I’ve always been a big fan of Final Cut Pro X’s Proxy workflow, it’s one of the most seamless and user friendly offline workflows in post, in my humble opinion. It’s been great to see DaVinci Resolve offer the same functionality, with even more granular control over the proxy or optimized files. There’s many articles and explanations out there of how this works in Resolve, this one from fstoppers is a short, but good description. Patrick Inhofer also has some great explanations in his course on Lynda.com, the DaVinci Resolve 12 Essential Training series. Because let’s face it, h.264 just sucks to edit. So optimize your media people. You’ll be glad you did!
Here is a great article and video about white balancing in Davinci Resolve. The more I use it, the more impressed I am with the built-in toolset of Resolve. I’m becoming a big fan, and choosing to use it more and more with projects. Smart company doing smart things with their hardware and software. It would appear Blackmagic is positioning themselves between Apple and Adobe, and I guess Avid, for people who are not a fan of trackless editing (FCPX) and those not of fan of a hefty monthly subscription for their software (Adobe). It’s kind of rooting for the underdog, but when the underdog has so much to offer, they’re not much of an underdog in my opinion.