General Questions

Color correction is the post production process of manually adjusting your footage in order to find a correct balance between exposure, color temperature, and contrast.

Typically, color correction requires you to correct the white balance, adjust the shadows, midtones and highlights, contrast and set the overall balance for your footage.

Typically performed after color correction, Color Grading is the creative process of refining your footage so that further enhancements are made to image’s color, contrast, lighting within the image, color gradients and more to help convey a feeling or mood. Adding a creative look and/or emulating film stock is also done during the color grading process.

Simply put, color correction intends to normalize the footage to a consistent, balanced state, while color grading aims to creativity enhance it.

PixelTools Vol. 1 provides a wide variety of PowerGrades presets that assist both the color correction and grading processes. While you can certainly use any PowerGrade “as-is”, we strongly encourage you to use them as a starting point and adjust, as necessary, to best suit your specific footage.

PowerGrade presets are customizable color grades \ looks saved for later use within Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve, similar to a preset in other applications. Applying a PowerGrade preset is a seamless one-click process, so they’re an incredibly efficient method of storing complex creative looks, helpful effects templates and other common tasks frequently utilized during color correction and grading.

Aside from increasing efficiency, PowerGrade presets can also be used as a learning tool since they’re completely open, allowing full access to the individual color tools and effects used to create them.

Absolutely! We offer a rotating sample pack of PowerGrades that you can download from here.

We’re also so confident you’ll love our product that we do offer a 30 day guarantee (see below for more details).

With a heavy focus on organization, reusability, and an easy end-user experience, PixelTools Vol. 1 was designed to be unlike any other PowerGrade collections you’ve encountered: approachable yet infinitely customizable.  

Every single PowerGrade preset has been meticulously labelled, organized and compounded, which makes using, modifying, and combining them a fun and creative process.

Technical Questions

PowerGrades are incredibly easy to install in DaVinci Resolve. Simply follow our video walkthrough for detailed installation instructions.

Our most important goal is to make sure you get the most out of the PixelTools PowerGrades. This means we’re here for you to make sure PixelTools functions properly and that you’re able to use them easily.

However, our support is not limited to technical aspects. We’d be happy to take a look at your film(s) and make suggestions as to what would be the best way to utilize a specific PowerGrade preset, achieve a specific look or color grade.

We’ll offer you suggestions in regards to exposure, contrast, white balance and how to prepare your footage to get the best results from the PowerGrade you’re trying to use.

We are here to help you get the perfect color grade for your project!

PixelTools PowerGrades will work with essentially any camera and footage that is supported by Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 15.

All creative look PowerGrades include both log and Rec709 (BT188) versions for your convenience. We also include a variety of Log to Rec709 utility PowerGrades for many popular cameras.

As PixelTools PowerGrades are developed using optimized DaVinci Resolve tools and effects, they’re compatible with all Operating Systems that run Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 18: MacOS, Windows, Linux, and iOS* (iPad Pro 12.9 only)

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