Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve 17 Training – Introduction to Editing

Blackmagic Design’s Official Training should be everyone’s first stop for learning Resolve.

DaVinci Resolve is similar in many ways to other non-linear video editing software, but learning the particulars of this program will help you get started much more quickly.

You can start here if you’re new to editing, but it is by no means only for beginners. There’s also lots of advanced functions here that will help even experienced editors.

Here’s their 2-Part Intro to editing.

We begin with importing footage and assembling our media in the timeline:

In Part 1, you’ll learn about:

  • Creating a New Project
  • Importing Folders into the Media Pool
  • Adding Bins to Organize Files
  • Turning off Audio Scrubbing
  • Tagging Your Media with Metadata
  • Creating & Editing Smart Bins
  • Importing Metadata from a CSV
  • Searching for Media
  • Adjusting User Settings for Automatic Smart Bins
  • Re-naming clips with metadata variables
  • Creating a New Timeline
  • Playing Footage
  • Adding Footage to Timeline
  • Navigating the Timeline
  • Showing Audio Waveform in Source Viewer
  • Using In and Out points
  • Inserting a Clip with only sound or only video
  • Zooming in and out of the timeline
  • Linked clips
  • Blade Edit mode
  • Trim Edit mode
  • Adding music
  • Place on top, append, and other ways to add footage
  • Shuffle Edits to reorder clips
  • Slip Edit using Trim Mode
  • Adjusting Clip Speed
  • Match Frame & Replace

Next we’ll explore more features and tools on the edit page to refine your edit, create titles, and add transitions:

In the part 2, you’ll learn about:

  • Duplicating a Timeline for version control
  • Adding additional tracks to the timeline
  • Renaming & changing the color of tracks
  • Inserting audio
  • Toggle Snapping
  • Inserting sound effects
  • Adding clips to In and Out points on the timeline
  • Muting tracks
  • Using the audio mixer
  • Changing audio track type
  • Adding keyframes to audio volume
  • Normalizing audio levels
  • Adding fade in and outs on audio
  • Adding video transitions
  • Inserting & Customizing Titles
  • Playback with Full Screen Viewer

To get the most out of this training, you can download the project files used in each lesson on the Official DaVinci Resolve Training Page.

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