Resolve 8 Tutorial & Training: Now Available!

Tutorials & Training: Resolve 8, Colorista II, Color 1.5, Final Cut Pro

The Color Correction MasterClass Has Re-Opened!

It’s here!

I’ve re-opened the MasterClass training with new pricing, new packages, and new training! In addition to what I call the “Final Cut Studio Ecosystem” training (Colorista II / Apple Color / Final Cut Pro) – I’ve launched Resolve 8 training.

A New Approach

Over the past few weeks I’ve interviewed Members of the MasterClass, probing for areas where I could improve on future training. One of more common comments was that since all the content is made immediately available – it was a bit overwhelming. Almost intimidating.

In designing the Resolve 8 MasterClass I knew I’d have much more training than I had for Apple Color – simply because I’d have to spend way more time explaining the interface and digging deep into the ‘Resolve Way’ of doing things. The intimidation factor could be even worse.

This time around, the training will be released in Weeks. Every 5 days, counting down from the first day you Register, a new Week becomes available to you. And hopefully, you’ll find the concepts build upon each other.

Behind the Pay Wall

To help you get a sense of what I’m doing with the training, a behind-the-scenes of what the website looks like, and some of the things you’ll be doing in Week 1… here’s the 17-minute Resolve 8 MasterClass Orientation Video. Check it out! If you dig what you see – visit the full-blown MasterClass Sales Page where I explain who this training is for and what you’ll get with it (as well as pricing).


Resolve 8 – Orientation

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Interview: Colorist Terence Curren – Part 1

“Educating the Public”

Terence Curren: Founder, Alpha Dogs

[NOTE: This conversation was recorded on April 7, prior to Apple announcing FCPx – and the DaVinci Resolve discussion does not refer to Resolve 8 – which eliminates many of the workflow ‘show stoppers’ that we reference.]

Terence Curren is the Founder and President of AlphaDogs, a post production facility and design studio located in the heart of Burbank’s Media District, mere blocks from the Walt Disney Company and NBC Studios.

His future in the film and television business was prefigured by an early fascination with cinema; shooting his own films at the tender age of twelve. Terry went on to produce and direct, and then shifted full-time to post production as an editor. He was an early adopter of the Avid Symphony and quickly gained a reputation amongst his peers as an expert on that platform.

Terry’s early focus was on the ‘skilled operator’ as the differentiating factor in post-production, led to the founding of his own post house, as well as the creation of the Editors’ Lounge series and the Digital Service Station media-transfer bureaus, now located across the US and Canada

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This interview is part of an on-going interview series with the movers, shaker, and thinkers involved in the field of professional color grading for moving images. When I have new episodes to release, they are released on Tuesdays. To be notified you may follow me on Twitter (@patInhofer), via our RSS feed, and on iTunes.

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Using the Tektronix 7020 waveform monitor

Josh Petok - Guest Post

As a colorist, one of your challenges can be balancing out shots with extremely different luminance values. We are all human and our eyes can get tired after watching image after image all day. That’s where the scope comes in.

The Tektronix 7000 series of scopes have several tools that make it easier to visualize your clips color and luminance without being effected by the actual image. In this tutorial, I will demonstrate two essential Tektronix functions: Capture and Line Select. Unlike software scopes, having immediate access to these hardware buttons can really speed up your workflow.

This knowledge can be applied wether you’re on DaVinci Resolve, Apple Color, Film Master, Avid Symphony, or any other system that relies on color correction.

Josh Petok is a Colorist who helps reality shows look their absolute best. From his beginnings on “The Surreal Life,” he strives to intensify drama or comedy while still keeping the presence and authenticity of reality tv. Completing work on his 47th show, Josh is continually learning and developing new methods for enhancing the shows that he works on. You can find Josh on his homepage, his blog The Current Cut, and – of course – Josh can be found on Twitter.

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Baselight is Final Cut’s Newest Color Grading Plugin!

Screenshot of Baselight Plug-in in FCP



You just read that correctly.

NAB 2011 just kicked off a day early with news from Filmlight that they’re integrating high-end color grading app Baselight directly in the Final Cut Pro timeline!

According to the Press Release, integration is 100%. More details:

  • Grading done on a full-blown Baselight system can be exported directly into the FCP timeline and rendered within FCP.
  • FCP has full access to all the Baselight functionality – grades created within the FCP plug-in can be exported to Baselight for final grading.
  • Data is transferred between the two stations via XML – bypassing the more limited, but standardized, CDL (Color Decision List) framework allowing full integration between the two systems.
  • Full integration with Avid’s Artist Color control surface (formerly Euphonix MC Color)
  • You will NOT need Baselight’s custom Blackboard control surface.
  • Pricing: Under $1,000 (which I take to mean – they’re going to price it similar to DaVinci’s Resolve…).

Avid and Premiere Pro graders need not despair. Directly from the Press Release:

 The plug-in marks the start of an initiative designed to make Baselight’s advanced functionality directly available within third party applications. In future, the technology behind Baselight for Final Cut Pro could be applied to other editing systems, as well as to visual effects and compositing systems.


Baselight has other news:

  • Baselight's BlackBoard 2 colorist control surface

    BlackBoard 2 – A redesign of their custom control surface, with a wood finish, haptic touch (provides touch feedback), and fully programmable buttons (the DaVinci control surface is not).

  • Triple-head Display – 3 dedicated displays. One each for – UI, Scopes, and Image Gallery
  • New hardware to support: Red Rocket Card, 40TB of Raid 6 Storage, and a whole lot of cores.

You can find the raw details and additional download links on


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