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Divinci Resolve Color Grading Training

The Beginners Guide To DaVinci Resolve

4 Days

This official certified 4 day hands-on course gives a full introduction to the Resolve package. Delegates learn the basics of using the 7 key pages within Resolve and how to use it as a comprehensive media production tool.

DaVinci Resolve is the only fully comprehensive, all in one post production package.

The main areas covered in the training are: the Media Pool which is used to organise media. The Cut page designed for quick editing. The Edit page, created for more elaborate editing. The Fairlight page, offering comprehensive audio editing and mixing. The Fusion page, used to create 2d and 3d motion graphics and effects The Color Page; the colour grading page and the Delivery page.

This is a certified course and enables delegates to take the Resolve Certified End User exam.


This class is designed for anyone who wants to explore and understand the full tool set that DaVinci Resolve has to offer.


No prerequisites are required for this course.


Day 1

1  Introduction to Editing in the Cut Page

Starting in the cut page

  • Adding clips to a timeline

  • Reviewing clips using source tape

  • Appending clips to the timeline

  • Marking In and Out with precision

  • Using intelligent editing tools

  • Editing multiple camera angles

  • Trimming edits 

2  Adding effects and publishing in the cut page

Mixing audio

  • Switching transitions

  • Resizing and stabilizing clips

  • Changing a clip’s speed

  • Adding a title

  • Using the effects library

  • Panning and zooming clips

  • Applying audio effects

  • Sharing to YouTube and Vimeo 

3  Organizing a New Project

  • Configuring essential settings

  • Exploring the DaVinci Resolve interface

  • Reviewing and scrubbing clips

  • Viewing clip metadata

  • Adding custom metadata

  • Making new bins

  • Displaying keyword smart bins

  • Saving custom bin views

Day 2

4 Assembling a Rough Cut

  • Creating a timeline

  • Making the first edit

  • Scrubbing with JKL keys

  • Inserting clips into a timeline

  • Using timecode

  • Overwriting video only

  • Editing from a bin

  • Replacing a shot

  • Lesson Review

5 Moving Clips in the Timeline

  • Importing projects and relinking media

  • Color coding clips

  • Deleting clips without leaving a gap

  • Splitting clips

  • Cutting and pasting clips

6 Refining a Timeline

  • Customizing the Layout for Trimming

  • Trimming to the Playhead

  • Ripple Trimming

  • Selecting Tracks to Trim

  • Using Roll Trimming

  • Slipping a Clip

  • Trimming with the Selection Tool

7  Applying Transitions and Effects

  • Fading Clips In and Out

  • Adding Cross Dissolves

  • Customizing Transitions

  • Saving Custom Presets

  • Applying Transitions and Filters from the Effects Library

  • Reframing Shots

  • Rendering and Background Caching

  • Creating a Constant Speed Change


Day 3

An Introduction to Audio Post and Sound Design

8  Working with Audio on the Edit Page

  • Working with Markers

  • Marking a Range of Frames

  • Annotating on Clips

  • Customizing the Interface for Audio

  • Adding and Patching Tracks

  • Color Coding Tracks

  • Finding Markers using the Edit Index

  • Viewing Markers in a Bin

  • Linking Clips

  • Monitoring, Soloing, and Muting Audio

  • Reading Meters and Setting Targets

  • Changing a Level within a Clip

  • Adding Audio Fades

9 Mixing Sound in Fairlight: Exploring the Interface

  • Exploring the Interface

  • Renaming and Color Coding Tracks

  • Viewing a Spotting List

  • Changing Track Formats

  • Trimming Clips in Fairlight

  • Aligning Sound Effects

  • Recording Audio in a Timeline

  • Modifying Clip Attributes

  • Using Fairlight FX

  • Setting Track Levels

An Introduction to Visual Effects Compositing  

Creating Graphics and Effects in Fusion

  • Exploring the interface

  • Adding clips from the media pool

  • Understanding the merge node

  • Inserting and adjusting effects

  • Chaining merge nodes together

  • Masking effects

  • Adding effects from the effects library

  • Using Layers from the Edit Page

  • Pulling a Green Screen Key

  • Adding a Solid Mask

  • Adding text+ in the Edit page

  • Adding effects to text in Fusion

  • Animating with Keyframes

Day 4

An Introduction to Color Correction

11 Quick start: color correction  

  • Learning the Color Page Layout

  • Modifying Lift, Gamma, and Gain

  • Using other Primary Corrector Controls

  • Understanding Nodes

  • Making Secondary Color Corrections

  • Applying Resolve FX

  • Tracking Power Windows

12 PerformingPrimaryColorCorrections

  • Using DaVinci Resolve Color Management

  • Making Automatic Corrections

  • Balancing Color and Brightness using the Color Wheels

  • Checking Adjustments on Scopes

  • Making a Neutral Color Grade with the Primaries Bars

  • Balancing with the Additional Primary Controls

  • Using Curves for Primary Color Corrections

  • Copying Corrections between Similar Shots

13  Making Secondary Adjustments

  • Making secondary adjustments with HSL Curves

  • Selecting areas with Qualifiers

  • Reversing selections with Outside Nodes

  • Combining Qualifiers and Power Windows

  • Using the tracker

  • Stabilizing a Clip 

14  Designing Creative Looks

  • Mixing a Black-and-white Shot

  • Using a Look up Table for Quick Looks

  • Creating a Bleach Bypass

  • Saving Grades Across Projects

15 DeliveringaFinalProgram

  • Creating a Web Streaming File

  • Creating a Custom Preset

16 ManagingMediaandDatabases

  • Consolidating Media

  • Copying Projects and Media to a New Hard Drive

  • Working with the DaVinci Resolve Database

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