Davinci Resolve 16 has added some amazing features to my favourite NLE, the most notable for me is the Adjustment Clip.
While it has many uses other than color grading, today I want to focus on why this is a great tool for color grading.
Something I use on every project is Vignettes. I find vignettes are a great way to draw the viewers eyes towards the clips subject.
Up until now, I have been adding them at the end of the color grade on each clip, but this can take up a lot of time on larger projects.
The adjustment clip allows you to add a clip, and drag that across your entire project.
Once in the color panel, I can add a vignette like this, and have that applied across all clips.
On some projects you may also want to add film grain.
Again, before this, I would go in and manually add the film grain to each clip, but now I can add that to the adjustment clip, and have it apply to the entire project.
There are many more uses for this tool, such as applying the same color grade to a scene, adding blur and effects, but I wanted to quickly highlight this time saving feature that I’ll be using on all projects going forward.