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Common Resolve and Premiere roundtrip issues

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As an example I’m going to show you my process for editing and grading RAW/MLV files recorded with Canon 5D Mark III: Process MLV files with MLVFS Generate Proxies with DaVinci Resolve (ISSUE #1) Import proxies into Premiere Do the EDIT (ISSUE #2) Export the timeline to XML Import the XML into Resolve, relink the...

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Discovering processing workflow of DaVinci Resolve

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The whole processing workflow of DaVinci Resolve can be simply displayed as the following diagram: The workflow of DaVinci Resolve The workflow is divided into sections that are processed sequentially. Also, some of the sections are between many clips (they are not clip specific). Let’s have a look closely at each of them. Camera RAW...

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Caching secrets in DaVinci Resolve

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Caching in DaVinci resolve was mentioned in my recent article about its performance, and today I decided to write a bit more just about this feature. There are 4 caching levels in DaVinci Resolve: Output Cache Node Cache Source Cache Sequence Cache The below diagram shows how the processing flows within DaVinci: To have a...

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How to improve DaVinci Resolve performance in 3 steps

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Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve is highly optimized piece of software, and when it is used with high quality hardware, it can deliver stunning performance when grading even RAW footage with tons of color correction nodes. That being said, there are situations when even most powerful setups start to slow down. This can happen especially when using...

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How to use DaVinci Resolve to detect cuts and split the video

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Let’s say we have a video that we want to color correct but we don’t have a project file – just the rendered video, or a project file is not compatible with our color grading suite. To be able to color correct the project we need to split it into single takes. Cutting the clip...

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Deconstructing the Photo episode 1

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Welcome to my first episode in the series called Deconstructing the Photo In the video below I will show you everything you need to know about this particular picture. From the preparation and execution to the postproduction process. I’m going to give you some hints on how to prepare for the photoshoot better, how to choose...

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Fixing skin tones, bmpcc footage, Resolve screencast

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A few days ago one of the users at the BMPCC facebook group asked for help with color correcting his footage. He recorded some material with the improper white-balance and in problematic lighting conditions (probably some mixture of LED lights). I gave it a shot and recorded a screencast while I was doing it. Here’s...

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Complete post-processing tutorial, DRI, blending, lightroom, photoshop

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I’ve recorded the post-processing of one of my recent photos, and added descriptive captions, hope you like it! It’s the whole process from the very beginning – I import RAW files in Lightroom, adjust them initially, then blend them together in photoshop and process them to the very end!

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I want to shoot at night!

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Hold on a second, cowboy. First of all, if you really want to start taking pictures during the night, you need to get familiar with manual mode. There’s no possibility that you will get nice results using auto mode or night preset. Another issue is that without a tripod there’s a small chance that your...

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Long Exposures Explained

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In this article I would like to talk about everything you need to know to take long and very long exposure shots. I will list all the required and recommended equipment, point out common mistakes, show differences between various exposure times and give some helpful tips.

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Straighten a photo tutorial

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In this video I will show you how to straighten a photo containing quite severe ultra wide angle distortion. For that I will use Lightroom and Photoshop. Some basic adjustments are also applied to improve the picture quality. Hope this tutorial will be useful somebody! Let me know what you think!

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Pick and Reject flag in Lightroom

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I constantly try to improve my photography workflow. Number of my pictures in Lightroom catalog grows every day and I need really solid process to handle all the files from the very beginning. The first step, right after the import, is an initial selection. It means that I don’t keep all the images that my...

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Your Tripod does not like seascapes!

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I’m pretty sure if the tripod could talk it would say that it hates shooting seascapes with you. Especially when it is exposed to the sea water directly, the legs are oftentimes dipped in water and all the other parts are splashed by the waves from time to time. Why all that is not too...

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One adjustment photo challenge

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Today’s challenge is to process a photo using only one type of ajustement. I’m presenting this mainly because I want to show you how powerful this operation is and stress how important role it plays in my image processing workflow. In many cases it’s the most visible adjustement of all, especially when comparing the before...

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