What is a PowerGrade?
PowerGrades are custom looks saved alongside their node structures. They offer a non-destructive way to alter an image’s tonal range and are fully customizable, providing maximum flexibility. Upon applying a PowerGrade, the entire node structure becomes visible, allowing you to modify each individual parameter as needed. Darren Mostyn posted a great video on how to work with PowerGrades: STILLS in DaVinci Resolve – (Top Tips from a Pro).
What is a Node?
A node in DaVinci Resolve contains one or more corrections that impact an image. Nodes can be linked in various ways, allowing precise control over the sequence of operations. This arrangement, known as the node tree, offers numerous advantages. The node tree represents the total structure of all nodes and their interconnections.
What is a LUT?
A Look-Up Table (LUT) is a mathematical tool that transforms the color and tone of an image by altering its input RGB data. The application of LUTs varies. For instance, Viewing LUTs are used to convert log footage to simulate the look of Rec709 footage. Calibration LUTs are employed to fine-tune monitor displays for accurate color representation. Film Emulation LUTs replicate the visual aesthetics of specific film stocks. On the other hand, Creative LUTs are used to impose a certain style or aesthetic on an image, which aids in achieving a unique visual narrative. In DaVinci Resolve, LUTs are interpolated in two ways. By default, the setting is ‘Trilinear’. However, switching to ‘Tetrahedral’ can offer cleaner results.
What is a DCTL?
Davinci Color Transform Language (DCTL) is a powerful feature in DaVinci Resolve that allows for manipulation of pixel data. By providing a user interface with elements such as sliders, dropdown menus, and checkboxes, DCTL gives users control over various manipulations. These can range from modifying Lift, Gamma, Gain, and Offset, adjusting Exposure and Contrast, applying a LUT, to creating a matrix transform. However, it’s important to note that DCTL functionality is only supported in DaVinci Resolve Studio.
What is a DRFX?
Fusion Template Bundles (DRFX) are packages of various effects in DaVinci Resolve, encompassing motion graphics and visual effects. Designed for ease of use and customizability, these bundles offer adjustable parameters that let users fine-tune effects to suit their specific requirements. This means users can leverage the DRFX format to effortlessly adapt these powerful effects to their unique project needs.
Will the products work with the free version of Davinci Resolve?
While most PowerGrades are compatible with the free version of DaVinci Resolve, features such as “Grain FX”, “Lens Distortion”, and “Halation” are exclusive to the Studio Version. DCTLs also require the Studio Version. However, Overlays, LUTs, and Generators work with both the Free and Studio versions. If you encounter issues with DCTLs, PowerGrades, Generators, or LUTs, please consult the “How to install” and “How to use” sections before reaching out for support.
How do I install PowerGrades, DRFX, DCTLs & LUTs?
For installation instructions, visit this page.
Which Operating Systems are supported?
PowerGrades, Generators, LUTs, and Overlays use native DaVinci Resolve tools and effects. They are compatible with all operating systems that can run Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 17.4 and above, including macOS, Windows, and Linux. However, some FX tools like “Film Grain” and DCTLs are only supported in DaVinci Resolve Studio. DCTLs also require the Studio Version.
Will it work with my specific camera / Rec709 / LOG?
MONONODES PowerGrades are compatible with any camera and footage supported by Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 17 and above. The “First 12” PowerGrades are not specific to LOG or Rec709 footage or to any particular camera. The grades are based solely on the behind-the-scenes images available on this website. Please see the “Examples” Page for more details. Information on color spaces for “Soft 2 Strip” and “Film Emulation” can also be found there. DCTLs are designed for DWG (DaVinci Wide Gamut) but can work with other large color spaces such as Log C, with slightly different results.
How do I access my purchased products?
Upon purchase, the product is immediately available for download in a ZIP file. You can download this either from the link on your checkout page or from the download link emailed to you. The download page will provide a unique, secure link to the product you’ve purchased. With regard to our video courses, as soon as your account is activated, you’ll have immediate access to the pre-recorded videos. Please note that these courses are exclusively available online, so a stable internet connection is required to view them.
What is your refund policy?
We cannot offer refunds for digital downloads. Please ensure that you have the correct software before purchasing. If you have difficulty installing or using these PowerGrades, please refer to the “How to Install” section before reaching out for support. Thank you.
What payment methods are available?
The following payment methods are available in our online shop:
– American Express
When you need support, remember to include your order number in your email. This will help us assist you more efficiently. We aim to respond to all queries within 24 hours. However, if you don’t receive a response after three days, please don’t hesitate to send a follow-up email. We’re here to help! Contact us at stefanATmononodesDOTcom.