Film Wash Color Effects for Resolve – Basic Usage

Film Wash Color Effects for DaVinci Resolve - Basic usage

They are a number of ways to use these Powergrades in your projects.
There are two basic types, 1- and 4-node trees.

APPLYING TO A SINGLE CLIP

Preview the effects before applying

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Double-click on any clip in the Stills or Powergrade gallery. This will display the clip as a Wipe in the Viewer. You may need to Toggle Wipe Type to display a suitable split.

Find a look you feel is suitable.

Either… Add the Wash and replace the current grade

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Right-click on the clip in the Stills or Powergrade gallery. Choose Add Correction.
NOTE: This will replace any grade you currently have on the clip.

Or… Add the Wash to your current grade

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Right-click on the clip in the Stills or Powergrade gallery. Choose Append Node Graph.
This will add the Film Wash to any grade on your clip.

Adjust a 1-Node Film Wash

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Select the node in the Node Tree. Select the Key tab.

In the Output section, adjust the Gain slider. Moving it to the right will increase the effect, move it to the left to reduce the Wash. By default, all effects are mixed to 0.5.

Adjust a 4-Node Film Wash

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Some Film Washes use multiple nodes. Select the last Film Wash node that leads to the bottom of the Layer Mixer node. Select the Key tab.

In the Output section, adjust the Gain slider. Moving it to the right will increase the effect, move it to the left to reduce the Wash. By default, all effects are mixed to 0.5.

APPLYING TO THE TIMELINE

Preview the effects before applying

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Double-click on any clip in the Stills or Powergrade gallery. This will display the clip as a Wipe in the Viewer. You may need to Toggle Wipe Type to display a suitable split.

Find a look you feel is suitable.

Display the Film Wash Node Tree

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Right-click on your chosen effect and choose Display Node Graph.

This opens up the Node Tree for the effect.

Apply the Film Wash Node by Node

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Choose the Track tab, and create the same number and type of nodes as in the Powergrade Node Graph. Unless otherwise stated, this will be a series of Corrector nodes. 4- and 5-node effects will have one Layer Mixer node.

Arrange the nodes in the Track tab, exactly as they are laid out in the Powergrade Node Graph. Then drag each corrector from the Powergrade Node Graph to the Track Node Graph.

You can adjust the strength of the effect very easily. See the instructions for applying effects to a clip, to see which node to adjust. In the Output section, adjust the Gain slider. Moving it to the right will increase the effect, move it to the left to reduce the Wash. By default, all effects are mixed to 0.5.

This grade will work across the entire timeline in addition to the grade already on your clips. This makes it a perfect way to add the final “look” to your project without affecting your normal workflow.

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