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Description of Color Grading with DaVinci Resolve
Learn the professional color grading tools and workflows to fix production problems, create continuity and enhance your storytelling with a unique look.
- Color Page Tools
Learn the basic tools in the DaVinci Resolve Color page. Use Primary Wheels, Log Wheels, Adjustment Controls, Color Bars, Curves and more for your primary corrections. Perform selective secondary corrections with Power Windows and Qualifiers. Add powerful advanced tools like the HDR Wheels, Color Warper, and Magic Mask to your toolkit.
- Efficient Workflows
Learn strategies and workflows for shot matching and work through entire shows efficiently. Reuse grades, work with stills and memories, or use group hierarchies to grade entire sequences at once.
- Technical Background
Learn the fundamentals. Understand the impact of node order and color spaces. Leverage DaVinci Resolve Color Management and understand the Cache system. Use the right codecs and create deliveries that meet any client demand.
This course is ideal for you if you…
- …are a Resolve user and want to start Color Grading.
- …have some experience in the Color page but want a complete systematic course that goes through all details and concepts.
- ….are already color grading your videos but want to strengthen your fundamentals and review some workflows you may not have used yet. Even experts can get stuck in their ways!
What You’ll Learn In Color Grading with DaVinci Resolve?
- Part I: Color Correcting a DaVinci Resolve Timeline
Get up to speed in the Color page with the most important grading tools and techniques. Learn all about primary and secondary corrections and solve the everyday problems encountered in a nature documentary.
- Part II: Managing Nodes and Grades
Learn more about node order and managing your node tree efficiently. Copy grades, work more with stills to create and share your own looks and learn about parallel and layer nodes. Import footage that comes from a different editing application and learn about creating continuity across footage shot on different locations.
- Part III: Optimizing the Grading Workflow
Learn to use groups to grade entire sequences via multiple levels of hierarchy. Learn about image sizing, noise reduction and more advanced tools like the HDR Wheels, Color Warper and Magic Mask. Learn how to work with raw media and leverage Resolve’s cache system. At the end we look at advanced delivery formats and options. In this part you mainly work on a commercial project where you need to create story continuity and a strong polished look.
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