What's New In DaVinci Resolve 15?

When Resolve 15 was first released, what were our first impressions, initial Insights, and follow-up tutorials?

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First Impressions with DaVinci Resolve 15 Public Beta (after NAB)

Learn what one colorist thinks of DaVinci Resolve 15 Public Beta the first time he launches it. Not on the trade show floor in Las Vegas where he first saw it... but in quiet of his suite. And discover the huge new feature no one is talking about!

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Resolve 15 New Color Page Features

In this Insight, colorist Joey D'Anna, fresh off demoing Resolve 15 at the Blackmagic booth at NAB 2018, shares his thoughts on the top new features that benefit the dedicated colorist the most in Resolve 15.

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Guide To Safely Upgrading To DaVinci Resolve 15 (and beyond)

If you want to upgrade from an earlier version to DaVinci Resolve 15 then how do you do it safely? This checklist will help you out.

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A Month Later: Team Mixing Light's Take On NAB 2018

It's been a little over a month since NAB 2018. We discuss what we saw including Resolve 15, new HDR monitoring, control surfaces and more.

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What's Wrong With The 'Sound Library' Feature In Resolve 15 Beta?

I was very excited about the Sound Library feature released with DaVinci Resolve 15 Public Beta. But my experience using it is very disappointing. Learn how this feature works, why it feels very incomplete, and how it needs to improve.

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How To (Improperly) Export LUTs in DaVinci Resolve 15

Learn the 'rules' when exporting LUTs in DaVinci Resolve 15. You also learn how to break a LUT to understand the problems with many LUTs.

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Revisiting DCP Creation With Resolve 15

Resolve 15 supports the ability to create DCPs natively. In this Insight, learn how that works and get back ground info on essential DCP specs.

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Using Python and Expanding DaVinci Resolve's Functionality

Resolve's new scripting APIs open up exciting new possibilities. Learn how to get started by using Python to import comments from Frame.io.

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Using DCTLs And Expanding Resolve's Functionality

Do you perform repetitive tasks on a regular basis when color correcting or finishing? Then learn how to use DCTLs to automate those tasks!


Using Fusion in DaVinci Resolve 15

Fusion is high-end compositing software integrated into DaVinci Resolve in the version 15 release cycle. These Insights give you an overview and dig into important aspects of using DaVinci Resolve Fusion. Many of these Insights have a Part 2, so follow the whole series.

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Fusion - Expanding Your Colorist Toolbox

Blackmagic Design Fusion is now free for everyone so make sure to add it to your colorist toolbox. Dan runs down his favorite tools so far

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An Introduction to Fusion (For Colorists) in DaVinci Resolve 15

While Fusion is a node-based compositor, its node tree is very different than the Color Page. Learn how to use Fusion in DaVinci Resolve 15 in under 15 minutes.

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Learning Fusion The Easy Way: Using Resolve's Fusion Text Generator

DaVinci Resolve's Fusion page is intimidating. In this video, learn an easy way of getting into Fusion, with a simple Text animation.

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How To Paint, Track, and Replace A Logo In DaVinci Resolve Fusion 15

Learn how to track DaVinci Resolve 15's non-destructive paint tools in Fusion. Plus, get a tip for viewing a color grade inside Fusion.

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An Introduction to Compositing in DaVinci Resolve Fusion

Using a simple green screen from a low quality source, learn the power of Resolve's Fusion. Learn Boolean, Merge, and MatteControl nodes.

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Using Paint and Rotoscoping Tools in Resolve Fusion

Create a clean plate to remove an item using Fusion's Clone Brush. Then mask an area, replace it, and track the replacement onto the shot.

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An Introduction to Resolve Fusion's 3D Camera - Part 1

Learn how to get your Resolve Fusion composition into 3D space. Also, learn how false perspective is created and 3D cameras are animated.

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Colorist Podcast EP 23: NAB 2018

In this special installment of the Colorist Podcast Josh sits down with Jason Myers and discusses NAB 2018. The duo shares their thoughts on Blackmagic, Autodesk, & Film Light announcements as well as new grading monitors.

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Overview of Materials and Auxiliary Channels in DaVinci Resolve Fusion

Learn the workflow of the 3D toolset in DaVinci Resolve Fusion. Discover how to change materials, add reflections, color grade 3D objects.

External Resources

Links to key resources on DaVinci Resolve and Fusion.


PDF: DaVinci Resolve Configuration Guide

What's the best gear for building a DaVinci Resolve computer? Should you buy an external output box? These questions - and many more - are answered in this must-read Guide for any serious DaVinci Resolve user.

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PDF: What's New In Resolve 15?

Besides a dozen or so 'headline' new features are hundreds of smaller new features and tweaks in Resolve 15. This PDF by Blackmagic shares them, in detail.

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Official DaVinci Resolve 15 Training Videos

9 different videos on editing, color grading, vfx, and assorted tasks in Resolve 15 are available on Blackmagic's website. Some have free Project files for download and follow-along.

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Official DaVinci Resolve 15 Certification Books

4 different Blackmagic Certification books are freely available for download on Blackmagic's website.

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