Join Patrick Inhofer for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know before watching this course, part of DaVinci Resolve Guru: Color Correcting Log Raw and Flat Footage.
- Before we dig into this title, I'm making some assumptions about what you know. This is a Resolve guru title, if you to follow along with the exercise files, you should have a decent understanding of DaVinci Resolve, including how to create databases and projects. You should know how a project flows through Resolve, from the media pool, through the deliver page. You should understand node trees, and how to build multi-node color corrections. Plus, I'm assuming you have a general understanding of working with project settings.
I'm using Resolve 12.5.1, but the concepts I'm showing here can be used on any version of Resolve, starting at least as far back as Resolve version 10. If after watching this series you decide you need more instruction on the Resolve software, then definitely check out my Resolve 12 Essentials, and Resolve 12 Advanced series.
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