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Resolve for DPs
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Resolve for DPs

Learn how to work with log or raw footage within Resolve.


While DaVinci Resolve is a widely accepted tool for color correction or finishing, it has also proven to be an invaluable application for on-set and near set use. With powerful tools for building and applying LUTs, as well as flexible transcoding options, Resolve is an important tool for every cinematographer to understand.

This class will focus on working with log or raw footage within Resolve, with an emphasis on processing footage for dailies and general deliverables. We’ll explore batch processing footage with a one-light look, and focus on using and applying LUTs. You will also learn basic camera matching techniques, as well as transcoding and formats conversion.

Topics include:

Topics covered will include 1D and 3D LUTs, basic camera matching techniques, as well as transcoding and formats conversion.

  • Exposure basics
    • Quick overview of the various log implementations
    • Middle gray values
    • Exposure tools
  • Brief review of Look Up Tables (LUTs)
    • 1D vs 3D
    • Technical vs Creative LUTs
    • Understanding the numbers
    • DeLog curves
    • LUT combinations and layering
    • Hardware for LUT creation and monitoring
  • Using LUTs in Resolve
    • Importing and exporting LUTs
    • Applying LUTs to your footage
    • Storing looks and using look gallery
    • Using nodes
  • Working with raw files
  • Converting anamorphic files
  • Camera matching using Resolve Color Match
  • Applying corrections to your footage
    • Batch processing
  • Output options
    • Scaling and burn-in options
    • Outputting multiple formats simultaneously


Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend

  • DPs


No certificate is provided with this workshop.



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