DaVinci Resolve 10 Colour Grading Tutorials
If you’re looking for more DaVinci Resolve 10 colour grading tutorials, you’ve come to the right place. Check out this extensive round up, and then have a rummage in the DaVinci Resolve and Colour Grading categories for even more great resources.
In the tutorial above the man from Presynkt Post walks through how to use the layer mixer node in DaVinci Resolve 10 with some RED Epic footage. Check out the finished short film below.
Having recently spent some more time grading in Resolve 10, it is simply a delightful program to while away many hours getting lost in the fun of making pictures look better. The thing that surprises me so often with grading, especially as an editor, is how often you get so used to the offline images, you forget how bland they really are. Colour grading is a must, not a luxury!
How to optimise Resolve 10 for best performance
In this great article colorist Mathieu Marano walks you through how to optimise your Resolve set up to get the very best playback performance that you can from your system. It’s well worth a read, to help you get the best from what you have through altering a few simple settings.
In the Video Monitoring section of this panel, you’ll find a lot of settings that will give you more horsepower. The first one is “Video bit depth”. You have the choice between 10bit or 8 bit. 8bit is less processor intensive than 10bit but it may result in banding. You can always revert back if you have a doubt about the final rendering of a gradient.
Using the new Edit features in Resolve 10
Editor Clay Asbury has a fantastic write up on the new editing features within Resolve 10 over on Premiumbeat.com that is well worth a read if you want to understand how to make the most of these new tools. One of the best features to check out is the one that allows you to map the Resolve keyboard shortcuts to match your NLE of choice. Clay also lists a ton of native shortcuts and walks through how to perform different edit types.
Setting up Resolve 10 correctly for Premiere CC XML
Neil from Sliced Pictures demonstrates how to set up your project in DaVinci Resolve 10 and get your XML and EDL files from Premiere Pro CC or FCP into Resolve correctly. In the tutorial below you can learn how to create a quick ‘bleach-by-pass’ look, also making use of Auto Color Correction.
In the third tutorial Neil provides a good 40 minute introductory guide to getting started with Resolve 10 Lite, including setting up, basic grading as well as tracking power windows and much more, on a Windows system.
Colour Grading a music video in Resolve
In this ten minute tutorial, ICA colorist Warren Eagles demonstrates how he handled the colour grading for a one shot music video. The use of different iPads in the video caused Warren a few challenges to keep the look working throughout the video. A great tutorial on creative problem solving!
More DaVinci Resolve 10 Tutorials
In these tutorials from PremiumBeat.com, Clay Asbury and Aaron Williams take you through some very useful techniques for working with variable speed changes in Resolve as well as using the printer hot keys to make fast-and-loose base grades to quickly power you through your timeline.
Jump through to see Clay’s detailed write up of how to work with speed changes, as well as Aaron’s guide to using printer hot keys here.
In this tutorial, Mathieu Marano demonstrates how to transfer looks from DaVinci Resolve to Adobe Speedgrade (and through Lumetri Looks into Premiere Pro CC) using the LUT generation feature in Resolve.
If you ever need to render out dailies for Avid Media Composer, using a LUT and in the MXF format then Eric Brodeur has a short but useful article on doing just that. The article is a little old so it talks about the lack of audio in Resolve 8, but that was added in version 9.
Twitter Tips for Colorists
Twitter is a great place to listen in on some useful discussions between professional colorists, as well as pick up shortcuts, tips and trouble-shooting solutions. Here are some recent favourites. Be sure to click on the date stamps to see the whole conversation…
Resolve 10: new “Grab missing stills” function is on the right clic menu of the Color page viewer. Grabs all stills in one clic!
— Mathieu Marano (@ilovehue) November 11, 2013
Resolve tip of the day. If you do not see your grades or keys and the pic looks normal, make sure the highlight key isn’t on. — Warren Eagles (@warreneagles) December 5, 2013
— Josh Petok (@joshpetok) January 13, 2014