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DaVinci Resolve - Intro

SS Course: 3000482

Course Overview


DaVinci Resolve is the only video post-production tool that blends four high-end video applications into one, including a module for editing, color correction, audio production, and now, the new Fusion module for visual effects (VFX) and motion graphics!  This course is useful for Video Professionals using applications such as Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, Apple Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro, Avid, and more. 


Scheduled Classes

05/06/24 - CTB - TB Virtual Instructor-Led - TB Virtual Instructor-Led (click to enroll)
07/08/24 - CTB - TB Virtual Instructor-Led - TB Virtual Instructor-Led (click to enroll)
09/09/24 - CTB - TB Virtual Instructor-Led - TB Virtual Instructor-Led (click to enroll)
11/12/24 - CTB - TB Virtual Instructor-Led - TB Virtual Instructor-Led (click to enroll)

What You'll Learn


In our two-day, hands-on DaVinci Resolve Introduction training course, you will start with the basics of DaVinci Resolve including primary and secondary color correction, color grading for style and looks, color matching, editing, project organization, assembling a rough cut, using timelines, applying transitions and effects, working with Fairlight Audio, and an introduction to Fusion.


Viewing outline for:

1. QuickStart: Editing a One Minute Movie
Starting a project
Assembling clips in a timeline
Editing narration
Adding a soundtrack
Adjusting audio levels
Deleting clips from the timeline
Trimming clips
Panning and zooming on photos
Adding a title
Playing full screen

2. Organizing a New Project
Configuring essential settings
Exploring the DaVinci Resolve interface
Importing clips
Reviewing and scrubbing clips
Viewing clip metadata
Adding custom metadata
Making new bins
Creating Smart Bins
Saving custom bin views
Changing clip names

3. Assembling a Rough Cut
Creating a timeline
Making the first edit
Scrubbing with JKL keys
Inserting clips into a timeline
Using timecode
Overwriting video only
Appending a clip to the end
Editing from a Bin
Replacing a shot

4. Moving Clips in the Timeline
Importing projects and relinking media
Splitting clips
Cutting and pasting clips

5. Refining a Timeline
Customizing the layout for trimming
Trimming to the playhead
Selecting tracks to trim
Slipping a clip
Opening gaps using the selection tool

6. Applying Transitions and Effects
Fading clips in and out
Adding cross dissolves
Customizing transitions
Applying transitions and filters from the Effects Library
Reframing shots
Rendering and background caching

7. Working with Audio on the Edit Page
Working with markers
Making a range of frames
Annotating on clips
Customizing the interface for audio
Color coding tracks
Finding markers using the Edit Index
Viewing markers in a bin
Linking clips
Monitoring, soloing, and muting audio
Changing a level within a clip
Adding audio fades

8. Introduction to Editing in the Cut Page
Editing on the Cut Page
Reviewing Clips using source tape
Editing and Trimming on the Cut Page
Audio on the Cut Page
Transitions and Titles
Effects Library on the Cut Page
Sharing from the Cut Page
Cut Page used with other pages

9. Mixing Sound in Fairlight: Exploring the Interface
Exploring the interface
Renaming and color coding tracks
Viewing a spotting list
Trimming clips in Fairlight
Aligning sound effects
Recording audio in a timeline
Modifying clip attributes
Using Fairlight FX
Organizing tracks into submixes
Setting track levels

10. Introduction to Fusion
Exploring the interface
Adding clips from the Media Pool
Understanding the merge node
Pulling a Key in Fusion from footage on the Edit Page

11. QuickStart: Color Correction
Learning the color page layout
Modifying lift, gamma, and gain
Using other primary corrector controls
Understanding nodes
Making secondary color corrections
Applying DaVinci Resolve FX
Tracking power windows
Stabilizing a clip

12. Performing Primary Corrections
Using DaVinci Resolve color management
Making Automatic Corrections
Balancing color and brightness with the Color Wheels
Checking adjustments on scopes
Making a neutral color grade with the primaries bars
Creating a style using the main primary controls
Enhancing styles with the additional primary controls
Using curves for primary color corrections
Copying corrections between similar shots

13. Making Secondary Adjustments
Using Qualifiers
Using outside nodes
Combining Qualifiers and Power Windows

14. Delivering a Final Program
Creating a web streaming file
Creating a custom preset
Working with the DaVinci Resolve database



Disclaimer: All course objectives and outlines are used as a guideline and are subject to change to ensure the latest information is covered to support real world use of the technology.



Students must have a good working knowledge of computers, operating systems, using a mouse, keyboard, standard menus and commands. Students must be able to open, save, and close applications and files, as well as navigate to other folders.

    Who Should Attend

    • Professional editors
    • Colorists
    • Audio engineers
    • Sound designers
    • VFX Artists

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