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DaVinci Resolve 9 Training
Day 1: Basics
- Setup and Interface—Designing a color grading environment; configuring your system; managing DaVinci users, projects, storage volumes, and media pools; getting around the new DaVinci interface; software-only operation vs control surfaces.
- Using Scopes—DaVinci's high-performance instruments provide detailed feedback for color-critical decisionmaking. Learn to get the most out of your color suite's waveform monitors, vectorscope, and histograms, using them for both technical and artistic guidance.
- Primary Corrections—Use the color wheels, mixers, Camera Raw panel, and Primary controls to adjust each shot's overall exposure and color balance
- Qualifiers—Selectively adjust specific parts of a video image on the basis of hue, saturation, or luma constraints
- Power Windows and Tracking—Create vignettes, relight scenes, and isolate specific surfaces in your shot for adjustment
Day 2: Workflows and Advanced Techniques
- Managing Nodes—Configure node trees to avoid redundant isolation work and create nuanced looks
- Balance and Consistency—Color-theoretical strategies to create balance and structure in individual shots and harmonize successive shots in an edit
- To and From the NLE—Send projects to and from Final Cut, Avid, and Premiere; online and offline workflows; conform to changes in your edit
- ColorTrace, Scene Detection
- Managing Grades—Recycle grades between shots and projects, maintain a library of looks, manage and apply LUTs
- Workshop: Creating moods—Working with their own clips or clips from our extensive library, the class will use all of DaVinci's tools to develop complete moods for short edits. We'll then workshop each student's color grade, with the instructor providing expert feedback and fellow students providing reactions as well as examples of their own personal approaches.
Well, I'm happy to find the latest rumor(s) that the other Final Cut Studio applications are still being developed. Check out this sneak peak of some screenshots from Motion 5.0.
Even though it appears Final Cut X incorporates some technology that was previously only available in Color, There is also a rumor that a new version of Apple Color is still be developed. If this is true, it's great news for professionals.
Remember, all the new Applications seem to be moving towards a 'download' only model from the App store.
I recently attended the 'unveiling' of Final Cut Pro X, and it appears that Apple has integrated the major features of Color within the next version of Final Cut Pro. It will be interesting to see what happens to Apple Color. My guess, is that it will be at the end of its life after Final Cut Pro X ships.
For what it's worth, here's a great tutorial on using Apple Color to isolate and shift a particular color. Enjoy!
With the announcement of Final Cut Pro X, you will soon see workflow changes for those who currently own Final Cut Studio.
In particular, Final Cut Pro X will incorporate software features that are available in Apple Color. In the meantime, please enjoy this tutorial that demonstrates features in Apple Color and Motion. This tutorial was previously a 'rental' video, but GeniusDV has decided to release the video for free.
Download the sample media to work along with the tutorial