Beginners Guide to DaVinci Resolve – Best Free Video Editor


Learn Video Editing The Easy Way

Here is a list of free video tutorials that guide you with using the powerful and professional DaVinci Resolve 16 so you can start making quality videos for your hobby, social media, work, or eventually for Hollywood.

Table of Contents

Editing

Beginners need no experience as this tutorial will show you how to edit, create, and produce your first video in DaVinci Resolve the Best Free Most Advanced Video Editor around. All the files will be linked below, so you can download them and recreate exactly what this tutorial goes thru step-by-step. Other beginner tutorials are helpful but some people learn better when the actual files used in such a tutorial are available for use. That is why I'm including it here.

This video shows you how to do the typewriter, typing, or Write On text effect in DaVinci Resolve 16. This typewriter effect is great in helping keep the attention of your viewers by creating something for their eyes to follow. It was a feature that was added in version 15 of Davinci Resolve. Features used: Write On,Fusion, V Anchor, H Anchor,H Justify, Change Clip Duration

Learn how to create your first video with the Green Screen Effect also known as Chroma Key Effect with the World's best, free, intuitive, yet advanced Video Editor - DaVinci Resolve 16. Why spend hundreds of dollars a year to do Beginner to Professional Video Editing, when you can do it for free with DaVinci Resolve. For those who are interested in DaVinci Resolve and haven't created their first video yet, I suggest you just GO AND DO IT! So you have your first experience doing actual creation

Learn how to move and insert clips in different sections of the timeline in DaVinci Resolve 16 2020.

This shows you how to join 2 or more video clips in DaVinci Resolve 16. The feature to join two clips or more, wasn't the most intuitive command to figure out in DaVinci Resolve 16. But now we know how to do it and it is very useful when you've cut out alot of unwanted parts to your video and you still need to apply other effects to all the remaining clips.

How to easily apply video and audio transitions to multiple clips with a shortcut in DaVinci Resolve 16. Using this shortcut will save you time and save your hands from tiring even further. Features used: -selecting video and audio transition defaults -selecting multiple clips by creating a rectangle area -ctrl+t to apply video and audio transition -alt+t to apply video transition -shift+t to apply audio transition

How to soften edges and corners for picture in picture effect or overlay in DaVinci Resolve 2020

Learn how to quickly use DaVinci Resolve's Dynamic Zoom. You can add a Pan/Panning effect to it as well. We also add a transition.

How to Zoom and Pan using Keyframes in Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 16. Some call it the Ken Burns Effect or dynamic zoom when you use a mixture of zoom and panning. DaVinci Resolve 16 is the best, by far Free Video Editor on the planet.

This shows you how to join 2 or more video clips in DaVinci Resolve 16. The feature to join two clips or more, wasn't the most inuitive command to figure out in DaVinci Resolve 16. But now we know how to do it and it is very useful when you've cut out alot of unwanted parts to your video and you still need to apply other effects to all the remaining clips.

We will learn how to blur your objects, faces, private date, areas in your videos in Davinci Resolve in one minute.

This video shows you how to add a freeze frame effect in DaVinci Resolve 16. Freeze frame effects give actions shots some added flair. The footage was taken in a cruise last year. The acrobatics was ridiculous good and dangerous. If you want more tutorial videos on DaVinci Resolve, subscribe and set Notification to All, so you won't miss anything. I also produce videos regarding how to start and grow your Online Business.

How to Remove or Delete All Gaps between Clips in one click using DaVinci Resolve 16.

Easily create amazing Double or Quadruple Split Screen Effect in DaVinci Resolve 16. The tutorial is easy to follow and the effect can add a lot of pop, another dimension to your videos. Features used in this video: Copy Paste Attributes, Zoom, Position X, Position Y, Multi-Tracks. BlackMagic DaVinci Resolve 16 is by far the best video editor on the planet.

Top 3 Tips to Speed Up Editing in Davinci Resolve. Tip #1 if you have 2 types of hard drives like I do on my laptop and one is alot faster than the other, then I suggest moving your Media Storage to the faster drive. Tip #2 is to change the Video View Options in your time line. Tip #3 is to use 2 shortcuts that reduce the steps to trim clips. Features used: Media Storage, SSD, HDD, Timeline Video View Options, Keyboard shortcuts

In this video I share how to Copy and Paste Attributes, Properties, or Changes you made to one clip over to Multiple clips. We are using the Awesome Free version of DaVinci Resolve 16. 2:40 - to jump straight to the Paste Attributes and bypass explanations This technique will save you a lot of time and hassle when it comes to editing complex videos with many cuts, and effects to apply. Features used in the tutorial: Copy and Paste Attributes, Zoom, Position, Change Clip Speed

Effects

Tracking Moving Object with Object in DaVinci Resolve - Easier than using Fusion
Learn how to move/animate any object, in this case a shark fin, so that it tracks or follows a moving object. We are using the easiest method in Davinci Resolve. We are using the Color Page - Stabilize feature rather than the more complicated Fusion, Planar tracker seen in other text tracking videos.

Easy Text Tracking on Moving Object in DaVinci Resolve - Dont use Fusion
Learn how to move/animate Text so that it tracks or follows a moving object. We are using the easiest method in Davinci Resolve. We are using the Color Page - Stabilize feature rather than the more complicated Fusion, Planar tracker seen in other text tracking videos.

This video shows you how to take a Screenshot or Grab Still in DaVinci Resolve 16. Creating a screenshot or freeze frame of your video is very useful when you are creating complimentary graphics such as thumbnails to go with your video. Features used: Screenshot, Grab Still, Export

Here I show you how to add a circle, arrow, or any other kind of shape that will highlight a certain section of the video to draw attention to the object you choose. We are using DaVinci Resolve 16, and there are other methods out there to make the same type of circle, but I suggest you do not use Fusion to do it because it takes too many steps and is a waste of time if you can do the same thing with a much easier method - Using Shapes with Transparent backgrounds.

Let's take a quick look at all the Fusion 3D Titles in Davinci Resolve 16. To see all the Non-3D Titles check the Part 2 video. Because they require a lot of rendering, doing these one by one can take quite a bit of time. Let me save you that time and hassle so you can see what the Fusion 3D Title Animations in DaVinci Resolve 16 in this video. At the end I also go through the simple steps to editing the titles to include your brand.

Colors

Make a video black and white in davinci resolve 16. Very easy. How do you adjust the saturation of a video in DaVinci Resolve, in other words how can we turn a colored video clip and remove the colors turning it into a black and white clip.

This is the easy way to adjust brightness, exposure, shadows, or highlights of a video in DaVinci Resolve.

Audio / Sound

Davinci Resolve has an Auto Sync Audio feature which we use in this lesson, and if it fails we can do the old fashioned manual sync method which Hollywood has been using for eons.

Tutorial on how to record audio or voice-over in DaVinci Resolve 16. Add narration to your video or image clips. Features used: Fairlight, Audacity, record, Patch

In this lesson I show how to use a Zoom H4n as a USB audio interface, allowing you to record higher quality audio from your zoom recorder instead of your computer mic. You need to turn on the Audio Interface option to do so.

Mobile / Phone Video Formats

Editing with Davinci Resolve to make 9:16 aspect ratio videos that Tiktok and most other mobile apps like Instagram, Snapchat, and other use. I also show you a technique to properly avoid having icons in the app from blocking your main objects.

To convert your landscape 16:9 videos which are good for YouTube but not great on mobile apps like Instagram, Pinterest which need a square or portrait format, there is only 1 easy step to take in DaVinci Resolve 16. We just need to change the Timeline Resolution.

Fixing Problems and Bugs

In this DaVinci Resolve lesson we are going to fix the problem where you can not add, drag, or move media (images and video clips) into the timeline. The fix is quite simple. Features used: New Timeline

This video shows you how to fix the Media Offline Problem in DaVinci Resolve 16. When you move around files or rename directories you will get this problem in DaVinci Resolve because the program will not know where to find the files. Features used: Relink Clips for Bin

In this DaVinci Resolve lesson we are going to fix the problem where you are able to blur only one image/video and not the others. The fix is quite simple. Features used: Color Page Blur Tool Radius

This shows you how to fix the problem where DaVinci Resolve groups your sequenced images into a frame by frame video clip ( jump to the solution click 2:13 ), instead of treating each image separately when you import it or bring it into the software. When you import images that are named sequentially such as image-001.jpg, image-002.jpg, image-003.jpg, etc, DaVinci Resolve will by default think you have a set of stop motion images and then groups these images together to form a frame by frame

Davinci Resolve has a strange minor bug when clicking on the LUTs and possibly other buttons in the Color Page. When pressing these buttons, nothing happens. This is on a Windows 10 pc.

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