Baselight For Avid – Primary Corrections

Baselight For Avid – Primary Corrections

July 6, 2015

Dan shares his first thoughts on making primary corrections using the Baselight for Avid color correction plug-in.


Baselight For Avid – First Thoughts On Primary Corrections

This marks the first of a new series and also a new adventure for me here on Mixing Light. I’ve recently been exploring the world of Filmlight and Baselight For Avid in particular.

As you probably know I’ve been a “DaVinci Resolve Guy” for a long time. Pretty much my whole grading career. Although understanding software is important it’s also important to expand your horizons and challenge your brain to try and grade using new tools.

As London is the birthplace of Baselight I thought it was the perfect system to jump on to and share with Mixing Light members my thoughts and insights.

If you would like to try out Baselight Editions you can download the plugin here and they offer a free 30-day trial.

In this insight, I speak about working with primary corrections and the heap of options that we can use in Baselight.

Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be expanding this series into deep level insights on particular tools but for now, I am focusing on how I found the primary tools coming from an educated colorist background.

I’d love to hear all your requests and thoughts on Baselight and Baselight For Avid.

Check out my video insight below to find out more!

– Dan

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  • Been wanting to try out Baselight for a while now but never really had the time or need – this has inspired me to give it a whirl so thanks 🙂 I saw in “that” L’Oreal breakdown by Andreas Brueckl a while back that there were like power-window/gradients that look almost like light sources (being “hotter” in the middle and radiating out) which seemed really interesting. Is that something that you are familiar with? I’d link to the video but it’s no longer online. Thanks again Dan 🙂


  • In fact now I’m thinking it may have been done with Scratch but I can’t remember – oops! :p

  • Paul Willis

    This is really useful, Dan. As a freelance Resolve user I’ve sometimes had to pass on any opportunities of working with some companies due to them being Baselight users. This gives me a starting point at getting to grips with at least the basics of it, plus I love learning new tools!

  • That was done in Scratch, if Im not mistaken. He has a few other tutorials online as well

  • Great insight, Dan! Always been wondering about Baselight. Very curious about the film grade and its method of adding contrast. If I was watching correctly, it was simply compressing the top/bottom of the curves horizontally wthout any points added ?

  • Dan Moran

    I think I’ll do an insight using some lovely gradients to show how the tools work. So many options to show that I think using Pat’s method would be the best!

  • Looking forward to it. Seems to have some unique controls that would be neat to try & emulate in Resolve

  • That sounds very interesting. Very curious about what some of those tools are doing to the image, especially film grade.

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