Compositing, in the simplest terms, is the part of VFX where you put multiple elements together.
This can be keying a green screen, adding a background, stitching multiple takes together, or replacing the content of a screen.
Fusion is a capable node-based compositing program so this a good place to start learning about what you can accomplish with it for compositing live-action footage.
In this video from Blackmagic Design, you’ll learn about:
- Creating a Fusion Clip from the Edit Page to combine clips
- Renaming Nodes
- Using the tracker
- Stabilizing a shot with Match Move
- Masking with Polygon Tool
- Transform tool
- Resolution independence of Fusion
- Sky replacement
- Luma Keyer
- Erode/Dilate Tool
- Matte Control node
- Garbage matte
- Tracker modifiers
- Blending modes for merge nodes
Follow along with the sample projects that can be downloaded from the official DaVinci Resolve Training page.
Gedaly is the Managing Editor of DVresolve.com. He is a professional editor, having cut national commercials for major companies, and does color & VFX for indie films at Mask & Feather. He’s also a filmmaker, writing and directing shorts & features. Gedaly is the co-founder of Working.Actor and former marketing strategist for large brands.