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Learning DaVinci Resolve 16

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Learn the fundamentals of editing, color correcting, mixing, and rendering video in DaVinci Resolve 16.

Learn the basics you need to know to get started quickly in DaVinci Resolve 16, the full-featured post-production package for editing, color correcting, mixing, and rendering video. Instructor Patrick Inhofer kicks off the course with the fundamentals, including how to set up a project and import and organize media. He then introduces a 60-second example project you can use to familiarize yourself with the Resolve toolset and workflow, from rough cut to final render. Learn how to use the brand-new Cut page, finesse and trim your cut in the Edit page, and evaluate and correct tone, saturation, and contrast. Patrick also shares how to mix audio and set up renders with preset and custom templates, so you can easily share your projects with the world.

This course was created by Patrick Inhofer. We are pleased to offer this training in our library.


  • Getting up to speed with DaVinci Resolve 16
  • DaVinci Resolve vs. Resolve Studio: Which is right for you?
  • Using the exercise files
  • Restoring the Resolve archive
  • Importing a Resolve project
1. Introduction and Overview
  • DaVinci Resolve 16 grand tour: Media, Cut, and Edit pages
  • DaVinci Resolve 16 grand tour: Fusion, Color, Fairlight, and Deliver pages
  • Setting initial global preferences
  • Where is my project file located (and how do I move it around)?
  • Creating, backing up, and importing databases
2. Importing, Reviewing, and Organizing Your Media
  • Media page overview and key preferences
  • Finding and importing clips
  • Organizing clips into bins
  • Organizing clips with dual screens
  • Reviewing and marking clips
  • Adding metadata and keywords to clips
  • Organizing with Smart Bins
  • Smart Bin face detection with machine learning
  • Introduction to Power Bins
3. Creating Rough Cuts and Fine Edits
  • Cut page overview
  • Starting the Assemble Edit
  • Scrubbing and editing from bins
  • Key non-linear editing concepts
  • Refining your edits
  • Revealing additional tools in the Cut page
  • Edit page overview: Part 1
  • Edit page overview: Part 2
  • Trim modes: Part 1
  • Trim modes: Part 2
  • Track selectors and track targeting
  • A closer look at the Inspector
  • Keyframing 101
  • Speed ramping
4. Color Correction
  • Color page overview
  • Color wheel fundamentals
  • Overview of Waveforms and the Vectorscope
  • Using Waveforms and the Vectorscope for primary color correction
  • Resolve 16: New auto tools
  • Introduction to node-based color correction
  • Resetting nodes
  • Introduction to the Gallery
  • Copying and pasting corrections
  • Working with Curves for targeted corrections
  • Working with the Versus Curves for targeted corrections
  • Using the HSL Keyer for isolating color corrections
  • Using power windows to isolate elements
  • Tracking power windows on objects
  • Applying OpenFX to a node
5. Visual Effects and Audio Mixing
  • Intro to the Fusion Title Generator
  • Deconstructing Fusion Titles in the Fusion page
  • Overview of the Fairlight page
  • Creating an advance cross-fade on the Fairlight page
  • Audio mixing on the Fairlight page
  • Creating busses and assigning channels
6. Rendering and Delivery
  • Overview of the Deliver page
  • Building a custom export template
  • Additional resources
  • Goodbye

Taught by

Patrick Inhofer

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