Sofi Marshall. But I wanted to put it to the test on a real project. A wailing baby. A horde of 35 extras playing an angry, shouting mob. Foam bats, fake wounds, choreographed fight stunts. As a feature film editor, I like quiet. I like temperature controlled edit suites. And I like using software that I know inside and out. A few months earlier, my co-writer and I took the plunge and set a production date for our short film, Currency.
The shoot was already under enormous pressure. We would have three days to turn a quaint, country store in upstate NY into our personal pre-Apocalypse. Caption: Before and after at the Forestburgh General Store. And we had scheduled our toughest scene for day one—a full on riot with stunts including gunshots, wounds, and a ton of extras to wrangle. I needed a workflow that would let me fly through ingesting and syncing and get to the edit as fast as possible.
I thought it over. One by one, I recreated my shortcuts in Resolve, and was immediately impressed. We were a bit behind schedule, but no matter. The cameras started rolling, and so did the footage! Caption: It takes a village. Of course, I barely saw any of that late-summer sun. I was inside, laying claim to my wobbly table and ingesting footage into Resolve.
Caption: My edit suite, before it became an active set the following day and I retreated to a dark corner. In terms of media management, I already knew that Resolve shines. The first thing I appreciated is that Resolve has an entire interface designed for importing and organizing media.
The Media page will be familiar to most editors, with a browser for locating media, a bin list for organizing, and a source monitor for viewing clips.
You can also toggle showing or hiding the inspector in the top right of the page, and you can choose which metadata to display or edit from a drop down menu.
The inspector can be used to see information for media in the media pool, or incoming media in the media storage browser. In most higher-level film productions, your sync audio will be labeled on set with scene and take information. You can choose any combination of these categories to auto-populate the display name for your clips! This becomes very handy if you plan to color your project in Resolve as well, where filenames are more handy than display names.
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Wardrobe was standing by with an armful of shirts for multiple takes. Although this is an action scene, there are also some important character turns and emotional beats to highlight. Overall, a tough scene to cut, especially under time pressure.If you use a Stream Deck device with Davinci Resolve you know what a huge timesaver it can be. Thankfully, SideshowFX has done the work for you. Main Menu The main page features folders along the top for each of the main rooms in Davinci.
Clicking on one of these takes you to a new page. The second and third rows contain some of the more common commands across the application. Also on the main screen at the bottom right is a folder to take you to the Play page featured below…. Play Page Features some of the more commonly used commands when playing the timeline. The button on the top left as in all pages, will take you back up one level.
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Media Page Features some of the more common commands when working in the Media Room. Edit Page Features some of the more common commands when working in the Edit Room A button at the bottom right will take you to a second page focused on working with the timeline.
Timeline Page A second page featuring some of the more common commands when working in the Edit Room. A button at the bottom right will take you to another page focused on working with clips. Clip Page A third page featuring some of the more common commands when working in the Edit Room.
Fusion Page Features some of the more common commands when working in the Fusion Room. Color Page Features some of the more common commands when working in the Color Room. A second page is available at the bottom right that is specifically geared towards with Nodes.
Nodes Page Features a second page with some of the more common commands when working in the Color Room. This page is specifically geared towards Nodes. Fairlight Page Features some of the more common commands when working in the Fairlight Room.
This profile set is absolutely free to use and modify to your own workflow.Hey everyone, for this next run-down I'd like to show you a super simple trick that can shave some serious time off of your Fusion projects. No joke. Experts have legit fallen over backwards after learning this trick. So to show this off I've got a nice little shot here with some text showing us that this guy's name is Jesse. What our normal workflow looked like was: go over to the Effects Library, remembering where Shadow was located in the drop down list, then dragging that node onto the node graph where we want it to live.
This brings up a Select Tool search window. Now just type in Shadow and hit Enter. It adds the shadow node directly after the selected Background node and I can start adjusting parameters. Pretty neat right? Something to keep in mind, however, is that when you use this shortcut it will add the node to whichever node you have selected.
So make sure you know where you are adding it. If you want to start a whole new chain, you can click anywhere in the node graph without a node selected and it will add that new node to that spot. You can very quickly build a node tree with the keyboard. The thing that will really help you out here is learning the abbreviation for all of the nodes. Each node has a quick search input, shown in brackets - next to the name. Once you get to know these quick versions, you can add nodes without even thinking, a quick flash across the keyboard and you have an entire node tree set up.
So there you have it, one simple trick to dramatically step up your Fusion Node times. And with practice you'll be able to build projects as second nature, allowing more time to fine tune the real important parts! What do you think? Have you tried this technique out? Has it stepped up your game?Are you an After Effects user new to Resolve 15?
Da Vinci Systems announced Resolve ina high end, expensive 2K color grading system. Resolve 15 has 6 pages that you perform specific tasks in. With Fusion now being in Resolve 15, you can work quicker and make changes easier. Hence being able to do everything in one app will appeal to a lot of creative professionals.
A common motion graphics task is to create a title or lower third.
Find a Fusion Title you like and drag the title to the timeline. You then make changes to the title from the Inspector panel similar to the Effects Controls panel in AE. An icon 3 stars on the Fusion Title in the timeline indicates it is a Fusion clip. Put your playhead over a clip in the timeline in the Edit Page.
Resolve 15 has an integrated timeline, so whatever you do in Fusion is available in the Edit, Color, Fairlight and Delivery Pages. What is important in Fusion is that you are connected to the MediaOut Node, or you will not see anything in any of the Pages.
Where as AE works by compositing layers on top of each other, Fusion connects nodes together in a flow chart or flow. Just like AE, you can key footage, track and stabilize footage, use expressions, and create motion graphics. Some advantages of Resolve are Vector Paint, true 3D compositing and particle systems.
There are 2 viewers which you can load a selected node in. The Toolbar above the Node Editor lets you add often used nodes like text and masks.
Resolve calls these nodes Tools, and even more tools can be found in the Effects Library. Color Correction1 now appears between the 2 media nodes. You can now modify the color correction settings in the Inspector. What would be a transform scale, rotation, etc or an effect in AE color correction, blur, etc. You create separate nodes for each Tool you want to add. So if you wanted to add a Color Corrector, a Transform to resize and a Blur Tool, you would add 3 nodes.
We have to use Merge Nodes to connect 2 clips together or connect a clip to text. To see how this works lets add text to a clip.
Select the MediaIn1 node, and click the Text icon from the shortcut menu. The 2 clips are automatically connected with a Merge 1 Node, with the Text being the foreground top and MediaIn1 the background bottom. To keep the node tree from getting confusing, rename a node by selecting it and pressing F2.
This is particularly important with complex node trees so you know what each node is doing. When you need to create more complex composites, creating a Fusion Clip from the Edit Page is a quick way to work.
In my example I have 3 clips, so Fusion automatically connects the 3 clips with 2 Merge Nodes. I then changed the Composite Mode for each Merge Node and added a soft mask to the texture. Hopefully these tips help you get comfortable with Fusion in Resolve Do you have additional tips to share with us?Video editing suites are ripe with controls. The number of tools at your disposal is astounding. Now in version 14, DaVinci Resolve has taken big strides in recent years and is now a full blown video editing post-production suite.
DaVinci Resolve 14 can take a project from start to finish. The normal edit mode in DaVinci Resolve 14 is where you can move and trim clips in the timeline.
Another popular, and efficient, way to make a cut is to split the clip at the playhead. This way, your hand never has to leave the keyboard to grab a mouse. One keystroke and the clip is split. Of course, the reverse of splitting a clip— joining a clip—is just as important.
Editors and producers are known to change their minds from time to time. You execute this keystroke while the edit of the split clip is selected. However, if you delete a clip in the middle of an edit, simply deleting the clip will create several other steps of tedious work to join the rest of the clips together. A ripple delete is a time saver used by efficient editors as it removes the clip and joins the edit together from the head to the tail of the deleted clip.
Slipping and sliding a clip in the timeline is one of the most powerful methods for refining an edit. DaVinci Resolve makes this super easy. What differentiates between a slip edit and a slide edit is where the user grabs the clip.
A slide edit is performed in a similar way, by dragging the bottom half of the clip. Navigating the timeline is essential to any edit.
Editors are used to seeing every pane, panel, and window of their workspace. Unfortunately, producers and clients can be thrown off by the excess visual resonance. The overwhelming nightmare of most video editors is lost work and the best way to avoid it is by frequently saving the edit. Keyboard shortcuts are your bread and butter as a video editor.To utilise the full power of DaVinci Resolveyou really need to know how to get the most out of the DaVinci Resolve nodes.
A node is a fixed point in the image processing pipeline, a container where one or more operations or functions are applied to a part of the image—or to the whole image itself. A node is inherently sequential in its behaviour, making a change and passing the result on to the next node. It is a very powerful way of breaking down complex operations. All nodes have two types of input and output. The RGB node input and outputs are marked by small green circles, the key input and outputs are marked by small grey triangles.
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From this point on, you can assume that both RGB and key are being referred to as one input or one output. Both connection points will always be present, but both will not always be in use. The serial node is the most common and basic node. It is the basic building block on which most functions and operations are assigned. A parallel node is a little more interesting. When you add a parallel node, you will notice a new node appears below your existing node, both sharing a common source input.
The output of these two nodes feeds another type of node, known as a parallel mixer node. A parallel mixer node simply combines the outputs of two or more nodes into a single output, regardless of the order they are connected in. This layering function allows the outputs of multiple nodes with keys to be layered in a particular order. You can modify a parallel or layer mixer node just by right clicking. You will see options to morph a parallel into a layer mixer node, or vice-versa, and to add additional inputs and outputs.
An additional input to the mixer node either parallel or layer will automatically be created each time you add another parallel node. It is important to note that Resolve treats the bottom most connection as the top of the layer stack, this can seem a bit counter-intuitive to begin with but you quickly get used to it.
By right clicking the links and deleting them, you can re-order connections by dragging from the parallel node outputs to the desired layer mixer node inputs in whatever order you require. An outside node is an easy way to invert a selection mask into another independent node. This allows you to perform operations to areas of the image, inside and outside the mask, in two separate nodes.
You can see here the mask created in the first node uses a combination of a qualifier and power window to isolate the sky you can tell by the small icons which appear in the bottom right corner of the nodethis mask has created a key.
In an outside node, both the RGB and key are connected, where the key is then inverted allowing control over the outside of the mask. A splitter combiner node combination will split the image into three individual channels, allowing you to operate on them individually before combining them back into a single output.
You can add more serial or parallel nodes into each channel for more complex operations before they are combined. The best way to learn how to use the different types of nodes in DaVinci Resolve is to experiment with them.
The nodes alone only provide structure, a skeleton on which to build your grades, so combine it with various tools and operations using the nodes. Nodes help you isolate parts of the image in particular ways—and in a particular order in your image processing pipeline—to create a final result.You can instantly move between editing, color, effects, and audio with a single click.
DaVinci Resolve Studio is also the only solution designed for multi user collaboration so editors, assistants, colorists, VFX artists and sound designers can all work live on the same project at the same time! DaVinci Resolve 16 features a revolutionary new cut page specifically designed for editors that need to work quickly and on tight deadlines! The new DaVinci Neural Engine uses machine learning to enable powerful new features such as facial recognition, speed warp and more.
Adjustment clips let you apply effects and grades to clips on the timeline below, quick export can be used to upload projects to YouTube and Vimeo from anywhere in the application, and new GPU accelerated scopes provide more technical monitoring options than before. Plus, Fusion is dramatically faster and Fairlight adds immersive 3D audio. Designed specifically for editors working on high end fast turn around work such as television commercials and even news cutting, the cut page is all about speed.
The cut page lets you import, edit, trim, add transitions, titles, automatically match color, mix audio and more. Plus, the regular edit page is still available so you can switch between edit and cut pages to change editing style right in the middle of a job.
DaVinci Resolve includes everything professional editors need to cut blockbuster films, television shows, and commercials. The high performance playback engine makes editing and trimming incredibly fast, even for processor intensive formats such as H. Collaborate remotely by browsing Frame. You get powerful primary and secondary tools, curves, tracking, stabilization and more!
GPU accelerated scopes show more detail, have faster performance, and add dozens of new options for advanced technical monitoring! Custom and HSL curves can display a histogram that lets you see which part of the curve affects the image to help guide your adjustments. The auto color balance and auto shot match tools now use the DaVinci Neural Engine to process images for more accurate results.
With Fairlight in DaVinci Resolve, audio is no longer an afterthought in post production! You get a completely integrated and powerful digital audio workstation with full mixer, EQ and dynamics processing, sample level audio editing, ADR tools, sound library support, FairlightFX audio plugins and more! New bus tracks lets you see buses in the timeline along with regular tracks, making it easy to view and edit automation parameters. Upgrade to DaVinci Resolve Studio for even more creative tools and options!
You get a huge set of indispensable ResolveFX and FairlightFX plugins, along with support for 4K, 8K and higher resolution projects at frame rates up to frames per second. You also get the new DaVinci Neural Engine which enables features such as facial recognition, speed warp retiming, automatic color balancing and automatic color matching.
The new DaVinci Neural Engine uses state of the art deep neural networks and learning, along with artificial intelligence to power new features such as speed warp motion estimation for retiming, super scale for up-scaling footage, auto color and color matching, facial recognition and more! DaVinci Resolve Studio 16 features major improvements to existing ResolveFX, along with several new plugins that editors and colorists will love!
You get new ResolveFX plugins for adding vignettes, drop shadows, removing objects, adding analog noise and damage, chromatic aberration, stylizing video and more! There are also improvements to the scanline, beauty, face refinement, blanking fill, warper, dead pixel fixer and colorspace transformation plugins. Unlike cloud based software, DaVinci Resolve Studio does not require a connection to the internet and there are no monthly subscription fees.
Plus, you get full nonlinear editing, advanced color correction, Fusion effects and motion graphics, and Fairlight professional audio tools, all included in the one easy to buy solution.
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Plus, you get total control over RAW settings such as ISO, white balance, exposure, contrast, saturation and custom color spaces. With Blackmagic RAW you can shoot, edit and grade projects all from a single file format.KILLER SHORTCUTS! in Davinci Resolve 16 - Save Time!
Picture adjustments and settings that you make in the camera will come into DaVinci Resolve via metadata and are completely editable. You get a consistent look and controls between software applications, even on different platforms.