DaVinci Resolve started out as only a color grading suite of tools, and it remains on of the best ones out there today.
If you’re just getting started, the toolset can seem confusing or intimidating. But with a little patience, you’ll be impressed with what you’re able to accomplish.
This official intro video will get you started with the UI, scopes, shot matching, secondary tools, and more.
In this video from Blackmagic Design, you’ll learn about:
- Navigating to the Color Page
- Exploring the Color page user interface
- Getting familiar with the scopes
- The Primary Wheels palette
- Showing RGB values with color picker
- Primary Bars palette
- Adding a new node
- Balancing your image
- Doing a basic grade
- Using Custom Curves
- White balance using curves
- Creating an S-Curve for contrast
- Cross processed look with curves
- Full screen viewer
- Disabling and bypassing nodes
- Grabbing a still to save your grade for later
- Shot matching
- Auto match feature
- Using image wipe with a reference still
- Copying nodes between shots
- Filtering clips
- Secondary grading
- Power Windows
- Hiding on screen controls
- Using the tracker to animate a Power Window
- Adding a Vignette
- Saving a Power Window Preset
- Using the Qualifier
- Highlight mode options
- Adding an Outside Node
Follow along with this lesson and download the project files from Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve Training Page.
Gedaly is the Managing Editor of DVresolve.com. He is a professional editor, having cut national commercials for major companies, and does color & VFX for indie films at Mask & Feather. He’s also a filmmaker, writing and directing shorts & features. Gedaly is the co-founder of Working.Actor and former marketing strategist for large brands.