It’s time to talk about color correctors. In this post, I’ll compare Color, Resolve,SpeedGrade and Symphony. These are the popular desktop color correction systems in use today. Certainly there are other options, like Filmlight’s Baselight Editions plug-in, as well as other NLEs with their own powerful color correction tools, including Autodesk Smokeand Quantel Rio. Some of these fall outside of the budget range of small shops or don’t really provide a correction workflow. For the sake of simplicity, in this post I’ll stick with the four I see the most.
Oliver offers up a good overview of the color tools available today. If you're curious about which direction you should take your shop or what else you should invest in learning this blog post is a good place to start.