Creating and Opening Projects

When you open Color, you’re presented with a dialog from which you can open an existing project or create a new one. Most users will send projects to Color straight from Final Cut Pro, but there are specific workflows that require you to create a new project in Color.

To open an existing project
Do one of the following:
  • If Color is already open, choose File > Open (or press Command-O), choose a project from the Projects dialog, then click Open.

  • Double-click a Color project file in the Finder.

  • Open Color, choose a Color project file using the Projects dialog, then click Open.

Color can have only one project open at a time, so opening a second project closes the one that was originally open.

To create a new project when Color is first opened
  1. Open Color.

    The Projects dialog opens to the Default Project Directory you chose when you first opened Color.

  2. Click New Project.

    The New Project dialog appears.

  3. Type a name for the project in the Name of New Project field, then click Save.

    A new project is created and opened.

To create a new project while Color is open
  1. If necessary, save the current project.

    Color can have only one project open at a time, so creating a new project will close the currently open project.

  2. Choose File > New (or press Command-N).

  3. Click New Project.

    The New Project dialog appears.

  4. Type a name for the project in the Name of New Project field, then click Save.

    A new project is created and opened.