Guide to DaVinci Resolve 16 Video Editing
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- The basics of how to edit a video from start to completion
- Learn techniques for adding visual effects, transitions, audio effects, and titles
- Creating 3D fusion compositions for titles and special effects like particles
- Color grading adjustments to your video so you can change the look of your video, even targeting changes to specific objects in your video
- Pickup DaVinci Resolve 16 free from the Blackmagicdesign website
- Ideal if you have good general computer skills - they'll be a lot of dragging objects, pressing and holding, and hotkeys (shortcuts)
DaVinci Resolve 16 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 what you need to know to produce quality videos out of your raw footage.
Learn how to add video effects, transitions, and custom titles to your videos
Explore the new Cut editing workflow
Create 3D special effects and custom titles with Fusion
Manipulate your video's look by making changes to the coloring.
Learn more about exporting your video including how you can upload straight to YouTube automatically
The program can be broken down into 6 main areas, including the new Cut editor, 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. The cut editor serves as an alternative to the edit tab focused on a faster workflow, less interface clutter, and 3 easy to use timelines for different levels of precision in your adjustments. The fusion tab allows you create and modify powerful 3D effects creating objects and manipulating lights, color, 3D rotation and position, and more straight from within Resolve. 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. Let's get to it!
- Anyone who wants to learn the Resolve video editor
- Beginners to video editing who want to increase their skillset
- People who are on Mac or especially Linux where the available video editor choices are limited
- People who want to use a great video editor without breaking the bank.
This video shows you the basics of Keyframe Animation in resolve 16 by demonstrating how to zoom in on a target area with a combination of Zoom and Position Properties. You can apply the same principles to animate almost any property in resolve so keyframing animation is incredibly handy.
Here's how you can generate rays of light based on existing bright spots or light sources in your video clips. There are three ways to use the effect in the video.
1. Adding it to a base clip in edit mode
2. Adding it to imported images
3. Adding it to clips in the color tab on a corrector node for more control.
Quick trick for turning any frame of a video clip into a color palette that you can use with programs like GIMP, Photoshop, or Krita to paint with. Of course, you could also use the colors as a reference in DaVinci Resolve 16 for designing your titles and such things as well.
Here's a couple effects that you can add to your audio records or have active while you record voice overs straight to tracks in Resolve 16. Noise reduction reduces background noise below a threshold while Dialog processor is actually 6 effects in one that aim to even the audio out with a compressor, remove 's' sounds with the De-esser, and more. (These can each be toggled on and off individually if you desire)