A question that pops up a lot about DaVinci resolve is if you can export a video with alpha channels. This would be useful for people like visual effects artists. In DaVinci Resolve 12.5, you can export out your clips with alpha channels. In this video, author Patrick Inhofer walks you through how to export your clips with alpha channels out of DaVinci Resolve.
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- One question I get a lot of is…can we export out our clips with alpha channels?…For those of you who are more visual effects minded,…you may be actually using Da Vinci Resolve…to maybe do some green screen work,…and you want to export out some of those alpha channels.…The answer now in 12.5 is yes,…you can export alpha channels.…Here's how you do it,…and it's on the deliver page.…And the key to it is to make sure…you're set up for individual clips.…So if you have a Vimeo easy set up,…which is only a single clip,…it's not going to work,…you're not going to be able to export out an alpha channel.…
But if you're in Premier Pro…or one of these other ones…that force you into individual clips,…or, of course, you can come over into custom…and allows you to select individual clips,…then yes you can.…So I'm going to switch into video scroll on down,…and it's not obvious that we can actually…export an alpha channel…because the option only appears…on a codec that supports alpha channels.…What I need to do is come into my codec pull down.…
Indie feature film and broadcast colorist Patrick Inhofer puts these more sophisticated features to practical use—color-grading shots from a documentary. Along the way, he covers the Resolve Studio databases, media management, advanced primary and secondary color-correction techniques, and even Resolve performance optimization. Follow along with the three "In Action" chapters to learn how to create a base grade, match shots, and build cinematic looks. Plus, get a glimpse into the advanced features available only in DaVinci Resolve Studio, such as motion effects and noise reduction, to help you decide if you need to upgrade to the paid version of DaVinci Resolve.
It doesn't matter what kinds of projects you shoot or edit. This training will help you develop your color correction "muscles" and deliver better results more reliably every time.
- Understanding Resolve's database structure and options
- Managing and relinking media
- Using the advanced primary and secondary tools
- Working with the sizing menu
- Advanced tracking
- Comparing shots in split-screen
- Reducing noise
- Increasing playback performance in DaVinci Resolve
- Rendering, delivering, and archiving footage
- Applying Resolve's tools to real-world projects
- Learning a repeatable workflow for the entire color grading process
Skill Level Advanced
Documentary Editing with Premiere Prowith Jason Osder3h 48m Intermediate
DaVinci Resolve 12 Essential Trainingwith Patrick Inhofer15h 43m Beginner
1. Advanced Database Concepts
2. Additional Media and Edit Page Concepts
3. Advanced Color Page Concepts: Primary Corrections
4. Advanced Color Page Concepts: Secondary Corrections
5. Studio-Only Tools and Workflows
6. Increasing Playback Performance
7. Color Management and ACES
8. Rendering, Delivering, and Archiving
9. In Action: Cold Open—the Base Grade
10. In Action: Cold Open—Shot Matching
11. In Action: Building a Look
Cold open: Closing thoughts1m 32s
12. What's New in Resolve 12.5
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