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A Comprehensive Guide on How to De-flicker Your Timelapse Videos

Time-lapse videography is a powerful cinematography tool that when used accordingly can do wonders for your production. A common issue that you might stumble upon, though, when shooting time-lapse videos are the annoying flickering artefacts. Experienced videographers know how to avoid this troublesome issue, but even when you are following strictly

More Tips & Tricks On Matching Shots In DaVinci Resolve 12

Even though we’ve covered different workflows on matching two (or more) shots while colour grading multiple times, this particular topic still generates a lot of buzz among independent filmmakers and enthusiasts alike. Of course, there are various approaches regarding the process and it’s hard to give a

A Quick Black Sunspot Fix in DaVinci Resolve 12

The dreadful black sunspot artifacts produced by the Blackmagic Cinema Cameras can be a very frustrating issue when shooting in harsh bright sunlight conditions. Typically, the problem appears when you point your camera directly towards the sun. Further, you can get the same effect in car headlights at

Here’s What a Commercial Breakdown by a Colourist Looks Like

The colourist is usually in a very privileged position of seeing the raw edited material and then applying his or hers very specialist skills to tailor the footage to the will of the director and the requirements of the commissioning agency, while still serving the cinematographer and how they

The Ultimate Guide to Nodes in DaVinci Resolve 12

At the end of the day, there’s nothing wrong with using only one or just a couple of nodes when colour correcting or colour grading your footage in DaVinci Resolve 12. The actual power of the software, however, can be unleashed only when you dip your toes into

Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve Update 12.3 Released

Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve Update 12.3.1 has been released. The latest update improves the performance of H.264, H.265, OpenEXR, Varicam, MPEG4 and AVC on both Mac and Windows. It also adds new options for smaller font sizes on burn-ins, ARRI RAW sharpness, RED SDK v6.1 and more. For

Matching the Colour of Two Shots in Premiere Pro CC

Probably, one of the most tedious and time-consuming aspects of colour grading is matching two (or more) shots that belong to the same project. Consider a situation when you have filmed the whole piece with two different cameras. The best approach would be to match the settings

Practical Tips On Colour Grading S-Log2 Footage

One thing is for sure, shooting in S-Log2 (or utilising any other variation of Log gamma curve) is possibly the most efficient way to take advantage of the full dynamic range your camera sensor can capture. One of the downsides, however, is the extra amount of work

How to Be More Efficient and Productive While Working In Post

Occasionally, we all tend to procrastinate our daily tasks even when we really enjoy what we’re doing. It’s just part of our human nature. However, if you’ve found yourself putting off too many important tasks over and over again, this may definitely have a negative impact on you

Color Correcting Moving Objects in Premiere Pro CC

With the recent updates and enhancements, and the introduction of the Lumetri Tool, in particular, colour correction and colour grading using the latest version of Premiere Pro CC have never been easier. But, what if you want to colour correct a moving object in your clip or do other

Running DaVinci Resolve 12 on a Mid-2013 MacBook Air

Just like any other piece of software Blackmagic Design‘s DaVinci Resolve 12 also comes with particular minimum system requirements that need to be covered to run the software as seamlessly and flawlessly as possible. Yet, there are certain occasions when you can optimise the performance of the platform so that you’ll be able

Tracking Tricky Objects In DaVinci Resolve 12

Besides the plethora of extremely powerful features Blackmagic Design has already implemented in its leading colour grading and editing suite DaVinci Resolve 12, the app comes with another great tool worth mentioning – its Motion Tracker. Some people even compare it with the dedicated Motion Tracker in Mocha and the

How to Speed Up Your Workflow in DaVinci Resolve 12

Finding innovative new ways to simplify your workflow while editing and colour grading is always a welcomed approach. This way you will be able to deliver not only the same quality but you will also reduce significantly the time and effort to complete a certain editing or colour grading task. One

Adjusting Skin Tones in DaVinci Resolve 12

Many videographers still believe that getting the right balance between skin tones and the rest of the image in post is a serious challenge and something that should be predominantly achieved in-camera for best results. Although this might be a reasonable point, it’s safe to say that you can

How to Utilize a MIDI Controller to Enhance Your Editing Workflow

Being an integral part of high-end editing and colour grading workflows, hardware control panels have been around for years. They are still extensively utilized by many seasoned professionals as extremely effective tools that provide not only efficiency and flexibility in post, but also make the life of editors