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Colourlab AI

PostSun Apr 14, 2024 1:55 am

Blackmagic should buy ColourLab AI and integrate it into DaVinci Resolve.
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Re: Colourlab AI

PostSun Apr 14, 2024 6:58 am

Yes I agree, it is a very usefull tool that can get you 80% of the way when it comes to colour grading, definitely recommend to anyone who hasn't tried it to give the free trial a go!
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Re: Colourlab AI

PostMon Apr 15, 2024 6:17 am

Colourlab AI 3 just released and during NAB, the special NAB price for a 1 year subscription is $99. It’s a great deal. I just hope they were not a subscription model. That’s why I hope BM will just buy this small LA based company and integrate it with DVR Studio. I won’t even mind if with this integrated, the price of DVR studio goes up to $349 for their perpetual license.
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Re: Colourlab AI

PostWed Apr 17, 2024 1:59 am

I just got my copy of Colourlab AI 3.0. I downloaded references from ShotDeck and imported it to Colourlab to match a look on a clip I brought in from Resolve. OMG, it was spot on. Now, caveat that my original clip was well balanced Rec709. Then I pushed it back to Resolve and it had the entire node tree in the color page. I exported the DRP and clips to a computer that didn’t have Colourlab and I was able to bring it up except that the colors were off. Contacting Colourlab, I was told that I needed to include the LUTs that came with Colourlab. I got the LUTs and added them to DVR and that worked. I wonder if that’s how they will let the licensor of the software distribute their LUTs and at what cost. But it is a dam good software for the promo $99 the 1st year. That’s the bad side of it - it’s a subscription based software.

I also wonder if BMD has the capability to deliver such software since Resolve is/was the premier and leader when it comes to color grading

EDIT: I heard back from their support group and the LUTs are the one that I generated using Colourlab so I can distribute it with my project.
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Re: Colourlab AI

PostThu Apr 18, 2024 9:37 pm

After using it for the day, I found some quirks and bugs but was able to navigate around it. It's a new version and I hope they are as responsive to provide updates with fixes. It's very useful for now, especially when I have multiple buns going in a single oven; it helps speed things up.

Here's some before/after screenshots of the seamless roundtrip color I did using a sample clip.

1. Original clip w/o grade in Resolve color page.
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2. Fetch clip from Resolve active project into Colourlab AI before any work done on it.
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3. Match with reference shot in just 2 clicks, first BALANCE then SHOT MATCH to selected reference.
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4. Pushed changes back to Resolve and I can continue doing whatever else I want in Resolve color page. Notice it included the node tree. See next post since this post only allows up to 3 attachments at a time.
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Re: Colourlab AI

PostThu Apr 18, 2024 10:05 pm

Con't from previous post...

4. Pushed changes back to Resolve and I can continue doing whatever else I want in Resolve color page. Notice it included the node tree.

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Re: Colourlab AI

PostThu Apr 18, 2024 10:08 pm

This will save me a lot of time. Of course, there is still work to be done fine tuning things.
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Re: Colourlab AI

PostThu Apr 18, 2024 10:53 pm

I have been using this app for the last several years. It's a great head start on your final look and tons of ability to tweak it out.
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