Is color correction necessary in video editing? Often, cameras do not accurately capture the tones and colors in the real world during filming. As a result, video editors need to adjust these colors manually to make the film look more natural. Color correction is also necessary to keep a film’s coloring cohesive across multiple clips.
Is it better to color grade in Premiere or After Effects? Once your footage is color graded, Premiere Pro offers a wider range of rendering options than After Effects – such as rendering in MP4 format. While you can use Media Composer for exporting with After Effects, Premiere’s workflow is superior for MoGraph projects.
How long does it take to color grade a video? Grading should ideally be no more than eight to nine hours a day. While we have all done stupidly long hours in the past, in my experience your productivity drops like a lead balloon the longer you are perched in front of a screen.
Should I color grade my stock footage? Yes, you can edit or color grade your stock footage, but platforms such as Pond5 recommend only adjusting the clips to look natural. Color grading for certain styles and looks may turn away potential buyers, so the more true-to-life you can keep your colors, the better.