When talking about making your video look “filmic”, subtractive saturation is one of the key aspects.
But what is it? And can it be done in Resolve?
It’s a method of giving pixels with more saturated colors lower luminance values. More color? Less light.
And yes, it can be done in DaVinci Resolve! There’s a number of ways to go about it, some easier than others.
The simplest method, outlined in the video, is to use HueShift by PixelTools – which is a tool I really like using!
In this video from Team 2 Films, you’ll learn about:
- 00:29 Additive Colour
- 01:22 Subtractive Colour
- 03:53 Film vs Digital
- 04:37 The Fake Way – Simulating Subtractive Saturation
- 05:35 The Hard Way
- 11:04 The Easy Way
- 12:18 Jason Interview explains HueShift
- 17:16 Kaur Interview how HueShift works
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.