Intro to Color Grading in DaVinci Resolve 12.5 will teach you everything you need to get started in Resolve’s world-renowned Grading Suite. You’ll start in the Color Page and use the Lift, Gamma and Gain controls to adjust your image’s contrast and color, then put your knowledge to work to balance a scene from a short film.
Explore the Power of Shot Matching
Evaluating the contrast and color makeup of shots in the timeline is an important part of scene balancing and you’ll explore how to use Resolve’s Gallery for storing still frames to use as references for comparing two shots side-by-side.
Create a Grid of Possibilities
Resolve 12.5 gives you a number of ways to color correct and grade your clips to suit your working style. One such method is to use the Lightbox which presents all your clips in a grid layout for the purpose of evaluating and grading them as a group.
Go Beyond The Basics
Adjusting the hue and contrast of an image is a simple and often necessary task, but there are many situations where you don’t want alter the entire frame. This tutorial will teach you how to make specific adjustments using windows, keyers, and qualifiers, and then use Resolve’s incredible tracker to make those adjustments follow the movement of the scene.
This tutorial is for anyone who needs to get up to speed quickly in DaVinci Resolve 12.5. Users who have no prior experience with Resolve or users coming from another editing platform will benefit from this training.
Software Version: DaVinci Resolve 12.5 and later. A tutorial update may be available in the future, see our Upgrade Policy for more details.
Alexis Van Hurkman is a writer, director, and colorist. His award-winning short film “The Place Where You Live” played 18 festivals in 2015, while his feature “Four Weeks, Four Hours” screened at festivals around the world in 2006. As a colorist, he's graded programs that have aired on The History Channel, The Learning Channel, and the BBC, features and shorts that have played at the Telluride and Sundance film festivals, and video art pieces that have been exhibited at the NYC Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Alexis has also authored and contributed to over twenty books and user manuals on post-production, including two editions of the industry standard “Color Correction Handbook,” and five editions of the DaVinci Resolve User Manual.Full Bio