How to use the Lumetri Scopes in Adobe Premiere Pro

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Watch how to adjust color and exposure in Adobe Premiere Pro using the Lumetri Scopes by Premium Beat.

Jason Boone from Premium Beat demonstrates how to use the Lumetri Scopes panel in Adobe Premiere Pro to adjust color and exposure. The panel includes the vectorscope, the histogram, the waveform monitor and the parade scope. The vectorscope displays color saturation and hue, while the histogram, waveform monitor and parade scope display the intensity of an image.

Understanding how to read the video scopes will help guide your color corrections. Remember, any image color or exposure correction must be in accordance with current imagery ethics policy and DoDI 5040.02. Follow along with the steps below.

  1. Make sure the Lumetri Scopes panel is open
  2. Select "Window"
  3. Select "Lumetri Scopes" or select "Workspaces" to choose "Color" from the panel

  1. Select the wrench icon in the lumetri scopes panel
  2. Select "Vectorscope YUV"
  3. View saturation by reading from the center outward
  4. View hue by reading in a circular direction

  1. Select the wrench icon on the lumetri scopes panel
  2. Select "Presets"
  3. Select "Histogram"
  4. View the values vertically from 0 (pure black) to 255 (pure white)
  5. View the number of pixels for each color horizontally

  1. View the intensity from bottom to top
  2. View darkness to brightness levels bottom to top
  3. View the IRE scale on the left from 0 to 100
  4. Click the wrench icon, select "Presets" and choose from alternate scope combinations:
    • RGB
    • Luma
    • YC
    • YC no Chroma

  1. Select the wrench icon in the lumetri scopes panel
  2. Select the "Presets"
  3. Select "Parade RGB"
  4. Choose from alternate scope combinations:
    • RGB
    • YUV
    • RGB-White
    • YUV White

Adobe product screen shots reprinted with permission from Adobe Inc.

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