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DaVinci Resolve 12 - Blackmagic Design Authorized Training Series: Editing Fundamentals

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This is the Rough Cut version of the printed book.

The revolutionary DaVinci Resolve 12 combines professional non-linear video editing with the world’s most advanced color correction tools, all in a single application. Now you can edit projects from start to finish and color correct them using the same software that professional editors and colorists use on more Hollywood feature films, television shows, and commercials than anything else.


DaVinci Resolve 12 Editing Fundamentals is the first guide to DaVinci Resolve, the color correction and video editing software that's taken Hollywood by storm! Packed with hands-on, project-based instruction, it provides a comprehensive overview of the core editing tools and is designed to teach both new editors, and seasoned professionals alike, how to edit video with DaVinci Resolve 12. 

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Contents
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. Getting Started
    1. About DaVinci Resolve 12
    2. What You Will Learn
    3. System Requirements
    4. Download DaVinci Resolve 12
    5. Copying the Lesson Files
  6. 1. Setting Up a Project
    1. Creating a Profile
    2. Starting a New Project
    3. Importing Clips
    4. Reviewing and Scrubbing Clips
    5. Color Managing a Project
    6. Viewing Clip Metadata
    7. Adding Custom Metadata
  7. 2. Working in Bins
    1. Exploring the Edit Page
    2. Making New Bins
    3. Creating a Smart Bin
    4. Renaming Bins
    5. Changing Bin Views
    6. Changing Clip Names
  8. 3. Marking and Assembling Clips
    1. Marking Clips
    2. Creating a Timeline
    3. Making the First Edits
    4. Dragging Clips to the Timeline
    5. Using the Edit Overlay
    6. Cutting Video Only
    7. Performing a Split Edit
    8. Backtiming a Three-Point Edit
  9. 4. Working in the Timeline
    1. Moving Clips in the Timeline
    2. Deleting Clips from the Timeline
    3. Splitting Clips
  10. 5. Mastering Trimming Options
    1. Importing Projects and Relinking Media
    2. Ripple Trimming in Trim Edit Mode
    3. Roll Trimming Using the JKL Keys
    4. Selecting Tracks to Trim
    5. Slipping a Clip to Change Content
    6. Sliding a Clip to Change Position
    7. Using Match Frame
    8. Trimming Using the Selection Tool
  11. 6. Mixing Audio
    1. Customizing the Interface for Audio
    2. Patching Tracks
    3. Monitoring, Soloing, and Muting Audio
    4. Working with Markers
    5. Using the Audio Mixer
  12. 7. Applying Transitions
    1. Adding Cross Dissolves
    2. Accessing the Effects Library
    3. Customizing Transitions
    4. Replacing Transitions
    5. Fading Video In and Out
    6. Rendering Effects
  13. 8. Designing Titles
    1. Choosing a Title Generator
    2. Modifying Text Parameters
    3. Animating Titles
    4. Trimming Titles with an Extend Edit
  14. 9. Changing the Speed of Clips
    1. Creating a Constant Speed Change
    2. Edit with Fit to Fill
    3. Animating Speed Values
    4. Freezing a Frame
  15. 10. Color Grading
    1. Understanding the Color Page
    2. Removing a Color Cast
    3. Making Shared Adjustments
    4. Modifying Lift, Gamma, and Gain
    5. Using Shot Match
    6. Working with Curves
    7. Saving and Applying Grades
  16. 11. Multicam Editing
    1. Relinking Clips
    2. Syncing Clips
    3. Viewing Multiple Angles
    4. Editing in Multicam Mode
  17. 12. Using the Deliver Page
    1. Creating a Web Streaming File
    2. Sending a File to Pro Tools
    3. Exporting a Master File
  18. 13. Managing Projects and Media
    1. Copying Projects to a New Hard Drive
    2. Transcoding to Other Formats
    3. Consolidating Media
  19. A. Keyboard Shortcuts
    1. Audio
    2. Edit Operations
    3. Edit Page
    4. Edit Tools
    5. Effects
    6. General
    7. Color Page Keyframes
    8. Markers
    9. Marking Clips
    10. Pages
    11. Playback
    12. Selections
    13. Timeline Navigation
    14. Trim Functions