Tip #1395: Saturation vs. Vibrance

… for Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Tip #1395: Saturation vs. Vibrance

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

Vibrance is a better choice for boosting color saturation for video clips.

The Vibrance setting in the Lumetri Color > Creative panel.

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What’s the difference between Vibrance and Saturation? Something significant, actually. Both these settings are in the Lumetri Color > Creative panel.

The short answer is that when you need to adjust saturation, you may get better results by using Vibrance, than Saturation, especially if there are a lot of highlights or shadows in your image.

  • Saturation. Adjusts the saturation of all colors in the clip equally from 0 (monochrome) to 200 (double the saturation).
  • Vibrance. Adjusts the saturation so that color clipping is minimized as colors approach full saturation. This setting changes the saturation of all lower-saturated colors, while having less effect on the higher-saturated colors. Vibrance also prevents skin tones from becoming oversaturated.

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