Creating A Western Look Using Color Space Transform & Emulation LUT

While creating a Western look, learn how to use a color space transform with a film print emulation LUT in DaVinci Resolve.

What Can DPs Do To Make Final Color Easier?

In this installment of From The Mailbag we're joined by Joey D'Anna and discuss what can DPs and onset staff do to make final color easier?

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.

Should You Standardize On A Color Management System?

In this installment of From The Mailbag, we discuss if we should be standarizing every project around color management systems like RCM & ACES.

How To Paint, Track, and Replace A Logo In DaVinci Resolve Fusion 15

Learn how to track DaVinci Resolve 15's non-destructive paint tools in Fusion. Plus, get a tip for viewing a color grade inside Fusion.

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.

Permanently Adding LUTs To The Lumetri Color Panel: 2018 Update

Learn the new and officially sanctioned method for permanently adding LUTs to the Lumetri color panel in Premiere Pro CC 2018 and later.

Colorist Toolbox 2.0 - Building A Look Library 2018

The only person that is going to inspire you is yourself. A Look Library surrounds you with inspiration keeping you motivated and current.

How Hard Is It To Export A 'Broken LUT' from DaVinci Resolve?

In an earlier Insight, you learned how to Stress Test your Look Up Tables (LUTs) to discover if they are introducing artifacts in your images. In this Insight, learn how easy (or hard) it is to generate 'broken LUTs' in DaVinci Resolve.

Is Your LUT Damaging Your Image? How To Do A LUT Stress Test

Look-Up Tables (LUTs) are black boxes that make it difficult to know what precisely they're doing to your image. Colorist Jason Bowdach shows you how to stress test and evaluate your LUTs.

First Impressions with DaVinci Resolve 15 Public Beta (after NAB)

Learn what one colorist thinks of DaVinci Resolve 15 Public Beta the first time he launches it. Not on the trade show floor in Las Vegas where he first saw it... but in quiet of his suite. And discover the huge new feature no one is talking about!

First Look: FSI XM650U UHD Monitor

In this special Insight, Bram Desmet CEO & General Manager stops by Robbie's studio to take a look at the brand new FSI XM650U UHD OLED HDR Monitor. Learn about the essential design of the monitor, its capabilities and how it might help you.

Calibrating A Reference Display Without Using LUTs Part 2

Learn how to calibrate your video reference monitor if you can't load a calibration Look Up Table (LUT) into the display, with CalMAN Studio. It's simple. It's fast. But it does require a professional display to be fully successful.

Precalibrating A Reference Display (without using LUTs) Part 1

In this CalMAN Studio series you've learned how to calibrate a video reference display using Look Up Tables (LUTs). Not every display supports internal LUTs. If you don't have (or want) an external LUT box then what do you do then? Watch and learn.

Colorist Podcast EP 020: Ian Vertovec

In the first installment of the Colorist Podcast for 2018, Josh sits down with well-known colorist Ian Vertovec from Light Iron. They discuss Ian's work, ACES, HDR, VFX workflow and much more!

Elsewhere On the Web... Insights You Shouldn't Miss 'Out There'

Our focus in our Insights Color Correction Library is on creating original content. But sometimes we see original thoughts on other websites that you need to read. In this post, we share a few of those don't-miss insights from the internet.

Hollywood Restoration and Remastering: An Interview With Marc Wielage

Film restoration and remastering is a very unique specialty in the craft of digital color correction. Learn how a Hollywood colorist handles the unique challenges. Get some insights into his workflow and 'insider' stories.

Evaluating And Exploring The New Color Tools in FCPX 10.4

FCPX 10.4 update introduces some long-awaited color correction features, like wheels and curves. This Insight reviews the standout points of this new color correction toolset - and gotcha's you should understand.

Colorist Podcast Episode 019: 2017 Year In Review

In the last installment for 2017, the Colorist Podcast looks back at some key moments from the series this year with a year in review highlights episode

Testing Calibration Results From An XRite Colorimeter (in CalMAN Studio)

Xrite makes a terrific, affordable colorimeter for the broadcast display market - the i1 Display. We test an old C6 to see how accurate it can be.

Are Low-Cost Colorimeters Compromising Your Calibration Results?

Colorimeters age and become unreliable after a few years. Learn how to extend the life of yours, using CalMAN Profiles and a reference colorimeter.

How To Improve Reference Display Calibration Results (in CalMAN Studio)

Learn how to improve your display calibration results when using CalMAN Studio. And does using a 'Lightning LUT' compromise your final results?

Creating (and Verifying) a 3D Calibration LUT in CalMAN Studio

Part 2 in our calibration series has us doing our first calibration in CalMAN Studio. We generate two different LUTs for our OLED display.

RED's IPP2 Pipeline In Resolve (Sort Of)

RED's new IPP2 processing pipeline has a lot to offer, in this Insight, we explore the new pipeline setup in RedCineX & DaVinci Resolve 14

Creative Grading - Blending LUTs

Some jobs just call for the grade to be turned up to 11. A fun way to do this is by blending multiple LUTs together and enjoying the happy accidents!

From The Grading Room – Knowing When To Start From Scratch

Sometimes when grading you end up going in totally the wrong direction have to just stop what your doing and start from scratch.

Lens Profiling – What Is It And Why Could It Be Useful?

Is lens profiling something we should be looking at as colorists or is it a lot of extra effort to save a small amount of time in the grade?

Colorist Podcast Episode 08

In this episode of the colorist podcast, Josh talks to industry veteran/legend Dale Grahn about his storied career & many other subjects

Why We Love LUTs – Replace Your LUT Addiction

Most of us love to use LUTs behind closed doors. Dan shares his thoughts on why and how to break out of needing LUTs

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

In this MailBag episode, we discuss how to easily sync Resolve's LUT folder & the pros/cons of viewing HDR & SDR simultaneously

Getting To Know ACES Part 3: Visual Effects Workflows

Our Getting To Know ACES series continues, looking at the essentials of using ACES for VFX roundtrips with DaVinci Resolve. You learn how to move images between VFX and color grading within the ACES color science.

From The Grading Room – Radiohead

Dan shares his story from the grading room on grading a short promo project for radiohead

Premiere Pro CC 2015.3, Part 1: New Updates to Existing Features

Get a look at the new features in Premiere Pro CC 2015.3 for existing color correction tools, including the Lumetri Effect.

How to Create a Virtual LUT (and what it's good for)

Learn how to create a Virtual LUT and decide if it'll make your color correction reference monitor more accurate? Software:CalMAN & Lightspace

Resolve 12.5 - Robbie's Top Features

Another April, another version of DaVinci Resolve! In this Insight, Robbie shares his top new features of this exciting release.

The Premiere Pro Color Correction Protocol—Contrast

Learn how to use Premiere Pro Color Correction filters in a logical and organized method for any sized project. We start with contrast.

4 Things To Know About Working With Look Up Tables

Using Luts in a color correction workflow is common, but everything doesn't always worked as planned. Learn 4 ways to work around look up table limitations

Working with Camera RAW in Premiere Pro Part 2

Working with LUTs and Camera Raw in Premiere Pro can be tricky. In this video, learn one workflow that makes it a bit easier.

Working with LUTs in Premiere Pro: Part 1

Learn how to color correct with LUTs in Premiere Pro and the Lumetri Panel. Especially if your color correcting with RAW-, Log- or flat- recorded images.

Building IR LUT Variations In Photoshop

In this Insight learn how to build Infrared type looks in Photoshop & export them for use video grading tools like DaVinci Resolve.   

Overview of the Koji Advance Film Emulation Plug-In

Learn the ins and outs of the Koji Advance Film Emulation Plug-in in this video. Learn how to use it and some of its unique options.

A LightRoom LUT Workflow

In this Insight, learn how with help of a simple yet powerful plugin you can export Look Up Tables (LUTs) from Lightroom to use elsewhere.

Exporting LAB LUTs from Photoshop: Does it work?

Can you make extreme color corrections in LAB color space and export those LAB LUTs from Photoshop and have them work in Davinci Resolve?

How to Reverse Engineer Look-Up Tables (LUTs)

Learn how to deconstruct a LUT (Look Up Table) to understand its impact on your image. This will improve your color correction using LUTs.

How to Move Your Look from Lightroom into DaVinci Resolve

Would you like to take a color correction you created in Lightroom and apply it to video in DaVinci Resolve? Here's one way to do it.

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