Editing & Color Grading 101 in DaVinci Resolve 14


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Rated 4.86 out of 5 based on 14 customer ratings
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  • Includes Black Magic Certification Test
  • Organize Media with Metadata
  • Master Powerful Trim Tools
  • Perform Primary Corrections
  • Use Qualifiers to Isolate Corrections
  • Automate a Sound Mix with Fairlight

Powerful Post Tools at Your Command

Editing & Color Grading in DaVinci Resolve 14 is the first online tutorial certified by Blackmagic Design. This tutorial will guide you through the complete post production workflow from importing to final delivery and everything in between. Along the way, you’ll learn how to work smarter and faster to shape your story. For example, did you know that you can keyframe effects right at the clip level? This short excerpt from the training shows you how.

Perform Primary & Secondary Corrections

Once you learn how to normalize your shot using Resolve’s primary correction tools, you’ll begin working with Nodes, Windows and Qualifiers to isolate specific areas in the image, and even track those areas for targeted corrections. You’ll learn how to apply and save custom looks and how to import and export LUTs.

Edit & Mix Sound in the Fairlight Page

The Fairlight Page puts professional sound editing and mixing only a click away. You’ll learn how to properly organize a mix and perform basic sound editing tasks. You’ll learn how to create buses and assign tracks, for the purpose of automating a mix. Then, you learn how to apply an EQ to specific audio elements such as dialogue, music or effects.

Sync & Edit Multicam Videos

In the Edit Page, you’ll assemble a sequence, add music, and timing your edits to the beat. And speaking of music, you’ll how to sync separate clips from a music video into a single clip then perform a multicam edit.

About the Author:

Spencer Meyer
Spencer Meyer is a writer, editor, and producer at Ripple Training who is passionate about visual storytelling and problem solving. He began his path of teaching, training, and advising during his 12 year career in the United States Marine Corps, where he taught and trained thousands of personnel across the globe (albeit, on a very different subject matter). Spencer brings his disciplined, highly-focused approach to both his training and storytelling.

14 reviews for Editing & Color Grading 101 in DaVinci Resolve 14

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Samuel (verified owner)

    This is the third time I try to learn Resolve, but the first two times I failed and abandoned: the program felt completely backwards and nonintuitive, and the tutorials I was watching were badly structured and organized and in the end not really helpful. This time it worked: this course takes you from video ingest through editing and color correction to final export, in a quick way that just shows you what you need to know without getting lost in the details. The only downside is that, because of this, it doesn’t cover the color correction part in sufficient detail, but well, I got the “Grading a Scene in DaVinci Resolve” tutorial to fix that.

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    Richard S. (verified owner)

    I recently changed NLE suites to BMDR and found this tutorial very helpful in getting up to speed. I was able to jump into production projects quickly due to the presenter’s no nonsense style and how he effectively covered key points and demonstrated them. Great software suite and great tutorial.

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    Bruce H. (verified owner)

    This tutorial unlocked Resolve 14 for me. DaVinci is great software, but alas, not too intuitive without a little training. These lessons are comprehensive, perfectly paced, and present an understandable approach to the key features. After simply watching the lessons, and not actually following along with the software, I am easily ably to do fundamental editing and color correction. I’m very pleased with the quality and professionalism shown in this product. I’ll be buying more.

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    Hugh (verified owner)

    This is a great entry-level tutorial for DaVinci Resolve. Spencer Meyer is a fantastic instructor and really knows this app! After completing this course I passed my DaVinci Resolve Blackmagic exam with 96%! Another homerun from Ripple!

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Joseph B. (verified owner)

    Strong work from Ripple Training once again. As Resolve itself has evolved greatly over the last few years, Ripple’s tutorials have kept pace. Especially with the integration of Fairlight audio in version 14, Spencer has done a good job of covering the essentials to make it easy to pick it up the new workflow. Ripple has always been the place to go for FCPX and Motion training, now the new Resolve and Mary Plummer’s Logic tutorials make then even more compelling for new users to learn and create.

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    I have been wanting to learn Resolve but felt intimidated by the software. Thanks to Spencer I now feel more comfortable with using Resolve. I hope their will be Fusion training as well. Keep up the great work!

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    Timoteo J. (verified owner)

    I fell in love with DaVinci back in 2014 but then it was something I thought I wouldn’t do because I’m a content director and was very happy until I had to seat at post production for a TV show I was doing and man.. Damn I have no words, I bought the lessons and I love the simple fact that the instructor cares, the way he articulates and shares knowledge is amazing…I’m getting ready to be certified, thanks for all you have done.
    Keep it up.

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Samuel (verified owner)

    I have had Resolve since Version 9 as part of my BMCC purchase and have always been in awe of what it is and can do while also really intimidated by it. So I never really dove into it to get a thorough basic learning experience that would serve as the foundation to improved proficiency. This course finally did it. The instructor, Spencer, is an expert and knows his stuff – there is no doubt about that. But for me what sets Spencer apart for the many people and course I have tried before is that he is a very good teacher. He speaks at a perfect pace and tone while giving you all the relevant details, tips and tricks without beating you over the head with heavy information or trying to wow you with his resume. I really enjoyed this course because of Spencer and because of that enjoyment I can finally say, with confidence, that I have a strong foundation in DaVinci Resolve and will start doing all of my work in it going forward. There is a ton to learn with Color and Fairlight but this course has me well on my way – confident and ready to move onto more intermediate level work and beyond.

    I highly recommend this course for not only those, like me, who are beginners that find themselves scared of this powerful yet very intuitive tool but also for intermediate level users who need a better refresher or something to reference from time to time. This was an excellent investment and I am a very satisfied and happy customer. Thank you, Ripple, and thank you, Spencer.

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    Rated 4 out of 5

    Rowan (verified owner)

    I’m enjoying the course enormously. It’s clearly presented and very well-constructed, moving and building logically from one topic to the next. I’m learning a lot, fast. The media clips provided are extremely useful, allowing me to follow along and duplicate exactly what the instructor is demonstrating. I find that invaluable.

    My only criticism is that the Fairlight section needs to be more thorough. It’s an enormously important part of the software, and deserves in depth coverage.

    Huge bonus… the presenter is well-spoken and easy to understand – no “um” “er” “uh” and insanely distracting lip-smacking. This is a pet peeve for me – I’ve had to abandon tutorials in some other programs because the presenter peppered every sentence with these inane fillers. Thanks, guys, I’m a fan

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      Jill Martin (verified owner)

      Thank you Rowan for your review. We were limited in our coverage of Fairlight because the tutorial conformed with the Black Magic Design Certification course. We will have more tutorials coming in the future covering Fairlight at a more intermediate level. – Thank you, Jill Martin

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Kenneth (verified owner)

    Since Resolve is so complicated for us beginners, it was essential for me to obtain a tutorial and Ripple Training provides very good tutorials.
    I tried another tutorial but it was really nowhere near as clear and thorough as Ripple Training provides. Very grateful that I found it online!

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    Rated 4 out of 5

    Anton (verified owner)

    It’s a good overview of the overall workflow in DR14. Concise, inventive, to the point. Frankly, I was a little underwhelmed by the section dedicated to Fairlight, which is obviously the biggest addition to DR14. Just two short videos on Fairlight which mainly focused on media preparation. I’m looking forward to a more thorough exploration of the Fairlight page. Otherwise it’s a very well-rounded and solid course, esp. for people new to DaVinci Resolve.

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Chris H. (verified owner)

    This Training is a very good resource to get started with DaVinci Resolve 14. Spencer Meyer did a good job for me, because I am a german (learning english in school 20 years ago) and need a speaker with clear pronunciation. It would have been nice if the audio-section was more detailed, but this does not detract from the Course.
    Now I´m waiting for a similar Course on fusion 9!

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    David D. (verified owner)

    I have been wanting to learn more about video editing and I decided to go with Ripple Training as they were one of the first on the market to have a Resolve 14 tutorial out. I have used other subscription based websites that are good, but I have to say, not once during this training did I get tired. At multiple times during the tutorial I was wanting to jump with excitement from the things that I was learning. I finished this tutorial in 2 days and I love that I have permanent access to look at it again in the future if I need to. Thank you for the tutorial and hard work put into it, the money it cost was well worth the knowledge!

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Philip H.

    Just thought I’d drop you a line about my recent Resolve 14 tutorial purchase. Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been working my way through it and it really is very good. I particularly enjoy the ‘straight to the point’ style of presentation – which I can tell you is really appreciated after playing a clip for the umpteenth time.
    Excellent value. Well done.

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