Need to match different cameras or shots with different lighting conditions?
If you’ve got footage with a color chart, you’re in luck.
By having an object with defined color values as a reference, you’re job of getting different camera or lighting conditions to match has been made easier.
While it’s possible to use the Color Match tool to transform your footage into display space, I feel like that’s a relic of a pre-ACES/Resolve Color Management era where color space transforms and easily accessible camera color space info was not the norm.
But for matching, it’s still a valuable tool.
Then again, there are still some cameras out there without color space transform support, so you could use it for those too!
In this video from Team 2 Films, you’ll learn about:
- 00:42 Color Managed Timelines
- 02:10 Using the Color Match tool
- 03:40 Non-Color managed Timelines
- 06:19 Extra Settings
- 07:07 When the Color Charts are most useful
Gedaly is the Managing Editor of DVResolve.com and a Blackmagic Design Certified Trainer. He’s edited commercials for major brands and has done color & VFX for independent films. He consults on post-production workflow and creating online education. Gedaly is the co-founder of Working.Actor, a former marketing manager for large brands, and creates original film projects with his production company Razee.