When it comes to color grading your footage there are two schools of thought. The first is to use only the Camera Raw tools. The second is to use a combination of Camera Raw and other color correction tools. In this movie, author Patrick Inhofer gives you things to consider when deciding which school of thought to use when color grading Raw images.
- Now, when it comes to actually color grading our images,…there are basically two schools of thought.…School of thought number one is…we've got all of these awesome raw controls.…Why aren't we color correcting in raw?…What am I talking about?…Well, if I come back to this shot…and flip it back into Clip Settings,…and I'm going to go ahead…and reset this back to default,…I've got controls here for Color Temperature,…Tint, Exposure, Brightness.…
Right, I've got all of these controls over my image.…Why don't I just use some of these,…rather than coming out and getting bogged down…in all of these other tools?…Just keep this one panel open…and go ahead and mouse my way through color correction.…After all, these are working at the raw level,…before the image is developed.…This raw panel feeds in to the rest of our tool set.…
So, these tools are working after…the image has been processed.…Whereas, this set of tool right here,…in the camera raw panel,…is working on the raw image.…It's a perfectly valid approach,…it just doesn't work for me…
Once you're familiar with the differences between log, raw, and flat recordings, explore two different methods for color correcting that footage. First, Patrick shows you how to color correct manually, using the traditional tools in DaVinci Resolve. Then, he explains how to use lookup tables (LUT), and discusses LUT strengths and limitations.
- Differentiating between raw and log recordings
- Differentiating between cameras that record flat vs. log
- Setting project-wide raw and LUT preferences
- Applying LUTs to footage
- Exporting LUTs from Resolve
- Color correcting raw footage
- Color correcting log footage
- Using LUTs with log, raw, and flat footage
- Importing, exporting, and managing LUTs in Resolve