noise can be introduced into an image, depending on how the image is created. Several types of noise and artifacts affect the image quality of images obtained even with imaging systems of the highest quality and the most careful conditions.

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Color Correct/Grade for stylistic grades

Another example of using color correct/grade is to create stylistic color grades for video. We use the levels and curve effects to create great color grades, for example by modifying limits of channels. If the client wants something really bold, the tools are there to do it. We’ll view the footage to work out the use of layers and masks to create stylistic grades. We are careful not to use too much of very stylistic grades, because it can ruin the skintones.

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We can create an advanced stylistic contrasted style look for the ‘film look’. Like most aspects of filmmaking, color correction is both an artistic, creative and technical process. This includes techniques such as crushing low-lights in your footage, generating the resulting contrasted look color grade. Other film looks include bleach bypass effects and secondary color correction techniques to generate a dream-like look (bleach bypass). We use many different color correction techniques and layers and masks to create different stylistic grades for different footage.

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Other attributes in color grading

Various attributes of a video image such as contrast, color, saturation, detail, black level, and white point may also be enhanced. Before you start coloring your footage, you need to balance your shots to fix any glaring issues. Another big thing to look out for is skin tones.

Cross Process color grading Services

We create subtle color grading and look at mixing different effects and modes to generate effects such as cross-process color grading sepia effects. We know how to color grade and color-correcting video footage and we also do color correction, grading, editing and cropping of footage for mobile phone video, for personal or commercial use.

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Skin Beautification Retouch Service

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A different film and video service we provide is skin retouching. You can read more details about this professional retouch service on the Video Skin Retouch page. Our experience includes feature film and music video skin retouch of artists and actors.

We will give your film it’s own unique look and feel that perfectly conveys the emotion that you are trying to project. We will edit your video amazingly and give it a professional look so that it stands out of other content out there. Get in touch today using the contact form, contact email or call!

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