DaVinci Resolve 9 & 10 Round Up
There have finally been a few more walk throughs of the up coming DaVinci Resolve 10, hitting the internet, so here they are for your enjoyment. You can check out previous demos in this post.
DaVinci Resolve 10 Walkthrough
In this 42 minute run through Alexis Van Hurkman demos ‘a pretty big tip of the iceberg’ of Resolve 10’s new features at the recent LACPUG meet up. It is interesting to note that his source NLE is FCPX. Obviously the biggest new features are Resolve’s online editing capabilities.
FinalCutPro.es also has an interview with Stuart Ashton, director of EMEA for Blackmagic Design, on his perspective on the upcoming features in Resolve 10, including an end to end RAW workflow and Live on set grading.
Using an I/O device, onset colorists can view the feed coming of the camera directly in to Resolve’s grading window. The colorist can now work with the DOP, lighting director, and staging and makeup artist to ensure that every single part of the production process is working together to achieve the final look of the production before a single frame of content has been captured.
DaVinci Resolve 9 Tips & Tutorials
Colourist and VFX Supervisor Gray Marshall is back with another great tip on the differences between serial, parallel and layer nodes inside Resolve.
Warren Eagles from the ICA has this quick tip on how to copy tracking data from one node to another – very handy! Warren also answered a question on the Lift Gamma Gain forum on how to apply film grain to a whole track, rather than one clip at a time.
Grading Different Cameras To Match
The FStop Academy has a great two part blog-post on how to grade several different camera formats (C100, C300, BMDCC, 5D MII, NEX 5n) inside FCPX and then in Resolve. You’ll need to click through to the Fstop site as the videos are cannot be embedded here. It’s a great walk through of a solution for a very common problem. As a starting point Den works from a Pro Res master file chopped up using scene detection.
Building a Powerful Resolve Hackintosh
If you’ve download DaVinci Resolve Lite, full of excitement at grading your latest edit only to find that its really hard to get decent playback on a vintage laptop, (and you don’t want to wait for the new Mac Pro) then you might want to consider building your own hackintosh workstation.
London DoP Adam Roberts has created a powerful thunderbolt enabled personal grading machine for £2350, assembled from carefully selected parts with his BMDCC in mind. His machine will handle up to 16 blur nodes with real-time playback (compared to a Macbook Pro which drops to 7fps with 4 blur nodes). You can read all about it in this detailed 3 part blog series, which walks you through each stage of the build. If you like Adam’s machine then you can simply build one yourself from the parts list.