Grading HD footage frames in photoshop CC, Using real black and white film prints as reference.
HOW TO USE PHOTOSHOP CC AS A VIDEO POST GRADING TOOL
Basically you export the video clips or entire sequence from editing software (premiere CC) as frames.
IMPORTANT! make sure the files are all going to be named in order
Then using Photoshop load a few frames and edit using various processes. My favourite being “Camera Raw Filter” as you can save as a preset which can also be changed later and saved as more presets so you can build on your original. .
Using my film prints, I’m aiming to get the grain to look as close to that film as possible for this shot. as its a tribute to the movie intro of “faster pussycat kill kill”.
then once I have the colour and grain down.
its a matter of recording the process using photoshop actions.
( you can start an action straight after loading an image if you want so it records everything you do. )
once thats done
use the Photoshop batch feature, directed at the folder full of frames,
choose the action you created from the list. (if you just made it it should be already selected)
choose an export directory
and BAM another folder full of frames (this time looking lovely)
back into Premiere.
- select the first frame in the folder
- make sure you select the little box saying “import sequence”
then it loads all the graded video frames back in as a clip to edit with.
Hope that helps. :)
May be a bit overkill now with premiere having decent colour Grading tools
however I like the control over the effects and grain in photoshop .