Learn about the differences between log, raw, and flat recordings, and explore two different methods for color correcting that footage in DaVinci Resolve.
- [Tutor] Hello and welcome to Resolve Guru. In this series we're going to explore the very confusing topic of how to color correct footage, recorded as raw, log, or in flat. We'll explore why cinematographers and colorists often prefer shooting and color correcting this kind of footage, and what is the difference between raw, log, and flat recordings. We'll compare each of the options with the others and the types of controls we have in DaVinci Resolve to deal with each of these recording formats and styles.
And if you've ever heard about look-up tables or LUT's for short, you'll learn what they are, the job they're designed to do and why this term keeps popping up when talking about these recording styles. And you'll also learn their limitations and what they don't do for you. And if you want to create look-up tables in Resolve to use in other post-production software, you'll learn how to do that plus how to import and organize your LUT libraries. Then we'll dig into practical color correction workflows.
You'll learn different approaches and that the approach you take, is usually much more personal preference than scientific certainty which it bums out a whole lot of people. Finally, you'll learn how to execute my favorite, highly flexible workflow for color correcting raw, log, or flat recorded images, whether you use LUT's or not.
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