Introduction to Adobe Speedgrade

Duration: 1 Day


This course teaches the use of Adobe Speedgrade CC, the powerful colour correction application from Adobe, to grade, balance and professionally finish your film and video productions. The practical tips and techniques covered will give you the confidence to use Speedgrade properly, whether as part of a Premier Pro workflow or with another professional editing system, giving you a fast and effective finish to your productions.


A good understanding of video editing and working with Premier Pro CC is preferable.

Course includes

A comprehensive set of reference notes covering course topics, follow-up telephone support and, for training on Transmedia premises, lunch and refreshments.

Course outline

Introduction to SpeedGrade CC

  • Navigating the Interface
  • Setting up your system
  • Understanding the SpeedGrade desktop

SpeedGrade Workflows

  • Working in Native mode
  • Importing all types of footage
  • Simple workflows with EDLs
  • Using Auto Scene detection
  • Using Direct Link from Premier Pro CC

Primary Colour Correction

  • The value of the Analysis tools
  • Creating Primary layers
  • Setting the black and white points
  • Balancing colours
  • Working with highlights, mid tones and shadows
  • Two Up and Three Up views
  • Copying a grade to other clips

Masks and Vignettes

  • Creating and modifying mask shapes
  • Apply masks to grading layers
  • Key frame animating of masks
  • Automated mask tracking

Secondary Colour Correction

  • Selecting specific colours
  • Modifying and inverting the selection range
  • Grading selected colours separately
  • Using multiple secondarys and combining with masks

Shot Matching

  • Creating a technical grade to balance all shots
  • Saving snapshots to compare
  • Using the new Match Grade option
  • Using Grading Tracks and Adjustment Layers
  • Key framing grades for changing colours

Stylised Grading

  • Working with custom Look layers
  • Legalising colour
  • Using Look Up tables
  • Varying the Styles
  • Saving your own custom Looks

Exporting and Round-tripping

  • Setting the Output options
  • Exporting graded footage
  • Applying SpeedGrade Looks in other applications
  • Fast and efficient Direct Linking back to Premier Pro

Latest features

  • Working with Master Clips
  • The new curves editor
  • The new improved tracker

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Course Dates

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The new course schedule is currently being updated and will be ready shortly. Please phone us on 0208 269 4260 or email us for the latest dates.

All our courses run in London and Bristol, or can be tailored to requirements at your own offices. For alternative dates, please email or call us on 0208 269 4260
All prices are per person and are subject to VAT
15% discount for groups of four delegates.
10% discount for groups of three delegates.
(This offer applies for delegates on the same public scheduled course on the same date.)

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