Davinci Resolve: Basic Colour Correction & Grading

Duration: 2 Days


Learn the basics of colour correction and grading using Davinci Resolve. This 2-day hands-on training course will teach you the key tools along with the colour correction & grading process. Learn the rules and process of Colour Correction, how to read scopes and use them to analyse and fix shots. How to use qualifiers and masks to do secondary correction and build grades. How to track elements in a shot, and how to colour correct over a sequence, and how to save and apply grades over a sequence.


A basic understanding of video editing is desired

Course includes

A comprehensive set of reference notes covering course topics, follow-up telephone support and, for training on Transmedia premises, lunch and refreshments.

Course outline


  • Setting Up a project.
  • The Project manager
  • Databases
  • Importing content
  • Setting up locations
  • Understanding the interface
  • Interface overview
  • The Media Page
  • The editing Page
  • The Color Page
  • The Fairlight Page
  • The Deliver Page


  • Importing Clips for Digital Dailies
  • Editing in the Timeline
  • Importing XML, EDL and AAF
  • Working with Timelines

Colour Theory

  • Understanding the Colour correction process
  • Primary Corrections
  • Secondary Corrections
  • Grading
  • Analysing a shot visually
  • Analysing a shot using Scopes.
  • Analysing and fixing Luminance issues
  • Analysing & Fixing Chrominance Issues

Using Scopes and Correcting Luminance

  • The Waveform monitor
  • Customising the Waveform monitor
  • Using the Colour Wheels interface
  • Life, Gamma, Gain, Offset controls
  • Adjusting Contrast
  • Adjusting Exposure
  • Using Curves to adjust Exposure and contrast

Using Scopes and Correcting Colour

  • Analysing Colour balance problems
  • Understanding the RGB parade
  • Understanding The Vectorscope
  • Fixing colour balance using the Colour Wheels
  • Fixing Colour balance using Curves
  • Fixing Colour Balance using the Primaries Bars


  • Using the Hue Saturation Curve
  • Understanding the Hue V Hue Curve
  • Understanding the Hue Vs Lum curve
  • Understanding the Lum Vs Sat curve
  • Understanding the Sat Vs Sat Curve
  • Using the RGB mixer
  • Adding Blur

Grading Continued

  • Secondary Correction
  • Using the Qualifier
  • Keying on Hue, Saturation & Luminance
  • Adjusting the qualifier range
  • Optimising a Key
  • Using Windows (Masks)
  • Tracking using Windows
  • Using Nodes
  • Adding Nodes
  • Serial Nodes Vs Parallel Nodes
  • Outside Nodes
  • Layer Nodes
  • Sizing Cropping and scaling
  • Adding Effects
  • Amending Effects
  • Keyframing Grades and effects

Using LUTS

  • LUTs
  • Using LUTs
  • Importing LUTS

Grade Management

  • Stills Gallery
  • Light-table view

Grade Examples

  • Creating a basic grade


  • Rendering Clips
  • Adding handles
  • Rendering a sequence
  • Round Tripping

This course is available as a private or customised course. Contact us for further information and to customise this course to your exact requirements:

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