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  • Multiple “power windows”

    Posted by Ryan Hansen on July 15, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    Hey everyone!

    I’m fairly new to Resolve 9 and I have a question/concern about the power windows tool. I understand completely how to use it and I have no trouble with the tool itself. My concern is having 2 masks or power windows within 1 clip.

    Here’s my dilemma, I’ll try to be as descriptive as possible but still make sense…

    I have a shot of a actress sitting and the light is shining on her face. After color correcting the whole scene to match a previous shot her face tends to get a little blown out so I color corrected her skin with a window and tracked the window and everything just fine.

    Next a second talent steps into frame to greet her and blocks the light that was once shining on her face, causing my color correction on her face to appear way different.

    Here is what I want to do but cannot figure for the life of me…

    I would like to create a second power window and change the grade on her face to something more fitting for when the second talent comes in and blocks the light. But I don’t know how to make the first power window fade out or cut out when the new power window begins to. I always end up with 2 masks on the screen trying to grade the same face twice.

    Any ideas or help is greatly appreciated!!!


    Aurie Anden replied 10 years, 9 months ago 4 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Pepijn Klijs

    July 15, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    If the first window tracks well on her face you can just use keyframing to change the grade within that window. You can even manipulate how fast the change is being applied.

    Editor/Colorist, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Jordan Mena

    July 15, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    Also, try using a layer mix with your second power window.

    Jordan Mena | Editor | Colorist | Producer
    Los Angeles, CA

  • Aurie Anden

    July 29, 2013 at 7:16 am

    Hi. 🙂 Pepjin is correct. But you can also try using a dynamic. Think of it as a dissolve. You can have one grade at the start of the dissolve and another after the dissolve. You can also adjust the length of the dissolve.

    If you have the full panel you can select current node (the one for the face that you’ve already tracked and color corrected). Hit “start dynamic” at the point you want the change to begin, determine how long you want the dissolve to be then hit “mark”. You can now change the grade at the end of the dissolve without affecting the color at the start.

    Hope this helps. Cheers

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