Falsify – False Colors

The Falsify – False Colors DCTL transform provides an enhanced False Color view for artists using DaVinci Resolve Studio. It can be loaded directly as a DCTL in a Rec.709 (Scene) timeline or can be used in conjunction with the DCTL OpenFX plugin for additional customization options, including multiple false colors, transform precision levels, source data levels, a true 18% Mid-Gray highlight and support for numerous Color Spaces and Timeline Gammas.

The transform includes a handy Legend that can be toggled and provides step guides of 0 to 100% IRE in increments of 10%.

The “18% Mid Gray” toggle also highlights a mathematically accurate 18% Middle Gray marker on both the timeline and the legend for additional accuracy.

Falsify – False Color transform with “Falsify” false colors

Multiple Timeline and Gamma options

Supported timeline Gammas include Linear and Scene (ITU-T Rec.709 / Rec.2020), whilst supported timeline Color Spaces include:

  • ACES AP0
  • ACES AP1
  • ITU-T Rec.709
  • ITU-T Rec.2020
  • Display P3 (P3-D65)

More Color Space and Gamma options are available by applying Color Space Transforms before and after the respective nodes. Common workflows can include an ACEScc to ACES Linear transform for ACES specific workflows outside the Resolve Color Managed mode (i.e. ACEScc/ACEScct).

Multiple False Color Options

There are a number of supported false colors included with the transform with close adherence to each designer’s respective IRE parameters. Current options include Atomos, Blackmagic Design, Aputure and the standard Falsify colors.

Falsify – False Color transform with “Atomos” false colors

Data Level Options

Adjust Data Levels based on input source. If source was recorded at Video levels 16-235 or 64-940, the default Video option is suitable. Otherwise if source was recorded at data levels 0-255 or 0-1023, the Data option can be selected.

Falsify LUTs

Additional Look Up Tables (LUTs) are in the works for platforms outside DaVinci Resolve (i.e. Adobe Premiere). Further LUTs are being developed to provide in-camera /monitor False Color views catered specifically to manufacturer designated Log profiles.


The Falsify – False Colors transform is compatible with DaVinci Resolve Studio 16 and above. The transform will also work with the Free version of DaVinci Resolve 16 and above, however users may notice a Resolve watermark on screen.

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