Advanced Editing in DaVinci Resolve

3 days

Course Description

In this advanced three-day DaVinci Resolve course, you’ll get a thorough overview of editing, visual effects, color correction and audio post-production solution for feature films, television shows and commercials. The course is an ideal combination of instructor-led demonstration and hands-on practice to advance your pre-existing knowledge.

Who Should Attend

  • Producers
  • Editors
  • Assistant Editors
  • Multimedia Producers


  • Knowledge of OS X and basic computer navigation
  • Basic design/drafting procedures and terminology

Course Outlines

Note: The curricula below comprise activities typically covered in a class at this skill level. The instructor may, at his/her discretion, adjust the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class.

Advanced Editing in DaVinci Resolve

Lesson 1: Editing in the Edit Page

  • Setting up projects
  • Working with Bins
  • Assembling a Project
  • Understanding the Trim Edit Mode
  • Timing to Duration
  • Finessing the Edit
  • Audio in the Edit Page
  • Adding Transitions and Fusion Titles

Lesson 2: Editing Preparation and Organization

  • Backing up media
  • Syncing Audio and Video
  • Modifying Clip Audio Channels and Attributes
  • Working with Metadata
  • Understanding Smart Bins
  • Power Bins
  • Proxy Footage

Lesson 3: Editing Interviews

  • Using Stacked Timelines
  • Decomposing Timelines
  • Speed Changes
  • Advanced Transition Tools

Lesson 4: Cutting a Dialogue Scene

  • Pulling Selects
  • Matching Frames
  • Choosing from Multiple Takes
  • J and L Cuts
  • On the fly Trimming
  • Dynamic Trim Mode

Lesson 5: Multicam Editing

  • Setting up a Multicam Project
  • Switching Angles
  • Editing a Multicam Music Video
  • Adjusting a Multicam Edit
  • Adjusting a Multicam Clip

Lesson 6: High Speed Editing in the Cut Page

  • Understanding the Cut Page
  • Setting up a project
  • Using the Source Tape Viewer
  • Assembling Soundbites
  • Smart Insert
  • Adding Camera Angles with Source Overwrite
  • The Sync Bin and Source Overwrite
  • Music and Effects in the Cut Page

Lesson 7: Compositing in the Editing Page

  • Editing to different Video Tracks
  • Creating and animating the Compound Clip
  • Creating an Animated Background
  • Working with Traveling Mattes
  • Adjustment Clips
  • FairlightFX in the Edit Page

Lesson 8: Edit Page Effects

  • Understanding the 3D Keyer FX
  • Transform FX
  • Creating a Video Collage
  • Incorporating Titles

Lesson 9: Editing and Mixing Audio

  • Balancing Dialog Clips
  • Replacing Lines from Other Takes
  • Enhancing the Scene
  • Mixing with the Mixer
  • Recording Automation in Fairlight
  • Loudness Meters

Lesson 10: Delivering Projects

  • Quick Export
  • Reformatting for different Aspect Ratios
  • Smart Reframe
  • Exporting Audio
  • Rendering Multiple Projects
  • Media Managing Timelines

Lesson 11: Managing Media and Databases

  • Consolidating Media
  • Copying Projects and Media to a New Hard Drive
  • Working with a DaVinci Resolve Database
  • Creating and Switching Databases
  • Backing up Databases