Put red in the center of Lumetri curves, not cyan. That would make it easier to adjust skin tones.
For the Lumetri Color Effect’s curves controls (Hue vs Sat, Hue vs Hue, and Hue vs Luma), cyan is in the center, while red is on the far left and right sides. This is inconvenient, because most users will probably want to adjust skin tones more than anything else, and skin tones are almost always somewhere in the reds and yellows. Therefore, I propose that red be in the center by default, while cyan is on the edges.
NOTE: Because a horizontal scroll bar is already available, it is possible for the user to essentially do this themselves... but because skin tones are the most common thing I adjust, I find that I have to manually scroll that bar all the way to the left or right, 80% of the time I use these controls. So it would definitely be less hassle (for me) if red was already in the center.
There may be a good reason to have cyan in the middle, but I can't think of it.
Another great idea from the master Taran.. While we're at it, can you make the middle mouse button (scroll wheel click) be able to drag the curve left & right? So much quicker than reaching for the scroll bar.
If you can add snapping in the curves that would be SO helpful. E.g. hold Shift to snap the point to the center.
Imsety Taylor commented
Makes sense to me.
George Vella commented
I agree with TaranVH.As a hobbyist film maker this Lumetri Colour behaviour always slows me down. Adobe, you really need to start to consider a lot of suggestions that professional long time Video editors reccomend. Taran VH has a whole list that you haven't even considered that would make edting way better!
Yeowool Suh commented
Yeah, i'm pretty sure there are more times adjusting skin tones in Premiere than anything that's in Cyan.
This is a really good and simple idea. Also, I can answer the question of why cyan is in the middle. Hue is measured in degrees. We start with Red at 0° then go on around the circle (Red, Yellow, Green, Cyan, Blue, Magenta, Red) we end with Red again at 360°. Cyan is in the middle at 180°. That's the only reason it's in the center on the curves. But the problem you mention of adjusting skin tone most often is exactly why we put the horizontal scroll bar in there – so you can recenter the scale to wherever you'd like. Skin-tone is actually more orange, not red but I think we could simply set the default horizontal scroll to a value that places red in the center.
Adam Bowles commented
You know you can scroll in the curves?
Mitchell Harris commented
I do not advocate for "obedience without question."
Konrad Zinner commented
I think that I wouldn't be able to find a project where I didn't move that Hue vs Hue panel...
Please let us at least enable or save a standard-setting.
Leticia Ramirez commented
Do what TaranVH, says.
Obedience without question.
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Diego Perello commented
I sign as well
Daniel Mann commented
Good heavens this would be SO much better. Adobe, please fix this!
Peter Amesbury commented
Taran should work for Adobe. Signed.
Rodney Foley commented
This would be great to offer a toggle at the control itself to allow for backward support for those who like the way it is, and also to allow preference to chose the default way you like it to behave. Maybe even make it configurable as to when you want to be in the center to make it easier to everyone based on their common work load.
Merlin Urwin commented
I sign !