Adobe SpeedGrade CC

Course Name

Adobe SpeedGrade CC

Contact Hours: 24

Course Description

In this Adobe SpeedGrade CC series you will learn the power of this somewhat neglected application in the Adobe CC suite which will put into your hands a great deal of power and control over your video content such that you can quickly and efficiently manipulate the content of your timeline to control and direct the impact of and engagement with your work.

Once you've worked through this series and used these tools on the sample clips and your own material you will be comfortable with the UI changes and know where to find the various tools you will need for the different grading functions you wish to use. You will know how to use the new Premiere Pro direct-link workflow as well as how to set up for color grading and use tools to speed up your work. You will learn several methods to get your timelines into SpeedGrade, the basics of grading - both primary and secondary, how to copy grades from one clip to another, how to use clip matching tools, how to use masks to enhance grades as well as how to export from SpeedGrade both for complete timelines as well as exporting individual clips which can then be used in your NLE for future editing.


This course can be completed as quickly as you care to progress through it. As a benefit, the e-learner is provided 1 year post course completion access to this course including any updates that are made to the curriculum from the time of official enrollment. 


You will learn how to:

  • Organize your media and get it into SpeedGrade
  • Use Primary Color Correction
  • Use Secondary Color Correction
  • Use masks inside SpeedGrade both to grade and to be creative
  • Export your timeline from SpeedGrade as a single item and as individual clips


This course allows for self-directed work and does not require that you take a test. Apply what you have learned to your own projects.


Lesson 1: Introduction & Recent Improvements

  • Premiere Pro to SpeedGrade CC Direct-Link
  • CinemaDNG in Premiere Pro CC & SpeedGrade CC
  • File Formats & Using Prelude for Ingest
  • The User Interface & Keyboard Shortcuts

Lesson 2: Setting Up for Grading

  • The Importance of the Grading Environment
  • Broadcast Monitors – Do I Need One?
  • Control Surfaces – Do I Need One? (Introduction to Tangent Elements Panels)

Lesson 3: Getting Started

  • Media Tab & Media Layers
  • The Timeline & Clip Tabs & Working with Multiple Playheads

Lesson 4: Importing Edited Sequences

  • Importing Sequences
  • Automatic Scene Detection

Lesson 5: Basic Color Correction Tools

  • Playback & Pause Resolutions
  • The Analysis Tools - Scopes
  • Getting Started in the Look Tab
  • Color Wheels Controls - Offset, Gamma, Gain
  • Alternatives to Using the Color Wheels
  • Selecting Specific Ranges

Lesson 6: Matching/Copying Grades

  • Tools for Shot Matching
  • Grading Layers – Direct, Extracted & New
  • Applying Grades from Other Shots
  • Snapshot Browser

Lesson 7: Secondary Adjustments

  • Making the Selection
  • An Example

Lesson 8: Grading Layer Options

  • Layer Effects
  • Creating Custom .Look Files to Apply Directly in Premiere Pro

Lesson 9: The Power of Masks

  • Creating Your Masks
  • Tracking Objects & Keyframing Masks
  • Using Masks Creatively

Lesson 10: Additional Tools

  • Stereoscopic 3D
  • Keyframing Grades
  • Pan & Scan Layers
  • Annotations

Lesson 11: Rendering

  • The Render Tab
  • Rendering Rushes & Exporting Clips as Individual Files from Your Timeline

Lesson 12: Tangent Element & SpeedGrade Workflow

  • Bt & Kb Panels 1 – Look
  • Bt & Kb Panels 2 – Mask
  • Bt & Kb Panels 3 – Stereo 3D
  • Tk Panel – Grading, Masks and Pan & Scan
  • Mf Panel – Timeline, Grade Ranges & Keyframes
  • Mf Panel – Audio Layers (no panel use) and Pan & Scan Layers