DaVinci Resolve is a fully featured cross platform (Windows, Mac, Linux) video editor that comes in the base version for free and studio version. There are no watermarks in your export and the editor is very comparable to other top editors like Adobe Premier or Sony Vegas. In this course, I'll teach you everything you need to know to produce quality videos out of your raw footage.
The program can be broken down into 5 main areas (Fusion Tab upcoming in future resolve versions) including the Media Tab for importing and managing your video, audio, and image assets. The editing tab where you will do the bulk of your work actually placing video clips on the timeline, cutting away unnecessary footage, as well as adding effects and titles to your video. Next, we will jump to the color tab where you can create advanced custom effects changing the visuals of your video with tools like layer masks and power windows. The fairlight tab allows you to manipulate and improve your audio with VST plugins and record new voice overs inside the program. When all is said and done, you finish up your project by exporting inside of the deliver tab. Of course, we aim to cover all of these extensively enough that you can produce projects ready for sharing online. Let's get to it!
- Learn how to add video effects, transitions, and custom titles to your videos
- Manipulate your video's look by making changes to the coloring.
- In depth coverage of the each tab of the interface
- Target specific areas of your video with layer masks
- Stabilize your footage in post production
- Usage of VST Audio plugins including installation and usage examples
- Modify the program to fit your needs with Hotkey and setting changes
Here's some basic instructions to get installed and started before we jump into the videos of this course.
Getting DaVinci Resolve
The app is available for download at https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davincir...
for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Grab the package associated with your operating system and install as normal for any application. Once you have it, boot it up and we can start this DaVinci Resolve tutorial.
Starting a New Project
When you first boot DaVinci Resolve you will be given a project selection screen showing all current and past projects stored in your computer's project folder. Since we are starting a new project we will want to click the new project button in the bottom right hand corner. Once saved, any projects on our computer can be opened by clicking on the thumbnail images on this screen.
The fastest way to import clips and other media such as music is to drag them from your desktop or directories (folders) into the media section. You can also go up to the File menu at the top of the screen or hit Ctrl-I in order to open a Import Media dialog.
Once your media is in the pool, you can drag it onto the timeline to add it to your track and start editing.
At this point, you should be at a good place to start learning from the videos in the Complete Guide to DaVinci Resolve course. See you in the videos.