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Editing "Detroit" - Essential Reading
by Simon Ubsdell 4 hours ago
A simply wonderful interview by Steve Hullfish with the editors of Detroit: https: www.provideocoalition.com art-cut-editors-detroit Obviously I particularly liked this insight from William Goldenberg
Re: Editing "Detroit" - Essential Reading
by Oliver Peters 3 hours ago
And another great line for the interview: William Goldenberg: "Michael Kahn would say to me all the time, 'If you want to go faster, slow down. If you slow down and you re patient everything will happ
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 3 hours ago
Premiere Pro Workspaces
by Simon Ubsdell 1 day ago
Another great article from Oliver that takes us behind the scenes of his preferred custom layouts for Premiere Pro: https: digitalfilms.wordpress.com 2017 08 17 customize-premiere-pro-with-workspaces
Re: Premiere Pro Workspaces
by Simon Ubsdell 4 hours ago
Bill Davis "ALL the threads (like a few weeks back) are about Anything and Everything except FCP X. " Maybe all it would take is for FCP X itself to start being novel and newsworthy again I'm sure I'
FCP X - steady as she goes.
by Bill Davis 6 days ago
I really have nothing important to say here. Since I've posted a couple of OT threads contributing nothing about how X actually functions... I'll spend today (Sunday) doing 20 pages of narration work
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Re: FCP X - steady as she goes.
by Simon Ubsdell 9 hours ago
Andrew Kimery "I guess saying "I'm applying a LUT" sounds more impressive than "I'm applying a preset". " And of course "developers" can charge a lot more more for a "LUT" than for a "preset" ... Sim
Can someone please explain what "Pedestal" is
by Martin Kruul 4 days ago
My keying techniques are getting better and better each day - but can someone please finally explain exactly what Pedestal is All I know of it is that it's "the thing that I want to boost all the way
Re: Can someone please explain what "Pedestal" is
by Simon Ubsdell 1 day ago
Herb Sevush "Simon didn't mention this, probably because he's too modest to mention he is the software designer who created it, but it's a great keyer." Thanks, Herb, for the mention of Hawaiki Keyer
Tutorial: Blackmagic Design Fusion 9 Tutorial: The New Planar Tracker
by Simon Ubsdell 1 day ago
Blackmagic Design Fusion Blackmagic Design Fusion 9 Tutorial: The New Planar Tracker Editor, VFX artist, post-house owner, and plug-in developer Simon Ubsdell draws on over 25 years of experience to
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Fusion Connect: Is there a way to use mattes created in Fusion within Resolve???
by Michael McCune 1 week ago
Resolve 14 and Fusion 9 are much appreciated leaps forward. One question regarding Fusion Connect: while the Fusion tracker and the ability to create mattes works very well, IMHO, and while I have use
Re: Fusion Connect: Is there a way to use mattes created in Fusion within Resolve???
by Simon Ubsdell 1 week ago
There is a different way you could do this and that's by rendering OpenEXR which allows you to access the alpha channel as an external matte directly inside the Resolve Color node, but you can't do th
Apple getting ready for the coming new MacPros?
by Bill Davis 3 weeks ago
My friend Alex Gollner posted this earlier today. Be an interesting coming few years. http: alex4d.com notes item apple-new-mac-pro-media-workflow-lab Creator of XinTwo - http: www.xintwo.com The shor
Re: Apple getting ready for the coming new MacPros?
by Oliver Peters 2 weeks ago
Bill Davis "And I'd argue that you are WAY underselling what Apple created by exposing so much of the database to the user by way of its implementation in X. It's systematic in a way no other NLE is
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OT: Resolution vs Spatial Fidelity
by Oliver Peters 3 weeks ago
For those with some time on their hands http: yedlin.net ResDemo # Also here: http: vashivisuals.com empirical-truth-film-versus-digital - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
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Re: OT: Resolution vs Spatial Fidelity
by Michael Gissing 3 weeks ago
An important piece in the puzzle is which process offers the best workflow in post processing like grading. I take the point that all cameras and lenses used in this demo show it is possible to get a
Sherlock balance effect
by Leonhard Wolf 1 month ago
Hi everyone, I recently watched Sherlock season 4 and noticed this cool effect: Sherlock throws a bag and guesses the weight in slow motion. To show this there is a text animated to go from 1 to 1000
Re: Sherlock balance effect
by Simon Ubsdell 4 weeks ago
In the Text tool, right-click on the Styled Text box, select Expression and enter the following expression: Text(iif(time<50, max(1, time*20), max(1, 2000-time*20))) This will count up from 1-1000
Bulk removing / disabling effect
by Marc Nibor 4 weeks ago
I have a quite complex project with around roughly 600 snippets. Each one of them has the "Clip Name" effect activated. Soon I will start rendering the Final Cut... and I am looking for a simple worka
Re: Bulk removing / disabling effect
by Simon Ubsdell 4 weeks ago
Select all your clips and either right-click and select Remove Attributes or select it from the Edit menu. You can then choose which attributes to remove, in your case make sure Clip Name is selected.
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What would really make you excited- Round 2
by Oliver Peters 1 month ago
Just because the other thread became so derailed. It would be nice to have some sort of submaster master routing in the Audio Lanes mode so that you can add effects, like a broadcast limiting filter.
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Re: What would really make you excited- Round 2
by Michael Hancock 1 month ago
Alex Gollner "The ProApps team like stories. They like each feature request to come with a story showing how it would change your day to day life. "I often have these kind of tasks. I have to do this
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What would really make you excited ...
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
... about the next version of FCP X Whether you're a diehard FCP X aficionado or someone who's still sitting on the fence, what would be the feature, or set of features, that would really set your wor
Re: What would really make you excited ...
by Andrew Kimery 1 month ago
Mark Suszko "This. All day." I'll never forget when a producer came in while we were editing some event coverage (so speed was paramount) and said, "I know you guys take pride in your work, but this
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 1 month ago
Tinting a transparency with surrounding pixels
by James Lee 1 month ago
I'm trying to create an elegant stack of effects that will recolour the lineart for animation. The idea is that the surrounding colour information will bleed in to the blacks, which will soften the lo
Re: Tinting a transparency with surrounding pixels
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
Surely this is very simple unless I've misunderstood you. Take your matted version and add a blur to spread the surrounding colours into the black areas. Then use the matted version as Track Matte (Al
Re-position the timeline-cursor where it started from?
by Angelika Blaschke 2 months ago
Dear cows! I am on my Premiere CC timeline. I click the space bar to play the clips from where the cursor currently is located. Then I click space again to stop the playing. My question now is: Is the
Re: Re-position the timeline-cursor where it started from?
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
Angelika Blaschke "Honesty I cannot understand why a mighty program as Premiere CC did not program a function like bringing-back-the-playhead-to-the-start-position..." What do you mean by this Do you
Tutorial: Adobe Premiere Pro: Edit Faster with Overlay Editing
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
Adobe Premiere Pro Adobe Premiere Pro: Edit Faster with Overlay Editing Editor, VFX artist, post-house owner, and plug-in developer Simon Ubsdell shows you how to edit faster and more easily using th
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Re: Adobe Premiere Pro: Edit Faster with Overlay Editing
by Matt Dunne 3 weeks ago
I accidentally found this menu the other day and ignored it. Thanks for this video, very enlightening. I wonder why we can't map this to a short cut, it's an extremely useful feature. -editor of thing
First timer newbie node question
by marc whitt 2 months ago
Hello.. So brand brand new to Fusion. Just cracked the software did a few tutorials on YT. Just trying to wrap my head around nodes. On this messing around attempt I wanted to add a swirling mist over
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Re: First timer newbie node question
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
You've used the Fast Noise tool as an Effect mask for your image. You need to be compositing it over the top using a Merge node. Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
Detour
by Oliver Peters 2 months ago
Shot on an iPhone. https: www.youtube.com watch v=KrN1ytnQ-Tg Additional: https: www.apple.com uk detour - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlando, FL www.oliverpeters.com
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Re: Detour
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
Herb Sevush "why would you " In this case because you're Michel Gondry and because doing something surprising and amazing and utterly enchanting is what you do every day, just like breathing. Simon U
FCPX Documentary on Kickstarter!
by Noah Kadner 2 months ago
For those want to see the FCPX debate taken to a whole other level please check out Off the Tracks on Kickstarter: http: kck.st 2uiKYZH Kickstarter Pitch Video https: www.youtube.com watch v=F9dtsd2ZV
Re: FCPX Documentary on Kickstarter!
by Herb Sevush 2 months ago
Bill Davis "So if you want to see a bunch more of Randy's thinking - you can just back the project!" And you get an autograph from Randy himself, I mean OMG. I've heard that if you put in enough fund
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 2 months ago
Good ways to match colors of different clips?
by Tom Clasman 2 months ago
Does anyone know of a method, tool or clever workaround, to match the (overall) colors of two clips, where one can be seen as the source and the other as target I am after making them look like they '
Re: Good ways to match colors of different clips?
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
Chris Wright "never used hawaiki. how would you rate it 1-10 stars Can it batch 50 clips at once " There is a free (watermarked) trial version so you could always try it out to see if it works for yo
Image Mask Woes
by Brett Sherman 2 months ago
So this drives me nuts in Motion. If I have two layers in a group. One is say a graphic, the second is an the source of an image mask applied to the graphic. Then if I change the position of the group
Re: Image Mask Woes
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
It depends whether or not you have Stencil enabled in the Mask Options. Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
More Bricklayers and Sculptors from Oliver and Simon
by David Lawrence 2 months ago
Great new post on Oliver's blog, deep diving into Simon's recent Bricklayers and Sculptors thread. Thanks for posting Oliver, and thanks Simon for giving us an in-depth look at how you organize and ed
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Re: More Bricklayers and Sculptors from Oliver and Simon
by Walter Soyka 2 months ago
In reading the comments here, I wonder if the majority of the posters in this thread have missed Simon's point entirely. It's right in the title: Always Be Editing. Collections and bins hold clips. A
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 2 months ago
Orlando Post Pros' NAB Recap
by Oliver Peters 2 months ago
A video from our annual meeting this week, if you have about 90 minutes to kill https: www.youtube.com watch v=hAHHFft1v-A&feature=youtu.be - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlando
Re: Orlando Post Pros' NAB Recap
by Tim Wilson 2 months ago
Oliver Peters "Avid Connect had 1300 PAID attendees, who came in a couple of days early to be there. This number has been increasing each year for the 4 years that it's been held. Compare this to the
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Article: Always Be Editing: Sculptors & Bricklayers Revisited
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
Art of the Edit Always Be Editing: Sculptors & Bricklayers Revisited Do you edit like a sculptor, or like a bricklayer It seems a simple enough question, but as longtime editor, post house owner, and
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Re: Always Be Editing: Sculptors & Bricklayers Revisited
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
Michael Slowe "can't possibly place all the footage that I've shot on a timeline" Why is that I'm not saying I disagree, I just can't see a scenario where this would not be possible. Could you tell u
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Change green screen spill color/generate spill map
by Ben Waflik 3 months ago
Hi! I have a shot of an object in front of a green screen, and I want to change green screen's color and green spill on the object to say pink. Hue Saturation and keying gave poor results here so I us
Re: Change green screen spill color/generate spill map
by Simon Ubsdell 3 months ago
There are several different ways of creating a spillmap for green screens, but the simplest way is just to subtract the red channel from the green channel. How you do this is up to you, but you could
Picture upload notifications
by Simon Ubsdell 3 months ago
I love getting notifications of Mr Wilson's inimitable posts, but I am less enthusiastic to receive a notification whenever he uploads an image file. I can live with it of course, but just thought you
Re: Picture upload notifications
by Simon Ubsdell 3 months ago
Hi Tim It looks as though you have indeed sorted it out - no notifications for a few days now. Many thanks :) Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
FCP X at the NAB Supermeet - Thomas Grove Carter live edit demo.
by Bill Davis 3 months ago
https: youtu.be iaeux3cGtQo Creator of XinTwo - http: www.xintwo.com The shortest path to FCP X mastery.
Re: FCP X at the NAB Supermeet - Thomas Grove Carter live edit demo.
by Walter Soyka 3 months ago
Mark Raudonis "Black Magic Designs dropped a bomb on the post community that seems to have been missed by most everyone engaged in this debate. I'm talking about the addition of Fairlight to Resolve
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 3 months ago
Trying to enter in RGB or Hex values inside of a Replicator / Cell Controls / Color Gradient and I am going nuts!
by Jiggy Gaton 3 months ago
Can someone help me get the exact RGB value inside of that control I can't be dragging an eyedropper around till I find the right RGB. And then you have the option of entering in the % of RGB which ma
Re: Trying to enter in RGB or Hex values inside of a Replicator / Cell Controls / Color Gradient and I am going nuts!
by Simon Ubsdell 3 months ago
Jiggy Gaton "What do I have to do, break out a calculator " Yes. And those are RGB values expressed on the scale of 0-1 rather than on the scale of 0-255. Doesn't make them any less RGB values. Simon
Best workflow practices FCPX to Fusion
by David Mathis 4 months ago
Simon, Thank you for your excellent work and I always enjoy reading your posts. I just installed the free version of Fusion and trying to navigate around it. You mentioned Fusion Clip earlier and I ha
Re: Best workflow practices FCPX to Fusion
by Simon Ubsdell 4 months ago
Hi David Great to see you here! I'd recommend that you watch my new tutorial on Fusion Connect here to get an understanding of the basics of how it works: https: youtu.be Z2D58JPIa0o It's essentially
Track paint
by Frans Suijs 4 months ago
Hi all, I'm new to Fusion and want to learn how to track paint strokes like in Autodesk Smoke. Can someone explain how to do this Cheers, Frans
Re: Track paint
by Simon Ubsdell 4 months ago
Frans Suijs "Excuse my ignorance but it looks like I can only adjust offset values numerically. I don't see any sliders. Is there a shortcut that I need to use to drag to another value " Check out th
Color/Compositing Workflow
by Matt Dunne 4 months ago
Hi guys, hoping to have someone with more experience than I help me out with something. We are working through a video that requires a ton of compositing work, marrying camera moves together, set clea
Re: Color/Compositing Workflow
by Simon Ubsdell 4 months ago
I know this isn't the answer you need, but the Resolve Fusion Connect workflow is a dream for this kind of project. (Not to mention that Fusion is a far better compositor than After Effects will ever
Intro questions in fusion
by Zachary Dodson 4 months ago
So I was working on an intro for my YouTube channel in resolve and after talking to a couple people in here it was suggested that I use fusion. I picked it up and after 3 weekends of work I ended up w
Re: Intro questions in fusion
by Simon Ubsdell 4 months ago
PNG is a good choice for motion graphics, I think, as it uses lossless compression to deliver very economical file sizes. Let me know if you have any more questions and good luck with exploring Fusion
Replacement edge color
by Azalbert Christine 4 months ago
Good evening, I used the filter "edge work" on older versions of motion. I would like to know what filterI can use to replace it . I would make oil painting with a photo Could you help me, please Cris
Re: Replacement edge color
by Simon Ubsdell 4 months ago
Go to Filters Stylize and look for Edges, High Pass and Line Art. They should all be useful to you. Combining them gives interesting effects too. Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
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TGA Vs PNG
by yuvi rana 4 months ago
which format is better TGA or PNg We create Architectural walkthroughs .. When we render image sequences out of 3ds Max with the intention of compositing and post producation to them in After Effects.
Re: TGA Vs PNG
by Simon Ubsdell 4 months ago
I'll add an upvote for EXR - it's the option that makes the best sense for 3D renders, especially if you want to get into multi-pass. And the compression is very efficient. TGA is a very antiquated op
wobbly edges green screen
by Alex Sporanox 4 months ago
Hi all, it is my first post. I have just started to make some experiments of footages on green screen where the subject makes some movements with the hands. I use adobe after effect cs6. My biggest pr
Re: wobbly edges green screen
by Simon Ubsdell 4 months ago
Alex Sporanox "- Ok 10 feet (2 feet was a mistake, sorry)" In the example you posted, the subject is far too close to the backing. As a result, the fine hairs on the arm are nearly twice as green as
Blue alpha edges
by stig olsen 4 months ago
Hi, Is it possible to blur the alpha edges of an object Stig
Re: Blue alpha edges
by Simon Ubsdell 4 months ago
There are many different edge operations that require different processes. Pre-built processes are rarely the most useful answer. Ultimately it pays to know all the many different techniques for build
Looking to Import and replace text objects for quick turnaround of a video that needs to change daily in a short amount of time (10 Minutes or less)
by Smooch Medina 5 months ago
I want to make a motion project that displays texts which is done. But the content needs to change a few times daily based on text messages we receive from the public. Also once I walk away from this
Re: Looking to Import and replace text objects for quick turnaround of a video that needs to change daily in a short amount of time (10 Minutes or less)
by Simon Ubsdell 5 months ago
If you select Generators Text Generators File, you have a tool that's designed for this kind of thing. The File generator displays the contents of a text file. The appearance (font, weight, size, and
How can I use multiple styles of text in one line/text box in Motion?
by Tolbert Pitman 5 months ago
Hello All: I'm new to Motion and FCPX, and loving it so far. I'm trying to rebuild a graphic that I use a lot in AE with Motion. It's a lower 3rd, name key and some other graphics that I use for a cli
Re: How can I use multiple styles of text in one line/text box in Motion?
by Simon Ubsdell 5 months ago
Robin S. Kurz "Which is what it is I took it he's talking about, yes." Indeed, your answer was correct in terms of the question. I was just pointing out that it was not correct in the sense that you
Total Rookie Question: Video Track expanded vertically - how to shrink back to normal?
by Matt Wilson 5 months ago
Hi all, I managed to somehow expand one of my video tracks, so it's now been vertically expanded. How do I shrink it back to normal size I took a look at manual - couldn't find the answer - hopefully
Re: Total Rookie Question: Video Track expanded vertically - how to shrink back to normal?
by Simon Ubsdell 5 months ago
You can just grab the top of the video layer (in the track panel) and drag downwards. Or you can use the Time View Options button to set the track heights. That's the button to the left of the time zo
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Object on a motion path follows a miniature version of the path instead???
by Brian Dunning 5 months ago
OK this is really weird. I have been adding objets onto motion paths, no problem. All of a sudden the behavior has changed. I import the object, draw a bezier curve, and attach it to the object as a m
Re: Object on a motion path follows a miniature version of the path instead???
by Simon Ubsdell 5 months ago
Have you accidentally disabled Attach to Shape Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
Possible to set the starting rotation when following a motion path?
by Brian Dunning 5 months ago
I have my object correctly following a motion path, and "Snap Alignment to Motion" is set and working -- except my object is pointing the wrong way. Think of a race car driving sideways around a track
Re: Possible to set the starting rotation when following a motion path?
by Simon Ubsdell 5 months ago
That sounds curious. But the easy solution is to put your "racing car" into a group and apply the Motion Path and Snap Alignment to the group. Then you can adjust the rotation of the "racing car" laye
Dropdown Rigging - A Useful Quick Tip Tutorial
by Simon Ubsdell 6 months ago
If you make Motion templates for use in FCP X, you may well find these two short tutorials useful. A timesaving trick that avoids having to rig the opacity of your layers or groups when you want to sw
Re: Dropdown Rigging - A Useful Quick Tip Tutorial
by Andreas Kiel 6 months ago
Thanks Simon. - Andreas Spherico http: www.spherico.com filmtools "He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will a
Brown Tint look
by Stephen Smith 7 months ago
Any idea on how to create a tint like this one Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Re: Brown Tint look
by Simon Ubsdell 7 months ago
Joseph Owens "Only Kim Jong-IL can hit a perfect 18 every time." Is this is super clever gag based on the fact that he's also dead Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
Project went missing (no thumbnail)
by salim samou 7 months ago
Hello, Im new to Resolve, im on win 7 64 bit with resolve 12.54 studio ...Have been working on editing a short film for 2 weeks with no issues, almost open the session once a day ..couple days ago I l
Re: Project went missing (no thumbnail)
by Simon Ubsdell 7 months ago
Have you created a new Database and a new User as I suggested This usually sorts the problem out. Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
Qualifier chatter: a possible fix
by Michael McCune 7 months ago
Chatter is an old problem. Chatter in a qualified mask, as we know, happens as a result of the filter rapidly alternately including or excluding pixels in some boundary region, such as along a finely
Re: Qualifier chatter: a possible fix
by Simon Ubsdell 7 months ago
I have to say that I am not convinced this is a solution. Unless I have misunderstood, you seem to be simply trying to cover up the noise ("chatter") by crushing the key and then applying prodigious a
Putting a video in your text
by Presley Hunter 7 months ago
I have been looking for tutorials on how to put video in text. For example,a title where the text in the title has video footage showing in the letters. I have found several tutorials for premiere, bu
Re: Putting a video in your text
by Simon Ubsdell 7 months ago
Just thought of an easy way of doing it in Resolve. Create your text and then create a black background using the Solid Color generator. Put this background below your text and create a compound clip
Keyboard shortcut question
by Oliver Peters 9 months ago
Is there a keyboard shortcut to open or close all of the disclosure triangles at one time for the group headings in the browser For example, these could be date or assigned scene numbers with a set of
Re: Keyboard shortcut question
by Simon Ubsdell 9 months ago
Opt alt click is an OS-wide convention to open all enclosed folders and items. Not sure where the idea of command click comes from. Perhaps this ... http: best-mac-tips.com 2012 01 21 expand-all-folde
copy and paste MATCH COLOR- possible?
by Michael Paul 11 months ago
Is it possible to copy and paste the match color attribute It seems like I can copy almost any atribute of ONE clip to another clip (like a color correction) but I do not find a way to copy "match col
Re: copy and paste MATCH COLOR- possible?
by Simon Ubsdell 11 months ago
You might want to have a look at a dedicated plug-in like Hawaiki AutoMatch which gives you a lot more control over the process (and generally better results than the built-in Match Color effect) and
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