Blackmagic Design has published not less than 20 video tutorials (more than 16 hours) of training about DaVinci Resolve. The tutorials focus on Fusion (SFX), Fairlight (sound design), color grading, and editing. As expected from Blackmagic, all of this great content is free and is available on their YouTube channels. We’ve concentrated the whole tutorials below:
Blackmagic did it again
Blackmagic is one of the best companies that exist. Making professional hardware and software affordable is one of the company’s main missions. And it does it big time. Now, Blackmagic has published more than 16 hours of video tutorials that are divided into topics, dealing with all aspects of the mighty DaVinci Resolve. These FREE tutorials focus on all pages of Resolve (Cut, Edit, Grading, Fusion, and Fairlight). Even if you don’t own any pre-knowledge, this is your best recourse. Here are all the videos below.
DaVinci Resolve 17 Edit Training Videos
In this new, four-part series of training videos for DaVinci Resolve 17, we focus on the edit page. Developed with the help of DaVinci Resolve certified trainers, the videos will show you why editing is central to the storytelling and how the features found in DaVinci Resolve will help you achieve your creative vision.
Note: To get the most out of these videos, and to follow along with the lessons shown, please download the example projects and media used from http://bmd.link/cox7Un. The latest version of DaVinci Resolve 17 can be downloaded for free from www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve .
Introduction to Editing Part 1
This first video in this new four-part series provides you with an overview of the craft of editing. You’ll learn how to import and organize your clips, discover the power of metadata and build a rough cut using the edit page.
Introduction to Editing Part 2
Discover the more advanced features and tools on the edit page. You’ll learn how to refine a rough cut using trim edit, match frame and replace shots easily, mix audio efficiently and even add effects, transitions, and titles!
In this video, you’ll discover powerful and fast Multicam editing tools. DaVinci Resolve features a full Multicam interface with everything you need to edit projects with 4, 8,16, or more cameras! You’ll learn how to sync angles directly in the timeline and edit a simple two-camera interview. You’ll then test your skills by syncing and editing a larger multi-camera music performance!
Visual Effects in the Edit Page
In this final video, we show you how to enhance your project with powerful visual effects. Although the Fusion page lets you create complex cinematic visual effects and motion graphics, the edit page includes a library of visual effects that are easy for anyone to use in their project! You’ll learn how to use traveling mattes, pull an effective green screen key, create simple sign replacements and build complex multi-screen effects using the video collage filter.
DaVinci Resolve 17 Color Training Videos
Blackmagic Design has created a new five-part series of training videos focusing on the color page in DaVinci Resolve 17, showing how to use color in creative and artistic ways. Developed with the help of DaVinci Resolve certified trainers, the videos will provide you with the skills you need to use primary and secondary grading tools, grade for HDR, and deliver outstanding color for your next project.
Note: To get the most out of these videos, and to follow along with the lessons shown, please download the example projects and media used from http://bmd.link/dw7x3M. The latest version of DaVinci Resolve 17 can be downloaded for free from www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve.
Introduction to Color
This video, the first in a new 5 part series, provides you with an introduction to the color page before delving into the art of color grading. Learn how and why you should use the primary and secondary grading features, along with how to read scopes.
In this video, you will discover the advanced features of the color page. You’ll learn how to set up color management, how to structure grades using the node editor, work with RAW media, grade with the HDR palette, track with the magic mask, and much more!
DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel
Learn how to work faster and get more creative control with the DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel! Discover how to navigate the color page, adjust multiple parameters simultaneously and grade without using a mouse.
In this video, we show you how to prepare your content for delivery! You’ll learn how to work with presets on the Deliver page, set up a render queue, how to deliver video for online use, and more!
In this final video, we expand on the importance of color management in your workflow. You’ll learn what exactly color management is and discover each of the color management systems and settings available in DaVinci Resolve. Plus we’ll show you how to color manage with HDR and how to use Dolby Vision.
DaVinci Resolve 17 Fairlight Training Videos
Blackmagic Design has created a new series of training videos for DaVinci Resolve 17 focusing on Fairlight audio production. Developed with the help of DaVinci Resolve certified trainers, this seven-part series will provide you with the skills you need to edit, mix, record, repair, and deliver outstanding audio for your next project.
Note: To get the most out of these videos, and to follow along with the lessons shown, please download the example project and media from http://bmd.link/39gKhJ. The latest version of DaVinci Resolve 17 can be downloaded for free from www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve.
Introduction to Audio
This video provides you with an introduction to the Fairlight page before teaching the craft of dialogue editing. You’ll learn how to navigate the Fairlight interface, manage media, change track levels, edit dialogue, balance clip levels, and even how to repair dialogue with plugins!
Introduction to Sound Design
Discover the art of sound design and sound effects. You’ll learn how to control clip and track levels, create a spotting list for sound effects and design with markers, sync sound effects in the timeline, use the Sound Library to manage sound effects, and even add effects such as reverb and EQ limiting to add depth and dimension to sound!
Introduction to Mixing
This video guides you through the critical step of mixing audio. We’ll show you how to pan tracks, sweeten audio with equalization and dynamics, work with buses, add automation to the mix, and finally bounce, mix, and pan-finished tracks for delivery!
Recording VO and ADR
Discover how to record a simple voiceover track and re-record dialogue with automatic dialogue replacement (ADR). You’ll learn how to set up a microphone, patch the microphone input to a track, arm the track, and start recording!
Working with Audio Track Layers
Learn how to work with audio track layers which are a powerful tool for editing multiple takes together to realize the best performance. You’ll learn how to split and edit together the best takes in a scratch voiceover track and then you’ll use audio track layers to create crossfades between music clips in the same track!
Channel Mapping and Linked Groups
Learn how to properly set up your clips and timelines for successful multichannel audio editing through the correct use of channel mapping and linked groups.
Dolby Atmos Integration
In this final Fairlight training video, you’ll work with a professionally produced Dolby Atmos demo project and explore the powerful features built right into the Fairlight page. Then you’ll work with the Fairlight immersive tools to visualize the panning and placement of objects in the surround sound space and create your own Dolby Atmos mix!
DaVinci Resolve 17 Fusion Training Videos
Blackmagic Design has created a new, hands-on series of training videos for DaVinci Resolve 17 focusing on the Fusion page, where you can create cinematic visual effects and motion graphics. Developed with the help of DaVinci Resolve certified trainers, the videos will introduce you to the Fusion page and show you how to create amazing 2D and 3D visual effects you can use in your future projects.
Note: To get the most out of these videos, and to follow along with the lessons shown, please download the example projects and media used from http://bmd.link/7oVhEU. The latest version of DaVinci Resolve 17 can be downloaded for free from www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve.
Introduction to Fusion
This first video provides you with an introduction to the Fusion page and its node-based interface. You’ll learn how to work with nodes when building a basic composite and discover how to animate with keyframes.
Discover how to perform common compositing tasks on the Fusion page. Firstly, you’ll learn how to combine elements of separate takes to create a seamless final image. Then you’ll use the powerful Luma Keyer to replace the sky in one shot to better match another.
Motion Graphics in Fusion
This next training video explores the powerful 3D features on the Fusion page. You’ll learn the basics of how to create and work within Fusion’s true 3D workspace including building with shapes, using views and cameras, adding lights, and how to render your 3D objects into 2D.
3D Compositing in Fusion
In the final training video in this series, you’ll learn about the powerful 3D compositing tools on the Fusion page. Fusion features a true 3D workspace for compositing and creating cinematic visual effects and motion graphics. In this tutorial, you’ll use the advanced 3D camera tracker to create a virtual camera before adding objects into the environment. You’ll also discover how to use the tools to paint out unwanted objects to improve your shot.
Well, there you go! One-stop shot for DaVinci Resolve 17 education. Those FREE tutorials offer you the most comprehensive info and knowledge in order to start using this great software with all its aspects: from editing, grading, to SFX, sound design, and delivering. This is one of the best resources out there regarding Resolve 17. Enjoy!
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