DaVinci Resolve 12 Advanced Tutorials and Training

DaVinci Resolve 12 Advanced Insights

Skill Level Beginner / Intermediate
Total Running Time 7 hours
Total Movies 89
Average Movie Length ~4:40
Patrick Inhofer

Patrick is the CEO and owner of MixingLight. He's been color correcting for 18+ years and specializes in indie features, long-form broadcast and documentaries.

Are you ready to level up your DaVinci Resolve skills? Start learning tough-to-find power user features that are essential for Resolve mastery and speed.

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Level-Up Your DaVinci Resolve Skills!

(using the Free or Studio versions
of DaVinci Resolve 12 or DaVinci Resolve 12.5)

Are you ready to take your DaVinci Resolve (and color correction) skills to the Next Level?

DaVinci Resolve is a mature product with a deep set of features and workflows. If you’re still new to Resolve, it can be tough to figure out how to scratch beneath the surface… or how different features inter-relate to each other. This training will round-out Resolve’s toolset and teach you how to put them together.

If you’re experienced at DaVinci Resolve then you need to break out of a rut. You probably wish Resolve had a certain feature… and not know it was added 2 versions ago! It’s okay, when we use software we tend to stick to what works – and then never go hunting for new features or workflows. That’s what training like this will help you do… get current.

Have you ever wanted to look over the shoulder of a colorist as they work?

Watch as your instructor works ‘at speed’ – without slowing down too much. By the end of this course you’ve learned all the features he’s using, now watch Patrick work. He explains WHY he’s using the tools the way he does. From working the initial Base Grade to finishing off the Look, Resolve 12 Advanced Insights is the perfect tool for helping you understand how to use Resolve to achieve your color correction goals!

DaVinci Resolve 12 Advanced Insights
Level-up your DaVinci Resolve know-how.

Skill-Up with Resolve’s Advanced Feature Set . . .

. . . And Then Look Over The Shoulder Of A Working Colorist.

Learn to color correct like a professional colorist

In Advanced Insights start moving beyond Colorist Lingo. See image evaluation, using waveform monitors, shot matching and Look creation in action. After learning Resolve’s advanced toolset you’re prepared to sit and watch over the shoulder of a color correction session.

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

Learn on the free or 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 can follow along. Very few features are specific to the paid version. When we talk about paid features, we explain them so free users can decide if it’s worth upgrading. But in this Advanced Insights course, we don’t shy away from using Studio-only features. They’re taught here, too.

Learn DaVinci Resolve Workflows

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

For Editors, Directors, Cinematographers, Colorists

(and their Assistants)

Patrick Inhofer, CSI

Learn from Patrick Inhofer C.S.I.—a professional colorist with 16 years color grading experience. His specialty is long-form projects, working 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.

Don’t repeat our mistakes

We make mistakes. Usually with clients sitting next to us (often with hard deadlines hanging over us). Learn techniques and workflows to avoid our mistakes and make the craft of color grading much easier to execute.

We also succeed – learn useful insights we apply every day with paying clients on professional jobs. These techniques are born out of theory but they are battle-tested and colorist-approved.

Learn to speak ‘color grading’

Having hearts of teachers, Team Mixing Light knows how to explain color grading in the language of the craft. This 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.

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DaVinci Resolve 12 Advanced Insights



DaVinci Resolve 12 Advanced Course

Table of Contents for the DaVinci Resolve 12 Deep Insights Course

Click, download and read the full Table of Contents for the Deep Insights course. It includes summaries of each video, broken into Chapters.

This add-on to the Insights training gives you an additional 7 hours of tutorials and exercises on Resolve’s advanced features. Plus, much more in-depth ‘Grade-Along’ chapters where you sit next to a professional colorist as they color correct a timeline, step-by-step.

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 full details on features exclusive to the paid version of DaVinci Resolve Studio. This course is only available as part of a bundle. Or it can be purchased later as a $69 add-on to the Resolve 12 Insights course.

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.

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

Sample Videos from Resolve 12 Deep Insights





Bonuses With This Course

but wait… there’s more

Bonus #1: 70+ Power Grades

What is a Power Grade?

More than Presets… these are Resolve ‘Node Trees’ that allow you to deconstruct our work and modify them to perfectly work on your specific footage.

You’ll understand the incredible usefulness of Power Grades by the end of this Course… and then you’ll LOVE these 70+ PowerGrades, hand-crafted by Mixing Light. They are organized by category (Looks, Utility, etc) and are full color corrections you can modify for your purposes.

Bonus #2: 17 Additional Mixing Light Movies

Why 17 Additional Movies?

The Insights Color Library is the membership side of this website. New videos, articles and podcasts get posted every week – for a color correction continuing education experience.

We’ve ripped 17 movies to give you additional updates about DaVinci Resolve 12. You’ll learn additional features and workflows we couldn’t fit in to this Course.

Bonus #3: Free 45-Day Test Drive of the Insights Color Library

If you’re a non-Member of MixingLight.com’s Insights Library, then we’ve got an exclusive treat for you… you can do an extended version of our 7-Day Drive! You can Test Drive the site for 45 days… and we don’t take your credit card information. You can join at the end of the Test Drive. Or not. It’s completely up to you!

If you are a Member of the Insights Library then if your membership ever expires, use the 45-Day Test Drive – before re-subscribing for on-going access.

(  Click to read the DaVinci Resolve Bonus Guide)

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A Message From Patrick To You...

Thank you for considering this Resolve 12 Advanced Insights Course!

Knowing the basics of how to get your media into Resolve, color corrected and then out through rendering isn’t enough if you want your color work to really excel. You’ve got to dig into Resolve’s advanced feature set to make that happen. That’s what I’ve tried to do here, give you access the complete set of tools you need to know to really dive deep and shine bright.

My hope is by the end of this Course you know Resolve’s color toolset at a much deeper level. And more importantly, to open your eyes at how we can combine those tools in a fluid manner. Resolve is terrific to adapting to your immediate needs and the ‘In Action’ chapters at the end is how I hope you become awakened to the possibilities of DaVinci Resolve.

Just like in our Resolve Fundamentals course, I’ve included Flight Path playlists (used in iTune’s compatible media players). Flight Paths quickly cycle you through the Course in a non-linear manner with several different quick cut-downs of the whole Course. And then once you know the core of what you’re looking for, you still have the full title to dig deeper.

Color correction is an amazing skill. It’s both technical and creative – with an immediacy of results you don’t get in many other crafts. And when executed competently, it adds tremendous value to the final result. I’m excited to help you levle-up your DaVinci Resolve skillset!



P.S. – In case you’re wondering, here’s my IMdB profile of my feature film and documentary work

Patrick Inhofer, CSI
Patrick Inhofer C.S.I. is your instructor on Mixing Light’s DaVinci Resolve 12 & 12.5 Courses.

Course Overview

Skill Level Beginner / Intermediate
Total Running Time 7 hours
Number of Videos 89
Average Length ~4:40


Ship Date: Available NOW!
Type: Project-based, follow-along video training. Downloadable tutorials & source footage from a professional documentary.
Access: Not included in Insights Library Memberships. Current Members receive substantial discount.
Prerequisite: Some familiarity with DaVinci Resolve 12 or earlier

Are you ready to Level-Up your skills in DaVinci Resolve?

In this DaVinci Resolve 12 Advanced Insights Training Course, you dig into the depths of DaVinci Resolve. And once you’ve learned the advanced features that full-time colorists rely upon, your Instructor simulates a color correction session (across multiple chapters). You learn how to combine and re-combine Resolve’s vast color correction toolset to get work done. And you have all the footage and practice projects to follow along!

Note: Are you using DaVinci Resolve 12.5? This Course was recorded in DaVinci Resolve 12 but you can still follow along. In 12.5 menu items were moved and new functionality was added – but all the basics you’re learning in this Course are precisely the same!

Course Pricing

$69.00 USD (your price)

$49.00 USD

Purchase Course

Our Color Correction Courses are stand-alone training titles. Pay once, own them forever. If you have ever purchased one of our other Courses (or are a paying member of our Insights Color Correction Tutorial Library) then log in to activate your discounted pricing.

What's Included
  • Complete set of Projects, Databases, and Exercise Files for you to import and follow-along with the training
  • Download light-weight ProResLT practice footage from the documentary, "Tanzania: A Journey Within" and follow-along (this footage is in addition to what's in our Resolve 12 Fundamentals Course)
  • Optionally download the ProRes422HQ camera original footage (4.17 GB) to see how it feels to color correct a high-quality codec
  • Tagged for iTunes-Compatible media players & self-organizes into a single TV Show
  • Bonus: Get 70+ Power Grades to use on all of your projects
  • Bonus: Activate the 45-Day Insight Color Library Test Drive... available only as Bonus to our Resolve 12 Courses (one activation per customer)
  • 30-Day No Questions Asked refund policy

Bundle Options

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The Complete DaVinci Resolve 12 & 12.5 Course Bundle

$29.00 USD (your price)

$24.00 USD

Purchase Course Bundle

If you want to seriously level-up your DaVinci Resolve and color correction skills - then this bundle is what you want. It's three complete training courses for one unbeatable price. Start with Resolve 12 Fundamental Insights, then move to Resolve 12 Advanced Insights and finish up on Resolve 12.5 Updated Insights.

What's Included
  • Get access to all THREE of our DaVinci Resolve 12 stand-alone training courses
  • Follow along the whole Resolve 12 series even if you're using DaVinci Resolve 12.5
  • Every course has its own set of Project or Databases for you to import and follow-along
  • Each Training Course is tagged with iTunes Metadata and self-organizes as individual TV shows on your computer (when imported into an iTunes-compatible media player)
  • Get all the Bonus materials from each of the individual Courses
  • 30-Day No Questions Asked refund policy