DaVinci Resolve Tutorials

DaVinci Resolve

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DaVinci Resolve is a high end color grading application that is used to correct and enhance the color of film and video. It has been used to color grade more feature films and TV spots than any other system and is considered to be the benchmark or gold standard upon which all systems are measured.

DaVinci dates back to 1984 when the corrector was used in conjunction with a telecine system and only very rudimentary color correction could be performed. Nearly two decades later and lots of groundbreaking development DaVinci Resolve software (the flagship product of DaVinci Systems), is now owned and aggressively furthered in development by Blackmagic Design.

Perhaps the most exciting and revolutionary part is the fact that the system once costing in the hundreds of thousands of dollars is now available for free in the Lite version (pick platform, DaVinci Resolve then Lite) from Blackmagic Design (the full license is available for under $1K).

If color grading is something that is of interest to you for either improving the aesthetic look of your film or because you want to embark on an exciting and lucrative career as a colorist I have tutorials that teach you the “how to’s” of DaVinci Resolve. Learn more about DaVinci Resolve 9 by watching the DEMO video below and I will soon have tutorials on the NEW Blackmagic Cinema Camera!

If you have questions, please let me know. You can email me at denver(at)colorgradingcentral.com

And if you want to learn more about full colorist training on Resolve click here.

Enjoy the free tutorials!

DaVinci Resolve v11 -
Table of Contents

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    Setup Stage

  1. Welcome Screen & Project Manager
  2. Preferences & Project Settings
  3. Monitoring Solutions
  4. Interface Overview
  5. Media Page
  6. Edit Page
  7. Editing Tools (Part I)
  8. Editing Tools (Part II)
  9. Color Page
  10. Gallery Page
  11. Conforming Introduction
  12. Scene Cut Detection
  13. Fixing Scene Cut Detection Errors
  14. Conforming with an EDL
  15. Conforming with an XML
  16. Roundtripping from Client to Delivery (Part I)
  17. Roundtripping from Client to Delivery (Part II)
  18. Resolve Conform Issues
  19. Scopes Introduction
  20. Waveform Scope
  21. RGB Parade Scope
  22. Vectorscope
  23. Histogram Scope
  24. Order of Operation Workflow

  25. Order of Operation Workflow
  26. Working with Nodes Series

  27. Working with Serial Nodes
  28. Working with Parallel Nodes
  29. Working with Layer Mixer
  30. Working with Key Mixer
  31. Correction Stage

  32. Setting Exposure
  33. Recovering Skin Tones
  34. HDR Grading Technique
  35. Log Grading
  36. Color Balancing
  37. Color Match Feature
  38. Shot-to-Shot Matching
  39. Shot-to-Shot Matching Advanced
  40. Using LUTs

  41. Using LUTs Overview
  42. Using LUTs for Technical
  43. Using LUTs for Speed
  44. Using LUTs for Creativity
  45. Grade Management

  46. Working with Remote/Local Grades
  47. Working with Groups (Part I)
  48. Working with Groups (Part II)
  49. Looks Building

  50. Creating Mood
  51. Suggesting Time of Day
  52. Contextual (Location Based) Looks
  53. Bleach Bypass Look
  54. B&W Look
  55. Day for Night Look
  56. Cross Process Looks
  57. Vintage Looks
  58. Vintage Look Part II
  59. Cosmetic Look
  60. Orange/Teal Look
  61. Dialing Looks to Taste
  62. Creating Looks Around Skin Tones
  63. Stylized Looks Based on Color Scheme (Part I)
  64. Stylized Looks Based on Color Scheme (Part II)
  65. Wes Anderson Look
  66. Secondary/Isolation

  67. Cleanup with HSL Qualifier
  68. Cleanup with HSL Qualifier (Advanced)
  69. Cleanup with Hue Curves
  70. Cleanup with Power Windows
  71. Correcting Skin Tones
  72. Enhancements
  73. Racoon Eyes
  74. Focusing
  75. Color Theory

  76. Contrasts of Color Introduction
  77. Contrast of Light & Dark
  78. Contrasts of Hue
  79. Warm/Cool Contrast
  80. Complementary Contrast
  81. Contrast of Saturation
  82. Finishing Stage

  83. Broadcast Safe
  84. Render Page
  85. Additional Concepts and Techniques

  86. Working with RED
  87. HDRX Grading
  88. Keyframes Editor
  89. Noise Reduction
  90. Grading “White Limbo”
  91. Overlaying Effects
  92. Sky Replacement