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DaVinci Resolve 16 for Beginners: The Best Free Video Editor

Christopher Navarre, Software Instructor

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11 Lessons (51m)
    • 1. What to Expect Introduction

      1:34
    • 2. The Media Page

      4:33
    • 3. New Cut Page Workflow

      8:31
    • 4. Edit Tab

      7:54
    • 5. Keyframe Animation

      4:14
    • 6. More on Video Transitions

      3:59
    • 7. Titles

      4:06
    • 8. Fusion, Color, Fairlight Tabs Overview

      4:25
    • 9. Titles

      4:06
    • 10. Fusion, Color, Fairlight Tabs Overview

      4:25
    • 11. Exporting Videos by the Deliver Tab

      3:06

About This Class

A basic editing guide on how to use DaVinci Resolve 16 to edit your videos. We'll cover topics like importing clips, making cuts to videos, adding transitions, adding audio and special visual effects, and exporting your videos. A large part of the tutorial includes demonstrating the differences between the brand new Cut editing workflow compared with the old school Edit workflow.

The main intention is that by the end, you should have a good idea of how to piece together your videos in the latest version, DaVinci Resolve 16

Here are the main topics covered in order back to back

  • Introduction & The Media Tab
  • New Cut Tab Workflow
  • Edit Tab
  • Keyframe Animation
  • More on Video Transitions
  • Titles
  • Fusion, Color, Fairlight Tabs Overview
  • Exporting Videos by the Deliver Tab.

Transcripts

1. What to Expect Introduction : Hello, everyone, Chris here and then this intra video. I'd like to go into what to expect from this beginner's guide to defense. You resolve 16. You can expect to learn basic video editing techniques as we go into each of the pages, the little tabs that you see at the bottom of the editor and the functionality of each one and how it relates to editing your videos. We'll talk about some of the differences in timeline editing from the cut page to the edit page and doing basic actions like cutting in trimming your video clips later on will touch on controlling video effect and title properties, using the inspector and key framing your properties to animate values over time, such as modifying the video. Zoom afterwards will discuss how to add title sequences to your video and just briefly touch on how three D titles air customized and assembled through the fusion page. For those who really want to dive into the program, I'll show you also how to use the color page and where to find tools such as the color look up tables and color curves for adjusting the look and feel of your video clips. The fair light tab, as you learn, is for audio editing, and we'll discuss a cup of the audio effects that would be used frequently, such as using noise reduction and the dialogue processor and how you can apply. That was two years. Audio timeline finally will revive at the deliver tab where you export videos. I'll show you how to export entire timelines, but also how to export smaller clips from your timeline as well. If you don't want to export your entire project at once. By the end of this beginner's guide, you should have a good stoning grasp on how to get started with editing your first videos using DaVinci Resolve 16. Video editor Thanks for previewing this guy before we go ahead and get started. 2. The Media Page: Hello, everybody. Chris here and today I want to take you through the steps of editing a video from beginning to completion inside of DaVinci Resolve 16. So hopefully we're gonna be able to do this and 30 minutes or less, I plan to show you most of the basics. So I'm going to be glossing over the more advanced tabs which would consist of fusion color and fair light, and then said we're gonna be mostly focused on the media to have the cut tab, the edit tab, and then at the end for exporting your video, the deliver tab. So to get started, we want to import video clips into our project. And the ideal tap to do that on is the media tab over on the far left. So when you click on the media tab, you can see the media storage section in the top left hand corner. If you ever don't see one of these windows that I'm talking about, you can probably open it up by clicking on the name of it on the top bar. So with the media storage tab, we want to add in locations on our computer where we're storing media clips by default. A few folders, such as your user account video folders by default. A few directories, such as your user account slash videos, will be auto included here. But if you don't see on this less than we can add in a new location on your computer or network by right clicking and doing add new location. Now I want to pull and files from this 30 minutes for water I created earlier. But if I go ahead and select four here, what will see happen is that it will say that Ah, higher level directory already exists in list. So if you run across that, what that means is that on your list of locations, there's already one that's higher level than that. So my desktop here we can see Chris User's desktop contains the 30 minutes folders. So instead of adding it to the list here, I need to start by clicking on the user's Chris desktop and then navigate into thesis subdirectories such as the 30 Minutes voter. So here we have a few video clips. If we want a preview, any of them we can left click, and it will pop over here on the video preview window. If you hover over a clip, you'll get a line that will indicate the position in the whole video clip that you're looking at, and you can scrub it to get immediate thumbnails of the video furniture looking at. So that will help you identify which clips you actually mean to bring into your project and which ones are unnecessary, especially if you're working with a lot of videos. Now note that this is in the thumbnail view here that also the list view, which looks like this so you can't see the image thumbnails of each videos. You can still click on them to open them up and scrub through the clip on the preview window over here. But the main advantage of the list viewers that obviously conscripts a lot more videos onto the list, and then you can see more technical information about those items. By the way, if you want to expand a window, just go to the edge of one of your windows and left click, and then you should usually be able to scrap and expand one window by shrinking another. So to bring these video files into our project. I want them to end up in this quick pool down here, so I'm simply going to take thes three video clips and drag them in, therefore entirely into the media pool. And depending on the project settings, there's a good chance that you'll get this pop up, which says that the clips have a different frame rate than the current project setting. So when you're creating your video, you're probably going to be aiming for a certain frame rate that you want the final video to export in for YouTube. That's commonly gonna be 30 or 60 FPs. So it's up to you. If you want to change the timeline frame rate to match whatever the video is in this case, I'm gonna hit don't change. But if you want to see what the base frame rate on these videos is, a good way to do that is to open up the list view, expand it and look for the FPs category so you can see that these video clips are 30 FPs, 29.97 FPs and 29.97 FPs as well. If you want to know what your settings for your current project are. Then you want to go up to the file menu. Do you project settings and you'll be able to see your timeline resolution and the timeline ? Frame it. Now note that while you have any clips in the media pool, you can no longer change the timeline frame, right? So if you ever want to change this so that in your timeline the videos played back at a different frames per second amount, then we can remove these from the media pool by left click and dragging a box around them, hitting the delete key and removing them from our media pool. And now that the media pool is clear, we can actually change that timeline frame rate to whatever we want. By that, that's 30 FPs 60 FPs or some other sunny. So for now, I'm going to add these video clips back in Once again, I'm gonna hit Don't change because I want to leave the final timeline resolution at 30 FPs 3. New Cut Page Workflow: And now to start editing our video, we can go over to the Kuttab or the Edit tap, so we'll start with the cut tab because that's specifically new to DaVinci Resolve. 16. So the cut tap is basically a simplified version of the Edit tab, where it presents less windows to you on screen has a little bit less features and what you're able to do in the Kuttab. But it's more optimized for if you're working on one screen, or if all you're trying to do is make a bunch of cuts to get your video out the door, and you don't really need to worry too much about advanced settings such as doing key frame animation. So just to take a quick look at the Edit tab, one of the main things that is missing from the Kuttab is the inspector here. So, in order to see some of the settings that pop open in the inspector, if I drop a clip onto the timeline like this and I left pick on it, you can see that there's a lot of settings you can edit about a video clip inside of DaVinci Resolve 16. Now some of these still exist on the edit tab. But as I mentioned before, you can click on these little diamonds and order Teoh animate a property such a zoom over time. And so once again, the main difference is that on the at a tab you have more full control over everything and your video clips, the changes in adjustments that you want to make to those the interface could get a little bit cluttered. So you may actually prefer to do some basic editing in the cut cap and step another one of the key differences between the inspector tab and now jumping back over to the cut tab is that on the edit tab, you actually only have one timeline that you're working with here. So if you want to make any changes, they're going to need to scrub throughout the timeline and navigate with your timeline cursor to get where you want to make your edits. But on the cut tab, you have not one but three timelines that actually exist to you, too, that you can see on screen So the bottom timeline works differently than in the edit tapas . Well, because this timeline is always going to be centered no matter what, on whatever your position is in the video, and then the second time line right above it will always show the entire video project. So whether your timeline is 18 seconds long or an hour long, you'll always be able to see all of the clips on this timeline. The third time line, which is for making frame by frame at it, shows up when you're trying to make adjustments to the edges of one of your clips. So let's start by dragging a second clip into the timeline, and I'll put it on this main project timeline that shows everything. So I'm gonna drag this right above the video track, one which will create the video track to immediately. You can see it numbered over here. Video track to video track. One main thing to know, if you don't already know, is that whatever is on the top video track is always gonna show over whatever is on lower tracks. If I go to this part where the second video clip comes in, you can see that as soon as the second clip is there, we can no longer see the bottom video now, in most cases, for the base video, we'd want that to not be laid on top of each other, but to be side by side. So with this clip on the top video track and left, click and drag that down here toothy video Track one, and you can see that in the cut tab. You don't have to be exactly precise about things. There's a little bit of smart sensing about what you're trying to do and side of the cut tab of DaVinci Bills itself 16. So it'll kind of auto snapped there to the right side of the first clip. Now both clips are on video. Check one. And in order to see the third time line, I could do something like left click on the border between these two clips. So now you can see to preview windows over here in edit mode. This is another one of the differences. It'll show the ending frame of the left hand clip and the starting frame of the right hand clip. So what? Dragging on the border between two clips normally does is pulls in more or less of the source material. But because the source material is already fully in the timeline, we'd actually have Teoh decrease part of it. So one way I could remove some of the source material from the timeline would be to hit control, be to make a blade slice and then that will separate one clip into two, and I can hit delete in order to remove that part. Another would be that rather than clicking on the border between two video clips, you can click on the right side and drag it in. So this is basically removing part of the start of the clip by a few seconds there, and now you'll see that when we left click on the border Between those clips, we actually get green instead of red. So the green represents that this extra source material to pull from in making our adjustments. So now, if we left click, we can actually drag to the left and right, and you'll notice that those two previews at the top there are immediately updated envy all times so we can see what the new starting frame and ending frame is going to be between these two video clips, and if we want even more control, that's where the third time line comes into play because you can see that this timeline works on a frame by frame changed so you can see how it will start saying, plus one or minus one or minus two frames. So we're doing frame by frame adjustments, which will allow you to get exactly the right starting point, an ending point that you're looking for. And once you find that spot, you can just kind of left, Let go, and then you'll have made your change to both clips simultaneously by controlling the starting and ending point. So at this point, I might want to go to the start of this video clip and just or trim the start of this video so I can drag this into, basically, pick the frame where we want the video to start at, so we could do it here, where in background, that guy kind of is holding his chin a little bit and let go, and our change has been made. So let's show a couple more quick adjustments you can make inside of the cut tab. If you want to add in a video transition, go to the part of the timeline, where you have a edge of a clip such as the start of the video and then over here in the media poor. You'll notice that this option here for dissolves so that's referring to a dissolve transition, which is probably about as simple as you can get. And if we click on that with a simple left click, you'll see that the dissolved transition is immediately added on here to our video clip. You can see over here in the preview window it's a cross dissolve. If we hit the space bar or the play button, we can actually see how that looks. So let's play that back one more time. And you can see that in this case because it's dissolving from black, it simply fades thieve video in. But if we go in between two video clips such as that cut we had earlier, we can click dissolve again, and that will create a quick transition between these two video clips. So this will have it fade from one clip into the other clip and a very smooth transition. And, of course, we can go to the end of the video and have a fade out by clicking the solve one more time and having the video fade out at the end of the video. So that's just a really easy way you can add in transitions to your video clips. So one more thing about the cut tab. If we open up this tools window, you can see that under the preview. Then you'll get a bunch of options that you can actually control about your video clip. So so you'll be able to see the video clip that you're working on in your main project, Timeline here. So left click on it to be sure about which one you're editing. And then we can change something like the zoom here by changing the value here from 1 to 2 , which is going to massively zoom in our video shot, and we can it play to see how that looks. With that change, made note that it only affects the video clip of working on and not the entire project. So I'm gonna undo that for now. But note that there's other settings you can change very similarly to the inspector in the Edit tab, which will get to in a second here, such as position X position. Why, If we go over to the other tabs, you have cropping the edges of a window. So if you wanna remove part of the left side of the top of the bottom of the right, you can do that on the 4th 1 You can increase the speed. So if we wanted to make it 1.5 times speed, we can increase that note that that may modify your timeline simply because it runs out of source material when it's playing back and a faster speed. What if we go here and hit space here? You can see that the characters are kind of moving a little bit faster than they would in real time. So hit Control Z in order to undo that. Okay, so, lastly, before jumping to the edit tab, note that you can add and other types of transitions up here in the top left hand corner. Ah, you would drag these onto the border between two clips in order to change the type of transition. You can also add in titles to your video timeline, and you can in special effects. So this marks mostly the same way as the added tab, and as such, I'll talk about that more in a minute. Here 4. Edit Tab: so going now over to the edit tab. We're working Maurin, a full featured interface that has more stuff going on and maybe a bit more ideal if you could pick up a second monitor so that you can spread some of these windows out. But in any case, you can see that you have the media pool over here on the top left. That's where if your clips, they're gonna be the A index in the bottom left. In most cases, I find you can just kind of turn that off. But what this will show is all of your most recent ad. It's that you've made to your video, referring to the type of added in this case adding cross dissolves or adding flips onto the timeline, and you can see all of those listed chronologically. I don't need that. So I'm going to actually turn off the out of index. You also have the effects library, as I was just talking about with three cut tab. You have transitions, titles and effects. Now those enlisted a separate windows on the cut tap on the edit tab. They're all in. This affects library toolbox, so if you want video transitions you Could you click on the video transitions menu. There's also audio transitions, which refers to cross fade, so that will have audio from one quick fade out as another clip fades end. Or if you put it at the start of your video, as in the first video clip for the last video clip, then you can just have it fade from nothing or fade out to nothing in kind of the same way as a video dissolved just with the audio levels. Instead. And then in the titles menu, you have many preset titles, so you might notice that these air called fusion titles, so fusion titles of three D compositions that are set up in the Fusion tab. We won't really get into that too much in this video, but you can create three D compositions inside of DaVinci result, which could be things like particle effects titles, creating three D shapes or putting an image on a plane. But that's a bit complicated for right now, So if you're interested in that, check out some of my other video specifically on fusion notes. You can also go to the effects menu here for adding in an adjustment clip or effusion composition. So effusion composition would be where you want to create a completely new fusion three D composition from scratch. That would be the starting block for that, and there's also adjustment clip. So if you have multiple clips and you want Teoh, change all of them at the same time for a period of time, then you can put adjustment clip on top of that and do something like Zoom Times two. And as long as the clips air underneath that for that period of time, all of those clips will receive the zoom times two. In addition to transitions and titles, you also have some other options you can create, such as blank fusion compositions. When you want to create like a three DS title but completely from scratch, you have open effects filters, which will change your video but aren't meant to actually transition from one video seen into another one. So, for instance, resolve effects blurs. If you want to blur out a video clip for the entire division, then you can simply drag something like a Gaussian blur onto your video clip, and you'll see that that immediately changes how that video clip looks without going into too much detail. Once, if added at open effects to a video clip, you can open up the inspector in the top right, and that will show up under the open effects category and they'll be settings. You can change about that right now. I just go ahead and delete that. There's also audio effects here, some of which are built in which you can drag onto a audio check in order to modify things about that track, such as having a noise reduction to remove some of the background noise. If I scroll down here, you probably won't see VSD effects. But you can note that you can add external plug ins in the form of E S T plug ins to your computer, which eventually result can use, such as Republicans, which can add some extra filters, equalizers, compression tools, things like that that you can, for the most part, get from the default fair light effects. But three external plug ins usually work a little bit differently, and you may find you get better results there. Okay, so enough about all of that when you're working in your timeline and you start adding a bunch of clips, you probably find that you want Teoh increase or decrease the zoom for your timeline. So there is a option here, right above the timeline where you can control the zoom and you can see your video clips in a bunch more detail. So anywhere there is a little white box over the edges of one of our video or audio tracks that is actually a video or audio transition. So we added these over in the cut tab. But if you click on them, you can actually see that you can modify some of the settings about them over in the inspector, just like you can click on a clip in order to modify settings in more detail, just like you can left click on a video clip in order to modify more settings than you would have been able to do otherwise on the cut tab. So, for instance, if we zoom in here and we left click on the cross dissolve, we can add a ease curve with the East drop down menu and change that to in and out, And what that will make happen is that the transition starts slow and in slow, but goes fastest in the middle, which will make it look like this rather than no easing, which will have a consistent speed animation. So that would probably be easier to tell if we actually increased the duration of this effect. So you can left click on the border of a transition and drag it to increase the duration. So I'll drag it over here. Where adds one second to it. You can also in the inspector, change that manually by typing in a duration up here. So let's play that back one more time, and you may be able to tell their that the fastest point is in the center. So now I said it to ease curve none, and you'll see that it's a consistent speed effect using the inspector. You can make all kinds of changes over time like that. So let's go ahead and show some new stuff. I'm going to add in 1/3 clip by dragging from my media pool onto the video timeline here and have it snapped into place right next to that other clip. If you don't see it snapped, then you may not have snapping enabled. So snapping is an option you can click on right here. You know it's enabled when it is white and seventh grade out. So on the edit tab this different modes for editing video clips in the timeline. So by default you have this election mode, which will give you the basic operating system cursor, and that'll let you drag around clips to whatever timelines you need. The month. Note that if you need 1/3 timeline, you can just keep dragging up, and the third time line will be automatically created, as was fourth and so on. There's also trim mode, so traumatic mode works most similar to how things do on the cut tab, where if you go over to the edge of a video clip, you can see that you can trim the start and end of the clip by left clicking on dragging on the side of the starter end of the clip. You can also adjust which part of the source material is going to be contained in this video clip without changing the duration and the time line by left clicking in the thumbnail area and dragging to the left and right you'll notice that as long as this extra source material, it'll kind of give you this ghost white outline showing how much data there is to keep dragging to pull from the source material. When you get to the edge of the source material, it will give you that red line on the edge, showing that there's nothing left to pull from so you can make adjustments as long as there is source material. Now, if you want to make cuts without hitting control, be every time. Although control be works pretty nicely as a hockey, as you can see there, you can also do it with the mouse if you click on Blade Edit mode or you hit the on your keyboard so this will change your cursor into a visibly. You can left click anywhere you want in order to cut one clip into two clips. So by doing that, you can now manipulate these clips as their own individual pieces. So if I just want to take this part of the source material that I've cut into its own separate clips on, I want to zoom in on it, I could just go over to the inspector with that new clip selected Zoom and said it two times two, and you'll notice that that has no effect on any of the other clips, even if they were pulled from the same source material. 5. Keyframe Animation: Okay, so now, to show something new and a bit more interesting. Key frame animation is a pretty big part of DaVinci results. So if you want the zoom to increase or decrease over time, what we can do is set key frames and have DaVinci resolve animate between there's key frames automatically by having the software figure out how much zoom. It should be every frame of video. So if I go to the start of this clip, I want to zoom in and I click on this little white diamond next to the property I want to animate, such as the zoom. Then that was at a key frames. So this will mean that at that point in time, the first frame of this clip, it's going to be one point. Oh, zoom. So that's just the normal video, not zoomed in any more than it normally is. Now I go to a new part in the timeline by dragging the timeline cursor, and if I want to set a new key frame, I simply need to change the value now to what it should be at that point in time. So if I set 1.5 and hit enter, you can see that the second key frame is automatically created. If I go back to the first frame, you can see that there is still one point. Oh, and if I go forward and video, you can see that the value now changes automatically. Overtime. Now, if you want to quickly navigate between key frames, as long as there's more than one key frame you can left. Click on these arrows that will be created in order to jump to the next and previous key frames on your video clip. And that's very, very convenient if we zoom in a bit more on the timeline. So I'm going to use the timeline bar for this and we go to our video clip on the bottom right. You'll see two options that are related to Qi framing. If we click on this one, the one that looks like the key framing diamond, we can see the key frames for each property in the timeline. And if we tracked the timeline cursor, it will automatically snap to those key frames where we can make adjustments easily. We can also drag the key frames across time if we want He's starting and ending points for those animations to be closer together or further away, thus increasing or decreasing the length of an animation that we could also click on the East curve spotting over here, which is right to the left there. And then, if you want to have easing in and out for any animation, we can click on a key frame point here. So in order to add easing between these two points, I'm going to click on this option over here. The second from the left. What? Your ad in a busier curve handle which we can use to control the curve between the first and second key frames. But I'm actually going to leave that as defaults there and end this curve editor. We can at it the value at each key frame so we could change the zoom to be 2.0, here or three point. Oh, if we wanted to. We can click on the busier curve handle in order to adjust of eight of change over time of the animation between these two points. I'm not gonna do that right now. I'm just gonna undo and leave it at its defaults And of course, we could change the starting value because that's just another key frame point that we can adjust likewise with the simpler key frame editor over there to the right, we can drag these points in terms of their duration or starting an end times as well by dragging it to the left and right. So for now, just to show how we were able to animate a property over time, I'm gonna hit space here and play back the video you notice that zooms in over a period of time rather than jumping to its full zoomed in value immediately. So if we keep playing that back, you can notice over in the inspector that the value animates over time without us doing any more work whatsoever. And what's great about key frame animation is you can use it on many, many different things, so you could animate the position of a video as well. So, for instance, you can have a video clip start way off center Mike so and then I can and have that animate back to the centered position of zero over time just by setting up to keep a couple key frames setting the values at there's key frames. And now, if a hit space here, you can see that the position also animates over time in addition to zoom also animating so you can get pretty fancy and complicated with that really quickly if you're interested in that. 6. More on Video Transitions: Okay, so at this point, let's show off one more video transition and add a title to our sequence. So what I'll do you hear is I'll move some of my clips around in another way, rather than just left clicking and dragging them where I want them. I'm gonna hit control acts to cut the video clip I want, and I'm going to go to where I want it to be and hit control V to paste it in notice how it pops into the timeline. We did leave a gap in between our earlier clips. So one way we can get rid of that gap, and you can also use this to delete Ah, video. Click while pushing everything to the right over to the left is to right, click it and do a ripple delete. So when I do that, you see that the rest of the timeline moves over to the left immediately. If I do that with a video clip, it will remove the video clip while pushing every other video clip to the right over to the left. So if I right click this and do ripple delete, it pushes everything over to the left. So that is really, really handy. When you're editing your videos, you can also do it by hitting delete on your keyboard. If you'd rather use hot keys and sent so like that, just select it with left quick and hit delete. Okay, so now that I have these two different clips, it probably makes sense to have a video transition between them. So in the toolbox, I'm going to choose video transitions. You can see the cross dissolves, which are added by default. You can see the cross dissolves, which we added an earlier, but we want to grab a different kind of transition. So I'm just gonna go down here and maybe grab something silly, like a heart shaped transition. So left Click, and I'll drag this over on the edge of where I want the transition to beat. So that could be on the edge between these two video clips. I just drag it on there, and if I hit play, I can have that simple transition playback in our timeline. If I need to make any adjustments to it, I can zoom in a little bit, so that's easier. Click on left click on the transition increased the duration. Or maybe if I want a border for this heart, I can add that on their change. The color just kind of these simple menu settings that you can do to change your video transitions by a little bit. So now we can play it back and can see how that changes things a little bit. By having that extra color there and pretty much with all these other transitions, it's kind of the same story. You just drag him on where you want them. You can left click on them, modify the settings, just like in the cut timeline. By the way, you can actually ah, just the length of the duration by left clicking on the border inside of the timeline and dragging it, as you can see here, so you don't necessarily need to use the inspector and just one real quick last way to quickly add transitions. If you left, click on the clip and you look at the top left of top right hand corner of those clips, you'll see little notch here, So if you want to do a simple fade in or fade out, you can drag these to the left to have it fade out over time. So know that this is always going to be a fade to black, so you're basically getting rid of the capacity of the video. Eso appeal simple transition. You can do it with the audio as well, so this will fade the audio out over time or faded in, which will make it more quiet as you approach the end off the clip or your soundtrack. We can also do that at thesaurus of a video. We can also remove video transition by left clicking on it and hitting delete. And now, if we wanted to replace that with one of those notch fades, we can drag it out over to the right and we contract the one on the left, clip over to the left and play it back and you'll see that it fades to black and then fades in from black. So that's just a really quick way. You can add transitions as well, and while we're at it, another way is to right. Click on the border between two video clips and do something like add a 15 frame cross dissolve, which will give you that simple cross dissolve. Look, we were going for earlier, which usually looks really nice, and that's probably why it's the default transition. 7. Titles: Okay, so next let's add in a title real quick. So and the effects. Like very titles, you have a lot of default options you can choose from. And for beginners, I would probably recommend you just stick to a default fusion titles template, and then you make small edits to it to fit your project needs, such as changing Thebe text. So if we want to add a title to our timeline, you simply left. Click it and drag it in. Make sure it is above humane video tracks because we want titles templates to show on top of our video, not to override it or not to completely remove the underlying track. So that will usually mean putting it on video track two or above so we can can describe through this title and see how it will look when it's fully rendered, depending on your computer. If you try to play it back in the timeline because it's a three D fusion composition, it may not render at full speed the first time you can note that the pre rendering bar there above the timeline will show how much of it is already pre vendor it. If it's blue. That means it's rendered. If it's red, that means that isn't so. You could just wait a minute if you want it to be able to play back and full ah, speed, or if you don't need it to play back in the timeline, you can just wait until your final video export, and when it's exported, it will play back in full speed. Now note that when you go to export your video, regardless of if everything on your timeline is prevented or not, when you do the final vendor, everything will play back in full speed so you don't have to worry about that blue bar being there. That's only for your in editor purposes. To be able to view it while you're editing your project, and every time you make a change to the template, it's gonna need to pre vendor. Anyway, Just don't worry too much about that unless you need to see it back in full speed while you're editing. Okay, so let's go ahead and change a few settings on this title now. So when you left click on your title, if you have the inspector open in the top, right, you can see that most of these D fell out of the box. Fusion titles will expose some settings that you can add it in the Inspector. So, for instance, if I go over to main text and expand that you can see that we can change the main text at which is the actual characters that are showing up in side of that title, we can change the font, which I'll go ahead and change here to something I like more baby snowing. You can always install more funds in your computer if you want more to show up there and you can change the color of your fun. Now note that because thes are three D titles that the text itself is a three D object and depending on how those three D scenes are set up there, maybe light that shows on the text. So that would be why you have multiple text colors here. So the text face color here is more off the base color so I can make that a little darker to make it more obvious. And then the speculative color is gonna be the color where the light is showing on. So in this case we have making it white, which is basically gonna take the base color and writing it up a lot, emphasizing that those are the parts that are being let. You can also see that the surrounding three D box kind of has that same thing going on there with a speculator white color, and then the base color for that box is more of a teal. So just like with the text, you can actually add it. The box material, uh, speculate color that bite based color for that and all other kinds of things you can looks like they've even exposed some light colors. So there's a lot of options. You can change here, but just to keep things simple, usually you would stick to what find you want to use. What do you want to show in the box? All call this tutorial on titles here to show Is that text in the box and ah, maybe the font size as well as something you can play around with. But once you have your settings, since you want it, you can hit play in the timeline and see how that looks. Obviously, once it pre vendors a little bit more, you'll get a better idea of how it will look in the final results. So every time you play it back, it should have a little bit more pre vendors, and that should basically show you how your title is going to look in the final result. 8. Fusion, Color, Fairlight Tabs Overview: so really quickly. I want to show a little bit about the fusion tab. Eso We're going to jump over to the Fusion tab with our three D titles selected, and the Fusion tab allows you to create or edit three decomposition, such as the three D titles. We can see here that we're editing the title clip and has a group here that says three D title long something or another. If you double click on that, you can see the Nodes group for the titles. You could see that it's quite complicated. It's got things like, um, main text and four different box shapes, and these all need to merge together before creating a final video output. So just know that in the fusion tab you create three D compositions by combining notes linking them together and then that will be able to generate a three D out part. So that is something you can do in DaVinci resolve. If you get a little bit more into it, okay, so just really quickly as well with the color tap. The color tab is where you can color grade your video so you can either try to target areas off your video by qualifying them, you can use three D power windows so that only a corner or a section of your video will receive any color changes. Or you can apply Ah, look up table to an entire video clip in order to change its look. So the idea here is that there's a lot of tools that you can use for controlling the look of your video and tools for targeting which areas you want to change. But up here in the top left hand corner, we have look up tables. So if we want to take a video clip and we want to apply a specific look to it, we can go over to look up tables such as film looks, and you can hover over them in order to see how you can drastically change the look of a video just by adding in one of these film looks to it. So as you hover over them, you'll be able to see the clips immediately. Get updated with how it would look if we apply the look up table. And of course, there are many look up tables that you can find online in order to play around with how your video looks. So, for instance, I had previously downloaded a pack of 35 free look up tables so I can kind of go through these and see how it affects the appearance of my video. So if I was looking for something a little bit more grungy, like a music video kind of look, I could use this one Chemical 1 89 I guess. And if I want to apply it to the current clip, I simply have it selected from this clips window down here, which can be enabled or disabled in the top, right and then right click and you apply to current note. And just by doing that, it changes the look of that video clip. So over in the edit tab, we can see that that has immediately applied a drastic look to how our video looks. We can compare that to the other shots, which do not have that look up table enabled, and that's just a quick example of one of many ways we can at it, how our video looks in the color tap. So next up is the fare light tab. If we click on that, you'll notice that there's a bunch of audio mixers here because the fair light tab is where you generally at it the audio of your video. Notice that in the timeline that there's no reference to video clips here because their life is all about audio. What blouse over this tap to but one cool fair light effects that the added in with DaVinci results. 16 is the dialogue processor, so we can apply this to any audio clip, which is where people are speaking to process the dialogue. Hence, the name dragged that onto the clip and in one audio effect, you actually be given six audio processors that tie together theoretically in order to improve the sound of the people speaking in the video so you'll have some so you'll have some dials to play around with. Here you can try it out. See if the dialogue processor makes your audio sound a little bit better. Note that any of these that you don't want you can click off at any time in order to disable them. And if you want to see once again how it sounds without the dialogue processor, which turns off all of the's is while you can cargo that on and off as well. Noise reduction is also pretty useful if you're just trying to remove some of the background noise from your recorded video. So one useful thing to know about the firelight tab is that by adding in an input device in the mixer here, bottom right so you can add in your microphones and use that in conjunction with tools like automatic dialogue replacement up here if you want to record in some voice over narration or character lines. 9. Titles: Okay, so next let's add in a title real quick. So and the effects. Like very titles, you have a lot of default options you can choose from. And for beginners, I would probably recommend you just stick to a default fusion titles template, and then you make small edits to it to fit your project needs, such as changing Thebe text. So if we want to add a title to our timeline, you simply left. Click it and drag it in. Make sure it is above humane video tracks because we want titles templates to show on top of our video, not to override it or not to completely remove the underlying track. So that will usually mean putting it on video track two or above so we can can describe through this title and see how it will look when it's fully rendered, depending on your computer. If you try to play it back in the timeline because it's a three D fusion composition, it may not render at full speed the first time you can note that the pre rendering bar there above the timeline will show how much of it is already pre vendor it. If it's blue. That means it's rendered. If it's red, that means that isn't so. You could just wait a minute if you want it to be able to play back and full ah, speed, or if you don't need it to play back in the timeline, you can just wait until your final video export, and when it's exported, it will play back in full speed. Now note that when you go to export your video, regardless of if everything on your timeline is prevented or not, when you do the final vendor, everything will play back in full speed so you don't have to worry about that blue bar being there. That's only for your in editor purposes. To be able to view it while you're editing your project, and every time you make a change to the template, it's gonna need to pre vendor. Anyway, Just don't worry too much about that unless you need to see it back in full speed while you're editing. Okay, so let's go ahead and change a few settings on this title now. So when you left click on your title, if you have the inspector open in the top, right, you can see that most of these D fell out of the box. Fusion titles will expose some settings that you can add it in the Inspector. So, for instance, if I go over to main text and expand that you can see that we can change the main text at which is the actual characters that are showing up in side of that title, we can change the font, which I'll go ahead and change here to something I like more baby snowing. You can always install more funds in your computer if you want more to show up there and you can change the color of your fun. Now note that because thes are three D titles that the text itself is a three D object and depending on how those three D scenes are set up there, maybe light that shows on the text. So that would be why you have multiple text colors here. So the text face color here is more off the base color so I can make that a little darker to make it more obvious. And then the speculative color is gonna be the color where the light is showing on. So in this case we have making it white, which is basically gonna take the base color and writing it up a lot, emphasizing that those are the parts that are being let. You can also see that the surrounding three D box kind of has that same thing going on there with a speculator white color, and then the base color for that box is more of a teal. So just like with the text, you can actually add it. The box material, uh, speculate color that bite based color for that and all other kinds of things you can looks like they've even exposed some light colors. So there's a lot of options. You can change here, but just to keep things simple, usually you would stick to what find you want to use. What do you want to show in the box? All call this tutorial on titles here to show Is that text in the box and ah, maybe the font size as well as something you can play around with. But once you have your settings, since you want it, you can hit play in the timeline and see how that looks. Obviously, once it pre vendors a little bit more, you'll get a better idea of how it will look in the final results. So every time you play it back, it should have a little bit more pre vendors, and that should basically show you how your title is going to look in the final result. 10. Fusion, Color, Fairlight Tabs Overview: so really quickly. I want to show a little bit about the fusion tab. Eso We're going to jump over to the Fusion tab with our three D titles selected, and the Fusion tab allows you to create or edit three decomposition, such as the three D titles. We can see here that we're editing the title clip and has a group here that says three D title long something or another. If you double click on that, you can see the Nodes group for the titles. You could see that it's quite complicated. It's got things like, um, main text and four different box shapes, and these all need to merge together before creating a final video output. So just know that in the fusion tab you create three D compositions by combining notes linking them together and then that will be able to generate a three D out part. So that is something you can do in DaVinci resolve. If you get a little bit more into it, okay, so just really quickly as well with the color tap. The color tab is where you can color grade your video so you can either try to target areas off your video by qualifying them, you can use three D power windows so that only a corner or a section of your video will receive any color changes. Or you can apply Ah, look up table to an entire video clip in order to change its look. So the idea here is that there's a lot of tools that you can use for controlling the look of your video and tools for targeting which areas you want to change. But up here in the top left hand corner, we have look up tables. So if we want to take a video clip and we want to apply a specific look to it, we can go over to look up tables such as film looks, and you can hover over them in order to see how you can drastically change the look of a video just by adding in one of these film looks to it. So as you hover over them, you'll be able to see the clips immediately. Get updated with how it would look if we apply the look up table. And of course, there are many look up tables that you can find online in order to play around with how your video looks. So, for instance, I had previously downloaded a pack of 35 free look up tables so I can kind of go through these and see how it affects the appearance of my video. So if I was looking for something a little bit more grungy, like a music video kind of look, I could use this one Chemical 1 89 I guess. And if I want to apply it to the current clip, I simply have it selected from this clips window down here, which can be enabled or disabled in the top, right and then right click and you apply to current note. And just by doing that, it changes the look of that video clip. So over in the edit tab, we can see that that has immediately applied a drastic look to how our video looks. We can compare that to the other shots, which do not have that look up table enabled, and that's just a quick example of one of many ways we can at it, how our video looks in the color tap. So next up is the fare light tab. If we click on that, you'll notice that there's a bunch of audio mixers here because the fair light tab is where you generally at it the audio of your video. Notice that in the timeline that there's no reference to video clips here because their life is all about audio. What blouse over this tap to but one cool fair light effects that the added in with DaVinci results. 16 is the dialogue processor, so we can apply this to any audio clip, which is where people are speaking to process the dialogue. Hence, the name dragged that onto the clip and in one audio effect, you actually be given six audio processors that tie together theoretically in order to improve the sound of the people speaking in the video so you'll have some so you'll have some dials to play around with. Here you can try it out. See if the dialogue processor makes your audio sound a little bit better. Note that any of these that you don't want you can click off at any time in order to disable them. And if you want to see once again how it sounds without the dialogue processor, which turns off all of the's is while you can cargo that on and off as well. Noise reduction is also pretty useful if you're just trying to remove some of the background noise from your recorded video. So one useful thing to know about the firelight tab is that by adding in an input device in the mixer here, bottom right so you can add in your microphones and use that in conjunction with tools like automatic dialogue replacement up here if you want to record in some voice over narration or character lines. 11. Exporting Videos by the Deliver Tab: so that brings us to the deliver tab. So on the deliver to have we can export our videos. As you can see here, you can export with default settings for YouTube or V meal. If you want to upload directly to those services, you can log in to your accounts by going up to DaVinci resolve preferences and then choosing Internet accounts. But aside from that, you can either use these defaults over here, or you can create your own custom settings. So if you want to create custom settings for your project, then you can click on these drop downs and find the settings you like. If you're curious about what I like to use, it's usually either MP four video files or a quick time. Quick time is the dot move format with H 0.0.264 video Kodak for the compression, the resolution and the frame rate is gonna depend on whatever you were editing your timeline in and what you want the final output resolution to be. So this is 1 80 p right here, which is really common. 7 20 p, which is 1280 by 7 20 is also really common. You may want to leave the equality automatically restricted to 10,000 KB's per second. Or you can just have it set to automatic if you prefer, which will let DaVinci resolve. Figure out what bit rate you want to use for your project so you can give it a final name up here at the top so I can call this learned venture Resolve 16. There's also some less. You use settings over an audio and file that you can play around with. Probably more relevant to most people is Do you want to render the entire time line out to a file? What do you want to output? Only part of the timeline. So if you want to read a part of the timeline can navigate with the cursor hit I in order to set your starting point and go over to the ending of your video or wherever you want it to be. Wherever you want the export to end that and it Oh, so in this case, if we've ended, the in out manger would only be from here to here. Otherwise, we can change render to entire timeline, which will automatically select everything in our timeline, which is usually what you want so I can add to render queue. If you are going to have multiple timelines in your project, you can do multiple render. Jobs are at once if you want to save some time and just let your computer render for a while when you're done with one or multiple projects. So I'll go ahead and hit that now, and this will export to the published location on your computer. By the way, you can change that over here where it says location. So I'm exporting Teoh D Drive videos published. You can browse your location on your computer, and that should be pretty easy to get a custom published. So once your videos done, you can go ahead, find it, open it up, upload it to YouTube whatever you want to do with it. But that's the general just of how you edit a video inside of DaVinci Resolve. 16th. So this was obviously a really condensed video, primarily targeted at beginners, but I hope that if this is your first time taking look at The Vinci Resolve 16 or future versions that this has helped you to get a better understanding of the workflow in the application and what you can do with the iPhone. Chris, thanks for watching, and I will see you guys in my future video content.