DAVINCI RESOLVE GUIDE
Behind theMedia Pool is an interactive LUT browser, allowing you to choose between various grades. To apply these, select your node and double-click the chosen LUT. If you change your mind either undo or reset the node before applying another. If you have a desired grade fromanother timeline, you can transfer it by opening the Gallery tab, Timelines and then dragging your chosen grade across to your current timeline. Hidden in the right bottom corner is a Key Frames panel allowing you to animate objects within the frame. Behind are the all-important colour scopes: Parade, Waveform, Histogramand Vectorscope. The arrow icon pops these scopes up and moves themonto a separatemonitor. The nodes can be found top right and to add a new one go up to the Nodes tab and Add serial node (shortcut alt+S). The nodes flow left to right and you can label themup and change the order about as much as you want. To copy the whole look of one clip onto others, select it, mouse over the shot you want to copy on to and hit themiddlemouse button or right-click and Apply grade. It’s simple to temporarily turn o other nodes too so you can focus
AUDIO A basic preview of sound meters and waveforms
on the primary, and if you want to tone down the whole grade of a particular node then use the Key tab, Key output, and Gain – this basically controls the opacity of the particular grade. Fairlight DaVinci outdid itself with an industry- standard colour correction tab, and has now upgraded its audio engine too. Catering for a whole range of audio manipulation, Fairlight is very similar to apps like Pro Tools and Audition. While there is a small audiomixer in the Edit tab, this tab takes things to a whole other level -most usefully letting you sync multiple cameras through audio alone.
METADATA Details of your clips are displayed here
RIGHT & TOP RIGHT The Colour tab and a close-up on the Colour Wheels, each with its own brightness slider. BELOW RIGHT Get into VFX in the new Fusion tab.
There are then evenmore tools behind this panel like Hue vs Saturation and the Qualifier Tool. Use the Eye drop toggle to select a specific colour in the image, click theMagic wand top left and then the image will only show that selected colour. All of this is very helpful when trying to manipulate specific parts of the image. There’s also theWindow tab - think of this as amask like in After Eects. Draw around the part of the image you want, and you’ll only see that chosen area, with any changes beingmade within. You can havemultiple windows at once. Behind is the Tracker panel where you draw around the object, hit play in the panel and it’ll automatically track that item. Actual black magic must’ve been used here as it does work unbelievably well. This is a pretty in- depth selection of panels with some really advanced adjustment tools, which will take a while to get used to but can create some really stunning imagery.
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