A. Control puck B. Slider C. Highlights color wheel D. Shadows color wheel
Color wheels allow you to make color adjustments to just the dark or light areas of a shot. The extra control can help you fix subtle problems in clips and add nuance to a look you are creating.
Premiere Pro offers three color wheels - to adjust midtones, shadows, and highlights. With the three-way color correction, you can adjust the brightness, hue, and saturation for shadows, midtones, and highlights independently.
You can adjust the shadow or highlight detail to brighten or darken areas in an otherwise well-lit clip. You can isolate the regions that need correction and apply these adjustments. Use the Midtone color wheel to adjust the overall contrast of the clip.
Color Matching allows you to compare looks of two different shots across an entire sequence to ensure color and light appearances match within a scene or across multiple scenes.
Choose a reference frame.
Select the reference position via a slider bar, timecode, or by jumping between edit points with arrows. Select the target location by simply positioning the playhead over the desired clip. Once you have both the reference and target locations set, you can adjust the comparison view to the desired display. Choose either a side-by-side or a vertical/horizontal split display. In split mode, you can drag the location of the split to view a specific area of the screen.
- Position the timeline playhead over a clip you want to match to the reference frame.
- Make sure the clip is selected.
Face Detection is on by default, and if Auto Color detects faces in either the reference or current frame it gives higher weight to the colors in the facial region.
This feature yields higher quality matches of skin tone especially when there are distracting colors in the background, but you can disable it for situations where you want or need the whole frame to be evaluated equally.
If you use face detection, there is a slight increase in the amount of time it takes to calculate the match. If you are working with footage that does not contain any faces, disable face detection to speed up the color matching.
Premiere Pro automatically applies Lumetri settings using the Color Wheels and Saturation control to match the colors in the current frame to the colors in the reference frame.
The Color Wheels (and Saturation slider if necessary) update to reflect the adjustment that the automatic color matching algorithm has applied.
If there is an existing Lumeti effect on the clip with altered parameters, some of those settings can be reset.