Editing in DaVinci Resolve: The Magic of Cloud Workflows for Filmmakers | Fred Trevino | Skillshare

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Editing in DaVinci Resolve: The Magic of Cloud Workflows for Filmmakers

teacher avatar Fred Trevino, Colorist & Top Teacher

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.



    • 2.

      The Power of a Cloud Workflow


    • 3.

      Blackmagic Cloud Account


    • 4.

      Creating a Cloud Project


    • 5.

      Importing Media


    • 6.

      Behind the Scenes


    • 7.

      Working on Multiple Devices


    • 8.

      Multi User Collaboration


    • 9.

      Blackmagic Camera App


    • 10.

      Exporting a Cloud Project


    • 11.

      Final Thoughts


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About This Class

The Future of Filmmaking is the Cloud Workflow! This class is for anyone in the film industry looking to stay on the cutting edge of professional post production workflows! Whether you're a solo filmmaker or production company, this class is for you!

Using a cloud workflow helps you sync a project's footage across multiple devices and collaborate seamlessly with countless filmmakers, directors, editors, producers and more. This class is a basic, easy introduction into how to set up and work in a cloud workflow using DaVinci Resolve. 

Here's just a few topics covered in this class:

  • The Power of a Cloud Workflow
  • Creating a Blackmagic Design Cloud Account.
  • Creating a Cloud Project
  • Single User Cloud Workflows
  • Multi User Cloud Workflows
  • The Blackmagic Camera App
  • and much more!

So if you're ready to vastly increase your efficiency in post production and save lots of time and money, then this class is for you!

About Your Teacher

Fred Trevino is a colorist with over 12 years experience.  He's graded over 50 feature films and hundreds of projects for high end clients such as HBO, Versace, ESPN, Under Armour and more. His narrative color work has screened at well known film festivals like Sundance, Cannes, and Slamdance. Along with this he has edited several feature length films. His goal is to use the experience and skills he's developed over his career to accelerate your learning in the field of color.

A basic understanding of DaVinci Resolve is recommended for this class.

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Fred Trevino

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Fred Trevino is a colorist at Beambox Studio and Top Teacher at Skillshare who has been grading projects for small, medium and large corporate clients, as well as filmmakers from all over the globe. He's graded over 50 feature films along with hundreds of music videos, short films, documentaries, commercials, web spots and more.

Some past corporate clients include HBO, ESPN, Shiseido, Under Armour, Sundance Channel, Tru TV, and Pepsi.

He's worked with countless talented DPs and directors and his color work has screened at several highly esteemed festivals such as Sundance, Cannes, and Slamdance. Along with grading he enjoys doing street photography in New York City where he lives.

As a first class he recommends Introduction with a Pro Colorist and then getting a... See full profile

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1. Intro: I think all filmmakers should have access to the same tools as giant production companies. You should have the ability to work with anyone across the globe. You shouldn't be able to work quickly, efficiently, and at very low costs. I think the black magic cloud workflow does exactly that. And it's great for solo filmmakers that have nothing but themselves a camera and a laptop. But it's also great for bigger production companies or smaller production companies, made up of a few friends. In this class, I'm going to cover the black magic cloud workflow. And I promise it's going to change the way you look at post production and filmmaking. I'm Fri Trevino and I've been a professional colorist for over ten years. I've worked on over 60 feature length films and hundreds of short form projects for companies like Gucci, Ver, Sachi, ESPN, HBO, and a lot more. I've also worked as a post production supervisor. So I know all the challenges that filmmakers go through in post production to get their films to the finish line. The black magic cloud workflow is definitely the way of the future. The world has gone remote, everyone's working remotely, including filmmakers. And one of the biggest challenges is making sure that everyone's on the same page. Everyone has the same cut, whether you're a colorist, an editor, a director, a producer, a sound designer. The black magic cloud gives you all of the tools and makes it insanely easy to sync your project across multiple devices all around the globe. And even if it's just you and your laptop, you'll love the freedom of being able to go out shoot, edit on your laptop, edit on your desktop, even edit on your ipad. I think you're going to be shocked at how easy it is to do this because honestly resolve does everything for you in the background. You just have to know what boxes to check off and how to set up your project. And I'll cover all of this in this class. The benefit of this class, whether you are a solo filmmaker or a bigger production company, is it is going to basically make your life a lot easier. Which if you're a production company, is going to save you a lot of money. And if you're a solo filmmaker, it's going to save you a lot of time. And as you expand and scale and possibly start a production company, you're also going to love this workflow. And you're going to feel like what you're doing now is very old fashioned, very slow, very expensive. It's made my life way easier, way simpler, and I know it's going to do the same for you. So if you're ready, let's jump right in. 2. The Power of a Cloud Workflow: Okay, so before we jump in, I just wanted to very quickly explain what a cloud workflow is and why they are so powerful. And I wanted to explain this mainly for beginners, but maybe even if you're a little bit more advanced, because sometimes you don't know what you don't know and you might just be stuck with a workflow and think that's the best way to do it. And you're just so used to it, you don't question it to put it. Simply the power that a cloud workflow has is this. If you're a filmmaker, you know that you go out and you shoot. And then you bring your footage into your computer. Depending on the camera, actually, with most cameras now, you have to have a very fast computer. If you're a bigger production company, you might have multiple computers. Again, bring it into a system that has to be very, very fast, and then you have to have an editor. If you're editing the piece yourself, this all is kind of the same thing. Um, but if you're hiring an editor and you have to get that footage to them, that can become a headache. And the same thing goes for the color, the same thing goes for the sound design, the visual effects. You have to make multiple copies of all your footage, put them on hard drives, ship those hard drives out to people, or upload that footage, which might take forever. And then you have to worry about all these logistics like how fast is their Internet, how fast is your Internet? You know how fast is their computer, How fast is your computer? What version of the software they have, the workflow are using, XML's are using the venture resolve timelines. I could go on and on how complicated this can get. And as a professional colors and post supervisor for over ten years, I've seen a lot of time wasted on films from 32nd spots for TV to two hour feature length films. I've seen a lot of time wasted because of the workflow and people not being on the same page. So again, this is for your solo filmmakers and it's also for the bigger production companies. So the power of a cloud workflow is that honestly it works just like magic. Imagine you are working with a few filmmakers, let's just say small scale, like three or four people, okay? You, an editor, a producer, a colorist, or a sound designer. You go out, you shoot, you bring that footage into your system. And then imagine that you don't have to do anything else. That footage is now in the hands of the producer halfway across the country. It's also in the hands of the sound designer, the colorist, the director, the editor, your best friend who wants to see the footage, the DP, Just by doing that. Just by importing the footage. Everyone has the footage and then I imagine you start editing. Okay. All of those people at any time can open up Davinci resolve and see what you're doing on their system with the same footage that you're using. And honestly, all you had to do was set up the project correctly. That alone, if you've ever made any project, any film, whether it's small, medium, or large, should tell you how powerful this workflow is. Now imagine that maybe the director wants to try a few things in the edit, and the color est is grading and the sound designer is doing their thing and it's all happening simultaneously. Everyone is seeing the update. You can leave notes for each other. You can type in chat boxes and divention resolve, tweak this change that I just put in this song. Whatever notes you have, it's all together. It's all synced up across all of these people systems, across all of these different devices. And it's even scalable that if you have an ipad, you could take that ipad to a coffee shop. Open up the project right there, look at it, leave notes, do some minor edits if you'd like. It's pretty awesome. It's very easy. And so again, if you've ever made a project before, you will know how crazy this sounds and I think you'll be shocked with how easy it is to set up. So I just wanted to put that out there in case you're not totally sure what a cloud workflow is. With that being said, let's move on to the next lesson, where I will show you how to create a black magic cloud account. 3. Blackmagic Cloud Account: Okay, so in this lesson, I just wanted to go over very quickly how to create a cloud account. So the first step, all you have to do is just go to Blackmagic Design.com which will obviously take you here. I would presume if you have Da Vinci resolve, you're familiar with his website, because that's where you would go to download the program as well. But the next step would be to go here in this little cloud icon says login. So we would click here, and that brings you to this page here. And then it's very easy down here. Don't have an account sign up. You click on this, fill out the information here, and then just click sign up. Now I already have an account obviously, so I'm just going to jump over to that one so you can see a little bit behind the scenes what's involved with the account. Okay, so once you create your account, this is the first page that you should see. What I would say is, you know, you'll see these different icons here and very quickly I will go over these in more detail later. But basically what these are is you have your project server and your cloud storage ignore presentations for now and the ignore Davinci resolve for now. Honestly, all that does is take you to Black Magic's website weird. It's there at all, but I'm sure they have a purpose for that for the future. The simplest way I can put this for the cloud account is simply think of it as a hard drive, just like you would have a physical hard drive on your computer or an external hard drive. And then think of the project file on Davinci resolve. You create a new project, you have your different projects for your different videos that you're making or editing or anything like that. That's what project server is. These are where your Davinci resolve project files go. Only the Cloud projects. I want to make that clear. That does not mean that all your projects from now on will go to the cloud. It's optional on a project per project basis. So if you want to make a cloud project, you can. If you don't want to, you don't have to. Obviously, this class is about black magic cloud projects, so just keep that in mind, don't let that scare you away. So that's what the project server is, where all of those projects live. And then this, to put it simply, is your hard drive. It's your cloud hard drive or cloud storage so that when you make a project, your proxy media, if you're not familiar with proxies, don't worry about that. But basically all of your files go into your cloud storage and then all of your projects are here. So initially when you click on it, what you'll probably see is like if I go here, you will probably see this. So let me talk a little bit about the different plans that Black Magic has to offer. I will click on the gear here in the top, and then once you go in here, I actually just click on Managed Plan with a free account. Because this is a free plan, what you get is for storage you get 2 gigabytes. Now that is a very small amount obviously. But to get started, that's what I use to get started. The proxy files are tiny, the stuff that's going on the web is tiny. I'm not saying that you can use this for an entire big project, but it is just so you can kind of get started with the cloud, see how it works, see how it functions. And with the free plan, you get two gigs and you get no project libraries. So I will say if you want to follow along in the project, which is totally optional, you will want to have a project library as part of your plan. And to have the plan that has comes with a single project library, which is all you need. That's all I have. That is $5 a month and it's optional. It's month by month, which is what I love about the flexibility that black Magic has to offer. You can sign up for one month, not use the next month. Your stuff will still be there. Or if you just want to, you know, save it somewhere else, you can do that. But you can use it whenever you want as long as you want. It's not the kind of, you know, subscription, you know, that we all are tired of where you're kind of locked in and all your footage, all your media is locked in and you have to use it and you have to have a monthly plan. You can use it for a single project and then forget about it. Come back and use it on another project or just pause your plan. You can, you know, export your media. Your media is never locked into the video. So I just want to say that because I know a lot of people, including myself, have subscription fatigue. And this is definitely one of those things. I'm very cheap when it comes to these things. And I have a plan, it's definitely worth it. And when I want to stop using it, I can stop using it. So just keep that in mind. What I would recommend, if you want to follow along with the project, is at least do the project library, which would be upgrading here. Like I said, the free one comes with two gigs, project libraries, $5 a month. You would simply add that that's all you're going to get right there. Five bucks a month. You'll have your two gigs of storage, you'll have your one project library. Then again, for now, I'm going to ignore presentations, it's not really needed for this class, and then also members, it's not very important for this class. Then from there you just simply hit continue. And that's really all you need. Now if you do want to go all in on black magic cloud, then what I would suggest is turning this off and then just going boo here to the 500 gig plan. Because that comes with 500 gigs of storage, which this is the plan that I'm on currently. It may not seem like a lot of storage because we're used to 48 terabyte drives, but for online proxy media which is tiny and black magic has done a great job of making very high quality footage at a microscopic size, 500 gigs. It's going to last a long time. Okay. If you want to go crazy and if you're just like a massive production company, obviously you can keep going and even, you know, pay that crazy amount a month. But I presume we're not there yet. So I would say if you want to go all in on Black Magic Cloud, do that. And it comes with the project library. And then you're paying 15 bucks a month, okay? So I'll leave that up to you if you don't want to sign up now and just keep watching the class and then maybe decide to do the projects later. Once you've learned more about the cloud. That's totally understandable and I'll just keep moving forward here and I'll see you in the next lesson. Well, we'll start jumping into using the cloud, so I'll see you there. 4. Creating a Cloud Project: Okay, so this is going to be a very short lesson where we're simply going to create a cloud project. And I'll show you how that works. So the first thing you want to do is you want to open vientre resolve, which I already have open here. And then you want to make sure that you have cloud selected up here. By default you probably have local selected, which means it's stuff that's on your hard drive, on your computer. But if you then click on Cloud, you will come to this page where it's going to ask you to log in, enter your free account, enter your paid account, whatever it is, and then you want to log in here. So I'll go ahead and do that with my account. And you can see the name of my cloud library here, Maxiocloud library. Then I am going to simply go down to the bottom right and create a new project. Then we have this window here. Okay. The first step will be simply naming your project. I am going to name this project Skill Share Cloud class that easy. One thing that I would say at this point is just to make things a little bit easier to understand, I would name your projects and add the word cloud in there somewhere. You'll know what I mean in the future. But I think especially when you're getting started, it's going to help you kind of wrap your head around the whole cloud process and what is a cloud project and maybe what isn't. So I would highly recommend doing that. And so for this project here, I'm just going to call this skillshare Cloud class to make things very easy. And then the next thing that you do is to choose the location of your project. Media, long story short, that basically means select a location where you want to save the media that you're going to have for your project. It's that simple. That's where all your cloud files, so to speak, are going to go, and all your source camera files, all that stuff. So the first thing I'm going to do is simply click on Change Location. And I've already premade this folder called Resolve Cloud Projects just to keep everything organized and keep all of my resolve Cloud projects in one location. You don't have to do that, but that's just the way I like doing it. And then I've also premade this folder here called camera files with all of the media that I'm going to use in this project. I would highly recommend keeping everything consolidated in one place. Because not only is it better for organizational purposes, but it also helps wrap your head around where everything is, where everything's going. So I'm going to make my media location, this folder here, resolve Cloud projects. And I'm going to open that and then from here. So the cool thing about cloud projects that's going to blow your mind is that you can make them single user projects. Just think of that as the traditional way you think of a project. You create a project and resolve. And you're the editor, you're the only editor. You're the only person that works on it, and that's that. Now imagine a scenario where you and a friend, or you and five other filmmakers, or if you have a production company, you and your three editors you hire, or whoever you can have it so that multiple people have access to this project no matter where they live on the planet. Which is really cool. I'm going to stick with set project, a single user. We will cover this later, which is one of the coolest features of a cloud project. But for now we're going to start with this to keep things easy, okay? And then the next one is synchronized storage with black magic cloud. So this is a no brainer. This should be pretty simple. And just as a very quick overview, what happens with cloud projects is the nuts and bolts of how they work is that you go out somewhere, you shoot, you import that footage into your project, your cloud project and then resolve will automatically convert that footage into a small file size. I don't want to say low quality because it's very good quality. It converts it to a small file size which are called proxies, and it will then upload those to your cloud account. If you created a cloud account, that's where it'll put them. It'll put them up on those 2 gigabytes or 500 gigabytes or whatever you purchased. So it's asking, do you want to sync the proxies only? Which is what I would recommend, which is why it's a default setting, do you want to sink the proxies and the original footage for this one is the only one where I would say you obviously need a lot of storage, but it's really not necessary. I think it's a very small portion of the population that would need the originals. Like if you have a big production company, otherwise this is the beauty of the cloud. Projects then don't sink media at all. That basically turns it into a project as you know it, where you just jump in there and work and edit and nothing goes to the cloud. I would always select this minimum sync proxies only for now. And then another cool function, this is nothing but cool features, allow remote camera access. There is a new app that's called Black Magic Camera that you can download to your iphone or ipad. And what's really cool that shows you where the world is heading in terms of shooting and multimedia, and filmmaking is with this app. If you download it to your phone, it's absolutely free. Which is awesome, because there's a lot of apps like this that sell for 30, 40, 50 bucks. But it's free. It's a very high quality camera app, much better than the camera that comes on your phone. And what turning this on allow remote camera access, which I will turn on. It allows you to be able to have a project you're editing, you're working on it, and then anyone who's associated with this project, like if you have a multi user project or even just yourself, if you're using it as a single user project, you can whip out your iphone, open the app, record whatever you want. A short interview, some B roll footage. And then the second you hit stop recording, that footage is going to go straight to your project. Straight to the cloud, downloads to your hard drive. And when you open your project again, that media is going to be in your media bin for you to edit with and work with. It's really cool, I would say, let's turn that on. And then you just simply hit Create. Okay, now I have a cloud project. In the next lesson, we're going to jump into actually making something so you can see how all of this works and how all of this flows together. I'll see you in the next lesson. 5. Importing Media: Okay, so here we are. We have a Cloud project and now we're going to import some media and go over exactly what happens. I am simply going to go into my footage here and I'm going to go over into the folder I created, if you remember, resolve cloud projects, my camera files. I'm going to just select all of these and drop them in to add them to my project. Now here is what's happening now. As the second I drop them in, the footage starts getting that little P X, Y icon in the bottom left, which stands for proxy. Okay, by default these clips are actually a very high quality Apple Prores 444 and they are in ultra HD 38 40 by 21 60. So basically pros 4444k files. For a lot of people this size file is way too big to work with, way too big to edit with. But what right now Diviner resolve is doing. It is generating proxies of all of this media in the background and then it is also uploading them. If I click on this little icon in the bottom right here, that just tells you what's happening in the background. If you want to click on that, it'll show you what's happening. But really as you're going along and you look at your files, if there's the little cloud with a check box, you can see how that's showing you here one at a time as it's popping up. But if you see that cloud with the check box, for example, that means that file now has a proxy file associated with it or a very small file size but high quality file size. It's been created for you to work with or other people to work with and it's been uploaded to your cloud storage. And you can see that already. It's that fast. It's already media has been uploaded as it says there, any clip that has the Xy and the little cloud checkbox means that that clip is done. And really you don't have to wait for this to be done. You can jump in and start working right away because it does all of this stuff in the background. And that is a huge part of what the cloud workflow does and it's that easy. You really didn't do anything. I literally just drop the footage here and resolve is doing all of this on its own in the background. This used to be way harder to do. You used to have to do all this stuff on your own. Think of your file structure, link up your clips, unlink your clips, and remember all of that. It's as easy as by default in a cloud project. If you go up here to the top right, this little proxy dropdown menu is selected. That means that whenever you are editing, that resolve will use the proxy files by default. If you click on this, you can see it says prefer proxies right here. Prefer proxies, prefer camera originals. At this point, there's very few situations where you would turn that on. Especially if you're editing on a laptop on a really small screen, you probably won't be able to tell a difference between camera originals and proxies. Even me here, I have a four K monitor, it's 27 ". And comparing the proxies to the originals, I mean, it's really hard to tell them apart. That extra quality is really only necessary when you're doing stuff like visual effects, color grading, and things like that. Or you can disable all proxies completely for the project. Also rare that you would do that, usually you would have just prefer proxy selected. And really from here you would just start editing again. You don't have to wait for all of this to finish, you can just jump right in. So with that being said, in the next lesson I want to go over it just for all of you nerdier types out there. I'm going to go behind the scenes and show you what exactly is happening on your hard drive, What's being created, where is it, How do you find it? You really don't need to find it, but I'll just show you all that stuff for those of you that are interested. So I will see you in the next lesson. 6. Behind the Scenes: Okay, so here's another nice and quick lesson where I'm going to show you what happened behind the scenes. When you added your high quality four K progress files into Vincia resolve, what did it do in the background? Where do these proxies live? What's going on? So here we go. If you remember, I created this folder here called Resolve Cloud projects, right? And then I also had camera files created where I put all of my original camera media. Okay, so the second that I created this skillshare cloud class, Davinci resolve made this folder here, which we'll talk about in a little bit. This is the folder, you could call this your Cloud folder, where all of the cloud media will go. Again, we'll go into that in a few seconds from now. But the next thing I want to mention is the second that I dropped in all of these clips into my project. Okay, resolve created this folder here called proxy media. When you saw all this little proxy icons and you saw that it was working and that it was saying generating proxies, it automatically created this folder and it created proxies. For example, this first shot here is now 4 megabytes. It went from being a four K prores 444 file, that's 615 megabytes, to be a four megabyte file, that is an HD H 264. Now don't go going crazy if you think that's not a high quality file. It looks great. And again, proxies are only temporary working files. They're not going to be your final file that you explore in full quality. Whenever your individual resolve and do your final export, it's smart enough to know, hey, we're not exporting this stuff, we're exporting this high quality stuff. So that's just something to keep in mind. These are only for working purposes and you can see how tiny they are now. Okay. And it did that with all of them. You have all these tiny little files. So now you can see how 2 gigabytes might be okay to work with when it comes to the cloud storage that we talked about in the earlier lesson. And you can see how you doing the 500 gigabyte plan is a ton of footage, probably more than you'll need for a very, very long time. And that's what happens in the background. Then it takes these files here and it uploads all of these files to the cloud, okay? If you have a black magic cloud account, whether it's the two gig, the 500 gig or more, all of these files here are on the cloud now, okay? Then if you work on another computer, another system, or if you share with someone else, if you create a multi user project that we also talked about earlier, then everyone has access to this stuff here. And then I'm going to actually go a little deeper and go into the settings here. I'm going to go into black magic cloud. These are the settings, you can always change them. The project metered location that I selected. Skillshare, demo drive, resolve cloud projects. Then here's the black metric cloud storage. I remember I had it at the sync proxies. If I selected sync proxies and originals, then what would have happened is it would upload all of these original progress files and these, but we don't need that. I have sync proxies and then generate proxies automatically. Great for all you tech nerdy types out there. Proxies are created as H26 48b 42010 P. That's all you need for editing. However, you can have the option of going in here and you can always switch it up to be H 26510 bit or even Prores ten bit 422 in ten P. If you have a very slow computer, this should be enough for most computers. But if you have a very slow computer or ipad because vent resolve does run on the ipad, you could even switch it over to this 2648 bit 420. That's everything I'll say about this for now, but I just wanted to show you what is happening here. And then this, as I mentioned before, is your Cloud folder, which is kind of why I told you to for your projects, add the word cloud to it. That is what's resolved is going to zip up to your cloud. So it makes this automatically and then resolve Cloud projects. It mimics my original folder that I made camera files. And it's showing me the file structure that I have for my proxy footage. And that's basically it. That's a very simple behind the scenes look of what's actually happening. It created these extra folders automatically. It uploaded stuff to the cloud, and it basically has everything ready for you to work either by yourself on multiple computers, on multiple devices, or to share these projects with other people so they can start editing. Okay, so that's basically a short class on what's going on behind the scenes. In the next lesson, we're going to start editing a very, very basic project to see how it works across multiple devices. And so you can see how cool this really is, so I will see in the next lesson. 7. Working on Multiple Devices: Okay, so now in this lesson I'm going to create a very basic timeline and show you how this works, what happens across multiple different devices, and how you can edit on multiple devices and have everything automatically synced up and okay, so now what I'm going to do is I'm going to go over to the edit page and I'm actually just going to, you know, grab a few shots. This is actually already a pre edited short film, so I'm going to grab, just say these first six. Drop them in and keep it super easy, super simple, so we know what's going on. Okay, so there we go. And it's just this kid is driving through here. I'm actually going to mute that and we're going to edit this across multiple different devices. That's basically, that's all we're going to do right now. And what just happened is it created this new timeline. I want to name this cool movie, There we go. The only thing that happened is I created this here and now this timeline information went up to the cloud. And it's now on my other devices. It's on my Macbook Pro and it's on my ipad. Now I'm going to switch over to one of those and to show you how seamlessly everything syncs up. So let me switch over to my Macbook first to show you how everything is going to come in. Okay, so now here we are. We are on my Macbook Pro. And as you can see, because I am under cloud and I am logged into my Cloud account automatically, that project that I made is in my project library skillshare. Cloud class automatically showed up. I didn't import anything, I didn't do anything. That's the whole purpose of the cloud. And now here it is on my laptop. Okay. So now I'm going to open that. I've never opened that on here before. So what will happen is when you move to a new device, or if you share the project with someone, which I will get to in the future lesson. But if you're sharing this with someone, or if you're opening it up for the first time, you double click to open it. We're somewhere that looks very familiar. It's basically the same page that you got when you created this, but now it's called Open Cloud Project, Okay, So just like before you can see, you simply just choose the location where you want to save this project media. In other words, where do you want to put the media that is going to download automatically from the cloud? In other words, the proxy media that vientre resolve created on my desktop and then also the usual stuff that you should know by now, sync proxies only. Yes, that's a great default. So I'm just going to go in here. And I created a folder here called Resolve Cloud Projects, MBP for Macbook Pro. That's where I want to save this stuff. I'm going to select that as my project location. Hit open. Here we go. Same symbols that we got before. You can see how quickly it populates. And you can see the little dash mark that's done. The proxy logo, the proxy icon and the little cloud media. Downloaded media, downloaded. That's how fast it was. And you can see my movie here, my cool movie. You can immediately start working. And you saw how fast in real time is downloaded. So now if I click on my cool movie, there's the movie that you know, it's muted and everything's as we remembered it. I can go through here and scrub it and you can see that it's going to play it back with no issues whatsoever. Then I can then you take this. I can be traveling, I can be at a coffee shop. Wherever I can start working on this project, I can take this here. And let's say I want to just cut out one of those shots here. And then maybe I will take a few more shots here and just tack those on at the end. I'm going to do a few edits. I'm going to go into effects. I'm just going to grab a title and I'm just going to say, add this here regular, well, let's do a different font here. We'll go with this one. And, you know, nothing fancy. I'm just doing this so that we can kind of see this on my next system. I'm just going to do that like that. Okay, but you can see we just made a very quick edit here. We added the title here, and then we added these extra shots at the end from the short film. And then we just basically save it. And then this will automatically sync up on back to my desktop, or if you have an ipad with Davinci resolve on it, it will also sync up there. So I'm now going to switch back over to my desktop so you can see how these different changes took effect in my other system, on my desktop. So I'll see all there. Okay, so now here we are back on my desktop system. And again, here's the project. I'm going to open that up. And here we are. Here it is once again with those exact same changes that I made on my Macbook Pro. And you can see the same changes, there's the text and the additional files that we added, the other clips. And that, in a nutshell is the very basics of how this black magic design cloud workflow works. You import footage, Vinci does all these things in the background where it throws it on the cloud, downloads it to other devices. Okay, everything I've shown you so far is for single user mode. I would imagine that's how the vast majority of you would use this. That's how I honestly use it. Most of the time is on single user mode. For me specifically, my workflow. As an example, let's say even my classes, I go out. So I come home studio, I import my footage into my desktop. It works its magic in the background. I grab my laptop. I can go to a coffee shop. I can work on my edits there, or if I'm traveling and I can grab my ipad and do that and work on my ipad Pro with Divine Resolve, I come back to my desktop, I keep working. I do my grades, I do my soundwork, I tude titles, graphics, all of that sort of thing. And another great benefit of this, it's that it has all of your footage, all of your media, your timelines backed up on multiple different devices. If you don't already have a backup system, you know, the cloud kind of helps with that. So now I know that this project here, it's on my desktop, it's on my time machine backup, it's on my Macbook Pro, it's on my Macbook Pro time machine backup, it's in the Cloud, it's on my ipad Pro as well. And it's just, it's backed up in a ton of different places. So hopefully that showed you the basics, what's so great about the cloud. In the next lesson, I'm going to jump into multi user mode. So you can see how cool that is if you work with multiple people, or if you work on big projects. Or if you have a production company where you want to work with different people from around the globe. So I'll see in the next lesson. 8. Multi User Collaboration: Okay, so here we are. In this lesson, I'm going to do a brief overview of the multi user mode. That's definitely a mode where you could spend, I could make a whole class on, but I think this will give you the basics. And then from there, if you want to explore a little bit more, it's also pretty intuitive. Here we go to set that up. The first thing you have to do, if you remember at the beginning we actually set up a single user mode. But if we go into the settings and go into your black magic cloud settings, all you have to do now is turn on multi user collaboration. Check that off. Hit save yes, say before collaborating. And then watch down here at the bottom right, you get a few new icons. You get this guy that pops up here for collaboration mode, you can see just opened up a blank timeline, but you can easily just switch over back to your coal movie. Okay, if I want to share this project now, all I have to do is go to the little cloud icon here in the bottom right. Click on this little globe here that says go to Black Magic Cloud Storage. Click on that. Then what it does is that it takes you here to your project library. Now your project library is what has all of your projects. Think of it as the container, the bucket, it has all of your projects. Here's the one that we created for this project skillshare Cloud class. But what you want to do, you actually want to click here, okay. And then click on this little here. And you can see it's showing all of my projects. Here I go. Here it has my account right there. And then I want to share down here at the bottom. One thing to keep in mind though is that you are sharing your library. So in this case, Beam Box Studio Cloud Library, I'm sharing the library with all of these projects here, so keep that in mind. But basically, if you want to share just a single project, that might be a case where for that one month you pay the five bucks. Have that one individual project library for this one project and then you shared that. But if you don't want to share all of your different projects that might be related or unrelated to something, then that's just something to keep in mind. And you might just want to have to purchase an additional project library for $5 for that month and then you can go that way. In this case, I'm going to go ahead and share this project library which includes the project that we've been making right here. So you simply just go share, then you end up here and then you just type in the e mail address to whoever you want to share it with. So I'm going to go ahead and do that share. Okay. And you can see here that's the person, obviously not a real person, Editor Jim Smith. That's who I'm sharing it with. Okay, so let's switch on over to their end to see what happens. Okay, so here we are back. This is say, the editor's system. If you can see what happens is now here that says shared with me and it's loaded. That project library that has been shared with me. Here a new icon, we see the multi user icon under the same project Skillshare Cola. If I open this, two things will happen depending on your set up in your system is it'll either ask you like before to select your location to save your media files. In which case it's easy enough just select where you want to save those proxies. Or if you have a drive already where you've already downloaded the proxy media, then it may just open up automatically like this and link up to the proxy files that are on the cloud. And you can see I'm here. So I can just go straight into the editing window, my cool movie. And I could go in here and start editing. I could say, let's say we want to go in here and do something very basic like maybe I will, maybe I'll go here and just delete this title here. And then maybe go to the end and just delete that there. And then what you will see on the other end, and then you can see on this system, I now have this little icon here. Okay? Which basically means that if I hit that, it refreshes my timeline. And you can see the opening title is missing. And then that last clip at the end is missing. We now have the little icon of the user on the other end that is editing right now. If someone has opened the timeline before I have, they're working on it. It will not let me go in here and make any changes. You see, I can't grab anything, I can't move anything because this person is currently working on the project. Really, it depends on the situation. Sometimes people are working in tandem with each other. In most cases they won't. This is just for the purposes of showing you how it works. If you are in most cases I'd say you would open it up, you would click on the little refresh icon and see the work that the editor has done. You could also go into the chat window, for example, leave a message and say, hey, bring back the title. And send that over the, over here on this end you can see that I now have this little icon there and hey, bring back the title. No problem. There we go. And it's very cool, you can send messages back and forth. Again, this is just showing both people on the system at the exact same time, which may or most likely not be the situation. But then I can go here and I'll just do it. Undo the edit. There we go. I brought back the title. Then maybe I will also take this trim that down a little bit. There we go. And then here we have on this end the response, the little refresh icon there. Now it's updated, there's my title, I'll have it back again. And the edit looks just like that. Basically, that's the nuts and bolts of how the multi user project works. You can have multiple people involved. You can have the colors, you can have an editor. This can be just so that you are viewing something in a higher quality live. It very easily cuts out all the middle steps of having to export a new file, upload it, e mail it to someone. You can do everything inside Veny resolve right here. You can edit, you can have remote editing sessions where you're watching someone edit and you're refreshing the edit. I mean there's endless possibilities of what you can do with this. And then when you're done you can just, you know, move it over to color and have them do that or, you know, the Falte page or for the sound design. And it's just a great way for multiple people to collaborate to work together, whether you're honestly in the same building or in different systems across the globe. And with the power of the proxy files, I mean, you can see how great they look. I can go into full screen. No issues with the quality there at all. And it's that simple. So in the next lesson I'm actually going to show jump into one of the cool features of using the black magic camera app. Let's say you're out somewhere and you need some new footage. I'm going to show you how to use that app so that it works really well and you have that footage right back in your project seamlessly. So I'll see you there. 9. Blackmagic Camera App: Hey, what's up guys? So in this lesson, I'm just going to very quickly show you the black magic camera app. So first off, it's very easy to just go into the App store, search for black magic camera, and you can see you can grab it here, download it easily. I'm just going to go ahead and open it there. And you can see right away that it's a pretty heavy duty app. I'm not going to go over every bell and whistle in this lesson. I would say do play with it. But the one thing that I did want to show you is if you go into the chat, you can see that the chat that you had is in there. And if you go into the media button, you can see that all of the different Cloud projects are here. I have Skilture Cloud class selected because that's what we're going to be doing. So now I'm going to switch back over to the camera, sorry for the bad audio. I'm just basically using the iphones built in camera for now. But I'm going to switch over and use a lob as I'm recording directly from the camera to integrate this into the project. Okay, so now I'm recording directly into the black magic camera app. And what will happen is this footage will, as soon as I stop recording, it will automatically be uploaded directly to the cloud, directly to the project that I have this set to. And it'll download on both the desktop version and the Macbook Pro so that who's ever working on that can use this footage from this phone in any of the edits that they're working on. So let's switch over so you can see exactly how this works. Okay, so now here we are back in the Cloud Project, and what you'll notice is that now we have this new folder here that's called camera uploads. So if I click on that, you can see here camera uploads resolve, automatically creates that when you use the camera app, the black magic camera app. And here is the clip that I shot a few minutes ago. It's honestly like magic. You shoot it, you hit Stop. Even if you're on cell data, even if you're on Wi Fi, no matter what happens it, it'll create proxies on your phone, in the app, and it'll upload those proxies just like any other camera and it downloads them directly into your project. And if I go here, we can play through this. And you can see here is the video clip that I just recorded. And so you can easily go through here, you know, mark your end points, work out that hit out, drop that in and okay, so here's the clip. So let's watch through that. So now I'm recording directly into the black magic camera app. And what'll happen is this footage, as soon as I stop recording, it will automatically be uploaded directly to the cloud so you can see how that can be very useful. This is just a guest, but I can see how in the future black magic cameras will have something like that built in and other cameras to come. But it's very cool that you can just shoot something on the app and it automatically shows up right here, directly into the program. So that is the black magic camera app integrated into a cloud project workflow. Very cool. We're coming up to the end. In the next class. I'm just simply going to go over the export options, so I'll see there. 10. Exporting a Cloud Project: Okay, here we are at the end and now we are going to simply just render out export the movie we made. Really, this is no different than any other Davinci resolve project. The only word of warning as I will tell you, is it doesn't matter on this little drop down menu. It doesn't matter if you are on proxy or if you are on preferred camera. Originals. Davinci resolve will always be smart enough to export at the highest quality you have. But the only thing I'll say about that is you want to render on the system that has the highest quality media. Right now I'm on my desktop. That's the version that has the Apple Prores 4444k files and that's where I want to render. If I tried to render on my Macbook Pro that only has proxies resolve would give me an error message saying that the source media is missing. But if you went down and just checked off this use proxy media, it would let you export. However, again, a word of caution. You can't export a four K file out of ten DP footage. Just remember that proxy media are smaller files. They are 108 P files, they're H 264 files. If you were doing your final export, you would want to use the full quality Pros files. Always use your computer that has the highest quality files. One other thing I will say is that whenever you see this little purple line here that is telling you that that is proxy media. I'm going to show you something Right now. I have proxy selected. Which is fine because I know I have the source media here. But this purple line telling me that this is a lower quality proxy file here. Okay, watch. If I then go to render resolve is warning me one or more clips have missing or offline. Source is the key word, source media or frames. If I hit ad, it'll show up here. That's where I'm rendering it Then if I hit Render, okay, all of this stuff here is using the progress 4444k files. All is good. Then once we get here, I'm going to get an error message because it's telling me or reminding me, hey, this is the proxy file, you do not have the media on your drive. You see here is the error message, render job one failed the clip A 00112111, clip 17, which is this clip here, you see which is that clip there. It stopped. It failed because it doesn't want me to render low quality media. That is something to keep in mind when you are rendering render footage when you have the source media. If I then go in here, delete this render file here and then go back to deliver, do the same thing, Add, then if I hit Render No Error Message, it's going to go through, it's going to render this entire project. It's using the highest quality footage that you have that will give you the best results. That's it for this lesson. Let's move on to the last lesson of all. We're near the very, very end. I will see you in the next lesson, but you can see this completed. No error messages, highest quality media. It's just something to remember for your exports. I will see you in the next lesson. 11. Final Thoughts: Okay, so that's the class. I hope you've got a lot out of it. We've covered a lot from creating a black magic cloud account, multi user mode, the black magic camera app sinking your footage across multiple devices. Do leave a review if you can. That really does help a lot. Also, feel free to follow me on my Youtube channel right here at Fre Treno Color and also check out my other classes on color grading. Let me know if you have any questions in the discussions below. And thanks again, and I'll see you later.