Saving Favorite Effects in the Color FX Bin

When you’ve created a Color FX effect you really like, you can save it for future use using the Color FX bin. This bin works the same way as the corrections bins in every other room.

To save an effect in the Color FX bin
  1. Move the playhead to a shot with a node tree you want to save.

  2. Type a name for the effect into the File field underneath the bin. (This step is optional, but recommended.)

    Figure. Entering a name into the File field to save a color effect.
  3. Click Save.

    Figure. Save button.

    The effect is saved with a thumbnail taken from the shot it was saved from. Entering a custom name is optional, but recommended, to help you keep track of all your corrections. If you don’t enter a name, saved corrections (and grades) are automatically named using the default Effect.Date.Time.cfx convention.

To apply a saved effect or grade to a single shot
  1. Move the playhead to the shot you want to apply the effect to.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • Double-click the effect you want to apply.

    • Select an effect, then click the Load button underneath the bin.

    • Drag the effect onto the shot you want to apply it to.

    The selected effect is applied to the shot at the position of the playhead. You can also apply a saved effect to multiple shots.

To apply a saved effect to multiple shots
  1. Select all of the shots you want to apply the correction to in the Timeline.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • Double-click the effect in the bin.

    • Select a saved effect, then click the Load button underneath the bin.

    • Drag the saved effect onto the selected shots in the Timeline.

The effect is then applied to all selected shots in the Timeline.

For more information on saving and managing corrections, see Managing Corrections and Grades.