Learn How To Build Your Custom Film Print ODT
Cullen Kelly shows you how to build a custom transform by combining a film print LUT with basic color science - to add style to images.
Substituting ACES ADX for Cineon Film Log With Film Looks LUTs
Explore how to get better results from Resolve’s Film Looks LUTs by leveraging the ACES ADX standard — even if you're not grading in ACES!
Comparing ARRI’s LogC4 LUTs To Resolve Color Management
Learn to customize the built-in color management workflow of Resolve with quality external LUTs. This series begins with ARRI's LogC4 LUT.
Charting Gamma Curves, REC-709a, Premiere 2022 Color Management
Team Mixing Light, and members, discuss Log Gamma curves, revisit Rec-709a, Premiere Pro 2022's color management, and declining job offers.
How To ‘Trace’ a LUT’s Contrast Curve By Hand
Learn how to use Layer Mixer nodes to recreate a LUT's contrast curve for further creative manipulation in Part 6 of the Visual Math series.
Film Print Emulation: Breaking Down PixelTools 'Film Lab PowerGrades'
Continue developing your critical eye for evaluating Film Print Emulations (FPEs) by breaking down Pixel Tools Post's 'Film Lab PowerGrades'.
Creative Grading In Baselight - Adding Grain, LUTs, And Diffusion
In Part 11 of 'Learning Baselight Student', Luke Ross teaches how to stylize your images with popular techniques and customizable tools.
Extracting Only The Hue Or Saturation of a LUT using DaVinci Resolve
Learn how to extract the hue and/or saturation shifts of a 3D LUT, without getting stuck with the LUT's accompanying contrast adjustment.
Why Are Film Print Emulation LUTs Special (and how to use them)?
In this new series, build the foundation to evaluate & implement ANY Film Print Emulation (FPE) - with the Kodak 2382 film stock as baseline.
Creating And Evaluating PowerGrade Tools - Tips and Tricks
Colorist Jason Bowdach teaches you his approach to developing and evaluating technical PowerGrades (and how it helps your creative grading).
How To Extract A LUT's Split-Tone Component Using DaVinci Resolve
Learn how to isolate the color impact of a LUT from its luma component to craft the image to your preferences, all within DaVinci Resolve.
Inside the Grade: The First Pass On A Feature Film
Watch over the shoulder of senior colorist Cullen Kelly as he works through his first pass on a feature film and shares his approach.
Good Grades: Color Grading at NFL Films with Chris Pepperman
In this installment of Good Grades we sit down with Sr. Managing Colorist at NFL Films, Chris Pepperman.
ACES 201 - Node-based Grading, Sharing Looks to On-Set and VFX
In this webinar, learn an alternative approach to color grading ACES projects in DaVinci Resolve plus collaborating with others in ACES.
Integrating Resolve's 'CST' Plugin with Fixed Node Trees
Learn how a pro colorist is integrating the Resolve 'color space transform' plugin into his fixed node tree to get better results, faster.
The Color Mangled Workflow: Modifying Look-Up Tables For Better Results
Do you struggle getting a good starting point while using Look-Up Tables (LUTs)? This idea may make things easier (in Davinci Resolve).
Inside Pat's Color Grading Head - The Evolution of His Fixed Node Tree
Learn the benefits of a 'fixed node tree' in DaVinci Resolve. Get a look inside one colorist's node tree - and how it evolved over time.
Accurate Monitoring in Premiere - HDR and Apple displayP3 Colorspace
Learn how to set up Adobe Premiere Pro for HDR workflows and to make Apple Retina's displayP3 monitors 'accurate' for web-based deliverables.
$5000 For A Monitor. What Should I Get?
We get a lot of questions about picking a color-accurate monitor for grading. In this episode listen to our thoughts on things to consider.
My Favorite New Color Feature in Resolve 16: The Adjustment Clip
Resolve 16 adds hundreds of features, including powerful new adjustment clips. Learn how to use them streamline your grading workflow.
Troubleshooting 101 - Resolve Color Management
Troubleshoot an interesting problem for a more in-depth understanding how Resolve Color Management (RCM) works.
Using DCTLs And Expanding Resolve's Functionality
Do you perform repetitive tasks on a regular basis when color correcting or finishing? Then learn how to use DCTLs to automate those tasks!
What Is A CDL And When Do You Use It?
Take an introductory look at the Color Decision List (CDL) and learn about the strengths and weaknesses of an ASC-CDL based workflow.
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?
Pat, Robbie and Mixing Light Contributor Joey D'Anna discuss what can DPs and onset staff do to make the final color grade 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 I Standardize Every Project Using A Color Management System?
We discuss if professional colorists should be standardizing 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: Colorist Marc Wielage
Film restoration and remastering is a specialty in the craft of color grading. Learn how a Hollywood colorist handles its unique challenges?
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 Color Grading - Blending LUTs | Mixing Light
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 and How To 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
A member asks how they can easily sync Resolve's LUT folder between suites. Plus, 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.