Exploring XML Conform Options in DaVinci Resolve

Importing XMLs into DaVinci Resolve can be frustrating. Sometimes, a change in Resolve's 'Conform Options' settings can save the day (or not).

Thinking Like A Colorist - Color Correcting A Forest Scene

Colorist Dan Moran shares a color correction breakdown on how he approaches a new shot, sight unseen. How to make it an alien planet or a shed in a garden?

Making The Move From Mac To A Windows PC, Part 1: Addressing Common Objections

In part 1 of new series on switching from the Mac to Windows, we address some common complaints often cited about moving from a Mac to a PC

Matching Pantone References - And When To Say No

Matching Pantone references to video can be tricky at the best of the times. Get advice on getting that exact match - even if it's not precisely correct.

Media Manage An XML For Color Correction (from client drives to your raid)

Learn how to prepare to Media Manage an XML, and get footage off your client's hard drives and onto your high-performance RAID.

An Interview with Professional Colorist Rob Bessette

In Episode 6 of the Colorist Podcast, Josh Petok talks to commercial colorist Rob Bessette about his career, grading commercials & more!

Warm Looks: Yellow Warmth Vs Red Warmth (which are you?)

Warm looks don't always have to be rosy red and cozy looking. Take a look at a non-traditional warm color and learn how to add it to your color toolkit.

From Client Hard Drive to XML Export: Prepping a Timeline

If you need to move a timeline from Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro for color grading or finishing then learn how to prep it for an XML Export.

Getting To Know ACES Part 4: The Latest In ACES Updates

Continuing our introductory series on ACES, you learn about the latest updates to ACES, including a working color space added to the ACES 1.03 specficiation: ACEScct. Plus, how it effects DaVinci Resolve colorists.

What is the Golden Rule of Conforming Timelines?

If you move your timeline from one bit of post-production software to another then you need to know the 'Golden Rule of Conforming'.

From The Grading Room - Behind The Looks of 2016 UK Best Nominated Commercials

First, explore the list of the UK's 2016 Best Nominated Commerials - then ask a professional colorist to breakdown how they achieved their Looks.

Find Your Color Correct Inspiration - British Arrows Best Colorist Nominations 2016

Dan Moran shares his thoughts on the best commercial color grade nominations 2016. Top work from excellent colorists are great sources of ideas.

DaVinci Resolve Detective: Is the Mouse Math fixed in DaVinci Resolve 12.5.3?

Did Blackmagic fix the 'Mouse Math' problem in DaVinci Resolve 12.5.3? Plus, how about the other bugs we found in our Resolve Detective series?

The State of the Mac Desktop (after Apple's October 2016 Presentation)

Apple provided a much needed glimpse into their thinking about the Mac Desktop. But does it bode well for video post-production professionals?

Syncing Resolve's LUT Folder & Viewing HDR & SDR Simultaneously

A member asks how they can easily sync Resolve's LUT folder between suites. Plus, the pros/cons of viewing HDR & SDR simultaneously.

White Balancing Shots and Solving Common Problems

Learn how to white balance shots with mixed color temperatures. Plus, how to deal with subtle color balance issues.

How To White Balance Shots Using Common Color Correction Tools

Watch how to White Balance (or Color Balance) digital video images. You'll explore 4 different tools and learn their differences.

Colorist Podcast Episode 005

In Episode 5 of the Colorist Podcast, Josh talks to well-known online editor & colorist Terence Curren about his work & other sujbects

Color Correction Gear Head: October 2016 Edition

In this installment of Color Correction Gear Head, learn about essential gear & items you'll need to rewire & install gear in your room.

Showreel 2016 - Showcasing Your Creative Range To Win Clients

Are you showcasing your range of looks and grades with your showreel? Dan breaks down his latest reel and explains his approach.

Remote Grading Via Skype

When Your Director Is 6000 Miles Away In this Insight I’d like to share an experience I had this week. I had a room full of clients in London but…