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Video and Audio Postproduction

DaVinci Resolve: Color Correction

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PLEASE NOTE: THIS WORKSHOP IS TAUGHT ONLINE USING ZOOM!

This online class introduces students to the powerful color correction tools in Davinci Resolve Lite. The class focuses on color correction and color correction workflows for finishing films.

Topics covered:

Part 1 - Color Correcting a DaVinci Resolve Timeline

Balancing Footage

  • Opening a Resolve archive
  • Setting up project backups
  • Maximizing the Dynamic Range
  • Understanding the grading worksflow
  • Setting tonal range and contrast
  • Balancing colors
  • Understanding Log controls and Primary Wheels
  • Exploring a color managed Workflow

Creating Color Continuity

  • Building a shot-matching strategy
  • Organizing shots using flags and filters
  • Applying shot match
  • Matching shots using stills
  • Comparing and matching shots manually

Correcting and Enhancing Isolated Areas

  • Controlling the viewer’s eye
  • Sharpening key elements
  • Tracking obscured objects
  • Fixing overcast skies

Part 2 - Managing Nodes and Grades

Conforming from an XML Timeline

  • Importing an XML timeline
  • Syncing an offline reference
  • Conforming a timeline
  • Associating HQ footage with a timeline for online workflows

Mastering the Node Pipeline

  • Understanding node-based compositing
  • Understanding the importance of node order
  • Creating separate processing pipelines with a Parallel Mixer node

Managing Grades Across Clips and Timelines

  • Working with local versions
  • Appending grades and nodes
  • Using shared nodes across multiple clips
  • Saving grades for other projects
  • Copying timeline grades using ColorTrace
  • Copying grades using the Timelines album

Part 3 - Optimizing the Grading Workflow

Adjusting Image Properties

  • Preparing media using scene cut detection
  • Understanding timeline resolutions and sizing palette modes
  • Using keyframing
  • Applying noise reduction
  • Optimizing performance with render cache

Using Groups in the Grading Workflow

  • Creating a group
  • Applying base grades at pre-clip group level
  • Making clip-specific adjustments at the clip group level
  • Creating a unifying look using the Post-Clip Group Level
  • Applying timeline level grades

Setting up RAW Projects

  • Adjusting RAW settings at the project level
  • Adjusting RAW settings at the clip level
  • Color correcting with RAW through Resolve color management
  • Setting up a render cache for RAW media projects

Delivering Projects

  • Using Lightbox to check timeline prior to delivery
  • Understanding the render workflow and presets
  • Creating custom renders and saving presets
  • Configuring a timeline for digital cinema
  • Rendering a DCP using commercial workflow to export versions
  • Exploring advanced render settings

Interface Review

  • Color page layout
  • Primaries wheels
  • Viewer Paletter panel
Required Pre-requisites