1. Right Setting, Best Results

In order to get the best results from your image, you need to set the Camera RAW Profile on DaVinci Resolve in the right mode, so you will able to use the High Dynamic Range and Wide Color Gamut
First of all, you need to open the Project Settings menu, you have three options to do that:


1) On DaVinci Resolve, go to the File drop-down menu and select Project Settings...

 

 

2) By Clicking on the Cogwheel icon in the Resolve App Window at the Bottom Right.

 

3)Simply digiting the shortcut SHIFT 9 on your Keyboard.

 

Once you are in Project Settings Tab, click on Camera RAW to open it.

 

 

2. Set ARRI Alexa Camera RAW Profile

Set ARRI RAW Profile is very simple because there is only one set which is ALEXA WIDE GAMUT  LOG-C

In RAW profile choose ARRI Alexa

Leave the Decode Quality to Full Res - Resolve so DaVinci can use GPU acceleration 

In Decode Using drop-down menu choose Project

In the Use Camera Metadata tab check the Color Temp, Tint, and Exposure boxes

See the image below

 

3. Set Blackmagic Camera RAW Profile

To get the best results for Blackmagic footage you need to set Color Space to Blackmagic Design and Gamma  to Blackmagic Design Film

First of all, make sure that in Decode Options ( DaVinci Resolve => Preferences...=> Decode Options) you have the Use GPU for Blackmagic RAW decode activated.

 

Now come back to the Project Settings menu:

Settings for Master Tab

In RAW profile choose Blackmagic RAW

Leave the Decode Quality to Full Res - Resolve so DaVinci can use GPU acceleration 

In Decode Using drop-down menu choose Project

 

Settings for Project Settings Tab

Leave the White Balance as shot by the Cinematographer

In the Color Space drop-down menu select Blackmagic Design

In Gamma  select Blackmagic Design Film

 

 

Settings for Use Metadata Tab

In the Use Camera Metadata tab make sure to check the Exposure box.

 

See the image below

 

 

4. Set RED Camera RAW Profile

RED needs a little more complicated setting. 
First, you need to go on Decode Options ( DaVinci Resolve => Preferences...=> Decode Options) and on the Use GPU for R3D drop-down select Debayer.

 

Now it's time to go to the Project Settings menu:

Settings for Master Tab

In RAW profile choose RED

In Decode Quality you can use Half res. good, but if you have a performing hardware system, you can choose a higher resolution, because this parameter is only relevant for your timeline when you playing back, but when you render it you need to check the Force debayer to highest quality. You can find Force debayer to highest quality on the Deliver page.

                                                      

In Decode Using drop-down menu choose Project

 

 

Settings for Project Settings Tab

In Color Science make sure to have selected IPP2

In the Color Space drop-down menu select REDWideGamutRGB

In Gamma  select Log3G10

 

 

Settings for Use Metadata Tab

In the Use Camera Metadata tab make sure to check the ISO, Exposure adjusts, Color temp, and Tint boxes

 

See the image below

 

 

5. Set SONY Camera RAW Profile

To get the best results for SONY footage you need to set Color Space to S-Gamut3.Cine and Gamma  to SLog3

 

 

Settings for Master Tab

In RAW profile choose SONY RAW

Leave the Decode Quality to Full Res - Resolve so DaVinci can use GPU acceleration 

In Decode Using drop-down menu choose Project

 

 

Settings for Project Settings Tab

Leave the White Balance as shot by the Cinematographer

In the Color Space drop-down menu select S-Gamut3.Cine

In Gamma  select SLog3

 

 

Settings for Use Metadata Tab

In the Use Camera Metadata tab make sure to check the Exposure box.

 

See the image below

 

 

 

 

We hope this tutorial has been helpful to you.

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