June 19, 2017 at 2:52AM


color grading

Hello, what's a good color grading software for Premier Pro.


Um...Premiere Pro (Creative Cloud) comes with Speed Grade (using the same Creative Cloud credentials). Is it good? Dunno. Everybody I know uses Davinci Resolve. Davinci Resolve has evolved from being just a fantastic grading application (versions 8 and below) to being a good entry-level NLE (version 12). With the public beta of version 14, I suspect many will use it as both their primary NLE and their primary color grading application. This weekend I measured a 6x performance difference (Resolve 14b4 6x faster than PPro CC2017.2) doing green-screen work on 6K HD R3D media.

June 19, 2017 at 9:28AM


Premiere Pro now has Lumetri Panel and it seems pretty powerful to do color grade directly on your timeline. I also really like Red Giant Colorista and Magic Bullet if you are looking for a fast workflow on your timeline.

June 21, 2017 at 9:52AM

Ulises Bravo
Filmmaker, DP

Agree on Resolve... I find their tracking system so much easier to work with, so that also makes it easier to grade, and for some reason I find that Resolve treats footage more delicately than Premiere does when it comes to color correcting, even with Lumetri.

But if you don't need heavy corrections with separate parts of the image needing its own treatment, and you just need a generel correction, I would probably stay in Premiere for the time being.

Resolve is getting very very close though....

June 26, 2017 at 5:20AM

Torben Greve

I totally agree, Resolve is in another league and treats footage much nicer than anything else that I have tried.

Ulises Bravo

June 29, 2017 at 11:13AM

Resolve - 100%.

June 27, 2017 at 12:50PM, Edited June 27, 12:50PM


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