About DaVinci Resolve 15
DaVinci Resolve 15 is the free version and DaVinci Resolve 15 Studio is the paid version. It was released in August 2018. Upgrading to the paid DaVinci Resolve 15 Studio from previous Studio versions is free. The most recent release of DaVinci Resolve is version 15.3.1, updated in April 2019. On this page learn more about DaVinci Resolve 15 with curated links to Mixing Light’s popular tutorials.
Learning DaVinci Resolve 15 with MixingLight.com
Mixing Light’s Insights Color Correction Tutorial Library offers a variety of DaVinci Resolve tutorials and articles featuring DaVinci Resolve 15. Our most popular include new feature overviews, upgrading from previous versions of Resolve, getting started in the new Fusion page, removing a logo using Fusion, creating DCTs, extending Python with Resolve 15.
How is DaVinci Resolve 15 different from the paid version of DaVinci Resolve 15 Studio?
According to Blackmagic Design:
“[the free version of Resolve 15] limits project mastering and output to Ultra HD resolutions or lower. Resolve 15 only supports a single processing GPU on Windows and Linux and 2 GPUs on the latest Mac Pro.
If you need features such as support for multiple GPUs, 4K output, motion blur effects, temporal and spatial noise reduction, de-interlacing, HDR tools, camera tracker, multiple Resolve FX, 3D stereoscopic tools, remote rendering, an external database server and collaboration tools that let multiple users work on the same project at the same time, please upgrade to DaVinci Resolve 15 Studio.”
What are the significant new features released with DaVinci Resolve 15?
DaVinci Resolve 15 release cycle introduced many new features including:
- A fully integrated Fusion visual effects compositor into DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Studio.
- High quality upscaling (Super Scaling)
- Subtitling and closed captioning on the Editing and Deliver pages
- Improved noise reduction
- LUT browser with rapid ‘Look’ previewing
- Simultaneous HDR/SDR previewing
- Shared nodes in the Color page
- Dolby Vision processing and trims
- Native HDR 10+ controls
- New ResolveFX plug-ins such as the dust buster, film damage, patch replacer, and lens reflections.
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About Team Mixing Light
Mixing Light was founded by three colorists (Patrick Inhofer, Dan Moran, and Robbie Carman) who also enjoy teaching their craft to novices, journeymen, and experienced professionals. Between the three of them, they have color corrected television shows, local and national commercials, music videos, independent features, documentaries, museum installations, and corporate communications.
They have worked on projects for Nike, Netflix, Dolby Studios, Discovery Networks, National Geographic, HBO, ABC, NBC, Hasbro, heralded directors such as Barry Levinson and the late Bruce Sinofsky, and music videos for Radiohead and Bjork. They have taught at industry events worldwide including NAB, IBC, Interbee, Adobe Max, The Editors Retreat, and BIRTV Beijing.
The founders are joined by a growing list of Contributors, who are working professionals in this field and add valuable depth and breadth of experience – to help us all grow together in this ever-evolving craft of digital video post-production.
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Selected DaVinci Resolve 15 Tutorials
Resolve 15 New Color Page Features
In this Insight, colorist Joey D'Anna, fresh off demoing Resolve 15 at the Blackmagic booth at NAB 2018, shares his thoughts on the top new features that benefit the dedicated colorist the most in Resolve 15.
Guide To Safely Upgrading To DaVinci Resolve 15 (and beyond)
If you want to upgrade from an earlier version to DaVinci Resolve 15 then how do you do it safely? This checklist will help you out.
An Introduction to Fusion (For Colorists) in DaVinci Resolve 15
While Fusion is a node-based compositor, its node tree is very different than the Color Page. Learn how to use Fusion in DaVinci Resolve 15 in under 15 minutes.
Revisiting DCP Creation With Resolve 15
Resolve 15 supports the ability to create DCPs natively. In this Insight, learn how that works and get back ground info on essential DCP specs.
How To (Improperly) Export LUTs in DaVinci Resolve 15
Learn the 'rules' when exporting LUTs in DaVinci Resolve 15. You also learn how to break a LUT to understand the problems with many LUTs.
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