Now that you know the differences between log, raw, and flat footage, you can now delve into how to color correct them in DaVinci Resolve. What are the controls in Resolve that are for grading footage shot in LOG? Author Patrick Inhofer points out the controls in DaVinci Resolve that help you best color grade footage shot in LOG.
- Now that I've given you an overview…of Raw Control's project settings, clip settings,…how I go about my process of finding…where do I want to set my negative…before we actually do the final print.…Let's take a look at the same types of tools we have…when working with log images, which is kind of funny…to say because there are none.…I mean, it's resolved, right?…That's what we use to do this.…Let's take a look as I switch from…this raw timeline to a log timeline…take a look at what happens with this camera raw panel.…
I do the switch.…The panel disappears.…This is ProRes 422HQ, this was all shot…on a Black Magic Cinema camera.…It was shot log, but notice the camera raw disappears.…Resolve is very smart, it knows when it's dealing…with raw data and when it's dealing with just video,…and remember, log is video, so when it comes time to talking…about setting system-wide preferences for working…with log footage, there's really only one preference…that makes a big difference, because otherwise…we're just color grading normally using the normal…
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