Color correction is usually the part no one wants to do.

You want to finish the boring correction part as soon as possible, to get to the fun part…color grading.

Usually, it takes a couple of nodes and many adjustments to color correct a shot.

Historically, lots of color grading environments, tried to introduce “automated” color correction tools, with various degrees of success, but with nothing being the “real” answer to the automated color correction problem. Overtime I lost faith an all of the available options. I tried everything, and decided that the best option is to do color correction manually.

Even though it takes a long time, and i just hate this phase that delays the real pleasure of working on color grading itself.

That was until Davinci Resolve 14 introduced a little color correction feature, that i ignored for a while, and did not even try it, mainly because i lost faith in automated color correction in general.

Then i tried it, and WOW!

The new feature in Resolve 14 works great right out of the box. You have 2 eye droppers, that adjust for exposure and color shifts in both the highlights and shadows, and they work really well.

In this video I’ll show you how it’s done step-by-step.