Guide to DaVinci Resolve 16 Video Editing
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Guide to DaVinci Resolve 16 Video Editing

Learn how to edit videos, create 3D special effects, and color grade videos in this great video editor.
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Created by Chris Navarre
Last updated 12/2019
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What you'll learn
  • 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!

Who this course is for:
  • 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.
Course content
Expand all 40 lectures 04:51:32
+ Video Editing Walkthrough
8 lectures 40:48
Edit Tab
Keyframe Animation
More on Video Transitions
Fusion, Color, Fairlight Tabs Overview
Exporting Videos by the Deliver Tab
+ Timeline Editing
6 lectures 33:13
New Cut Editing Workflow in Depth
Easy, Fast Video Stabalization Effects

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.

Zoom In to Target with Basic Animation Keyframing
How to Use Adjustment Clips in Your Video Project
Editing Multiple Projects at the Same Time - Dynamic Project Switching

Get special effects and timeline adjustement clips to playback as close to final render as possible by utilizing render cache.

Caching for Smooth Pre-rendered Effects Playback
+ Making 3D Effects in Fusion
6 lectures 01:08:23
How to Create Custom & Reusable Titles
Make Fire and Smoke Effect with Particles

Learn how to make text move with your shot such as sticking to the side of a building across time. The planar tracker is an excellent way to do this and I'll show you how in this DaVinci Resolve 16 tutorial.

Make Moving Text Follow an Object with Planar Tracking

Learn how to add a neon glow to existing title animations and make it look like a good title sequence.

Glowing Neon Text Effect

This is using the Delta Keyer method in Resolve Fusion to filter out the green background and then merge your video with any background video you desire.

Green Screened Background with Delta Key

Quick tutorial showing you how to save time editing your videos with adjustment clips that apply effects to every video clip they sit on top of inside the timeline.

Add Effects to Multiple Clips with One Adjustment Clip
+ Color Grading & Color Tab Topics
12 lectures 01:42:54
How to Replace Sky with a New Background Video
Day To Night Conversion
How to Accurately Change Color of Moving Objects

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.

Light Rays OpenFX Effect

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.

Generate Color Palette from Clip
Snowfall Particle Effect
Logo Particle Dissolve Effect
Black and White Threshold Effect
Advanced Threshold Effect with Fusion Nodes
Double Exposure Effect
Blur Face with Motion Tracking
How to Import 2D Sprite Animations
+ Audio Mixing
5 lectures 34:07

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)

Adding Audio Effects Ft. Noise Reduction & Dialog Processor

Learn how to adjust audio tracks and audio clips in the Fairlight tab. You can add audio effects, raise or lower audio levels, and control output for each audio track in the mixer.

Audio Mixing Basics
How to Record Audio Voice Overs
Automatic Dialog Replacement (ADR) - Recording Audio Takes and Using the Best
Audio Effects to an Entire Audio Track
+ Exporting Videos
3 lectures 12:07
Exporting & Importing Timelines and Fusion Titles
How to Upload Directly to YouTube

Simple guide to getting a video thumbnail straight from within DaVinci Resolve 16 that you can use for your video cover image on sites like YouTube.

Exporting Still Frame as Thumbnail JPG