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Category: Theory

Colour Grading Node Tree Produced in DaVinci Resolve

Colour Grading vs. Colour Correction – What’s the Difference?

A typical ‘node tree’ created (for a single shot) by a Colourist during the colour grading post. I sometimes get asked - what's the difference between colour correction and colour grading? Can't I just slap on a LUT (Look Up Table) and be done with it? In some circumstances, perhaps you can. But that would be doing a great disservice to the footage you've painstakingly gone to great lengths to create. Even with the best DoP (Director of Photography) producing perfectly exposed shots, there will alway be an opportunity to enhance certain elements within a frame and create a unique, distinct look for your masterpiece.…

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