I’m very happy to announce that, after a huge amount of recording, and even more time spent editing and organizing, my new Editing & Finishing in DaVinci Resolve 12 video training is now available from Ripple Training, for $99 USD. I’m really happy with how these lessons turned out, so if you want to understand how editing in Resolve works, than this is the title for you.
It’s an exhaustive look at editing in DaVinci Resolve, detailing every nook and cranny of the Media and Edit pages. There are nine hours and thirty minutes of videos, spanning 90 meticulously organized lessons complete with chapter markers that let you jump to whatever topic you want to focus on next, making this useful as a reference as well as a class.
And every relevant topic is covered, from choosing whether to use the free or studio version of Resolve and touring the application, to setting up and organizing projects, importing and organizing media, improving performance and managing media, drag & drop editing, precision editing, cutting dialog, multicam editing, trimming and rearranging clips, using effects and transitions, and working with audio. Absolutely every available editing technique in DaVinci Resolve is demonstrated in detail.
However, the true power of Resolve is in its seamless marriage between editing and color, so there are also over an hour of tutorials dedicated to color correction and grading. Starting with how you can prep the color of your clips prior to editing, and continuing with learning the basics of the Color page, making automatic and manual color adjustments using Lift/Gamma/Gain and curve controls, copying and matching grades, and adding secondary adjustments.
And since Resolve is such a capable finishing environment, additional lessons cover audio mixing and effects, creating still and animated video effects, compositing, titling, stabilization, green-screen compositing, and the use of third party filters.
And, in a first for me, this tutorial is accompanied by a complete set of high-quality media and project files so you can follow along as I demonstrate each feature and technique, and then continue to experiment on your own.
At this point, I have several titles available covering DaVinci Resolve from Ripple Training, so here’s how they all fit together.
If you’re wanting a complete understanding of how to edit in Resolve, along some grading basics, then the nine hour Editing & Finishing in DaVinci Resolve 12 is for you.
On the other hand, if you want a faster overview of how both editing and grading works in Resolve, you might want to check out my DaVinci Resolve 12 Quick Start, which is a more approachable 4 hour overview of how to use Resolve, focusing only on the basics.
And of course if you’re interested in learning more about how to grade color, then you should check out my 13 hour Color Grading in DaVinci Resolve 11, along with the 5 hour companion What’s New in DaVinci Resolve 12 (together, these titles cover all of grading in DaVinci Resolve).
And finally, if you want to learn absolutely everything I have to teach about DaVinci Resolve, Ripple Training has put together a five title DaVinci Resolve Essentials Training Bundle (includes Editing & Finishing, Color Grading, What’s New in 12, Color Grading a Scene, and Creative Looks).
So, no matter what aspect of DaVinci Resolve interests you, I’ve got a set of lessons that covers it. I hope you find these useful!