Get to know the DaVinci Resolve workflow from client to delivery with this in-depth roundtrip tour.
There is a lot of buzz going around as Blackmagic Design gears up to release DaVinci Resolve 12, their latest color grading software. Resolve is an extremely powerful color grading tool that just so happens to be a NLE (Non-Linear Editing) system as well. The great thing about Resolve is the fact that Blackmagic offers a free lite version available for any filmmaker to use. However if you’ve never used Resolve before, there ‘s a bit of a learning curve.
If you can learn the ins and outs of the software, then you can add a new powerful tool to your post-production workflow toolbox. To help you grasp this, professional colorist and Color Grading Central founder Denver Riddle runs us through the roundtrip process of using Resolve. Now, while Riddle uses Resolve 8 in this video set, the principles of the process for exporting content from NLEs like Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, and Media Composer are the same with newer versions.
DaVinci Resolve Roundtripping from Client to Delivery (Part I)
In part one of the roundtrip video set, Riddle shares his thoughts on what information colorists should gain from clients in order to prepare for color grading.
DaVinci Resolve Roundtripping from Client to Delivery (Part II)
With part two of the roundtrip video set, Riddle takes us through the process of deployment back to the client through the use of “the Render and Conform screens” once the project is completed.
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