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Hollywood's Most Advanced Color Corrector

Hollywood's Most Advanced Color Corrector

The color page lets you manipulate color in creative and artistic ways that dramatically affect the mood of ascene, making it an incredibly powerful part of the storytelling process. Whether you’re a student, online creator or professional Hollywood colorist, you get hundreds of artistic tools in an easy to learn node based interface that makes experimenting with color fast and exciting! You get support for ahuge range of formats, including wide color gamut and HDR images, along with DaVinci’s legendary 32‑bit image processing for high quality, professional results. You can balance and match footage from different sources to create stunning, unique images that are impossible on othersystems!

Balance ImageColor

Balancing color is the first step in the color correction process. This is done with the primary correction tools, which are located at the bottom left of the screen. Primary tools affect the entire image and you use them to adjust brightness and color levels to remove unwanted tints and to create aneutral starting point. Each wheel is mapped to adifferent part of the tonal range. You can simply click and drag inside awheel to adjust that range’s color, then use the master dial below the wheel to change its overall level. This palette also has adjustment controls, primary bars and log controls. Once shots are balanced, you can begin the creative grading process to create unique"looks".

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Primary Wheels

The primary color wheels let you adjust balance and brightness in overlapping tonal ranges called lift, gamma and gain (also known as shadows, midtones and highlights). The offset wheel adjusts the wholeimage.

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Color Boost

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Midtone Detail

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Primary Adjustment Controls

The primary palette contains incredibly powerful primary adjustment controls that let you quickly adjust image contrast, saturation, hue, temperature, tint, midtone detail, color boost shadows, highlights and more. They’re an indispensable set of creative tools that you’ll use every day! For example, midtone detail lets you adjust contrast in areas with high edge detail to increase or decrease image definition or sharpness. Color boost, also referred to as vibrance, intelligently adjusts areas of an image with low saturation, resulting in asubtle and more natural looking increase of color. Whatever your grading experience, these tools will help you quickly produce amazingresults!

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Primary Bars

The primary bars are an alternative to the primary wheels that allow for more subtle changes to individual color channels and luminance. They’re great when you need to make minor adjustments to color andbalance.

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Log Grading

The log grading wheels have more tightly defined tonal ranges for shadows, midtones and highlights than the primary wheels. They’re designed for film style grading and let you adjust one tonal area without affectingothers.

Auto Balancing andMatching

Balanced and matched shots make content from different cameras look consistent. You can use the auto balance tools to quickly balance a group of similar shots. Simply click the auto color button at the left of the color wheels palette to balance the shot’s color and contrast. You can also match the color between different shots. Select aclip, right click on another clip, and select "Shot Match to This Clip" from the menu. Resolve will match the color, contrast and brightness of the clip you’re working on with the one you’ve selected. If a shot contains achip chart, click on the color match icon in the toolbar, select the type of chart used, line it up on the image and click match!

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Adjust Contrast and Color withCurves

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While the primary wheels give you broad control, curves let you sculpt the color and contrast of an image with much finer detail. Curves can be displayed by clicking on the first icon in the center palette. Each curve lets you adjust acustomizable region of the image based on hue, luminance or saturation. The default "custom" curves let you adjust red, green, blue and luminance curves independently, while displaying alive histogram to help guide adjustments. There are also five curves that let you select one thing, such as hue, and change another aspect of it such as luminance or saturation. For example, Hue VsSat lets you select ahue and then change the saturation of thathue.

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Custom Curves

Curves let you adjust luminance and color based on tonal areas you define. Forexample, you can create smooth cinematic contrast adjustments, boost the red in your highlights while lowering it in the shadows, and muchmore.

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Hue Vs Hue

The Hue Vs Hue curve lets you change any hue to any other hue. It’s great for subtly altering elements that require minor adjustments. For example, asky that appears a bit too cyan can be made into aricher shade ofblue.

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Hue Vs Sat

The Hue Vs Sat curve lets you alter the saturation of any hue within the image. Thisallows you to quickly boost the saturation of elements you want to catch the viewer’s eye, while reducing the saturation of those youdon’t.

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Hue Vs Lum

The Hue Vs Lum curve lets you alter the lightness of elements of aspecific color. It’sideal for darkening specific hues to add richness and depth, or for lightening colorful elements to which you want to drawattention.

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Lum Vs Sat

The Lum Vs Sat curve increases or decreases saturation in different tonal areas of the image with anice smooth falloff. For example, you can boost saturation in the midtones while reducing it in the shadows to adddepth.

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Sat Vs Sat

The Sat Vs Sat curve is used to adjust aspecific range of saturation without affecting the rest of the image. Simply click in the viewer to choose avalue and increase saturation to make it "pop" or decrease to tone itdown.

Secondary Color Correction

Selecting aspecific area for color correction is called "secondary grading." For example, you might want to change the color of ashirt without affecting the rest of the image. The qualifier palette lets you select and adjust part of an image based on hue, saturation or luminance. To start, click the eyedropper in the toolbar and then click and drag on the viewer to select the area you want. The selection is highlighted in the hue, saturation and luminance strips. Click the magic wand icon in the viewer to see the selection or"key". Use the controls in the qualifier palette to enhance the selection, then use the wheels, curves and other tools to adjust the image until it’sperfect!

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Target Objects Using Power Windows

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While qualifiers target an area of the image based on color, luminance, or saturation, Power Windows let you define a selection by drawing shapes around specific objects in ascene. When you click on the Power Window icon, the palette shows you different geometric shapes, along with apen tool and agradient tool. Click on the icon for the shape you want and it will appear in the viewer. Drag the on screen controls to adjust its size, soften the edges, and place it exactly where you want. There are also options for manually adjusting size, pan, rotation, softness and muchmore. Once it’s set, you can apply color corrections to the area inside or outside of theshape!

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Track and FollowObjects

The tracker lets you automatically animate Power Windows to follow moving objects in a scene. To open the tracker palette, click on the cross hair icon in the toolbar. You’ll see aplayhead, along with options for analyzing the pan, tilt, zoom, rotation, and 3D perspective of the shot. With your Power Window still selected, choose the options that best match the camera’s movement, move the playhead to the beginning of the clip, and click the track forward button. The clip is analyzed and the Power Window will be automatically animated to follow the object in your shot! The tracker can also be used to stabilize images or to attach effects, such as a lens flare, to specific objects inascene.

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Work with Nodes

Nodes are the building blocks of color correction in DaVinci Resolve. The first node is usually used for image balancing, while additional nodes are used for more creative work. For example, your first node may be aprimary correction, the second might isolate and improve the sky, and athird node could smooth out skin tones. Nodes let you create unique looks without compromising image quality as you would grading with layers. The node editor at the top right is like aflow chart. The image starts at the left and is passed through each color correction or effect node until it reaches the output on the right. Nodes can be connected by dragging the output of one to the input ofanother.

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Enhance Images with ResolveFX

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The color page features alibrary of over 85 GPU and CPU accelerated Resolve FX plug-ins that you can use to enhance images and add effects. They’re organized by category in the OpenFX library at the top right of the screen. There are a variety of different blurs, color effects, glows and lens flares, vignettes, refinement and beauty tools, image restoration, sharpening, stylize, texture, transformation and warpers that you can add to any shot. To add an effect, drag it to any node. The library will switch to an inspector showing you the settings for that plug-in. You can adjust and keyframe different values similarly to the edit page! Third party OpenFX plug-ins also show up in thelibrary.

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Professional Scopes

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Color is displayed inconsistently on every screen, and even our eyes can interpret an image differently under various lighting conditions. Professional scopes give you aconsistent way to see image data. The scopes palette, located at the bottom right of the screen, features five different scopes that give you objective tools for measuring and evaluating color in animage. They can be used to check tonal ranges, adjust skin tones, balance footage and match clips to one another. Scopes let you see the relative strength and range of color components such as luminance, chrominance, saturation, hue, color gamut, white point, individual RGB channels andmore.

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The parade scope helps you quickly see if one color channel is stronger than the others. It can be set to display multiple waveforms for a variety of video signals in an image such asRGB, YRGB and Y Cb Cr, making it easy to spot and fiximbalances.

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Waveform Monitor

Similar to the parade, the waveform displays the luminance and color values overlaid on top of each other at the current frame. When the colors line up, they appear white, which indicates that each channel has an equalintensity.

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The vectorscope monitor displays a circular graph of your image data that represents its hue and saturation levels. It is commonly used to check if skin tones are shifted toward unflattering colors such as green, yellow ormagenta.

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This histogram provides agraphical representation of each channel’s tonal distribution. This lets you evaluate tone, understand whether detail has been blown out in the highlights or crushed in the shadows, and to adjust brightness andcontrast.

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CIE Chromaticity

The chromaticity scope helps determine if colors are within the boundaries of your project’s delivery format as specified in project preferences. For example, when working in HD, colors falling outside of the Rec. 709 HD colorspace triangle will be clipped onHDTVs.

Save, Copy and Re-use Grades

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The color page "gallery" lets you organize, share and re‑use grades in several ways to help speed up your workflow. The fastest way to copy a grade is to simply middle click a clip in the film strip to copy its grade to the current shot in the viewer. You can also save grades by right clicking anywhere in the viewer and creating a "still." Stills can be organized into albums and are stored in the gallery, which is located at the top left of the screen. The "Apply Grade" command lets you copy a saved grade to another shot. If you have a series of shots from the same camera, you can select them, right click and create a group. Now, when you grade one of the shots they’ll allbegraded!

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Compare Shots

Using wipe and split screen modes in the viewer is agreat way to compare shots. You can compare astring of clips in ascene to each other, to variants of grades in the gallery or to versions of grades within asingle clip. Clicking on “image wipe” in the top left of the viewer lets you view frames from two different clips. There are options at the top right for displaying wipes horizontally, vertically, mixed, as an alpha, as adifference matte, and even as apicture in picture. When you click on split screen, it lets you display multiple full frames in the viewer at once, based on awide variety of criteria, which you can select from the drop down menu at the topright.

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Find Mismatched Shots

The lightbox, which can be turned on by clicking its icon at the top right of the screen, displays every clip in your timeline as athumbnail with grades applied. This is a great way to see how your shots look side by side and evaluate how the grade is affecting the story. It’s also a great tool for spotting differences between shots, or to simply see if there are any shots that you missed! Use the zoom slider to see arange of clips or the complete timeline. As the story progresses, you should see the color palette and the mood of the grade reflected in each scene. Any clip that "pops" out probably needs more attention. Just select athumbnail and turn off the lightbox to jump to that clip’sgrade!

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Take Your Grading to the NextLevel!

The color page has an extremely versatile and deep set of features designed to help you create great looking images. Whether you’re avideo editor that’s new to color, an aspiring colorist, or aseasoned Hollywood colorist, you’ll find creative tools for expressing your vision, along with technical tools that help you work faster and deliver the highest possible quality images. You get acomplete color management system and support for the latest HDR formats with tools specifically designed for high dynamic range work. In addition, you get powerful face retouching and beauty tools, paint for removing blemishes or unwanted objects, advanced noise reduction, film grain, restoration tools andmore!

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Next Generation HDRGrading

DaVinci Resolve Studio features the world’s most advanced tools for grading the latest wide color gamut and high dynamic range (HDR) images. HDR grading is made possible thanks to 32-bit image processing, industry standard HDR output and Resolve color management. You get Dolby Vision, HDR10+ and new HDR Vivid metadata palettes, HDR mode node adjustments, HDR colorspace transforms supporting ST.2084 and HLG tone mapping, and HDR monitoring using built-in scopes. DaVinci Resolve 18 adds an entirely new, next generation HDR Primary Grading Palette with customizable zone based exposure and color controls, along with perceptually color-constant image processing, giving you total control over HDRgrades.

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New HDR ColorWheels

Modern digital cinema cameras can capture 13 to 19stops of dynamic range, which offers incredible potential for producing imagery that closely mimics human vision. However, extremely bright highlights or very dark shadows can be challenging to balance using traditional tools. The HDR palette allows you to address the different tonal ranges of theimage, from shadows and highlights, to super blacks and specular whites. You can also create new color wheels and define your own custom tonal ranges in each image, enabling you to adjust tonality and colors based on the media’s unique requirements. The HDR grading palette gives you alevel of creative control that has never been possiblebefore!

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Color Warper

The standard curve tools let you sculpt color and contrast in a variety of creative ways. The new color warper goes even further, allowing you to set a Hue vs. Hue color grade for specific saturations. This lets you give a completely new feel to images! It also allows you to warp color based on luminance, or brightness. When you click the color warper palette, you’ll see a web or grid display of all the hues and saturations in an image. Simply select any hue or range of hues on either the web or directly in the image viewer, then drag that range to another hue and saturation point on the web in the palette. It’s an entirely new, innovative way to transform color in yourimages!



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Native RAW ImageEditing

DaVinci Resolve works with virtually all native camera RAW formats. That means you can work with files directly from the camera’s sensor instead of compressed pixel data. Simply choose a RAW file and click the RAW icon located on the left side of the toolbar. The RAW palette gives you total control over highlight recovery, white balance, gamma, exposure, color temperature, tint, sharpness and more. RAWimage processing is completely non-destructive and processes the clips before the node editor input. You’re simply re-interpreting the camera’s original sensor data. This allows you to change things, such as exposure, after the image has been shot, all without affecting imagequality!

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Refine and RetouchFaces

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The face refinement tool in DaVinci Resolve Studio will find faces, automatically create masks for different parts of a face, and track them for you! That means you don’t have to manually isolate and track different parts of the the face. This saves you countless hours of work so you can focus on the creative aspects of refining and retouching faces. Simply drag the face refinement plug-in from the library onto anode and click analyze. Once it’s finished, use the sliders in the inspector window to sharpen and brighten the eyes, remove bags, lighten abrow, smooth out the cheeks or forehead, add blush, color lips and more! You can also use the beauty plug-in to gently smooth out skin ifneeded.

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Mask Overlay

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Blush Retouching

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Lips Retouching

ResolveFX Ultra Beauty

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ResolveFX Beauty now features an ultra beauty mode that gives you advanced control when performing corrective beauty work. Developed with feedback from professional colorists, the tool features stronger filtering algorithms that produce more natural results. Simply drag and drop the beauty effect on a corrector node, and ultra beauty will activate as the default mode. You can easily address general imperfections with the smoothing parameter without affecting facial features, and then recover texture to produce a result that truly compliments the face. Perfect for scenes with harsh lighting that accentuate imperfections like corporate interviews, or even the bride and groom in weddingvideos.

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Remove UnwantedObjects

You can remove unwanted objects in ashot using acombination of Power Windows, tracking, and the object removal plug‑in found in DaVinci Resolve Studio. First, draw awindow around the object you want to remove and track it. Next, add anew node and connect the alpha channel output from the tracked window into the new node. Finally, add the object removal plug‑in and click on the "scene analysis" button. The DaVinci Neural Engine analyzes the shot, using machine learning and AI to determine how to remove the object from the scene. You can adjust the search range, blend mode and clean plate settings until the objectdisappears!

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Clone Part of anImage

The patch replacer lets you quickly paint parts of an image to clean it up. It’s like an image clone or rubber stamp tool that copies pixels from one location to another. It’s perfect for removing blemishes, painting out apiece of garbage, or hiding asmall mark in an otherwise cleanshot. Just drag the patch replacer from the plug‑in library onto anode. The two on screen controls show the area you're cloning and the part of the image it’s being applied to. Adjust position and size by dragging the on screen controls. Other settings such as the shape, softness and replacement detail, can be changed in the settings inspector. Add anFX tracker to attach it to amoving shot and you’redone!

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Mix RGB ColorChannels

The RGB mixer lets you adjust the presence of red, green and blue within the color channels of an image. Simply drag the sliders to increase or decrease the amount of color in any given channel and use the buttons at the bottom left to swap the color channels. The RGBMixer can be used to modifyLUTs, experiment with color casts or to tweak the appearance of on screen graphics. It’s also effective for working with black and white imagery. Click the "Monochrome" checkbox and then adjust the luminance of the RGBchannels. You can achieve dramatic and elegant artistic results such as making trees look white against ablack sky simply by raising the green channel and reducing theblue.

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Incredible LightEffects

In addition to color correction and creative grading tools, the color page features plug-ins and tools for adding extremely realistic, organic lighting effects to your footage. You get individual tools for aperture diffraction, glows, lens flares, lens reflections and light rays. Simply drag aResolveFX light tool from the library onto an empty node and adjust its settings. You can use them to create subtle light bleeds, gentle light bounces off of alens, heavenly glows, or dramatic lens flares that look like they were all shot in camera. There are even pre-sets that allow you to simulate the golden hour of late afternoon sun, instantly create car headlights, sci‑fi flares and muchmore!

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Light Rays

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Lens Flare

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Aperture Diffraction

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Lens Reflection

Image Restoration Tools

The color page has 8unique image restoration tools in Resolve FX Revival. Simply drag and drop any of them onto anode to use them. There’s an automatic dirt removal tool for reducing or eliminating dirt and scratches, along with adust buster plug‑in for removing dust and adeflicker plug‑in, all of which are great for cleaning up old film scans. The chromatic aberration plug‑in can reduce color fringe and artifacts caused by inferior lenses, the dead pixel fixer removes dead or stuck pixels, and the deband filter will smooth out pixelated gradients from digital cameras and highly compressed footage. The object removal and patch replacer let you quickly paint small objects out of animage.

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Advanced NoiseReduction

The color page features some of the world’s most advanced temporal and spatial noise reduction, enabling you to clean up noisy images and dramatically improve clarity. They’re located in the motion effects palette at the bottom left. Temporal and spatial reduction can be applied in varying amounts to the chroma and luma noise in an image. Temporal noise reduction analyzes multiple frames to isolate the unwanted noise from the details you want to keep. Spatial noise reduction lets you smooth out areas of noise within a single frame, while preserving detail so it doesn’t become too soft. In general, it’s better to start with temporal and slowly add spatial until you get the results youwant.

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Professional Color Management

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Color management lets you control the conversion of color between digital film cameras and scanners, computer monitors, broadcast displays and digital cinema projectors. The goal is to achieve more consistent decoding of the camera images and the display of colors across various formats and monitors. DaVinci Resolve supports its own system of color management and the Academy Color Encoding System (ACES) as defined by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. To set it up, open project settings from the file menu and click on color management. You get options for setting up color science, along with input, timeline and output color transformations, tone mapping, LUT application andmore.

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Grade Faster with GroupedClips

Speed up your workflow by separating different parts of the grading process into groups of clips with similar needs. Normally all grades happen at the clip level. When you use groups, you can grade the group before the individual clip grades, as well as after it. For example, you can place all clips from aparticular scene into their own group then use the pre‑clip group mode to balance all of the clips. Then use standard clip mode to address the unique requirements of each shot within that group. You can grade the group after individual clip grades to apply specific looks or effects to the whole group. Group grading saves you time as you can change agrade on one clip and they allchange!

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Share Grades on MultipleClips

Shared nodes offer the same functionality as standard corrector nodes, with the added ability to be active on multiple clips at the same time. Begin by creating acorrector node and apply some changes such as acreative look, avignette for an interview, or asecondary color correction in awide shot. Then, right click and save the node as ashared node with aunique label. From now on, this shared node will be available any time you right click in the node editor and select “add node”. By default, shared nodes are locked to prevent accidental changes across multiple clips. Once unlocked, you can make changes that will transfer across all of the other clips sharing the samenode.

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Stereoscopic 3D

DaVinci Resolve's stereoscopic tools support avariety of industry standard 3D workflows. Capture and format raw 3D video, edit stereoscopic clips and grade the resulting program to deliver spectacular 3Dimagery. Use the stereoscopic palette to adjust stereo specific properties to ensure that every clip is uniquely optimized for 3Dviewing. The stereo align feature can even automatically correct camera alignment for left and right eye images for more accurate convergence in 3Dspace. When working with UltraStudio or DeckLink capture and playback devices, you can set preferences to display one or both eyes on asingle output monitor or dual displays with perfect synchronization betweeneyes!

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DaVinci Resolve Color ControlPanels

DaVinci Resolve color panels let you adjust multiple parameters at once, so you can create unique looks that are simply impossible with amouse and keyboard. The incredibly small DaVinci Resolve MicroPanel is great for new colorists that are just getting started or anyone that needs aportable panel. It features three high quality trackballs that correspond to the color wheels, knobs for primary adjustment controls and buttons for playback and navigation. The DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel features additional controls and screens for accessing virtually all palettes and tools, including the ability to move Power Windows. The DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel allows every feature and command to be mapped to aspecificbutton!

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Upgrade to DaVinci ResolveStudio

Upgrade to DaVinci Resolve Studio

Upgrade to DaVinci Resolve Studio for even more creative tools such as 120frames per second at amassive 32K resolution, support for multiple GPUs and more! You get afull suite of immersive audio tools including Dolby Atmos, plus Dolby Vision and HDR10+ grading and rendering, as well as the DaVinci Neural Engine which enables features such as facial recognition, speed warp retiming, and advanced color balancing and matching. Plus you get temporal and spatial noise reduction, motion effects, lens distortion correction, de‑interlacing, workflow and media asset management integration, remote scripting API, remote and networked color grading, rendering and encoder plug‑in support andmore!

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Multi User Collaboration

DaVinci Resolve is the world’s only post production software that lets everyone work together on the same project, at the same time! Built on apowerful multi user database, you get auniversal timeline that lets colorists start grading while the editor is still cutting picture. You no longer have to wait for editorial to “lock” the picture before you start working on color and, best of all, you’ll never have to conform again because you’re working on the same timeline. That means you’ll have more time to be more creative! DaVinci Resolve features bin and timeline locking, shared markers, customizable user cacheing and monitoring, secure built in chat, timeline comparison tools andmore!

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Update Notifications

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Clip and BinLocking

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Multi User Timelines

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Built In Chat

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Monitoring and Capturing Solutions

There are many ways to preview your work and capture footage in DaVinci Resolve. For professional capture and playback, Blackmagic DeckLink and UltraStudio products give you frame accurate input and output, standard connections such as SDI, broadcast quality images for color critical workflows, and support for all standard broadcast and film formats. You can choose from awide range of models that support everything from 10‑bit YUVHD and UltraHD all the way up to the latest 8K and 12‑bit RGBHDR standards. The free DaVinci Resolve version supports full screen playback on asingle screen while DaVinci Resolve Studio adds support for full screen playback on asecond attached computerdisplay.

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So for example let's take a look at this image I'll increase the reading gain for example to make

How do you apply color grades to all clips in DaVinci Resolve 17? ›

Put your playhead on top so you can be sure that this is working correctly right click paste

How do you balance color in DaVinci Resolve? ›

Auto Balancing and Matching

You can also match the color between different shots. Select a clip, right click on another clip, and select "Shot Match to This Clip" from the menu. Resolve will match the color, contrast and brightness of the clip you're working on with the one you've selected.

Is DaVinci better than Premiere? ›

It is pretty popular, and many well-known production companies have notably used Adobe Premiere. However, DaVinci beats Adobe Premiere most of the time and remains our preferred choice. It offers industry-standard color, audio panels, and effects in one collaborative workspace.

Is DaVinci Resolve better than Final Cut Pro? ›

While both programs offer the basic tools you'd expect, DaVinci Resolve handles color grading significantly better than Final Cut Pro. If your work will require frequent use of color grading and other color correction tools or plug-ins, DaVinci Resolve should be your top choice.

Is DaVinci Resolve Studio 18 worth? ›

DaVinci Resolve Studio is certainly one of the best video editing software products for professional users, but its remarkably powerful free version is definitely the best free video editor – but only if you're ready for a pretty steep learning curve.

Is DaVinci Resolve free forever? ›

Yes, DaVinci Resolve 18 Really Is Free

You can take full advantage of its capabilities in video editing and color grading; no watermark, no trial period.

Is it worth paying for DaVinci Resolve? ›

Not only is it extremely affordable when compared with other professional editing software on the market, but it is a one-time payment for a program. You will be able to update DaVinci Resolve Studio for free as new updates are released.

What is the difference between color correction and color grading? ›

Color correcting is the process of correcting (or fixing) colors in a video or a film as a way to get them back to what they should look like for your project. Color grading is the process of grading (or editing) colors in a video or film as a way to give them a stylistic look.

How do you color grades? ›

How to Color Grade Using LUTs
  1. Start by normalizing your log footage. ...
  2. Proceed to color correction. ...
  3. Experiment with different color combinations. ...
  4. Focus on the film color palette. ...
  5. Adjust the LUT when necessary.
7 Jun 2021

How do you color grades on Davinci? ›

DaVinci Resolve Color Grading for Beginners | FREE COURSE

How do you color all clips at once? ›

How to color grade lots of different clips the same in Premiere Pro

How do you apply color settings to all clips DaVinci Resolve? ›

DaVinci Resolve - Copy Color Grades to Other Clips or Full Timeline FAST

How do I apply the same color correction to multiple clips? ›

How To COLOR GRADE Multiple Clips In Premiere Pro - YouTube

How do I fix white balance on Davinci? ›

The Most Accurate Way To White Balance in DaVinci Resolve

Is Davinci Resolve an industry standard? ›

For many years Davinci Resolve was revered as just a color grading tool in the industry, but with recent updates, and more big creators giving the software attention, it has begun to rise in popularity, making it an Industry standard editing software too.

What is a color balance hair? ›

Color Balance is adding ammonia free color to the ends of your hair in the same time your retouch is applied. Color Balance freshens color without compromising the health of your hair. It adds shine, moisture and durability to the color.

Does Hollywood use DaVinci Resolve? ›

Hollywood professionals use it, too. It's rather exceptional that such a pro-grade tool comes at no cost. BlackMagic Design does offer a paid version with DaVinci Resolve Studio. The paid version adds Neural Engine, Stereoscopic 3D tools, advanced HDR grading and scopes, plus a bunch of extra filters and plugins.

Is 8gb RAM enough for DaVinci Resolve? ›

RAM. You'll need a minimum of 16GB RAM to run DaVinci Resolve well. However, I recommend 32GB RAM, especially if you're going to use Fusion. If you're choosing a laptop or building a desktop PC, make sure you can install more RAM in the future.

Do film editors use DaVinci Resolve? ›

Hollywood professionals recognize the quality of DaVinci Resolve, and the program is used for editing films, TV shows, commercials, and more. If you are looking to learn even more about this program, check out DaVinci Resolve: An Overview.

Which is better Filmora or DaVinci Resolve? ›

Reviewers felt that DaVinci Resolve meets the needs of their business better than Filmora. When comparing quality of ongoing product support, reviewers felt that Filmora is the preferred option. For feature updates and roadmaps, our reviewers preferred the direction of DaVinci Resolve over Filmora.

Do professionals use Final Cut Pro? ›

Final Cut Pro is a wonderful application used by many YouTubers, education and small business content creators worldwide. We know why it is successful. It is liberating, efficient and fun to work with. But, unfortunately in professional film and TV, editors who use Final Cut Pro are a tiny minority.

Is DaVinci Resolve better than after effects? ›

These programs are largely divided when it comes to their functionality. If you're looking to do more color correction work, DaVinci Resolve is the clear winner. Similarly, if your focus is on animation and other assorted visual effects, you're likely going to lean towards After Effects.

Is DaVinci Resolve good for YouTube? ›

DaVinci Resolve is definitely good for YouTube. The free version has all the functionalities – editing, color grading, visual effects, sound design, etc., to create a polished and engaging video. Free in-built sound effects, creating intros, animating logos, and uploading directly to YouTube make it a great option.

Is DaVinci Resolve free without watermark? ›

Personally, DaVinci Resolve is one of the most versatile free video editors without watermark. This free software offers rich functionality than you may have expected and is well-known for providing professional-level features.

Does DaVinci Resolve have a watermark? ›

DaVinci Resolve has a free version, which includes features that do not have a watermark. However, you can use a limited number of pro features, but some may include a watermark. You will need to purchase the pro version to use it completely without a watermark.

Is DaVinci Resolve virus? ›

Is DaVinci Resolve a Virus. No, Davinci Resolve will not install any viruses or malware on your system. As long as you download the application from the company's official website. A particular version of the software may include problems or crash on occasion, but this will not harm your system.

Why is DaVinci Resolve so laggy? ›

The DaVinci Resolve free version doesn't support GPU/hardware acceleration for decoding, which is implemented with the CPU. So if you are editing MP4 videos with DaVinci Resolve, it could get super laggy.

Is DaVinci Resolve easy? ›

Its elegant, modern interface is fast to learn and easy for new users, yet powerful for professionals. DaVinci Resolve lets you work faster and at a higher quality because you don't have to learn multiple apps or switch software for different tasks.

Is DaVinci Resolve Studio lifetime? ›

Blackmagic's DaVinci Resolve offers both free and paid versions of their software. As stated above, the Studio version costs $299 and comes with a lifetime of upgrades — once you pay, you'll never have to pay again.

What's the difference between DaVinci Resolve free and paid? ›

Both free and paid versions use the GPU for processing, although the free version doesn't support multiple GPUs. Earlier versions of the free DaVinci Resolve didn't support GPU rendering and instead relied on the CPU for rendering. Today, however, the free version for Mac and Windows support GPU acceleration.

Which is better DaVinci Resolve or DaVinci Resolve Studio? ›

Davinci Resolve supports basic HDR grading, while Davinci Resolve Studio supports advanced HDR10+ grading and rendering. Advanced HDR grading takes more processing power and memory than basic HDR grading, but it gives you more flexibility and color grading features.

Is Colour grading hard? ›

Color Grading is hard to learn. It takes several years to master color grading to a level close to that of professional colorists. Davinci Resolve, the main color grading software, is getting more and more complicated.

What order should you color correct in? ›

Color correction, therefore, is more of a technical process than a creative one. Being a technical process, a fruitful approach often involves a specific order of steps.
  1. Step 1: Color Profile/LUT. ...
  2. Step 2: Exposure. ...
  3. Step 3: White Balance. ...
  4. Step 4: Contrast. ...
  5. Step 5: Secondary Color Correction.

Is color grading easy? ›

Color grading is the easiest way to get cinematic footage. Learn the tricks of the trade used by professional colorists in this beginner's guide to color grading. Color grading for beginners can be a little bit confusing, but once you have the fundamental principles down, it's really quite simple!

What are the best LUTs? ›

Best LUTs to Buy
  • Best LUTs Bundle - Bounce Color. Bounce Color was founded by a group of filmmakers/colorists based in London. ...
  • Urban Dark Creative LUTs. Urban Dark Creative LUTs. ...
  • Cinematic LUTs. Cinematic creative LUTs. ...
  • Osiris Cinematic LUTs. ...
  • Blackmagic BMPCC 4K / 6K Natural LUT. ...
  • Filmic Tone LUTs. ...
  • Nature LUTs. ...
  • Finishing LUTs.

How can I make my videos more colorful? ›

Changing the color of a video
  1. Drag and drop the video or image into the timeline. ...
  2. Click on the clip in the timeline to reveal the editing menu. ...
  3. Click the Color Balance tab in the menu. ...
  4. Drag the Saturation slider left or right. ...
  5. Drag the Temperature slider left or right. ...
  6. Close the Color Balance window. ...
  7. Save your final video.

How do you color correct a video? ›

If you're shooting and editing video while you travel, you can correct and colour grade your footage on-the-go using Premiere Rush. For basic colour correction, open the Colour panel and adjust intensity, exposure, contrast, highlights, shadows, temperature and more. Try colour grading your footage with preset filters.

Can you use Luts in DaVinci Resolve? ›

How to Use LUTs in Davinci Resolve 17 | Quick Tutorial - YouTube

How do you color grade photos? ›

How to Use Color Grading in Lightroom
  1. Step 1: Open the Color Grading Panel. ...
  2. Step 2: Choose a Color Grade. ...
  3. Step 3: Adjust Luminance Sliders. ...
  4. Step 4: Adjust the Blending Slider. ...
  5. Step 5: Adjust the Balance Slider. ...
  6. Step 6: Adjust Global Color Grading.

How do I add color to a layer in Davinci? ›

Create Color Overlays in DaVinci Resolve 17 (edit tab) - YouTube

How do I add Luts to multiple clips? ›

How to Apply LUT to Multiple Clips in Premiere Pro - YouTube

How do I remove color grading in Davinci Resolve? ›

How to Undo "Auto Color" in Davinci Resolve (Color Tab, Reset node ...

How do I adjust the contrast on my Davinci Resolve? ›

Simple Trick to Nail Contrast Everytime (DaVinci Resolve)

How do I apply LUT to all clips in DaVinci? ›

From the top right corner, where it says “clip,” if you click on it, a menu will appear. Select “timeline” from the same menu. Now anything you do in this Node tree will change all the clips in your footage. All you have to do now is right-click a node, go to LUTs and choose whatever LUT you want.

What is remote grading? ›

Resolve's Remote grading allows the Colorist and Director to have two separate representations of the media. This means that the Colorist can have the Camera Originals while the Director has Proxies. Because of this, the Director has the ability to download either the Camera Originals or Proxies.

Does DaVinci Resolve have color grading? ›

DaVinci Resolve Studio features the world's most advanced tools for grading the latest wide color gamut and high dynamic range (HDR) images. HDR grading is made possible thanks to 32-bit image processing, industry standard HDR output and Resolve color management.

Can you copy paste color correction in Premiere? ›

Premiere Pro : How to Copy Color Correction - YouTube

How do you match white balance in final cut? ›

Quick White Balance Fix in Final Cut Pro - YouTube

How do I add an adjustment layer? ›

Create an adjustment layer

Select File > New > Adjustment Layer. In the Video Settings dialog box, modify settings for the adjustment layer, if necessary, and then click OK. Drag (or Overwrite) the adjustment layer from the Project panel on to a video track above the clips you want to affect in the Timeline.

How much space does Davinci Resolve 17 take up? ›

8 GB of system memory. 16 GB+ for improved performance. Integrated GPU or discrete GPU with at least 2 GB of VRAM.

Is DaVinci better than Premiere Pro? ›

Adobe Premiere Pro v Adobe Premiere Elements vs DaVinci Resolve: The verdict. Adobe Premiere Pro is an impressive editing app that allows fine control over your edits and remains a popular choice among serious video editors. However, DaVinci Resolve surpasses it in multiple ways and is overall our preferred option.

Is DaVinci Resolve lighter than Premiere Pro? ›

It's light

For sure it is lighter than Premiere Pro and this is particularly impressive considering that unlike Adobe, Davinci has everything in one app.

What companies use DaVinci Resolve? ›

Who uses Blackmagic Davinci Resolve?
UPMCupmc.comUnited States
Blackfriars Groupblackfriarsgroup.comUnited Kingdom

How often roots touch up? ›

Most people schedule root touch ups four to six weeks apart. If you've asked your colorist how to go about breathing life back into your dull strands, your colorist may have recommended hair glaze/gloss/balancing. Color dulls.

Is Balayage single or double process? ›

"With a bob, the balayage highlights should be blended carefully with the root tone, otherwise the whole head of hair is going to look single-process," Zeeuw says.

What is a raw lift blonde? ›

a toner added . She's naturally like a. level 3(very dark) so you're going to. see lots of WARMTH 🌞 luckily we.

Is Premiere Pro good for color grading? ›

Premiere is one of the best programs you can use to color grade footage as it has a wide range of color tools available for this purpose.

Can you use Luts in DaVinci Resolve? ›

How to Use LUTs in Davinci Resolve 17 | Quick Tutorial - YouTube

Does DaVinci Resolve cost money? ›

DaVinci Resolve Studio 17

Even if you decide to upgrade to DaVinci Resolve Studio, it's worth noting that the paid version costs only $295. Not only is it extremely affordable when compared with other professional editing software on the market, but it is a one-time payment for a program.

How do you copy color grades in DaVinci Resolve? ›

COPY/PASTE Color Grade NODES in 1-CLICK in DaVinci Resolve 17

Is Colour grading hard? ›

Color Grading is hard to learn. It takes several years to master color grading to a level close to that of professional colorists. Davinci Resolve, the main color grading software, is getting more and more complicated.

How do I learn color grading? ›

The 7 Essential Color Grading Styles Every Filmmaker Must Learn First

What is the difference between color correction and color grading? ›

Color correcting is the process of correcting (or fixing) colors in a video or a film as a way to get them back to what they should look like for your project. Color grading is the process of grading (or editing) colors in a video or film as a way to give them a stylistic look.

Is DaVinci Resolve free vs paid? ›

The paid version of DaVinci Resolve (DaVinci Resolve Studio) costs $295 to purchase. This license provides you with the free version of DaVinci Resolve, plus many extra features.

How do I add LUTs to DaVinci Resolve 18? ›

1. Install LUTs in DaVinci Resolve
  1. Open DaVinci Resolve on your computer. Open a project.
  2. Click on the settings icon located in the bottom right corner. A new window will pop up.
  3. Go to Color Management. Scroll down and find 'Lookup Tables'. ...
  4. The LUT Folder window pops up. ...
  5. Close the LUT Folder. ...
  6. Click 'Save'.

Is DaVinci Resolve difficult to learn? ›

DaVinci Resolve is not easy to learn for beginners (compared to other NLEs like Premiere Pro). There is a STEEP learning curve involved to learn the basics and produce video content. Beginners need to spend enough time to get the hang of it.

Is DaVinci Resolve lifetime? ›

Blackmagic's DaVinci Resolve offers both free and paid versions of their software. As stated above, the Studio version costs $299 and comes with a lifetime of upgrades — once you pay, you'll never have to pay again.

Does DaVinci Resolve have a watermark? ›

DaVinci Resolve has a free version, which includes features that do not have a watermark. However, you can use a limited number of pro features, but some may include a watermark. You will need to purchase the pro version to use it completely without a watermark.

Is Davinci Resolve an industry standard? ›

For many years Davinci Resolve was revered as just a color grading tool in the industry, but with recent updates, and more big creators giving the software attention, it has begun to rise in popularity, making it an Industry standard editing software too.

How do you trace color resolve? ›


How do I apply the same color correction to multiple clips? ›

How To COLOR GRADE Multiple Clips In Premiere Pro - YouTube


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