COMPLETE Training for DaVinci Resolve 12.5

Learn with a step-by-step guide that walks you through a complete project. You'll configure critical project settings, import and organizing media, conform a project from Premiere Pro, then edit, trim and color grade using Power Windows, Qualifiers and Tracking.

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Step-By-Step Instructions

Every hands-on exercise starts with an explanation of why and when a feature is useful, so you not only learn how to use functions but the fundamental concepts as well.

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Detailed Graphics

Detailed screen shots guide you through every major step, with callouts for clear explanations. Rich conceptual graphics are also used to help explain features more clearly

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Download 6GB of high quality audio and video content. designed as a complete, true to life project. You to gain practical experience with common tasks and some tricky problems.

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Test Questions

Take a quiz at the end of every chapter to gauge how much of the material you retain. The quiz uses a variety of question types  with answers  found at the end of the book. 

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Extended Table of Contents

Ch1: Starting a Project

  • Logging in with a User Profile
  • Overview of Pages
  • Importing Clips
  • Reviewing and Scrubbing Clips -UPDATED
  • Manually Syncing Picture with Sound
  • Configuring Audio Channels
  • Setting up a New Project
  • Setting a Scratch Disk
  • A Few Words About Color Spaces
  • Setting Up Project Color Management
  • Saving and Auto Saving a Project

Ch 2: Bringing Order to Clips

  • Working with Metadata
  • Viewing Metadata in a list
  • Saving Bin Views -NEW
  • Importing Metadata -NEW
  • Adding a New Bin
  • Moving Clips Between Bins
  • Adding a Smart Bin
  • Changing Clip Names -UPDATED

Ch 3: The Basics of Editing

  • The Edit Page
  • Marking In and Out Points
  • Creating a New Timeline
  • Assembling the First Edits -UPDATED
  • Making a Three Point Edit
  • Overwriting Video
  • Using Timecode to Move the Playhead
  • Editing Multiple Clips at Once

Ch 4: Advanced Editing

  • Backtiming a Cut Away
  • Making a Cut Away on Video 2
  • Performing a Split Edit
  • Marking a Segment in the Timeline
  • Replacing an Edit -UPDATED
  • Fit-to-Fill Edit
  • Editing Multicamera Events -UPDATED

Ch 5: Timeline Editing

  • Navigating in the Timeline
  • Dragging Clips in the Timeline
  • Disabling Snapping
  • Moving Clips using the Keyboard
  • Deleting Clips from the Timeline
  • Unlinking Video and Audio Segments
  • Splitting a Segment
  • Scrubbing with J-K-L Keys
  • Splitting Across Tracks

Ch 6: The Trim Tool

  • Archiving and Restoring Projects
  • Ripple Trimming
  • Trim using JKL Keys
  • Trimming Clips On-The-Fly
  • Rolling Trims
  • Trimming a Split Edit
  • Slip Trimming
  • Slide Trimming
  • Selection Tool Trimming

Ch 7: Working with Sound

  • Setting Up the Interface for Audio
  • Assigning Color to Clips -NEW
  • Adding New Audio Tracks
  • Patching Audio Tracks
  • Monitoring, Soloing, and Muting Audio
  • Working with Markers -UPDATED
  • Finding Markers with the Edit Index
  • Using the Match Frame Feature
  • Modifying Volume Levels
  • Viewing Audio Meters
  • Using the Audio Mixer
  • Copying and Pasting Audio Levels
  • Changing Levels within a Clip
  • Adding Audio Fades

Ch 8: Applying Transition Effects

  • Adding and Modifying Cross Dissolves
  • Adding Other Effects
  • Marking Favorites
  • Using the Smooth Cut Effect
  • Fading Video In and Out
  • Rendering Timeline Effects

Ch 9: Graphics & Animation

  • Using Graphics with Alpha Channels
  • Choosing a Template
  • Modifying Text Parameters
  • Trimming Titles with Extend Edit
  • Setting Keyframes
  • Using Still Photos
  • Modifying Keyframes in the Timeline -UPDATED
  • Animating with Dynamic Zoom -NEW

Ch 10: Changing Clip Speed

  • Constant Speed
  • Retiming Clips in the Timeline
  • Variable Speed Change -NEW
  • Processing Speed Changes

Ch 11: Intro to the Color Page

    • Conforming an XML Timelime -NEW
    • About the Color Page
    • Understanding Scopes -UPDATED
    • Temperature and Tint -NEW
    • Balancing Color with the Color Wheels
    • Using the Vectorscope for Skin Tones
    • Saving Color Corrections
    • Balancing Color with Primaries Bars -NEW
    • Using the Node Editor
    • Fixing Specific Areas with Power Windows
    • Using the Viewers for Color Grading -NEW

    Ch 12: Color Correcting Multiple Shots

    • Applying Stills to Clips
    • Balancing Shots with a Color Chart
    • Using Shot Match
    • Filtering the Color Timeline -NEW
    • Creating Groups
    • Using Groups to Adjust Multiple Clips
    • Making Adjustments to the Entire Timeline
    • Applying Presets from the Gallery Window

    Ch 13: Grading

    • Adding Clips to Groups -NEW
    • Color Grading with Curves
    • Using Hue Curves to Modify Skin Tone
    • Saving Versions
    • Using Qualifiers
    • Combining Qualifiers and Power Windows
    • Tracking Power Windows
    • Layering with Blend Modes
    • Comparing Versions
    • Saving Grades Across Projects
    • Comparing Images

    Ch 14: Color Page FX

    • Stabilization -NEW
    • Collapsing Nodes -NEW
    • Adding Resolve FX -NEW
    • Single Point Tracking -NEW
    • Using Node Resizing for Cloning -NEW
    • Caching in the Color Page

    Ch 15: Output

    • Switching to the Deliver Page
    • Outputting to ProTools
    • Adding a Watermark
    • Adding to the Render Queue
    • Roundtrip to Premiere Pro-NEW
    • Creating Your Own Preset
    • Data Levels -NEW