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Color Grading/Color Correction

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I've been a lurker for a long time and have noticed that we have a lot of talented members on here especially when it comes to color correction/grading. I know there are a few threads on here about different methods (i.e. g-force's avisynth, matching script), but I figured before I started pestering individual members with private messages, I'd ask the community as a whole if anyone would like to give a breakdown of their workflow when it comes to color grading.

Thanks!

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Basically I use cliptoolz to add timecode and reel numbers and get the files into the format I require, then open them in Davinci resolve and go through and pick my 'hero shots' that represent each scene and thumbnail them.

Then I do a basic Primary grade using the wheels via a control surface, and check the scopes to see if I need to bring the black and white points to where they should be.

Then it is a matter of going through shot by shot basically.

Both Cliptools and Davnici Resolve are available in free versions.

http://hdcinematics.com/convert-V2.html

https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/

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poita said:

Basically I use cliptoolz to add timecode and reel numbers and get the files into the format I require, then open them in Davinci resolve and go through and pick my 'hero shots' that represent each scene and thumbnail them.

Then I do a basic Primary grade using the wheels via a control surface, and check the scopes to see if I need to bring the black and white points to where they should be.

Then it is a matter of going through shot by shot basically.

Both Cliptools and Davnici Resolve are available in free versions.

http://hdcinematics.com/convert-V2.html

https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/

 Awesome! Thanks for the detailed response. I recently stumbled on Davinci Resolve and it looks pretty versatile but it's a shame it doesn't import lagarith avi. Might I ask what video format do you personally import into Davinci Resolve.

Thanks again for the response, much appreciated!

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Grab Cliptoolz and convert the avi to something more robust.

http://hdcinematics.com/convert-V2.html

It is free and awesome!

You can have it add reel numbers and timecode while you are at it, which makes working with the footage much easier.

Donations welcome: paypal.me/poit
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Cliptoolz is no longer available.  I'm not sure why. 

Would somebody be able to make it available?  Thanks! 

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Hey, what source do you normally apply the grade to?

Or- how do you get footage from a blu-ray into DaVinci?

-showtime

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poita said:
I do a basic Primary grade using the wheels via a control surface, and check the scopes to see if I need to bring the black and white points to where they should be.

Can anyone explain that part?

Can I assume “the wheels” is a color reference?
If so, where would one find it?

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Can I assume “the wheels” is a color reference?
If so, where would one find it?

Do you have DaVinci?

-showtime

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