DaVinci Resolve

Amazing piece of software, and the Free version is fully blown software for individuals like myself, while the Studio (Professional) version is still incredibly affordable has full collaboration features and the complete library of presets and the like.

This is Hollywood-class software. I will get the Studio version eventually, just to say Thank You to Blackmagic Design, but I really don't need anything more than the free version for what I'm doing - which is awesome! 

A Quick Look

In this video we tiptoe into my very basic beginnings within Resolve with a hint of Fusion work, since that's how I composite the various elements of my renders together.

It's very brief, but helps to show on screen how easy it can be to get started in such a very basic way. 

While I'm really quite pleased with how Introducing Rosie 5 turned out, I thought it would be an important step in the process, so we ca see how much better things look as this adventure continues and we learn more about this amazing software!

I've also started  "A Quick Look" page where we'll find more of these videos as we progress - so stay tuned! :)

I'll be doing more with my Hybrid Article approach with Resolve and it's various "Pages", like Edit, Fusion, Fairlight Audio and Color.

In the meantime, enjoy this wonderful free training from Blackmagic Design

Editing Training (more from previous versions below)

DaVinci Resolve 17 Fairlight Training Videos Playlist

We have 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.

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.

Fusion Training (more from previous versions below)

Color Training (more from previous versions below)

This Just In

195,429 views  Nov 10, 2022

Watch this video to learn about new features in DaVinci Resolve 18.1, including vertical resolutions for social media such as TikTok or Instagram, individual timeline locking within bins, DaVinci Neural Engine AI enabled voice isolation, vector keyframing for Fairlight automation curves and more!

The latest version of DaVinci Resolve can be downloaded from https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/prod....

Create and Sync Proxies

Working with large animation (or recorded video) files can become taxing on our system as we build and sculpt our work. Using Resolve's Proxy Generator will automatically generate proxies of everything in the folder we assign to it - and as we add more and more files, running the Proxy Generator again, we can update everything with a single clip, provided we're using the same main folder assigned to the generator.

So as we add our clips from their original folder, DaVinci Resolve 'knows' which clips have proxies, and will automatically load in proxies for our working experience - So Cool!!!

I Have to try this!!!

Speech to Text Editing

Very Cool!

So this is how we can draw text from audio within DaVinci resolve, which will match the clips it's been drawn from - for example: to make subtitles and have them appear at the proper time - automatically.

Customizing Subtitles

Interesting. I'm not adding subtitles at this time, but it's been on my mind to do so. 

What she's presenting in this video is Most Interesting!

Customizing how they look, and saving a preset for future use on any project.

Making Fusion Templates

Save and reuse Fusion presets

This lesson is targeted for packaging the preset for sharing

Cool Stuff!

NAB Updates for 2023 - Grant Petty

I love watching these things!!!

Grant ROCKS!

This Just In

Blackmagic Design announces the incredible changes made to Resolve for version 17, which is (as of this writing) still in Beta, but the full version should be rolling out soon.

The length of this video is quite long, and they're covering only some of the improvements - and going through them quickly - so there's a LOT going into Resolve 17!

Due to COVID-19 forcing so many people to work from home, Blackmagic Design has decided to make the Collaboration portion of the Studio (paid) version available for Free as well - which also will be coming soon!

Grab your self some time, kick back with some refreshments at hand, and check out what we get!

This is the Blackmagic design press release at NAB 2018. I've included it here because it's important to see what these people do, but it's also a really great intro to DaVinci Resolve after he introduces (briefly) the other great advancements they've made for that year

The Edit page is the non-linear video editor of DaVinci Resolve. 

This is a serious contender in this field of video work. With multiple updates since this release, Resolve is an absolute Beast (and I mean that in a Good way!) for filmmaking.

Download the project files

Intro to Editing Part 2

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Delivered by an expert color grader, this amazing training session teaches a wealth of color grading techniques no matter what software you use, and that was the original purpose of Resolve - Color Grading. It does so on a highly professional level

Download the video and project files

This thing is So Cool!

Gotta get me one of these! :)


Start with this one because it contains the training needed for the next set of lessons. Don't be discouraged if it doesn't all soak in at once. A little practice and the Fusion way becomes The Way!

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Are you ready to add some 3D nodes?

Yes, you are! Trust me: Nodes might seem like a 'different' way to work for some of you. I know it did for me. It becomes really easy to use really quick! You're gonna love this! Hmmm free Particles?!!!!

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...and you thought Resolve was awesome enough already, right? Yeah... me too. But wait until you check this out!

Professional Audio in a Free movie studio!

Part 1

This is where we learn about the power under the hood of having the Postgre Database built into Resolve.

This fellow will blow your mind with how well we can manage our media files within this amazing, collaboration friendly software - even though it takes the Studio version to get Collaboration.

Okay we've come this far, maybe we should put this thing on YouTube, right?

She's back to teach us many ways of delivering our content either dailies to the client or your finished work to NetFlix!

I did say this is amazing software, didn't I?

In some of the presentations and downloadable files, we've been eluded to a movie, Hyperlight. Well here it is. See what these folks did with this incredible (I keep saying that) software.


I also find it helpful (and enjoyable) to see what went in as updates so I know what to look for. So for your convenience:

LACPUG Live Presentations

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