User Guide | Create LUTs and DCTLs for Resolve Workflows ⇄ Davinci Resolve is a web-based color grading and raw image development application that offers the ability to generate 3D LUTs (Look Up Tables), which can be used to transfer your exact color grades from to Davinci Resolve for ACES color manged video and film workflows. Additionally, can generate DCTL code, which is a scripting extension designed for Davinci Resolve. Here are some workflow examples to get you started:

Create color managed LUTs for ACES workflows in Davinci Resolve allows you to design looks that can be seemlessly integrated into third party ACES color managed workflows. To export a LUT that you want to use an ACES working space project in a third party application like Davinci Resolve, choose your working space at the bottom of the the export panel

Your source footage is from an Alexa in Arri Log-C:

Arri Log-C footage for color grading. Flat looking image of a man sitting in front of a car. Not color graded

1. In, set your IDT (Camera Icon) to Log-C: - Online color grading software user interface showing the list of ACES input device transforms

2. In, set your ODT (Display Icon) to Rec709: - online color grading software user interface showing ACES output device transform options (ODT)

3. Set the Export Working Space to ACEScct and save a 3D LUT for Davinci Resolve. Note the preview image will update to reflect your working space change: - online color grading software user interface. Export 3D LUTs with color management for ACEScct workflow

4. In Davinci Resolve, create (at least) a 3-node graph. One node for the IDT, followed by a corrector node that applies the LUT you exported from, followed by another node for the ODT. The IDT node requires these settings to match the Preview:

ACES Input Device Transform for Arri LOG-C footage applied in Davinci Resolve

5. In Davinci Resolve, the ACES ODT node requires these settings to match the Preview:

ACES Output Device Transform applied in Davinci Resolve

Here's a comparison of the same frame exported from and Davinci Resolve using the settings from the above example workflow:

Comparison of two images exported from, a free online color grading software, and Davinci Resolve, using the same settings in both apps.

Good to know: uses ACES version 1.3 with IDT Reference Gamut Compression enabled by default. These settings must be matched in third party integrations to get a 1:1 match to the Preview. There might be additional settings required to adapt for different white points used in some projects or environments.