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  • Resolve UI background is blue-biased

  • Oliver Peters

    August 2, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    Anyone notice that Resolve’s UI background is not a neutral gray, but actually has a blue balance? If you measure the RGB values they are approximately 40/40/46.

    Doesn’t it seem odd that a color correction software actually uses a UI that can potentially contaminate how your brain interprets the color balance of the scene you are grading? Every other color correction or editing app that uses dark backgrounds has equal values of RGB.

    I get that you should be judging by and staring at a proper reference display. But that’s probably not the real world for the majority of people using Resolve these days. Seems to me it’s breaking a cardinal rule, unless there’s some logical reason for it.

  • Michael Gissing

    August 3, 2021 at 1:23 am

    It is odd. The edges of the image are true grey but the timeline and other areas do have the blue bias. I must admit, I hadn’t really noticed as I use a Decklink card to feed the external monitor and always tell clients to only judge on that monitor.

  • Oliver Peters

    August 3, 2021 at 12:19 pm

    I wonder if BMD has any valid reasons for it other than it just looks different than other dark backgrounds.

  • Tero Ahlfors

    August 3, 2021 at 1:49 pm

    Have you tried turning on the “use gray background for user interface” setting?

  • Oliver Peters

    August 3, 2021 at 2:15 pm

    Bingo! Thanks. Honestly I never noticed that or forgot about that after setting the viewer background ages ago. Not sure why that should be the default, however, the manual actually states the blue-gray isn’t for color critical works :/

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