Problem Solving in DaVinci Resolve 12.5


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  • Evaluate your images for problems
  • Improve poorly exposed footage
  • Fix shots with mixed lighting
  • Normalize your footage
  • Clean up compression and/or sensor noise
  • Repair flicker, dead pixels, and lens distortion

Correcting Lighting Problems

Learn how to correct the color balance in your footage with specific emphasis on clips that are were shot under mixed lighting conditions or were improperly white balanced in the camera.

Focusing the Eye

One of the jobs of a colorist is to focus the viewer’s eye on what is important in the frame and you’ll apply Resolve’s powerful secondary correction tools like windows, curves and blurs to keep the attention where it belongs.

Using Resolve Color Management

Many of today’s camera’s shoot with LOG profiles and you’ll learn different approaches for normalizing your footage using Resolve’s Color Management options.

Evaluating Skin Tones

Getting skin tones to look right is paramount, and learning to read the Vectorscope to see where your skin tones fall is the first step in correcting them.

About the Author:

Jason Bowdach

Jason Bowdach is a colorist, finishing artist, and owner of Cinetic Studios, a color and finishing studio based in Los Angeles, California. He works on variety of content ranging from web campaigns, advertisements, music videos, and feature films. In addition to his color and finishing work, Jason shares his skills through tutorials, live presentations, and written articles focusing on post production workflows, techniques, and strategies. Jason started his career working for Disney-ABC in their international mastering and distribution division. After four years Jason left his steady position to fulfill his dream of coloring full time. Through his experience in the corporate broadcast world, Jason was able to gain invaluable knowledge in large-scale post-production, client management and workflow strategies that he has since carried over to his company, Cinetic Studios. Jason is an avid user of social media and maintains the blog covering post production and color topics on For more information about Jason, connect with him on twitter @JBowdacious.
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3 reviews for Problem Solving in DaVinci Resolve 12.5

  1. Rated 3 out of 5

    Your training has been the missing link in my color correction journey—not only does it bridge a gap in my career, but it has opened up a whole new avenue for me to explore on my own. Jason, your deep profound knowledge of this topic is so well crafted into your training. Your creative energy is bound to uplift anyone taking this course. You are genial to have shared this knowledge. Thank you!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    As a beginner, I found this tutorial easy to understand and informative. I would recommend Ripple Training for learning and will purchase more of these tutorials in the future.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I really like these specialized tutorials from Ripple Training. Not only do you see how to deal with specific issues, but you also gain a better insight into workflows. Jason is a great steady hand guiding you through.

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