DaVinci Resolve Printer Lights VS Baselight Base Grade Bumps

October 3, 2023

Explore and compare DaVinci's Printer Lights tool with Baselight's Base Grade Bumps controls, mapping either tool to a keyboard number pad.

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

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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!

– Luke

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