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#304 - Multi-channel EXR Compositing Made Easy

Learning how to tweak the composite of 3D render or visual effects shot is a valuable skill to have up your sleeve, and the best part is, it's not that hard, but there are a few hoops that you need to jump through to get it right.

In this issue of Cut/daily we'll take a look at a plugin and a free script that can make bringing multi-channel EXR files into DaVinci Resolve's Fusion page and After Effects a doddle, compared to the more cumbersome, manual alternative.

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Wait, what?

I've spoken a couple of times before on Cut/daily about the benefits of working with multi-channel EXR files, and where you can download some free VFX explosions too:

But what is a multi-channel EXR file?

Essentially it's a single file that contains every single render pass, for each frame, rather than managing multiple files for multiple passes across multiple frames.

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