Create Textural Depth with Depth Map

Grain is one of the key components of the film look but few things are more distracting than seeing clumps of film grain dancing around on the talent’s face. One solution is to use the HSL qualifier to isolate skin tones and use the keyer to de-emphasize the grain. An even easier way is to use the new Depth Map in DaVinci Resolve Studio 18 and adjust the softness slider to restore a small amount of grain to the subject. Download the clip (HDR) to see for yourself!

Before/after Depth Map applied to de-emphasize grain in the talent’s skin.

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