Davinci Resolve vs Color.io
With Resolve, you need days just to understand the basics. If you want stunning cinematic color for your images or videos you'll have to master nodes and complex tools or you're out of luck. Color.io is a powerful new app for color grading and look creation that does a lot of the heavy lifting for you, making it a perfect extension to the color page in Davinci Resolve.
A simpler way to stunning color.
Color.io is a look development tool that provides a simplified and intuitive user experience, making it easier than ever to create cinema-grade LUTs and DCTLs that dramatically simplify your color grading workflow.
Custom DCTL Builder.
Filmic by design.
Davinci Resolve is without a doubt a powerful and feature rich application but the workflow for look creation can be cumbersome and the node based interface can become extremely complex very quickly. Creating show looks with a tool that has been purpose built for look creation is usually a much better experience. Color.io is such a tool and helps cinematographers, filmmakers and photographers to create reusable signature looks with a color engine that has been engineered for exceptional color stability and smoothness. It's a much easier way to create custom LUTs and color managed DCTLs that integrate into on-set and post processing workflows - in Resolve and many other applications.
Color.io is not just another film emulation plugin. It's a standalone app where every control is driven by an engine that models the non-linear light response of film. The result is better looking, painterly color that hardly ever breaks, even when you push the gamut to the extreme.
Native ACES © HDR compliant color management enables cutting-edge color that looks and behaves the same everywhere. Any look you create with Color.io automatically works for current and future cameras, monitors and most third party software, including Davinci Resolve 18 and up.
Build looks from scratch or fully customize any aspect of the included film emulations to match your unique taste and vision. Seamlessly share editable presets you create with color.io as a single link or export color managed LUTs into your favorite applications for color managed workflows.
"The next best thing to shooting on film!"
Color.io empowers photographers, filmmakers, colorists and artists at all skill levels to craft their unique vision of color - From really small to really big screens. Here's what some of them have said about Color.io:
"I’m blown away that these tools are missing in Davinci Resolve. Definitely recommending Color.io to my colorist friends!"
"After trying it out for a few short hours I knew Color.io was the tool I always wanted - it's the look that I've been trying to get for years."
"The tools and visualizations in Color.io are so unique and great to mess with. Definitely some of the best color tools out there!"
Chris T. Beck
"Just completely re-built my film LUTs for HDR with Color.io, including really complex ones and the color engine captures them perfectly."
Filmmaker / D.O.P.
"Probably the best grain and halation sim I've seen and color is top notch. Def my new secret weapon for show looks and custom finishing LUTs!"
"As a landscape and wildlife photographer, natural color rendition is paramount. Color.io is the next best thing to shooting on actual film."
Director of Photography
"Color.io is actually pretty insane. Saturation just stays super clean even when I push much further than I would with other tools. Wow!"
Designer / Photographer
"Just tried Color.io and well, I love it. There's a depth to the colors that I haven't been able to get out of other tools. Thank you!"
"I now use 3 instead of 16 nodes in Resolve and the results are honestly so much better. I'm converting all my LUTs to the new engine for HDR work."
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