Filmora Video Editor for Mac

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Advanced Color Tuning in Filmora for Mac

Color tuning means color correction, which help you to adjust the color and create high quality video or image. You can choose from options of Presets and Adjust. The Presets option comes with many templates so you can directly apply them to your video. On the other hand, you can manually adjust the color in the Adjust option.

1 Access Advanced Color Tuning

Filmora for Mac provides you two easy ways to access "Advanced Color Correction" window.

Way 1. After you've dragged the video from media library to the timeline, right-click on the video and choose the "Color Correction" option.

Way 2. Once you've placed the video in the timeline, you can click on the "Color Correction" icon on the toolbar above the timeline to access "Advanced Color Correction".

advanced color tuning

There are two tabs in the "Advanced Color Correction" panel: Preset and Adjust.

Under the Preset tab, you can achieve an enhanced cinematic look for your video easily.

Under the Adjust tab, you can full control over fine-tuning of your video's colors, you can adjust color temperature, exposure and more.

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2 Adjust Color Manually

If you choose the "Adjust" option, you can make fine adjustments through the Histogram as below:

White Balance: It helps you to adjust the color temperature for special atmosphere. You can set warm color by shifting light towards yellow, while set colder color by shifting light towards blue.

white balance

3D LUT: Like a color grading preset, it is commonly used as part of the Digital Intermediate process in movie production chain. You can click on the "3D LUT", and select the 3D LUT options you want. And you can also download free 3D LUT out of Filmora Video Editor.

3d lut

Color: In this section, you can adjust the Exposure, Brightness, Contrast, Saturation and Vibrance. You can directly drag the slider to the value you want to adjust the color.


Light: Here you can adjust the light of the video by changing the Highlights, Shadows, Whites and Black. You can easily drag the slider left and right to do the adjustment.

color tuning light

HSL: HSL means Hue, Saturation and Luminance, which is used to optimize the individual color range of your video. When click on the HSL, select a color from the panel, and drag the slider from left and right, and the corresponding color will be adjusted.

advanced color tuning hsl

Vignette: Vignette section helps you to apply a personalized vignette effect for your video. Click on the "Vignette" option, and drag slider in amount, size, roundness, feature, exposure and highlights to do the adjustment.

color tuning vignette

3 Preview and Save the Project

Preview the instant result: When you finish the adjustment, you can preview your video with the Compare Before/After mode. You can view the video in the mode of Side by Side View, Split View-Left/Right, Split View-Top/Bottom. Or you can click on the Show Original button or select Disable Comparison to view the original video.

advanced color tuning preview

Undo operation: If you are not satisfied with the adjustment, you can click Undo/Redo button in the preview window and adjust again.

advanced color tuning redo

Save as preset:If you like the adjustment, you can save it as a preset. Simple click on the "Save as Preset" button to add it to the "Preset" tab.

advanced color tuning save preset

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