Sky Replacement in DaVinci Resolve Fusion

We are proud to introduce a Fusion masterclass in sky replacement with instructor Lee Lanier! With 6 easy-to-follow video lessons,  you will learn advanced techniques that can be used to replace a sky inside of DaVinci Resolve Fusion or with the standalone version of BlackMagic Design Fusion.

The DaVinci Resolve project files and footage are available for download so that you can easily follow along.

About the instructor

Lee Lanier has created visual effects on numerous features films for Walt Disney Studios and PDI/DreamWorks. Lee is a world-renowned expert in the video effects field, and has written several popular high-end software books, and taught at the Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Hollywood.

Who is this course designed for?

Editors, Colorists, Compositors and other finishing artists

Some of the topics

  • Motion tracking
  • Keying techniques
  • Inserting sky in the background
  • Adding grain
  • Simple color correction

Software required

A free version of DaVinci Resolve or the free standalone version of Fusion

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Anybody know how to add expressions to "center" and "angle" linking to lower the strength of moving the background for more realistic parallax effect?

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Nice. Short. And good step by step. Like to see more!

Still I have 'problems' with the hierarchy of the nodes. Still need tot trial and error which node comes first.

Is there a way of understanding? 

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On 12/24/2018 at 10:57 AM, Virgil Edward said:

I can't download the project file.

Hi Virgil. Click on the button and it will automatically download. We have sent you an email with the files in case it still doesn't work for you.

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Thx for this series. Always good to know for some small jobs. I'm just curious how's the workflow when I want to do keying/compositing then matching BG and FG but afterwards getting a LOG image out of Fusion to do the final grade in the colorpage?

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40 minutes ago, Nico Wieseneder said:

Thx for this series. Always good to know for some small jobs. I'm just curious how's the workflow when I want to do keying/compositing then matching BG and FG but afterwards getting a LOG image out of Fusion to do the final grade in the colorpage?

You simply work with the log image all the way instead of a linear image.

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1 minute ago, Thomas Singh said:

You simply work with the log image all the way instead of a linear image.

Thx for your reply, Thomas. But for example if I want to get a really clean key on greenscreen shots I have to go to a linear image for keying, right? If so is there any chance (like the CST function on the colorpage or similiar) to get back to LOG after keying?

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3 minutes ago, Nico Wieseneder said:

Thx for your reply, Thomas. But for example if I want to get a really clean key on greenscreen shots I have to go to a linear image for keying, right? If so is there any chance (like the CST function on the colorpage or similiar) to get back to LOG after keying?

You don't need to, but if you want to key on a normalized image you can apply a technical LUT to the log image inside of Fusion and disable it when the work is done. That's a pretty common workflow.

If you want to do it your way, you can apply a input LUT on clip level inside of the edit tab, do your VFX in Fusion and disable the LUT when the work is done and you are ready to color it. 

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11 minutes ago, Thomas Singh said:

You don't need to, but if you want to key on a normalized image you can apply a technical LUT to the log image inside of Fusion and disable it when the work is done. That's a pretty common workflow.

If you want to do it your way, you can apply a input LUT on clip level inside of the edit tab, do your VFX in Fusion and disable the LUT when the work is done and you are ready to color it. 

Great, I'll try it that way. Thanks a lot for your help! Really appreciated. 

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