Final Cut Friday: New QuickTip on the Fill Light Tool in Magic Bullet Looks

Mar 17, 2011 2550 3 Share
Aharon Rabinowitz
Aharon Rabinowitz
Red Giant QuickTip #37: Using the Fill Light Tool in Magic Bullet Looks In this tutorial, Apple Certified Master Trainer Simon Walker shows you how to work faster whilst grading using the Fill Light tool in Magic Bullet Looks, which can be more accurate than using the contrast sliders in Final Cutʼs 3 Way Color Corrector filter.
Related Links:
  • Get Magic Bullet Looks HERE.
  • Get Simon Walker’s Weddings and Events for Looks HERE.
  • Visit Simon Walker’s website HERE.
Editor’s note: Simon has asked me to point out that it is technically possible to use Final Cut to target selective areas of the shadows in an image by using the Limit Effect function of the 3 Way Color Corrector. It’s just that the Fill Light tool makes this easy, especially if you need to to make additional corrections within Magic Bullet Looks.

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  1. Hi,

    I’m a huge fan of Magic Bullet Looks, and what it has to offer. My one question after watching this tutorial is, when using the “Fill Light Tool” it appears to add grain to your image. I’ve played around with it myself, and didn’t know what to make of it. What would you use to then lower the noise that’s in your image from using the Fill Light Tool?

    1. It’s not adding grain, it’s just revealing grain that is already there. Color grading, especially when you are brightening things up, tends to reveal noise or video compression artifacts. For that, use Magic Bullet Denoiser. Check out this tutorial from Simon Walker to learn more about color grading and removing video noise:


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