Color correction (or grading) is the process of making adjustments to the color and contrast of the shots in your program in order to:

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Color correction can fix a scene that needs a bit of correction like changing the Color of a wall that is the same Color as the actor’s shirt for example, but it can not make an under exposed and poorly lit shot look good. If the scene is a two second passing scene, you may get away with it, but no one can do an extreme makeover on a scene. The example to the right is an example of why proper camera technique is so important.