Is your DaVinci Resolve experience choppy, unresponsive, slow, or error-prone? Are you bogged down moving timelines into/out of DaVinci Resolve?

DaVinci Resolve Fundamentals 102:
Optimizations & Workflows

DaVinci Resolve can be very responsive if you know where to look. This course (with downloadable practice footage) teaches the key preferences, practices, and optimizations for working at the speed of thought – as well as sharing timelines with other platforms.

Optimize DaVinci Resolve for YOUR Workflow

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Stop feeling like DaVinci Resolve is holding you back. This training can increase productivity and creativity, even if your computer is underpowered.

  • Extend the life of your hardware using a range of software optimizations.
  • Learn how to move projects and footage between computers.
  • See in action the outboard hardware that gets your hands off the mouse for a more physical experience to start driving Resolve like a pro.
  • Demystify moving timelines between DaVinci Resolve and other non-linear editors – and troubleshoot the inevitable problems.

Watch the Course overview

Free Previews From This Course

Lesson 2: Databases vs Projects

Where on your computer does DaVinci Resolve store your projects?

Lesson 19: Playback Optimizations

An overview of the different ‘playback modes’ that get you playing timelines without dropped frames

Lesson 17: Advanced Timeline View Options

How to stack multiple timelines on the Edit Page, simultaneously

Lesson 39: Using 3rd Party Hardware with DaVinci Resolve

How gaming hardware can significantly boost your productivity

Lesson 32: Exporting and Using Reference Movies

How to verify the frame-for-frame accuracy of timelines when moving between Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, and DaVinci Resolve

Mixing Light’s 3-Step Learning Process:

The Muscle Memory Method

Meet your instructor

Patrick Inhofer is a post production professional with 30+ years of experience. He’s run DaVinci Resolve on Windows and Mac platforms and has successfully used the strategies in this training to squeeze more life out of his hardware. He’s also moved hundreds of timelines between Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, and DaVinci Resolve.

Patrick has demystified DaVinci Resolve for thousands of students and professionals at Universities, workshops, conferences, and in online courses – staring with DaVinci Resolve 8.

* 15-day Bonus Membership is offered at $5 and is not a subscription. Membership is activated only when you’re ready for it.
**This Training is NOT included with a Mixing Light membership. Active Members earn credits to gain free access to Resolve Fundamentals training courses.

Additional Details

  • The fundamentals in this course are relevant to all recent versions of DaVinci Resolve and was recorded in DaVinci Resolve 17
  • Resolve 18 updates, including new Modules about the revised Proxy workflow and new Blackmagic Cloud databases, will be added after the end of the Public Beta period
  • Works with both the free and paid versions of DaVinci Resolve
  • 30-Day Refund – No questions asked (not available if the Bonus Insights Library membership is activated; not available if purchased with Member Credits)
  • Includes Project Media you can download, follow-along, and build muscle memory for the techniques demonstrated in this course.
  • Runtime: 3h 10m
  • 41 Individual Lessons
  • 1.2 GB Project and Footage Download
  • Streaming, up to 1080p
  • Online Learning System to keep track of your progress

Training Access

Enroll in this training course to optimize DaVinci Resolve to match your workflow.

This Training course is a stand-alone purchase and does NOT require a Mixing Light membership. Active members of the Mixing Light Insights Tutorial Library earn credits toward unlocking this training. All memberships are awarded 3 credits when activated (once per account) and then accrue 1 credit every month a membership is 'active'.

$39.00 USD


You can unlock this training with 3 credits

What's Included
  • Fundamental topics in this course are applicable to all recent versions of DaVinci Resolve
  • Recorded on Resolve 17, with Resolve 18 updates coming after the Public Beta ends
  • Can be used with the Free and Studio versions of DaVinci Resolve
  • 30-Day No Questions Asked Refund Policy (no refunds after activation of 15-day access to Mixing Light's Tutorial Library)
  • Online learning management system streams the lessons to your computer and helps you keep track of your progress
  • Bonus: Includes 15-day access to Mixing Light's Tutorial Library - with over 1,000 individual tutorials (not available to active members of the Insights Library) for only $5US.
  • Many lessons in this Training directly link to additional content in the Insights Library - extending your learning.