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DaVinci Resolve Tutorial: 5 Basic Color Correction Tips

Learn the basics of solid coloring through primary correction with Leo Fallas

Primary color correction affects the whole shot of the audiovisual work that we want to color correct and is, therefore, the foundation of a consistent color, that contributes to the visual character and coherence of our videos.

That is why Leo Fallas (@leofallas), colorist and postproducer, explains in this tutorial how to do so well, using colors, curves and other tools in DaVinci Resolve to achieve a perfect balance in our images. You can watch the video below:

5 color correction tops for DaVinci Resolve

1. Have your references ready

Before starting to correct the color of our audiovisual work, one thing that can help us in the process is to look for references of shots that interest us. When we have them, we will import these images into DaVinci Resolve and place them at the end of the timeline for easy and convenient reference at all times.

Another option is to right-click on the image and select Grab Still. This way, the reference image will be saved in a column on the left of our work area. When we go to color one of our shots, if we keep the right button pressed and we drag it over our video, we can clearly see the comparison between the two images in order to balance them and get closer to our color reference.

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