Whether you’re just getting started or are a professional colorist, DaVinci Resolve color control panels let you work faster and be more creative. The panels give you fluid, hands on control over multiple parameters at the same time, so you have more creative options and can work much faster than is possible with a mouse. Designed in collaboration with the world’s leading colorists, all panels feature a logical layout that puts the most important controls under your natural hand positions, which allows you to work quickly. All knobs, dials and buttons are high quality and have been custom designed to produce the perfect amount of resistance, so you can accurately fine tune any parameter.
With three panels to choose from, it’s easy to find one that perfectly fits your job and project scope. If you're just getting started, the DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel is incredibly compact while featuring dozens of professional color controls. It fits perfectly next to a keyboard and is great for on set grading with a laptop. The DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel is ideal for freelance artists that need a fully featured portable panel that can be set up at home or moved between jobs. The DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel is designed for professional color suites on feature film, television and commercial projects. All 3 panels have similar layouts, making it easy to move up when you’re ready!
This low profile panel features 3 high resolution trackballs and 12 precision machined knobs to access the primary color correction tools. There are buttons for switching between log and primary wheels, a key for full screen playback and a set of keys for common features and workspace navigation.
This compact panel offers a massive number of controls! You get everything on the Micro Panel as well as buttons for switching tools, adding color corrector nodes, applying secondary grades and using Power Windows. The LCD screens at the top display menus and controls for adjusting the selected tool.
Designed in collaboration with professional colorists, the DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel allows you to have quick, one touch access to virtually every parameter in the program. A fourth trackball controls the luminance and color balance of the image, without needing to toggle trackball settings.
The trackballs let you adjust the colors in an image based on lift, gamma and gain tonal ranges. Unlike a mouse and keyboard, you can manipulate multiple trackballs simultaneously to create unique effects. The smooth gliding rings around the trackballs let you set master levels and establish dynamic contrast. Keys above each trackball reset the color adjustment, level adjustment or both. Three keys at the top of the DaVinci Resolve Mini and Micro Panels let you switch between primary and log wheel modes, activate offset, temperature and tint controls and turn on your full screen viewer output. The DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel has a fourth master gain trackball to adjust the entire image.
Primary adjustment controls affect the luminance and chrominance of your entire image using a variety of tools that target specific tonal and hue ranges. These tools represent the most common adjustments required to produce dynamic imagery, making them a popular choice for photographers, graphic designers and colorists working on a tight deadline. The DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel and Mini Panel include 12 primary color correction control knobs that make it easy to quickly adjust image contrast, saturation, hue, temperature, tint, midtone detail, color boost, shadows, highlights and more. All knobs can be pressed to instantly reset the control so you can easily experiment with new looks!
The dedicated lift, gamma and gain knobs, which are sometimes referred to as shadows, midtones and highlights, allow you to adjust the luminance, or brightness, of each specific area of an image’s tonal range. With these specific controls, you adjust brightness without affecting color saturation.
Contrast is used to change the tonal difference between light and dark parts of an image. Pivot adjusts contrast "balance" which can offset the contrast tonal ranges. Once contrast is set, use pivot to refine the tonal center of tonality, brightening or darkening the image while retaining contrast.
Increasing or decreasing midtone detail changes the contrast on edge details in an image. Adjusting midtone detail changes the perception of sharpness and definition. It can be used to accentuate the stubble on an actor’s face, make a scene look sharper, or to gently defocus skin for beauty work.
Color boost intelligently adjusts areas of low saturation in an image while leaving heavily saturated areas alone. This results in a more subtle and natural increase of color. Sometimes referred to as a vibrance, color boost is a great way to make colors pop without over saturating the entire image.
Shadow and highlight knobs let you lighten and darken shadow detail or retrieve blown out highlights in high dynamic range images. They do not affect the midtones, allowing you to achieve a smooth blend and more natural result between the retrieved areas of the image and the unadjusted midtones.
Use to adjust overall image saturation. At higher values, colors appear more intense, while at lower values color diminishes. Saturation can be decreased completely until all color is gone, leaving a grayscale image. Combine with contrast and pivot to produce striking black and white imagery.
The hue knob lets you rotate all hues in an image or selected area around the perimeter of the color wheel. The default setting is 50, which retains the original unaffected distribution of hues. Use with secondary selections to quickly adjust specific hue ranges, like blue skies or green trees.
The luminance mix control changes the balance between your color adjustments and Y, or luminance only adjustments. When using the Y channel lift, gamma and gain controls, a luminance mix of 100 lets you adjust color independent of brightness, which is ideal for color balancing and matching footage.
Dozens of creative color grading, effects, and technical tools are organized in DaVinci Resolve’s color page in the form of individual palettes. This way, the program is able to feature a variety of intensive toolkits that support a wide range of workflows, while keeping the interface tidy and user intuitive. The DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel and DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel include dedicated feature buttons that let you quickly access the color page palettes, so you don’t have to switch back and forth between the mouse and panel. With the push of a button you can easily access tools such as the RAW palette, primary color correctors, curves, qualifiers, windows, tracker and many more.
After Primary Adjustment
Primary bars allow more subtle changes to individual color channels and luminance than trackballs. DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel and Advanced Panel let you adjust primary bars in their displays. Rotate several knobs at once to quickly achieve a look without having to switch between bars with a mouse.
After Curves Correction
Custom curves can be used to make precise adjustments to image luminance and chrominance. Isolate color channels using the buttons above the displays and rotate the knobs to adjust channel luminance in 20% increments. Use the soft keys over the displays to access the full range of HSL curves.
The Advanced and Mini Panels let you create Power Windows, which are shape based objects used for targeting corrections to a part of the image. You can create different window shapes such as squares, circles, polygons, or gradients! Then position, resize and grade the windows with the primary tools.
The qualifier tool isolates a portion of the image based on a combination of ranges for hue, saturation or luminance. Press the qualifier button, then choose a qualifier mode and make a key selection. Once a selection is made, use standard primary tools to make adjustments in the selected area.
The tracking controls can be used to analyze a moving object in a scene so that it can be followed. For example, you could draw a bezier Power Window around a car and then track it through the shot. Once tracked, whatever primary color correction you add to the Power Window will follow the car.
The still store saves color corrections in the gallery, along with a preview, so you can re apply it to other clips later. DaVinci Resolve color panels have keys to quickly save, preview and recall stills. The DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel has a T‑bar fader to wipe between stills for comparisons.
Color displays on the DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel and DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel give you precise control over tools in the color page. On the Mini Panel, when a palette is selected from the list of keys, the screens display its unique interface and settings. Use the arrow keys to navigate between a palette’s modes or pages. The soft keys above the displays let you isolate channels, choose presets, or perform other feature selections specific to the palette type. The soft knobs under the displays can be used to make parameter adjustments. You can generate preset Power Window shapes and track them without touching your mouse! All changes made in the displays are visible on the color page.
Grading tends to be performed in low light conditions to ensure a more accurate representation of colors in the grading monitor. The keys and soft knobs on the DaVinci Resolve color panels illuminate when selected so you can easily see which controls are active in low light. On the DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel and Advanced Panel, the keys are also backlit so it’s easy to find and press each button. The backlight color of the Advanced Panel keys can even be customized. With 30 customizable soft knobs on the DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel and 8 on the DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel, you get high resolution, flexible parameter adjustments that you can reset back to the default with a simple push.
The area to the right of the trackballs features keys which help you navigate between clips on the timeline, step through clip frames, and jump between nodes in the node editor. These navigation keys can save you a lot of time by keeping your hands on the panel, instead of reaching for the mouse when performing common tasks, such as switching nodes. The play forward, reverse and stop transport keys give you full control of your project timeline or deck. The DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel adds a jog/shuttle knob for faster and more precise scrubbing. Additional keys on the panels allow for looped playback and temporary grade disabling, making it easy to review clips and check your grade.
The DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel gives you quick access to every feature on the color page, minimizing the need for a mouse or keyboard. However, a vital component of the post production workflow is organization and labelling. Use the Advanced Panel’s slide out keyboard to enter clip metadata, name imported files and generators, clearly label nodes in the node editor, or put notes on clip flags and markers. Further optimize the keyboard by assigning custom shortcuts, or by using one of several shortcut preset preferences. When you're finished, the keyboard retracts into the control surface, giving you a clean hardware interface that allows you to return to focusing on the grading tools.
The DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel is fully powered via USB so you can simply plug it into a laptop to get up and running at home, in a studio or on set. That makes it ideal for grading with a portable system on a cart while shooting. The DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel includes a built in power supply so there’s no bulky external power brick. It also features ethernet and supports PoE (power over Ethernet). That means you can operate it via your network and power it from over the network connection so you don’t need to plug in the power cable! The DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel features an auto switching international power supply, making it compatible with mains power anywhere in the world.