How do you decide what should be your project settings when you are working with Raw footage in DaVinci Resolve? Author Patrick Inhofer explains that you need to give yourself time to find which starting point in the color grade process works best. Then you will then have a better understanding of what DaVinci Resolve project settings you need.
- How do I decide what should be my Project Settings?…I mean, if that's my digital negative…and the Project Settings set that for my entire timeline,…every time I hit raw footage, how do I make that decision…and the answer is trial and error.…The answer is I always bake in a little time…in my color correction schedule…to experiment with the footage.…Every DP has a different style of shooting.…They have a different way of lighting…and some starting points seem to give me more flexibility…and seem to get us to a better end point more quickly…than other setting and they change…from cinematographer to cinematographer.…
They change from job to job…even with the same cinematographer.…So, let's take a look at how I go about this…and I do this here using the Camera Raw settings…in DaVinci Resolve in the color page.…So, we've set our Project Settings…and that panel is right here, it's the Camera Raw panel…and it has two pull-downs active right now.…The first is the decode quality using Project Settings.…If I pop up my Project Settings, I'm looking at RED,…
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