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Colorists: Are you constantly looking for small workflow improvements when you do color correction? I do, because one little tweak can save me a few seconds – and those seconds can add up over the days, weeks, and years of my career as a colorist.
And if you color grade on DaVinci Resolve using Tangent’s Wave… you’ll love this tip on how to customize the Wave panel – something you can’t do natively within Resolve.
For this tutorial we’ll start with something very simple…
Two of my most used keys in DaVinci Resolve are simply:Â Enable All and Disable all. These toggle all the nodes on and off – so I can quickly switch between the uncorrected image and my grade.
These ‘toggle’Â commands are natively mapped to the up- and down- arrows on the keyboard. Unfortunately, the good folks at BlackMagic haven’t mapped this command to Tangent’s Wave. Join me as I teach you how to do it for them…
- Ordered Bytes ControllerMate software
- Tangent Wave Colorist Control Surface
- BlackMagic’s DaVinci Resolve Color Grading software
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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