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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

Utilizing LUTs in Premiere Pro CC 2015

Adobe Premiere Pro continues to be one of the industry-leading nonlinear editing platforms to date and there are plenty of good reasons for that. The software has come a long way throughout recent years getting a ton of improvements and enhancements down the road. Fortunately, the majority of the updates happened

Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 12 Public Beta Released

Blackmagic Design just released DaVinci Resolve 12 Beta for public download. Unlike previous versions, which did include some NLE features to complement the very potent colour grading suite, this time around Resolve 12 is a full fledged non-linear editing beast. No more Resolve Lite – the name

Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 11.3 Adds Sony XAVC-Intra Support

Blackmagic Design recently released the latest update to their premier colour grading software DaVinci Resolve 11.3. The latest update includes support for the flagship ARRI Alexa 65 and Panasonic V35 IDT cameras, new ACES 1.0 support, DNxHR MXF and Sony XAVC-Intra encoding enhancements as well as general

An Alternative Workflow For Creating a DCP Using SCRATCH

Assimilate’s SCRATCH software is not only a premier DI solution delivering real-time data management of dailies, conforming, editing, advanced colour grading, 3D compositing, finishing and mastering for your projects, but it can also be used as a platform than efficiently can help you to create a DCP package for theatrical exhibition of your

Capturing 8K Quicklapse Video For a Commercial Project

Back in 2012 when the award-winning filmmaker and co-founder of the small production company Sanchez-Olaso, Miguel de Olaso Macgregor accidently found how he can take the time-lapse photography to a whole new level by developing the so-called Quicklapse technique. He was on a trip to Iceland when suddenly he ran across a damaged

Display Calibration Using SMPTE Colour Bars

We all have seen those multi-colored vertical patterns that many different types of video equipment such as cameras, monitors editing and colour grading software generate, mainly known as SMPTE color bars. Yet, calibrating various displays and monitors using the SMPTE color bars are still a challenging and overwhelming task for

Red Raw Workflow Inside FCP-X

Working with Raw inside the different NLEs requires a certain approach that varies from application to application. For instance, in Premiere Pro, you can work directly with Raw files by taking advantage of the GPU-based debayering and CUDA cores acceleration while editing the native files in real-time. However,