Korro Academy

The Old Church School

Butts Hill

Frome, Somerset

BA11 1HR

© 2020 by Korro Limited

Color Correction in DaVinci Resolve

2 Days

10 modules (view curriculum)

from £700 ex VAT, per person




This hands-on training course takes you through a series of practical exercises that teach you how to use DaVinci Resolve’s colour correction tools. The workflow based lessons begin with primary tools and scopes for balancing images. Next, you’ll learn how to use secondary tools for more targeted and creative corrections, so you can make your own Hollywood calibre grades! (Price includes optional exam)


Balancing Footage

Opening a Resolve archive

Setting up project backups

Maximizing the dynamic range

Understanding the grading workflow

Setting tonal range and contrast

Balancing colors

Understanding Log controls and Primaries wheels

Exploring a color managed workflow


Creating Color Continuity

Building a shot-matching strategy

Organizing shots using flags and filters

Applying shot match

Matching shots using stills

Comparing and matching shots manually


Correcting and Enhancing Isolated Areas

Controlling the viewer’s eye

Sharpening key elements

Tracking obscured objects

Fixing overcast skies

Warping colors to a target

Enhancing skin tones with face refinement

Adjusting skin tones manually


Conforming from an XML Timeline

Importing an XML timeline

Syncing an offline reference

Conforming a timeline

Associating HQ footage with a timeline for online workflows


Mastering the Node Pipeline

Understanding node-based compositing

Understanding the importance of node order

Creating separate processing pipelines with a Parallel Mixer node

Visualizing mixer nodes

Compositing effects with the Layer Mixer node


Managing Grades Across Clips and Timelines

Working with local versions

Appending grades and nodes

Using shared nodes across multiple clips

Saving grades for other projects

Copying timeline grades using ColorTrace

Copying grades using the Timelines album


Adjusting Image Properties

Preparing media using scene cut detection

Understanding timeline resolutions and sizing palette modes

Using keyframing

Applying noise reduction

Optimizing performance with render cache


Using Groups in the Grading Workflow

Creating a group

Applying base grades at pre-clip group level

Making clip-specific adjustments at the clip group level

Creating a unifying look using the Post-Clip group level

Applying timeline level grades


Setting Up RAW Projects

Adjusting RAW settings at the project level

Adjusting RAW Settings at the clip level

Color correcting with RAW through Resolve color management

Setting up a render cache for RAW media projects


Delivering Projects

Using Lightbox to check timeline prior to delivery

Understanding the render workflow and presets

Creating custom renders and saving presets

Configuring a timeline for digital cinema

Rendering a DCP

Using commercial workflow to export versions

Exploring advanced render settings