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Advanced Editing with DaVinci Resolve

2 Days

10 modules (view curriculum)



Available live, online or in person.



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These hands-on lessons will teach you the art and craft of editing using DaVinci Resolve’s advanced editing features. You’ll learn how to cut dramatic, documentary, music videos and action scenes, and how to build eye-catching effects on both the Edit and Fusion pages. Then you’ll learn how to mix audio and deliver your final film for digital cinema, broadcast TV or streaming services.


1. Editing in the Cut Page

Cut Page Overview

Cutting the Interview Together

Syncing Angles in the Cut Page

Source Overwriting Different Angles

Adding the B-Roll

Building the Intro Sequence

Tidying Up The Interview

Using Source Tape to Add Cutaways

Adding Graphics and Adjusting Clips

Adding Music

Applying Transitions and Effects

Finishing the Edit

Taking Advantage of Other Pages

Editing faster with the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard

2. Editing in the Edit Page

Setting Up a Project

Creating the First Assemble

Finessing the Edit

Audio Mixing Basics

Adding Transitions

Carry on Cutting

3. Managing Dailies and Edit Prep

Backing Up Source Files

Customizing New Projects

Syncing Dailies

Modifying Clip Audio Channels

Configuring Metadata Presets

Using Automatic Smart Bins

Creating Smart Bins for People

Creating Power Bins

Optimizing Clips for Editing

4. Cutting a Dialogue Scene

Selecting Your Best Takes

Editing with Continuity

Match Frame with an Offset

Auditioning Multiple Takes

5. Making A Radio Edit

Examining Audio in a Radio Edit

Editing Subframe Audio

Using Stacked Timelines

Decomposing Timelines

Creating Variable Speed Changes

Using Smooth Cut

Working with Advanced Transition Tools

6. Editing a Multicamera Music Video

Starting a Multicam Project

Editing Multicamera in the Edit Page

Adjusting a Multicamera Edit

Complex Multicamera Editing

Renaming Tracks

Rearranging Angles in the Viewer

Adding New Angles

7. Editing a Multilayer Promo

Setting Up the Project

Editing To Different Video Tracks

Editing with Fit to Fill

Scaling and Positioning Clips

Working with a Compound Clip

Adjusting Multiple Clips

Blending Layers with Composite Modes

Using FairlightFX in the Edit Page

8. Creating Graphics in Fusion

Navigating the Fusion Page Interface

Understanding the Node Editor

Using Text and Merge Nodes

Creating Rolling Credits

Tracking a Scene

Keying and Compositing

9. Building and Mixing the Soundtrack


​Preparing the Project

Setting up the Fairlight Page

Editing in the Fairlight Page

Panning Tracks in Acoustic Space

Normalizing Clip Levels

Working with Clip Equalization

Controlling Dynamic Range

Automating Track Changes

Simplifying Mixing using Buses

Creating Additional Output Buses

Assigning the Music and Effects Tracks

Monitoring Loudness in your Mix


10. Delivering Projects with Subtitles

Working with Subtitles

Rendering Movies with Subtitles

Outputting Mains and Submixes

Rendering and Editing Jobs from Multiple Projects

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