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Nat Jencks
Re: Auto White Balance with a color picker still not in V10??
on Nov 13, 2013 at 3:42:16 pm

+1. White balance using a color picker is not a trivial feature. It is not always better to do this by hand.

Typical adjustment for white balance is often different than simply adjusting the RGB balance on Gain, as most colorists would do to manually white balance.

When a shot has a significant hue cast for example a green cast do to overuse of ND filtration on an Alexa, it can be very difficult to accurately balance white using the traditional RGB Gain controls. One can try to use the channel mixer to acheive this, but my experience is that using the channel mixer via the GUI rather than the Davinci Panels is very clumsy and adjustments are much too coarse.

One example is that if you take a still with an extreme cast, it is often much easier to white balance out the cast within Lightroom than in resolve.

Resolve's color capabilities typically far exceed what is found in a tool like lightroom, but this is definitely an exception. White balance tools are really not for amatures, but a very needed pro feature where resolve is slightly behind the competition.

+1 vote for manual color picker based white balance (and black balance) in v11.

best-
Nat


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