Separating Your Selections from Corrections in DaVinci Resolve

January 20, 2020

Learn to become more productive in DaVinci Resolve by separating your color corrections from you masking and keying selections.

Day 20: 24 Insights In 24 Days – 2020 New Year Marathon!

Separating windows and keys from color operations in DaVinci Resolve (for increased speed, flexibility & control)

As colorists, we’re always looking for ways to work more efficiently.  This Insight covers a method for separating secondary selection operations, like windows and keys, from the actual color operations to enable increased speed, flexibility, and control.  It results in greater consistency across shots, less repeated selection work, and simpler after-the-fact adjustments.

The concept is simple:  Instead of performing selections and corrections in the SAME NODE, split those operations into SEPARATE NODES.  In this Insight, I’ll show you just how powerful and flexible this technique can be when combined with other features like shared nodes and key mixers.

Techniques Covered

  • Separation of secondary selections from color operations
  • Shared nodes
  • Key mixer

Related Insights

This technique works really well in pre-built node structures.  Here’s a list of other great Insights related to Resolve node trees:


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