Let me quote a forum member from another thread that have inspired me alot lately:
I'm doing a project right now, using footage taken with my BMPCC, and have made a basic color correction in Camera Raw, raising saturation and color boost to get more vibrant colors, as well as doing a basic adjustment of Gain and Gamma, streching out the RAW Log profile. Then I will tweek everyting using the color wheels.
In my previous projects I have ignored the Camera Raw tab entirely and done all color corrction and grading using color wheels only. Is this new approach a more correct one?
Looking at the Goat's Eye View, she reccomends not to touch these settings, as that would limit grading "downstream":
Lately, I have read critique against her tutorials. Intuitively, I find it to be a more sound approach to make adjustments before debayering. I have found it hard before to create vibrant colors using color wheels, and found the Saturation there to be a bit lacking. Now, finding that I can manipulate the RAW colors before debayering, the result is much more convincing. However, the noise levels have also been raised, although it looks quite fimic and grainy. But I'm new to color grading and DaVinci Resolve, and RAW, so I would like to hear your advice on these matters.