I have been shooting Canon 5D video footage and just cant seem to get the look I want when color grading and then downsizing for web. Is there a lab out there that would handle the post production I need; color grading, exposure adjustment, downsizing and sharpening. My immediate need is just to make my video portfolio on my website look good. I only shoot clips, as in 'moving pictures'. I do not need editing to put together a movie or cohesive series of clips. Visualize a typical web gallery on a still photog's website but when you go thru the pictures on the site they are 2-3 second clips, a moving lifestyle picture.
I have been using 2 methods; Method 1, trimming the clips in MPEG Streamclip and then color grading in Photoshop 5. Method 2, using iMovie's latest version. I do not want to learn Final Cut because it is serious overkill for what I am doing and the learning curve is STEEP.
Is there a lab like Icon in LA that can handle these things? Especially the output; I would like to say" please make this clip look as good as possible for my website, 1000 px wide and load relatively quick.
I am hoping that Aperture or someone creates an intuitive software soon that handles these types of editing needs for people like me that are not trying to create a movie, just trim, color grade, and output the clips.