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Color Grading in DaVinci

We’ve covered the basics of color grading in Adobe Premiere, and the details of a professional workflow using DaVinci Resolve and Adobe Premiere. In this episode of our How To Video series, we’re taking it a step further to show you exactly how to color grade your footage with the same software the pros use.

Color grading isn’t just about making sure the reds, greens, and blues are all in balance. It’s also where you can remove blemishes, or highlight specific aspects of your image to get the exact look you want.

Watch the tutorial below and keep reading for an in-depth guide to color grading using DaVinci Resolve.

Color Grading Workflow in DaVinci and Adobe

In the first episode of our color grading tutorial series, we covered basic fundamentals in Adobe Premiere. Now, we’re going to show you how to incorporate DaVinci Resolve, a professional color grading tool, into your Adobe Premiere editing workflow.

Here’s how to make the round trip from Adobe to DaVinci and back more seamless and less error-prone. These tips take the guesswork out of the color grading process.

color grading for video

Color grading is an advanced video editing technique. It allows you to edit the way colors appear on film in post-production. With color grading, you can make scenes more lifelike, achieve a specific look, or infuse emotion into a scene.

In this three-part tutorial on color grading, we’ll cover everything, from basic fundamentals to advanced techniques. Although this tutorial is based on Adobe Premiere Pro and DaVinci Resolve, the process is essentially the same no matter what software you’re using.

Let’s dive into the first episode – color grading fundamentals in Adobe Premiere Pro!

Editing Audio in Adobe Audition

Audio always needs fine-tuning to sound professional. Still, this highly technical process can be intimidating for lots of video editors, even those with plenty of experience under their belt.

In truth, post-production processing of audio is an entire career track because it’s so specialized and involved. Yet there is quite a lot you can do to improve your audio if you know the basics.

In this episode of our How To Video series, Nick LaClair, head of video production for SproutVideo, walks you through removing unwanted background noise, and optimizing your vocals in Adobe Premiere. Watch the video tutorial below to learn how to edit your audio, and work more efficiently when processing audio in post. His tips will help you save time and avoid common pitfalls when polishing your audio tracks.

External Hard Drive for Storage and Laptop by Byjeng on Shutterstock

(Photo Credit: Laptop by Byjeng on Shutterstock)

With the advent of 4K and 8K production workflows, video editing means working with incredibly large file sizes. This can present all kinds of issues, from running out of space to frustratingly slow performance. So, what is the best way to store all that data while editing your videos?

Before you run out to buy yet another external drive, make sure that’s really your best bet. We interviewed two video experts to break down your options for working with large files while editing video, and go over the pros and cons of each solution.

Making a professional screencast

One of the simplest, most common types of video out there is also one that so many companies manage to get really wrong. We’re talking about screencasts.

They’re everywhere, and they’re usually too long, boring, and suffer from easily correctable faults. Whether they’re out of focus, or hard to follow, there are easy solutions to these problems.

If you’ve ever wondered how to make a sharp screencast video that people will actually want to watch, this post is for you. Here are step-by-step instructions, and a video guide, to show you the ropes.

post-production tips

This post was contributed by VEEDYOU Media, a professional video editing services firm. They definitely know a thing or two about getting the most out of video editing!

Video marketing can offer excellent return on investment. That’s especially true if you keep your production costs low and setup your advertising campaign correctly.

However, some of the biggest gains in conversion rates can actually be derived from the editing process in post-production. Simple changes can result in an even higher ROI.

In this post, we explore five tips you can easily use in post-production to ramp up your conversions.

clever ways to use only a laptop to make video

Need to make a video, but don’t have a camera? No problem!

There are plenty of imaginative ways to create video with just a laptop. We’ll walk you through ten of the most accessible and straightforward ways you can make video without any fancy gear at all. Warning: once you read this post, you’re out of excuses for not making more video!

Special Effects from the Matrix

Sophisticated special effects can give your video a real boost! When used correctly, you will see genuine engagement, more shares, and increased sales leads. Learn more about the techniques you can use to make your videos stand out from the crowd with our simple guide.

finding freelancers

We write a lot about how to make compelling marketing videos on your own. However, sometimes it’s best (or even necessary) to hire a professional.

You might lack needed equipment, time, or familiarity with the filming process. No matter the reason, hiring a professional freelance videographer can really pay off.

If you’ve never hired a freelance videographer, or have no idea where to find one, we’ll help you get started.

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