Working With Automatic Depth Maps in Resolve 18

Davinci Resolve 18 has a new depth map effect that lets you instantly generate a 3D depth matte.

Black Magic Design recently unveiled Davinci Resolve 18 with some ridiculously incredible features. One of them is the new Depth Map effect.

The new depth map effect lets you instantly and automatically generate a 3D depth matte of a scene to grade the foreground separately from the background quickly and vice versa.

Check out how to work with Depth Map in Resolve with this quick tutorial by Sam Aldrich. The tutorial covers how the new feature works and how easy it is to get a great-looking and handy map that you can use for a multitude of post-effects. “You can bring attention to the action in the foreground, help interview subjects stand out, or add atmosphere to the background of a scene!”