How do I use Scopes in DaVinci Resolve?

How do I use Scopes in DaVinci Resolve?

Scopes are a crucial tool for editors for consistent color correction, for giving skin tones natural color, and for fixing the white balance of footage. It’s not difficult to learn to use scopes either, whether it’s Waveform scopes, Luma, YC and RGB Parade, the Vectorscopes, or the Histogram. Although this series is focused on DaVinci Resolve, much of these tutorials are applicable to scopes in any video software or hardware.. Learn to read these scopes and stop the guestimating!

Here are several tutorials on using Scopes in Resolve.

How to use video scopes for accurate colour grading | Histogram | RGB Parade | Vectorscope

Dom Blond explains how use 3 of the video scopes in DaVinci Resolve, with old school explainations on paper.

Scope Basics Automatic Color Correction With DaVinci Resolve

How to Understand Scopes

From B&H

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Tutorial: Scopes: How to Use and Read the Four Primary Video Scopes

Video scopes are an indispensable tool for editors. Here’s an introduction by Jarle Leirpoll, to the four primary scopes: Waveform, RGB Parade, Histogram and Vector Scopes.

Jarle Leirpoll believes that “a thorough understanding of the scopes will take your color grading to a new level of awesome!” And to that end has written this article explaining the most used scopes—Waveform scopes (RGB, Luma, YC and RGB Parade), the Vector Scopes, and the Histogram. along with practical uses for all of them.

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Imhofer scopesMidweek Motivation: Colorist Patrick Inhofer Speaks about Color, Scopes and Trusting Your Eyes

“…when you need to look at an image objectively, you need to look at the image without looking at it because your eyes lie to you.”

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Renowned Colorist Patrick Inhofer spoke with Kevin Bourke about the importance of using color technology to achieve the highest image quality possible.

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How to work with Scopes in DaVinci Resolve

How to Work With Scopes in DaVinci Resolve from EnvatoTuts+. This is an excerpt from a David Bode’s course on Automatic Color Correction with DaVinci Resolve, where “you will learn about the scopes that can help your color correction process, including the vectorscope, RGB parade, and the waveform monitors.”

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envatotuts+How to Match Colors between Video Clips using DaVinci Resolve

Another from EnvatoTuts+, and again excerpt from a David Bode’s course on Automatic Color Correction with DaVinci Resolve, where “you will learn how to match colors between video clips by selecting your clip and using the color match feature.

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