Set Black, Gray and White point in After Effects

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Hello,

I'm trying to fix the white balance but I can't find the tool that provides choosing these values, just like in Photoshop. I'm mainly interested in setting the gray point.

I'm following this tutorial, which works well in Photoshop, but I cannot do the last step in After Effects:

https://youtu.be/MUh3vZT0tbo?t=199

I can edit videos in Photoshop, but it's horribly slow.

I think I've looked through the color correction effects, but I haven't found it.

 

So my question is basically this; how can I set the gray point in After Effects?

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Adobe Community Professional , Nov 30, 2021 Nov 30, 2021
There is no such thing as a "grey point" on video. Typically it's refferred to as Gamma or midpoint. Things simply work differently. If you want a simple eyedroper-like workflow you can use Lumetri or other advanced correction plug-ins. Otherwise you just have to learn how to do it with standard AE effects, which would not be a bad idea, anyway, given how things like limiting color ranges for certain outputs or adjusting colors to compensate for compression may be necessary. Mylenium

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Another trick you can import the video you want to edit to photoshop or take a screenshot and do the same steps on photoshop then save the curve presets and import this preset to your curve in after effects, and you will get the same result.

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There is no such thing as a "grey point" on video. Typically it's refferred to as Gamma or midpoint. Things simply work differently. If you want a simple eyedroper-like workflow you can use Lumetri or other advanced correction plug-ins. Otherwise you just have to learn how to do it with standard AE effects, which would not be a bad idea, anyway, given how things like limiting color ranges for certain outputs or adjusting colors to compensate for compression may be necessary.

 

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Another trick you can import the video you want to edit to photoshop or take a screenshot and do the same steps on photoshop then save the curve presets and import this preset to your curve in after effects, and you will get the same result.

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Thank you both for your help.

I didn't know it was possible to import curves presets and it worked really well.

It wasn't much of a hassle at all. I really like it.

 

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