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DaVinci Resolve 15: The Complete Video Editing Course

Learn video editing in DaVinci Resolve 15 with these easy-to-follow DaVinci Resolve tutorials for video editing
Instructor:
Phil Ebiner
2,940 students enrolled
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Edit an entire video from beginning to end, using professional and efficient techniques.
By the end of the course, you'll have edited your own short documentary using either the supplied footage (video clips, photos, graphics, music, etc.), or your own footage!
Start a project with the right settings for any type of video, from any camera.
Edit your videos, and make them more dynamic with cutaway footage and photos.
Export and save your videos for HD playback.
Design clean and professional titles for you videos.
Add motion to your titles, photos, and videos... making them more visually interesting.
Color correct your video to fix issues with white balance and exposure.
Add a feeling to your video with color grading.
Apply visual effects to your videos to make them look better.
Edit green screen footage and, add backgrounds that actually look good.

Start editing your video professionally with Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve!

If you are looking for a free video editing application that will allow you to edit videos however you want them, DaVinci is the best answer. DaVinci Resolve is used by amateur and professional video editors across the world for every type of production from business & marketing videos, music videos to documentaries, feature films. This full course is the best way to jump right in and start editing.

Make videos the way you imagine them!

Practice editing while you learn. This course includes practice video files so you can follow along and actually learn by doing.

We’ll be teaching the course using the DaVinci Resolve 15 application, but if you have a previous version, or even a newer version, you can still learn to edit with this course.

What makes us qualified to teach you?

The lead instructor for this course, Kashif A. has partnered with Phil Ebiner of Video School Online to put together this DaVinci Resolve masterclass. Kashif is a best-selling instructor of top-rated courses that get great reviews such as:

An incredible learning experience. The instructor is very clear and easily understood. – Walter Simmons

Teaching by an expert teacher. – Abdulkadir Cabuğa

Excellent! I couldn’t ask for a better tutorial on whiteboard animations. The course is very thorough, and provides enough practice activities to apply the skills. – 
Shamuel

Our Promise to You

We’ll be here for you every step of the way. If you have any questions about the course content or anything related to this topic, you can always post a question in the course or send us a direct message. 

What is this DaVinci Resolve course all about?

In this complete guide to DaVinci Resolve video editing course, you’ll not only learn all of the editing tools available in DaVinci Resolve, but also how to edit with the mindset of a professional editor.

This course will cover everything you need to know to start video editing, including:

  • Starting a project
  • Editing your videos
  • Adding video and audio transitions
  • Adding professional and modern titles (even some with motion)
  • Improving audio and finding great free music for your projects
  • Correcting and grading the color of your video to give it a great style
  • Adding visual effects to your projects
  • Editing green screen (chroma key) footage
  • Exporting your video for high-quality playback on any device
  • Advanced efficiency tips
  • So much more!

BONUS: As a bonus, you’ll receive supplemental video and audio clips to practice with while I teach you with.

By the end of this course, your confidence as a video editor will soar You’ll have a thorough understanding of how to use DaVinci Resolve for fun or as a career opportunity.

Go ahead and click the enroll button, and I’ll see you in lesson 1!

Cheers,

Phil & Kashif

Introduction

1
Welcome!

Welcome to the DaVinci Resolve course, where you will learn everything about DaVinci Resolve 15, from the beginning to the end.

2
Download Your Practice Files and PDFs

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, you are provided all the resource files you will need for the course.

3
Download a FREE Copy of DaVinci Resolve 15

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, I explain how to download the free version of DaVinci Resolve 15.

4
Keyboard Shortcuts for DaVinci Resolve

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course,  I have shared the list of keyboard shortcuts for DaVinci Resolve 15.

5
Activity 1: Install DVR 15

In this activity of the DaVinci Resolve course, you are asked to download and install DaVinci Resolve 15.

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How to Take this Course!

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, I explain how to get the most out of this course.

Basics of DaVinci Resolve

1
The Basic Workflow

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, the basic workflow of a project in DaVinci Resolve 15 is explained.

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Quiz 1
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A Short Demo of the Workflow

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, I take you through a short demo of how basic video editing is done in DaVinci Resolve 15.

4
The Project Window

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, the interface of the Project Window is explained, with details on how to keep your projects organized, and how to retrieve them.

5
Opening DaVinci Resolve for the First Time

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, we see what to expect when opening DaVinci Resolve 15 for the first time.

6
Overall Interface of Davinci Resolve 15

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, the interface of the DaVinci Resolve 15 is discussed, along with the arrangement of different panels and how to customize them.

The Media Workspace

1
Interface and Importing Videos to the Media Pool

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, Media Workspace of DaVinci Resolve 15 is explained in detail, including the layout and how to import footage to the media pool.

2
Organizing Media with Bins

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course,  we look into organizing media in the Media Pool using a very useful tool in DaVinci Resolve 15, called Bins.

The Edit Workspace

1
Multiple Ways to Create Timelines

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, different ways are discussed to create timelines in DaVinvi Resolve 15.

2
Two Simple Ways to Add Videos to the Timeline

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course,  we discuss the two simple ways to add videos to the timeline in DaVinci Resolve 15.

3
Seven Advanced Ways to Add Videos to the Timeline

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course,  we discuss the 7 advanced ways to add videos to the timeline.

4
Controls for Preview and Program Monitor

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, I explain how to use the control buttons to preview videos in the Preview Window and Program Monitor. 

5
How Tracks /Layers Work

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, working of the tracks and layers is explained in detail, including what happens when two tracks are overlapping, and how their opacity works.

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The Inspector Menu

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, Inspector Menu is explored, with different options available for audio, video, text etc.

The Editing Tools

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The Selection Mode

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, the selection mode tool is discussed with its use to move around clips in the timeline, and to do basic trimming.

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Trim Edit Mode

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, more complicated ways of trimming clips are discussed, with emphasis on the Trim Edit tool.

3
More Editing Tools

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, more editing tools and their working is discussed in detail.

4
Timeline View Options

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, different ways are explained to customize the look and feel of the timeline in DaVinci Resolve 15.

Audio and Video Transitions

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Adding Background Music

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, we learn how to add background music to our video clips in DaVinci Resolve 15.

2
Applying Audio Fades and Effects

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, we learn to manipulate audio by applying fading and other audio effects.

3
Applying Video Transitions and Effects

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, we explore different ways to apply video transitions and other effects in DaVinci Resolve 15. Transitions like Cross Dissolve, Fade to Black, Blur etc. are explored in detail.

Text and Titles

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Adding Text and Titles

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, we learn how to add text and titles to our videos.

2
Adding Scrolling Titles

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, we learn how to add scrolling titles to our videos, and how to control them by manipulating different parameters.

3
Adding Lower Thirds

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, we learn how to add lower third titles to our videos.

4
Text Effects and Motion

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, we learn how to apply cool effects to our text, and animate it.

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Text Composite Modes

One of the cool ways to enhance text effects is to use composite modes. In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, we learn to apply composite mode to our text.

Exporting your Video

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Interface of the Deliver Workspace

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, we look at the interface of the Deliver workspace to learn how to render the final output.

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Render Settings and Rendering the Video

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, we learn different render settings and how to get the final output rendered as a high quality video.

Editing Project

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Editing Project - Travel Montage

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, we look at the final video, i.e., a travel montage, that we are going to put together in the next few lessons.

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Solution Part 1 - Adding Media

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, we pick the videos for the travel montage, select their portions we want and place them on the timeline.

3
Solution Part 2 - Trimming Clips to the Music

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, we trim the selected clips to the beat, so that transitions between different clips look logical and organized.

4
Solution Part 3 - Adding Titles

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, we add titles in the beginning and end of our travel montage. We also add some nice animation and effects to make them look cool.

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Solution Part 4 - Transitions and Rendering

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, we apply some nice video transitions between different clips, and render the final output as a 1080p HD video.

Green Screen and Visual Affects

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Green Screen - Chroma Key

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, we learn how to do the green screen editing, also called chroma-keying.

Color Correction & Grading

1
Overview of the Color Workspace

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, we learn about the basic layout of the color workspace and get familiar with the different sections of it.

2
Scopes Part 1 - Introduction

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, I give you an overview of the scopes, and what is their usage.

3
Scopes Part 2 - Waveform

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, we look at the first type of scopes called Waveform, how it helps in understanding colors in a video, and how to use this information to our advantage.

4
Scopes Part 3 - Parade

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, we look into the second type of scopes called Parade, how to interpret it and utilize this information to do the color correction and grading of videos in DaVinci Resolve 15.

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Scopes Part 4 - Vectorscope

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, we look at the third type of scopes called Vectorscope, how to decode the information presented in it, and utilize it to optimize the colors in the video.

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Scopes Part 5 - Histogram

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, we discuss the fourth and final type of scopes called Histogram. Intricacies of histogram including how it maps spatially to the actual video is discussed in detail.

7
Scopes Part 6- How to Use Scopes

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, we discuss how to make the best use of information presented in scopes to effectively enhance colors in the video.

8
Nodes Part 1 - Introduction

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, I introduce you to nodes, how these are similar to layers in photoshop, and how they can help to apply different color effects to the video and control them individually in DaVinci Resolve 15.

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Nodes Part 2 - Serial Nodes

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, we look into Serial Nodes, how to toggle them on/off independently, and how it can help to control a variety of color effects on a video.

10
Color Wheels

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, we discuss color wheels in DaVinci Resolve 15. Different types of color wheels are discussed in detail, with emphasis on the difference in working of the different types.

11
RGB Mixer

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, we discuss the RGB mixer tool in DaVinci Resolve 15.

12
Motion Effects

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, we look at the motion effects tool, which is not available in the free version of DaVinci Resolve 15.

13
Curves and their Types

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, we discuss the different types of curves available in DaVinci Resolve 15, and how to make the best use of them.

14
Qualifier

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, we look at the Qualifier tool in DaVinci Resolve 15, and how to take advantage of it to select different portions of the video based on their colors, and apply effects on them.

15
Power Windows

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, we explore the power windows in DaVinci Resolve 15, and how to use them to selectively apply color effects on different parts of the video based on location in the frame.

16
Blur & Sharpen

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, we explore the working of the Blur and Sharpen tool in DaVinci Resolve 15.

17
Keyer Options

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, we learn the use of the Keyer tool to control the strength with which effects from a node can be applied to the video.

18
The Sizing Tool

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, we learn how to use the sizing tool in DaVinci Resolve 15 to modify the dimensions of the video.

19
3D Tools

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, I show you the 3D tool which is only available in the paid version of DaVinci Resolve 15.

20
Copying Grade from One Clip to Another Clip

Color Correction and Grading Project

1
Color Correction of Travel Montage

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, we learn how to perform color correction of the videos in our Travel Montage sequence completed earlier in the course.

2
Color Correction - Final Output

In this lesson of the DaVinci Resolve course, we look at the travel montage sequence AFTER color correction. The colors look much better and improved.

Summary - Here is what you have learned in this course!

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The final composition
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Creating A Rough Composition
3
Adjusting the Clips and Trimming
4
Adding Text
5
Final Touches and Delivery
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The Green Screen Editing
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Primary and Log Wheels
8
Color Adjustment using Curves
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How to use Windows

Conclusion and Bonus Material

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Conclusion

Congratulations on completing the DaVinci Resolve 15 course, and a virtual hi5 :)

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