Compare how DaVinci Resolve and Baselight stack up with offsets.
Printer Lights in DaVinci Resolve are a useful legacy tool that has been around for a long time, but did you know that Baselight has a very similar tool designed for use in their modern Base Grade operator? In this Insight, refresh your knowledge of Resolve’s Printer Lights tool and see how it can be enhanced using a keyboard number pad and a Stream Deck.
Secondly, we take an introductory look at the Base Grade Bumps tool, how it is mapped to the number pad, and how it compares – and differs – to Resolve’s Printer Lights tool.
Key takeaways from this Insight
By the end of this Insight, you will be able to:
- Enable and utilize printer light shortcut keys in Resolve
- Use external hardware devices to enhance printer lights usability
- Enable and utilize Base Grade Bumps in Baselight
- Configure Base Grade Bumps default mappings
- Luke Ross’ Stream Deck macros for DaVinci Resolve – Available for purchase.
Related Mixing Light Insights
- Printer Points – An Introduction To The Offset Control – Dan Moran looks at the offset controls. The oldest and most overlooked primary controls in Resolve. Great for shot balancing.
- Exploring the Elgato Stream Deck Plus with SideshowFX Color Panel Profiles – Colorist Jamie Dickinson shares initial impressions using Elgato’s Stream Deck + (with SideshowFX profiles) to control Resolve’s HDR Palette.
- A Complete Guide to Baselight’s Base Grade Operator – Luke Ross helps you master every Base Grade operator control in Baselight – and challenges Resolve users to figure out equivalent operations.
Questions or Comments?
Is this Insight useful to you? Let us know! I was surprised to discover Base Grade Bumps a few months ago and it got me excited to try using them across the different zone ranges (Dark, Dim, Light, Bright). I’ll let you know how I get on!