Stop Feeling Untalented in DaVinci Resolve
With A Comprehensive DaVinci Resolve 12 & 12.5 Tutorial Series

Hight-qualty DaVinci Resolve 12 Tutorial Series

Learn DaVinci Resolve 12 while color correcting a real-world documentary across more than 14 hours of tutorials taught by a professional colorist.

 

Is color correction confusing?

You’re not alone. Anyone who’s tried color correcting images go through the same problems: You randomly make changes in color wheels, push and pull sliders—hoping you get good results. And the work you did on Monday? It looks wrong on Tuesday. Grrr…

And it doesn’t matter if you’re working in Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Avid or DaVinci Resolve—you keep running into the same problems and making the same mistakes… time and time again.

Does DaVinci Resolve 12 look super-complicated?

DaVinci Resolve is the world-wide leader in color correction software but at version 12, it has a TON of features. Do you know which are the important features you need to know now and which you can skip until you have a more advanced understanding?

Buy Now and Get Talented with DaVinci Resolve 12 & 12.5

Stop feeling and acting un-talented and un-confident.
Learn a repeatable color correction workflow, tailored to DaVinci Resolve.

Learn a structured approach to color grading.

Embedded throughout this training are lessons on Colorist Lingo, image evaluation, using waveform monitors, shot matching and Look creation. Using unique DaVinci Resolve features  you’ll learn techniques for communicating more effectively with Directors, Producers and Cinematographers.

You’ll flow through DaVinci Resolve 12 as you’ll flow through a normal color correction job.

This beginner-to-intermediate training series will progress you logically through DaVinci Resolve. As you achieve new depths of understanding, our ‘In Action’ chapters will let you pause and apply your new knowledge to an actual music video—included as part of this training series.

Tailored for both the free and paid versions of Resolve.

It doesn’t matter if you’re working with the paid version of DaVinci Resolve or the freely downloadable version, you’ll be able to follow along. Very few features are specific to the paid version and when we talk about those features, we’ll explain them so free users can decide if they need to upgrade to the paid version.

 

 

DaVinci Resolve 11 Video Tutorials

At Mixing Light we do more that teach you the interface. We teach you workflow; from image evaluation through creating the final Look.

It’s three training titles, to help master DaVinci Resolve

DaVinci Resolve 12 Insights: This is our core DaVinci Resolve 12 training. From setting up a Resolve system to understanding Colorist Lingo to learning a repeatable color correction workflow; this title is everything you need to get started. At 14+ hours, you’ll get the core knowledge you need to know to feel good about using DaVinci Resolve 12 (and the craft of color correction).

DaVinci Resolve 12 Deep Insights: This is an optional upgrade to the core Insights training. It adds an additional 7 hours of advanced features. Plus, much more in-depth ‘Grade-Along’ chapters where you sit next to a professional colorist as they color correct a project.

DaVinci Resolve 12.5 Insights: In the latest update to DaVinci Resolve, version 12.5, the overall User Interface is largely untouched. But dozens and dozens of new features are added. This title builds upon our Resolve 12.0 Insights & Deep Insights training. If you already know Resolve 12 and want to learn the most important new features in Resolve 12.5 then this title is perfect for you. If you’re new to Resolve, get the full Bundle – learning the full feature set of Resolve 12 – and then move on to this title to learn all the new features that make Resolve 12.5 such an impressive update

For Editors, Directors, Cinematographers, Colorists and their Assistants

Patrick Inhofer, professional colorist and trainer

Learn from Patrick Inhofer, a professional colorist with 16 years color grading experience long-form projects under tight deadlines and tighter budgets.

 

Created for Professionals, by Professionals

MixingLight.com is a website created by three professional colorists. Between us we’ve had several decades of experience working with editors, directors, cinematographers, producers and their assistants.

You don’t need to repeat our mistakes.

We’ve made mistakes. Often with clients sitting next to us (usually with hard deadlines hanging over us). We do our best to teach you techniques and workflows that avoid our mistakes and make the craft of color grading much easier to execute.

We’ve also had a ton of successes – and you’ll learn techniques we apply every day, with real clients on real jobs. These techniques are born out of theory but they are battle-tested.

We speak ‘color grading’.

Having hearts of teachers, Team Mixing Light knows how to explain color grading. These Insights and Deep Insights training is the culmination of our careers. Patrick, your teacher on this title, doesn’t hold back any tips or tricks. If he thinks some kernel of truth is essential to teach you – it gets taught.

‘The Hero Shots Workflow’:
How to Jump-Start Your Color Correction Sessions

Communicating color is hard.

Colorists have come up with many ways to smooth the communication gap with our clients and peers.

DaVinci Resolve has many tools we can use to help us communicate effectively. But the most effective workflow uses a mix of features that are difficult to replicate in other pieces of software. And this workflow is informally called, The Hero Shots Workflow.

Learn the Hero Shots Workflow and start communicating more quickly and effectively.

It will help you communicate with other members of the creative team.

You’ll learn how to use this workflow to explore different creative options with your client – without having to color correct the entire timeline. This is especially important if you only have your client for a few hours across a multi-day project.

It’s especially effective for longer format projects.

Once you learn this technique, you’ll be able to use it anytime you need to explore a variety of Looks across a range of scenes in a short period of time.

Other training series may talk about the Hero Shots Workflow.

DaVinci Resolve 12 Insights & Deep Insights teaches it in-depth.

There are a few hidden traps when executing this workflow and you’ll work through them as you learn DaVinci Resolve 12.

Learn DaVinci Resolve with Advanced Tutorials

There’s no better way to tackle a big or complicated color grading project than implementing the Hero Shots workflow. DaVinci Resolve is the perfect software to learn how to execute it.

What’s included in this training?

Start with the Fundamentals or buy the Bundle
to become truly proficient in Davinci Resolve.

 

DaVinci Resolve 12 Tutorials - Table of Contents

Download the full Table of Contents for the Insights training. It includes summaries of each video, broken into Chapters.

DaVinci Resolve 12 Advanced Training: Deep Insights Shooting Outline

Download the full Table of Contents for the advanced Deep Insights training. 

 

Resolve 12.5 Insights - Table of Contents

Download the full Table of Contents for the Resolve 12.5 Insights training.

DaVinci Resolve 12 Insights

Facts about the fundamentals training:

Length: 14 hours 47 minutes

Difficulty: Novice to Intermediate

Ship Date: Available NOW!

Type: Project-based video training. Downloadable tutorials, source footage from a real-world documentary

Summary: This training makes no assumptions. It will get a novice working quickly while providing details that most experienced Resolve users will have missed over the past few software updates. It’s emphasis is on foundational color correction concepts, appropriate computer hardware and mastering the User Interface.

Access: Not included in Mixing Light Membership. Current Members receive substantial discount.

Instructor: Patrick Inhofer             Producer: Robbie Carman

Number of videos: 141      Average Length: 6 minutes, 29 seconds

Additional features:

Tagged with iTunes metadata

iPad-ready

Color correct selected camera original source footage for a documentary (ProRes422HQ)

DaVinci Resolve project files to follow along with the training

Get new ‘Update’ movies for major DaVinci Resolve 12 updates

DaVinci Resolve 12 Deep Insights

Facts about the add-on, advanced Deep Insights training:

Length: 7 hours

Ship Date: Available NOW!

Prerequisite: Requires ownership of DaVinci Resolve 12 Insights.

Summary: This is an add-on product that extends into essential advanced features, with a heavy emphasis on workflow, techniques and DaVinci Resolve Studio. It can be purchased at a discount, now, in a bundle. Or it can be purchased later as a $69 add-on.

Topics Include: Shared databases; advanced Media Management; additional editing features; working with LUTs & RAW; grading in LAB colorspace; additional shot matching tools; noise reduction; proxies and controlling caching manually; new color management features; and much more

Special Features: Multiple in-depth chapters working through the entire color grading process—using additional documentary footage not included in the base Insights training. Sit next to your Instructor as he explains his color correction decisions; including putting together DaVinci Resolve’s tools you may not have considered.

Instructor: Patrick Inhofer       Producer: Robbie Carman

Number of videos: 89       Average Length: ~6 minutes, 30 seconds

DaVinci Resolve 12.5 Insights

Facts about the fundamentals training:

Length: 3 hours 57 minutes

Difficulty: Novice to Intermediate – Requires knowledge of DaVinci Resolve

Ship Date: Available NOW!

Type: Project-based video training. Downloadable tutorials, source footage from a real-world documentary

Summary: This training is the perfect complement to our Resolve 12 Insight and Deep Insights titles. And if you already know DaVinci Resolve, buy Resolve 12.5 Insights as a stand-alone title and get up to speed on all the essential new features and workflows in DaVinci Resolve 12.5!

Access: Not included in Mixing Light Membership. Current Members receive substantial discount.

Instructor: Patrick Inhofer             Producer: Robbie Carman

Number of videos: 65      Average Length: ~4 minutes

Additional features

 Includes an update chapter on DaVinci Resolve 12.5.1 – which contained a few small but noteworthy feature updates.

55 Minutes of Free Previews: DaVinci Resolve 12 Insights

Yes! We’ve got so much jammed into this training, we’re okay giving away almost an hour of this great content! Enjoy it.

After you buy you’ll be able to download all the movies plus the media files – and DaVinci Resolve project files – that you see in these free previews. Plus, you’ll be able to ask questions and get specific answers.

What Others Have Said About Earlier Training . . .

I had been poking around the web for tutorials for weeks, but everyone seems to have their own little way of doing things so it made it hard to find comprehensive material for end to end workflow.

I’ve just begun scratching the surface in the training series but so far the videos have a great amount of detail yet are easy to follow.

I just wanted to say thanks for putting together such an incredibly comprehensive tutorial for Resolve 11. 

Kudos!

Joe Mastromonaco, Freelance Editor

Joe Mastromonaco
Freelance Editor
Los Angeles, CA

Steve Carson Resolve 11 Testimonial

Steve Carson, owner
Carson Filmworks, LLC
San Diego, CA

Although much of the Resolve 11 training was not new to me, it was a great opportunity to fine-tune the parts of the extremely broad Resolve feature set that I do not use on a regular basis.

The production value of the entire training series is extremely high – well done gentlemen.  I particularly appreciated the graphics which, I found to be very helpful in directing the eye to the appropriate part of the interface – at the appropriate part of the dialogue.

Patrick, I  first discovered you back in the days of Resolve 8 / In-Tents and have also purchased all of your training products to date. With your guidance/mentorship, I have learned more about the art/profession of being a colorist than I have from all of the other competing training products combined, that I have purchased elsewhere. 

Can you learn Resolve 12.5 with the Resolve 12.0 training titles?

That’s a great question and a common concern. The answer is is: YES!

Resolve 12.5 is built upon Resolve 12

Some new menus and features have been added—and existing features have been enhanced… but our Resolve 12 training can still be fully applied to Resolve 12.5.

The latest update to Resolve didn’t change the fundamentals of the software. Our DaVinci Resolve 12 Insights & Deep Insights will give you the running start you need to learn *any* version of DaVinci Resolve 12. And once you complete those two series, move on to the Resolve 12.5 series and discover the additional features exclusive to Resolve 12.5.

As a bonus you’ll have 45 Days free access to Mixing Light’s Insights Library

The Insights Library is the constantly updating subscription portion of our website. You’ll find plenty of advanced DaVinci Resolve 12.5 videos, that supplement all of our DaVinci Resolve stand-alone training titles.

Additional Bonuses

Guide to Bonuses for the Resolve 12 training

Download the .pdf Guide to the Bonus Videos for this training

 

This training ships with Bonuses you won’t find anywhere else…

Bonus 1: 75 Power Grades created by the colorists behind MixingLight.com
Power Grades are color corrections that can be shared among all your projects. They can be full-blown Looks to tiny little ‘snippets’ of corrections to solve very specific problems.

Team Mixing Light is sharing 75 different Power Grades to jump start your Power Grade library. We include seven video lessons on how to use each of three broad categories of Power Grades we’re sharing with you. You literally won’t find these Power Grades on sales anywhere else! They are provided exclusively to you as part of this training package.

Bonus 2: DaVinci Resolve Insights Ripped from Mixing Light’s Insight Library
Patrick has hand-selected 16 video Insights from the Membership side of this website. They are organized and tagged with iTunes-compatible metadata, for offline watching. Each video extends this training with deeper, more advanced DaVinci Resolve concepts that didn’t make it into the intial 21+ hours of the Insights & Deep Insights training.

Bonus 3: Access to the Mixing Light Insight Library for 45 Days!
Our Insights Library is brimming with additional information that DaVinci Resolve users absolutely love. We want you to see what’s it like being a Mixing Light member who also has a strong interest in DaVinci Resolve. You’ll have streaming access to the Insights Library for 45 Days… beginning whenever you decide you’re ready to test out Mixing Library—no strings attached!

DaVinci Resolve 12.5 Insights

— Or —

DaVinci Resolve 12 Bundle

Does DaVinci Resolve make you feel un-Talented?

DaVinci Resolve 12 Insights: This 14-hour series gets you up to speed on the fundamentals, from hardware to flowing a job through Resolve. Plus, learn the color correction Lingo.

Resolve 12 Deep Insights: Get to the ‘next level’ with a 6-hour series teaching you a repeatable color correction workflow and the advanced tools that make DaVinci Resolve famous. Plus, watch a colorist color correct ‘at speed’ (with a control surface and a mouse).

Resolve 12.5 Insights: Just released! This 4-hour series covers all the new stuff in this important update; from User Interface changes to new color tools to new workflows—buy it stand-alone or as part of the entire Resolve 12 series.

Pick the package (and savings) that works best for you.

Are you still learning DaVinci Resolve? Buy the Bundle for a complete training system (at an amazing price).

Are you already up-to-speed and want to stay ahead of the pack? Then buy our brand-new Resolve 12.5 Insights package (at its introductory price).

Either way, you’ll stay a step ahead of your peers.

Do you own one of our products (or are a current Insights Library member)? Log in and come back here to see your special, super-secret pricing.

  • Downloadable
    Tutorials & Projects
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  • Learn the specific must-know features of DaVinci Resolve 12.5. Includes Project Files and 3GB of downloadable footage.
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    Available Immediately.
    14.1 GB across four download packages
  • Includes additional 7 hours of Advanced color correction training?
  • Training movies tagged with iTunes Metadata?
  • iPad tablet ready?
  • Follow along: Optional ProRes422HQ camera original footage (4.17 GB)?
  • Follow along: Optional ProResLT transcoded footage files (2 GB)?
  • Includes additional practice footage from the Tanzania real-world documentary?
  • Bonus tutorials from our Insights Library Membership site?
  • Bonus: 1-hour Color Correction Fundamentals webinar?
  • Bonus: PowerGrades from Team Mixing Light!
  • Credit / Debit Card or PayPal?
  • One time purchase with no expiration?
  • Stand-Alone Quickie
    12.5 Insights
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    includes project files
    + practice footage

    (Perfect if you already grasp DaVinci Resolve 12)

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  • Buy the Advanced Bundle now and save money over buying it later

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    (Save big on this complete Resolve 12 & 12.5 training series)

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one more thing…

Buying the Bundle & Short on time? We’ve got you covered.

Resolve 12 Insights: Flight Paths

20+ hours? That’s a lot of training.

If you’ve only got a couple hours to get up-to-speed on DaVinci Resolve, then take one of our Flight Paths!

A Flight Path is an iTunes playlist to help you skip some of the deeper, more advanced concepts and get straight to the meat of DaVinci Resolve. You can choose from:

  • Quickstart – The basics are covered in under 8 hours.
  • The Quicker Start – Skip the movies on Databases, Users and Projects and cover the basics in under 7 hours.
  • The Roundtrip Workflow – Want a quick brush-up on how to move a project out of Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro… and back again? This Flight Path is for you.
  • Seeing Like a Colorist – After watching one of the Quickstarts, catch many of the movies you missed on image evaluation and decision making.
  • The Full Title – The entire 130+ training series as an iTunes playlist, allowing you to watch one movie after another, without iTunes stopping on you.

Don’t Wait, Buy Now: Your Images Deserve It!

Do you own one of our products (or are a current Insights Library member)? Log in and come back here to see your special, super-secret pricing.
  • Downloadable
    Tutorials & Projects
  • DaVinci Resolve 12

  • Learn the specific must-know features of DaVinci Resolve 12.5. Includes Project Files and 3GB of downloadable footage.
  • Downloadable 14+ Hours of Insights tutorials?
    Available Immediately.
    14.1 GB across four download packages
  • Includes additional 7 hours of Advanced color correction training?
  • Training movies tagged with iTunes Metadata?
  • iPad tablet ready?
  • Follow along: Optional ProRes422HQ camera original footage (4.17 GB)?
  • Follow along: Optional ProResLT transcoded footage files (2 GB)?
  • Includes additional practice footage from the Tanzania real-world documentary?
  • Bonus tutorials from our Insights Library Membership site?
  • Bonus: 1-hour Color Correction Fundamentals webinar?
  • Bonus: PowerGrades from Team Mixing Light!
  • Credit / Debit Card or PayPal?
  • One time purchase with no expiration?
  • Stand-Alone Quickie
    12.5 Insights
  • $69

    includes project files
    + practice footage

    (Perfect if you already grasp DaVinci Resolve 12)

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  • You are logged in and saving $30 over non-member pricing!Getting Started
    Insights
  • Learn the Fundamentals of DaVinci Resolve

    $129

    includes project files
    + practice footage

    (Start learning Resolve–use it in Resolve 12 or 12.5. )

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    Deep Insights
  • Buy the Advanced Bundle now and save money over buying it later

    $159

    Resolve 12 Fundamentals + Advanced + Resolve 12.5
    + additional practice footage

    (Save big on this complete Resolve 12 & 12.5 training series)

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