Hawaiki Color - Manual


Effect Options

Onscreen Controls

Temperature

Adjust the temperature of the shot in four bands for Lows, Mids, Highlights and Global. Moving the slider upwards increases the warmth of the shot and moving it downwards cools down the temperature. Useful for white balance adjustments in conjunction with the Green/Magenta controls in the Inspector.


Exposure

Adjust the luminance of the shot in four bands for Lows, Mids (Gamma), Highlights and Global. Moving the slider upwards increases the exposure and moving it downwards reduces it.





Color Wheels

Adjust color of Lows, Midtones, and Highlights by sliding the puck in the direction of the desired color. Or reduce a color cast by moving the puck in the opposite direction.

Guides ("graticules") align with FCP X Vectorscope color targets when Phase is set to Vector (the default).

Adjust the sensitivity of the wheels using the Inspector controls (see below).

To reset any of the color wheels use the reset options in the Inspector.





Saturation

Adjust the saturation of the shot in four bands for Lows, Mids, Highlights and Global. Moving the slider upwards increases the saturation of the shot and moving it downwards reduces it.

TIP: Desaturating the highlights or the shadows slightly can be a very useful shortcut to cleaning up unwanted colors in those areas. You can also achieve a range of interesting looks by selectively targeting individuals bands: for example desaturating the blacks (Lows) can give a little of the silver retention look of the classic ENR process especially when combined with boosting the Contrast.


Hue, Contrast, Blur, Sharpness

Adjust the hue of the shot (0-360°), the contrast, the blur and the sharpness. Moving the sliders upwards increases the value of the parameter and moving it downwards reduces it.

TIP: The Blur control is useful if you want to achieve diffusion looks (see the section on Blend Modes below). In most cases you will not want to use the Hue control unless you are trying for an unusual look.

Reset: Option-clicking on any slider control will reset the value to zero. Holding down the option key enables you to see which values have been changed from their defaults.

Important Note: If you have any kind of transform applied to your clip, the Hawaiki onscreen interface will not display correctly, as FCP X applies the transform after the effect. In this case, make it a compound clip before applying the Hawaiki effect and adjust your transforms inside the compound.

The same thing applies if you are using source material that does not conform to the standard 16:9 aspect ratio. Again the correct method is to create a compound clip before applying Hawaiki Color.

Inspector Controls