If your work in the video making industry or you want to improve the quality of your video productions by altering and enhancing the color of your footage, then DaVinci Resolve should be the only application name that pops up in your mind.
DaVinci Resolve is the industry standard color grading system that features Emmy award winning color correction technology that takes advantage of 32 bit float based YRGB image paths in order to provide the highest possible quality. This also means that you need some serious hardware to power up DaVinci Resolve and enjoy its features.
State-of-the-art color correction app
Hence, you need an OpenCL based graphics processor and graphics card with at least 512 MB of video RAM, a fast hard disk, 16 GB of RAM and a monitor with a minimum resolution of 1680 X 1050.
Thanks to the primary color corrector you can easily adjust color in white, black and mid ranges of the video. At the same time, the secondary color corrector helps you select a specific color from the image to correct. What is more, you can link multiple color corrections in parallel or serial using corrector nodes.
Advanced color correction
DaVinci Resolve also enables you to grade certain shapes and track movement while the flexible grading with 3 way color wheels, curve grading, log grading and RGB mixing will make your job so much easier. You can also use a wide variety of effects, from stabilization, blur, sharpen, optical quality resizing and compositing.
DaVinci Resolve is capable to play H.264, HDV, DVCPRO, XDCAM, DVCPROHD and DV files. On top of that, it provides support for video recorded with GoPro cameras, Canon 5D, 7D, C300, C500, Sony F65, RED, ARRI ALEXA and other professional models.
Support for a numerous compressed and uncompressed file formats
Furthermore, DaVinci Resolve allows you to import, export and conform multi layer projects from various video editing applications. Thus, you can use Apple Final Cut Pro X XML and Avid Media Composer AAF files and use your cuts, dissolves, speed changes, sizing and more. You can also use EDL files and ASC color decision lists.
Moreover, DaVinci Resolve can load over 99 metadata types and timecode for onset media management and shot notes, fact that also enables you to easily browse, search and find the desired clips in the media library. DaVinci Resolve is also capable to instantly synchronize sound and video when are recorded separately.