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YouTube Video Editing Essentials with DaVinci Resolve 18: From Beginner to Creator

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.



    • 2.

      Class Project


    • 3.

      Editing Basics


    • 4.

      Start Keyframing


    • 5.

      Picture in Picture


    • 6.

      Creating On-Screen Text


    • 7.

      How To Screen Record


    • 8.

      Color Correction and Grading


    • 9.

      Annotating and Scribbling


    • 10.

      Audio Essentials


    • 11.

      Recording a Voice Over


    • 12.

      Workflow Hacks - Part 01


    • 13.

      Workflow Hacks - Part 02


    • 14.

      DaVinci Free vs Studio


    • 15.

      Exporting your Project


    • 16.



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About This Class

Does the thought of learning video editing make you feel overwhelmed? Fear not! This class is your gateway to mastering videos for YouTube with ease. We'll use DaVinci Resolve 18 – a powerful, yet free, software about to become your best friend.

Forget the complications; we're making video editing accessible and enjoyable. From the very basics to more advanced tricks, you'll discover everything you need to craft engaging videos. 

In this class you'll learn:

  • Basic Editing Techniques: Learn to organize, cut, trim, and position clips with precision for a seamless storytelling experience.
  • Keyframing: Master the art of animation by controlling the movement of elements over time for dynamic video effects.
  • Picture-in-Picture Effect: Create engaging visuals by layering videos within your main content, perfect for tutorials or reaction videos.
  • Screen Recording: Capture high-quality footage directly from your computer screen, ideal for creating tutorials or presentations.
  • Annotating on Screen: Learn how to draw attention to key points in your video with annotations, enhancing viewer understanding.
  • Editing Audio: Dive into audio editing to ensure your videos sound as good as they look, from adjusting levels to reducing background noise.
  • Recording Voice Over: Add personal narration to your videos with techniques for clear and compelling voiceovers.
  • Improving Workflow: Discover tips and tricks to speed up your editing process, making your video production more efficient.
  • Differences Between Free and Paid Versions: Understand the additional features and benefits of upgrading to the paid version of DaVinci Resolve 18.
  • Exporting Videos for Optimal Quality: Learn the best export settings to maintain high video quality. 

This curriculum is designed to equip you with the skills to create professional-quality videos for social media and beyond, utilizing the full potential of DaVinci Resolve 18.

You'll start with fundamental skills and progress to sophisticated techniques to craft captivating content. Discover the secrets to refining your videos with various effects and transitions, embedding text and incorporating sound and music for a richer, more immersive experience.

Who's this class for:

Tailored for novice video editors and content creators aiming to enhance their craft, this class is your stepping stone to producing polished videos focusing on YouTube. It arms you with the essential tools and strategies to elevate your videos, ensuring they capture attention and resonate with viewers.


Hi, I'm Enri! I'm a passionate digital content creator with many years of experience producing multimedia content for a wide range of clients, such as Oppo and AirBnb, and self-publication. Throughout my career, I've been creating engaging video content for various platforms and learned how to use video to entertain, educate, and inspire viewers.

What do you need for this class?

All you need is a desktop or notebook computer, PC or Mac; DaVinci Resolve will run a performance check before anything to be sure it suits your system, making editing super smooth.

By the time you finish this course, you'll have the expertise to produce videos with a professional feel that are sure to catch your audience's eye. You'll acquire the skills necessary to create compelling videos specifically designed for YouTube.

So, if enhancing your video editing skills is your goal, join me in this adventure, learning DaVinci Resolve along the way.

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Hi, I'm Enri, a landscape and commercial photographer and videomaker working with brands to showcase their stories and values.

Originally an engineer working in Brazil, a backpacking trip in South America turned upside down what I thought about life and my goals. A camera became my partner and offered the perfect solution to create my own business and be location-independent.

My love for teaching brought me to my two favorite platforms: Skillshare and Youtube. On both, you'll find me talking about tech, photo, and video tricks to help you have them as allies when conveying your message.

Currently I'm living in Bologna, in the very heart of Italy, and if you're ever around, coffee is on me :D

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1. Intro: Welcome to the beginning of your Youtube adventure. Imagine having a platform as a creative outlet, or that shows you a work to the ideal audience, either by showing your videos right in front of them or via search engine. So powerful that crosses over even into Google searches. Hi, I'm Henry. And by daylight I capture the world through my lens as a commercial and landscape photographer and filmmaker. And by moonlight, I switch gears to a Youtuber educator, although sometimes it's the other way around. Over the past two years, my Youtube journey has seen me welcome more than 10,000 subscribers and over 100,000 views per month. But the most important number and the real game changer, here are the 133 videos uploaded. This journey taught me the ins and outs of editing and how to make this process smoother and quicker. This class is for you, if you're feeling on the fence, feeling a bit overwhelmed and really needing that nudge to just dive in. Or perhaps you started already but you feel like something is missing or the process is just way too time consuming. We're going to dive into the basics of editing with the Venture Resolve 18, the free version, which is a fantastic starting point. I'll guide you through making your edits look top notch. From organizing and trimming clips to mastering shortcuts, keyframing picture and picture split screens, screen recordings, audio management, voice overs, annotations, and preparing a go to project template ready to be edited. Plus I'm going to walk you through all the export settings for optimal quality on Youtube. By the end of this class, you're going to have everything you need to post your first video. And trust me, you're going to love it. So I'm not taking no for an answer. It's going to be an epic journey and I can't wait to see you in the next class. 2. Class Project: I'm thrilled to have you on board. But here's the thing about skillshare. It's not just about watching classes, it's about rolling up these leaves and getting some work done. As your class project, you're going to be editing your first Youtube video Now, ideally you would record yourself and edit your first video. But I know that stepping in front of the camera can be quite scary in the beginning. So just this time I've got you covered with some pre recorded talking head videos for you to practice on. And you're going to find all the clips you need. In the resources section of this class, it is basically me talking about the features inside of to resolve that you can use to edit your videos so that you can apply exactly what you're learning lesson by lesson. Now, although you could start editing right after you watch the whole class, it's probably better if you just do it lesson by lesson, watching and applying it, It's probably going to be way easier. Alongside the video clips, you're going to find also a PDF summarizing what you could do. But feel free also to be creative with it and just apply whatever you learned throughout the lessons. The end goal is that this generates a video that you're going to export and upload to your Youtube channel as unlisted. And then you can post it in the project section so that I can watch it and give you some feedback. Today we're going to show you some things that you can do with the Vince resolve the free version. It is one of the best video editing softwares out there. And as you can see, we've got the media pool over here with all your video clips. Down here is the timeline where you can organize all your timeline, all your video clips that are going to be played in order. And here you have the inspector, which is where you're going to change all the properties of all the video clips in the software. You can key frame about any kind of property you want like zoom or position, or even make anything move in real time across the screen the way you want. If you're explaining some concept that you need also to show a screen recording. At the same time, you can just be in the corner just like I am here right now. And you can even choose in which side of the screen you want me to be Or if you're just explaining some key concept, think it's important to have some text on screen just like this. You can make it appear like this or maybe like this or even like this. Color correction and color grading is super coincide the software but don't exaggerate, Take it easy, otherwise it's going to look a bit unnatural. If you want to make it even more personal, you can add your own handwritten effects and even add sound effects to make the video even more immersive and personal. If you need a voice over. It's also super easy and you can do everything inside the app. When it's done, just export and upload. All right, grab all the resources. Download the latest version of the venture. Result free, and I'll see you in the next lesson. 3. Editing Basics: Welcome to the first editing lesson. We're going to use the Venture Resolve 18, the free version throughout this whole class, Apart from one of the last lessons in which I'm going to tell you just the differences between the free and the paid versions, and which features of the paid are actually useful for Youtube creators. I use it and I highly recommend it, but to start with, I really think you should just use the free version, get used to it, and then upgrade to the paid version later on. Now the venture resolve works for Mac and Windows. All you need to do is go to the black magic website. Just be sure to get the free version over this link over here, which is on the left. Because if you get the one on the right, then it's going to ask you for the license. And if you don't have it yet, it won't work. Okay, let's take a look inside the software. I'll show you what the interface looks like. And I'm totally going to focus on the features and everything that are useful for you, two creators. So I'm not going to do a rundown of all the features, everything you can do with the software, but focus on the things that really matter. Let's take a look. Okay, so I've installed it already, and I'm just going to come up here, and the icon is over here. Let's open it up. Okay, so basically the way that Da Vinci works is that it's got this library of projects, and you can just create a new one over here. I'm just going to give it a name. So for example, skill share. Let's say Youtube Da Vinci. Okay, So now you're going to notice that down here on the bottom we have several different pages and we're not going to use all of them. But mainly we're going to focus on the edit page, which is this one over here. And I'm going to tell you about the other ones later. And here there are mainly three parts. The media pool over here on the left where all your lips are going to be the timeline and the inspector, Let's import some footage so that you can see exactly how it works. As you can see, I have some different folders in here and there's one specific way of doing it to respect this folder structure so that you don't go crazy while editing. The thing is you can just select everything that you want to import and drag it over Master over here on the top left part. This way all the folders are going to be maintained. And you can see everything inside there exactly as it is on Explorer or Finder, depending on which OS you're using. So as you can see, we've got all our clips here on the left and we have already a timeline set up here. But we don't know what are the default settings of the. Let's just go here to the settings in the bottom corner on the right. And let's take a look at how it's set up. Right now, the timeline resolution is set to four K, meaning 38040 by 21 60, which is okay. And the timeline frame rate here is set to 25 frames per second. And this depends on the kind of footage that you have. The ones that I'm providing are all at 25, so I suggest you do the same. But if you live outside of Europe, chances are you're going to have footage, if it's recorded by someone or from your camera, that are going to be at 24 or maybe 30 frames per second. So take a look just to be sure how your footage was recorded before setting it here. Now the rest we don't really need to change anything right now. Let's just come to Color management. And here I want to come to this and select Da Vinci Y RGB Color managed. And down here you can set to automatic color management. Let's leave it like this for now. I'm not going to go into the details of how each one of these work, but this is going to guarantee that we have perfect colors later on. Just save it. Now, if you just drag and drop the media from here into the timeline, this timeline is going to be set up exactly the way that we did the default settings in that panel. So I'm just going to grab this video here and drag and drop in the timeline. And we can expand it so that we can see everything clearly now that it's on the timeline. You can zoom in and out by using this handle over here, zooming in and out. Or you can use the shortcut shift like this. It just adapts to the screen that you have right now. We don't need a media pool anymore. We're just going to deal with what's around here. So we could even hide it. So I can just click over here and hide it, so that we have more space to work with in the time line shift. Now it expands and we have the whole screen to work with. As you can see, the video is in this upper part here in this line called video one. Below is the audio associated with it, which is the audio one. And you can see the waveform. So you can see when I was talking and when I was just silent. You can just hold your mouse over this playhead here in red, and you can just crawl forward and backwards and see what was going on. Now you can see that this video is quite gray and without saturation. And this is because it was recorded in log three. It's a special kind of recording, a special picture profile from the Sony camera that just guarantees optimal quality to have it looking normal. There's a trick, the way we set up the color management allows us to come over here in the media pool, right click this and come to input color space. And just choose what is the camera, Sony, and what is the picture profile we used, which is in this case gamma three sine log three and boom. Now it has normal colors so that we can work with something a bit more natural. Not every video is going to require exactly this setting. It really depends on how you recorded. If it was on a smartphone or on a camera saying no picture profile, You won't have to do probably anything. If it was on any sort of professional camera using a log profile, it's probably going to look similar to this and then you have to choose the appropriate one. If you have any doubts on how to adapt this to your camera, just write in the discussion panel and we'll figure it out together here. Basically, we're going to work with the timeline by going forwards and backwards with the playhead to see where we have to cut or we have to do any kind of edit. And here up on the right we have the inspector which is going to have all the properties that we need to adjust. Let's see, for example, we have here zoom. If I just position the mouse over the number, you can see that there is now this double arrow thing. And you can just scroll to the right or to the left to zoom in and out. If you just want to go back to the starting point, you can double click the name and it's just going to reset it as it was before. You can mess with the position, the rotation, or you can change many other things like pitch. If you just want to make everything go back, you can just double click each of the features. Or you can just come up here and this will reset everything as it was before. Some of these features are also present in this box over here. So for example, if you choose transform in this one it's going to allow you to change all of the transform properties directly into the preview. So if you just grab the handle here and you make it smaller or bigger, you can see that now the zoom property there is changing. Or if I move it around now the position property is changing. It's just another way of doing it, depending if you prefer to use specific numbers or if you want to do it manually on screen to deactivate, just click here. It's going to turn off play. Controls are over here, but basically you're going to need Spacebar, which is going to play the video. And Spacebar again, is going to posit. And most importantly, what you're going to need here is to cut the video. What you need to do is just position the playhead wherever you want. And here, let's see, for example, this party. Let's delete this gap. We can zoom in to see better, so we can use the handle we talked about before to do it. Or we can also hold Alt or Option on a Mac and use the scroll up and down to zoom in and out, which makes it just a little bit faster. The more you learn about the short cuts in the long run, it's going to be faster for you to edit. When you do more and more videos. There are many ways in which you can trim and cut your videos. The most basic one is just using the blade two, which is this one over here that you can click or you can access using the letter B. And you can just come over to the clip and just click where you want to cut it. And it's going to create the separations over here. But this is not very practical when you have to do it many, many times. And it's not very precise what you can do, I'm just going to undo it here is you can grab the select two with A, which is this one over here, and you can just come with the playhead whenever you want to cut. To do this, I always use the waveform of the order, which makes it just much easier. Because you can see that I stopped talking around here. So you can just prepare the playhead to be around here. And you can use the short cut, E, make a cut that you can see right now over here. Then you can come to the end of the silence, which is exactly until here. And you can just cut everything that comes behind. The most traditional way would be to just create another cut, select this piece, and press Delete. And it's going to delete everything, but this is just way too many clicks. If you're doing it for a very long clip, what you can do is you can just create one of the cuts with E and then come up to the end of the silence and use the short cut, which is going to cut everything that is behind the playhead. You could also do the opposite. Let's undo this and let's create a cut right before the end of the silence. Come up here and press, which is going to cut everything that is in front of the playhead. So you can just do this for all the clips so that you can eliminate all the silence to save, you can just press contro or command S, or it's just going to save automatically for you don't need to worry that much. Now if you've used any other kind of software before and you're very used with their shortcuts and you want to use it here. Also, you can come up to the Vin Resolve keyboard customization. And it has already some presets over here related to other software like Adult Premiere, Pro, Final Cut, Pro Avid, all of these. But you can also create your own based on what Da Vinci offers you. I would recommend you not to change too much or try to adapt yourself to the Da Vinci shortcuts. Because whenever you're checking any kind of tutorial or class or something online, probably people are going to be referencing to shortcuts the way that it is natively on Da Vinci. So it's just going to make it easier for you to find things. But anyways, that's not a problem. You can just find here what is the thing that you want to do and assign whatever letter you would prefer. Now, this is all the basic editing you're going to need here in the edit page. The only thing left that I want to show you is the effects panel. This panel over here, Let me close the media poo. It's a little bit bigger. This panel of effects has video transitions, audio transitions, titles generators, all kinds of things that you can just grab and bring it inside the timeline. Let's just do one, for example here, like titles left, lower third, if you just pass the mouse on top, it's going to give you a preview. And you can bring it over here on the timeline and you're going to see that it's here. Now, there are many types of effects here, For example, video transitions. Let's try, for example, cross iris. Just by hovering the mouse over the effect here, I can have an idea of what's going to happen with the clip on the timeline. Let's try one transition, for example. Let's try this push motion transition. I'll just click on it and I'll grab it to the timeline. This one doesn't go as a standalone box. It goes over the clips so that it just transitions in between them. We have to find a gap. For example, here there is a cut. And you can position it before on top or after. Let's just put exactly in the middle. Position it there. Let's play it. And then it just pushes the previous clip out and pushes the new clip in. What I recommend you is to just create a basic timeline with the provided view in the resources section and just come here and hover above all of these effects have an idea of what exists. So that maybe you like some of them, and if you do, you can actually come up here and just click in this small star. So let's say for example, this push transition is amazing, let's just click it. It's now Start, and then it's going to come up to the favorites bar over here. It's now down here, because I already had some other stuff, But it's going to appear over here, so you don't need to search it anymore. And just grab it here and throw it on the timeline. Okay, this is all you need from the editing page. Let me just show you a couple of things from the interface that I haven't talked about before, but they are useful to you. So for example, let's just open the media pool over here. And this icon over here allows you to have a preview of what you have on the media pool. You can just scroll here and find a piece of video that you want to insert. And here you have a preview of what's on the time line. You can just come here, press for point, and for outpoint. Now this part of the clip is selected, and if you put the mouse over, you're going to see these two boxes, video and audio. If you just want to grab one of these, you could grab from here. Or if you grab from the middle of the screen, you're going to bring both of them to the timeline. I have the other piece of video on top of yours on the timeline. Just pay attention that whatever is on the top has the precedence of what's on the bottom. If I'm here, I'm seeing what's in here, because there's nothing above. When I have the playhead over here, I see what's above, because this is covering what's here. If I hide this line, let's click here and disable video track. I'm going to be able to see what's below. Another interesting thing that you can activate from here is coming up to the three dots and going over to show full clip audio waveform. This is going to show also the audio from this clip. This means that if you just want to grab the part in which you're talking, for example, I could just do it here in or out, and I have selected only the talking part. Okay, the other things we're going to talk about in the next lesson, see there. 4. Start Keyframing: In this lesson, we're going to talk about a concept that is really important and not only for the venture resolve, but for any other kind of software, which are the key frames. These are points in time in which a property has a certain value. Talking like this, it sounds very complicated. But let me show you an example and you see how simple it is. So let me go back to the normal preview here. And we're just seeing the timeline. I'm going to use the short cut Z to make the preview as big as the window. And I'm going to close the media pool because we don't need it right now. And I'm going to use the zoom as an example to show you how the key frames work. So let's say that in this moment here, I want the video to be at the normal size, so 100% And some point in the future, maybe after some seconds, I wanted to zoom in at 110% So I don't need to create all of the points in the middle to make it zoom in, all I need to do is create a point in the beginning. So here for example. And to do that I'm just going to come to the inspector. And here in the zoom part, I'm going to click in this diamond shape over here. And it tells me that a key frame has been set for that moment in time. And I'm just going to come up here a little like some seconds later and I'm going to set another keyframe. And I'm going to zoom in a little bit like this. Okay? So now if I actually go back, going to see what's happening automatically, the software is calculating how much it should zoom in in the middle until it gets to that final point. You can do like this to see, or you can use the arrows here beside the keyframe to navigate through different keyframes and see the first and the last points of each one. Now if you want to see them on the timeline, it's also possible you have this keyframe icon just here on the bottom right of each clip. If I click here, it's going to show this additional bar right below the clip. If I zoom in a little bit, you're going to be able to see the two keyframes that I created. This is the last one which is the 12% zoom. And if I come here, you're going to be able to see the first one, which is the normal size, From here until the end, it's zooming in 12% If I want to go back, all I need is go here to the future and set the property back to what it was originally here. For example, I want it to be back at 100% I don't need to create another key frame by clicking here. All I need to do is to just change the property directly. To do that, as I told you before, you can just double click here, the zoom, it's going to do 100% and it automatically created the key frame as you can see here. Also what it's going to do is it's going to zoom in and zoom out to 100% Everything that you see in the inspector that has one of these diamond shaped icons can be key framed. This basically means almost everything in the inspector. As you can see, you can change the position rotation, pitch and all of these others also like cropping composite the opacity of a clip with time. You're going to realize how many things you can do with this technique, but one that you're going to see writing one of the following lessons is how to make text pop into the screen and disappear. For example, let's just anticipate it and bring in a title box here. I'm just going to grab a text, for example. And then the text is just on the screen. It appears and disappears. But if you want to make it a little bit fancier, you could make it start outside. So let's come to settings and put the position totally out here and create a key frame, it's out of the screen. And then just go to the future a little bit. And let's say that here you want it to be inside already. I'll just double click the position it's there. Now if I scroll back and see what happens exactly, it's just slides in position. Of course, we can make it look much cooler than it is right now, but we're going to see this in one of the following lessons. But anyways, this is another option that you have by using keyframes. Another way you can change and interact with key frames is by doing this visually. Instead of just moving it around here in the inspector, you can come up here to the clip and you can click this other icon, which is going to show you a graphical interpretation of what the key frames are doing. Basically, if you hover here, you're going to see zoom 100% up here, 1.12 and here back to one. Instead of changing the value up here, you could simply do it by dragging and dropping this dot down or up to create a different effect. Now for example, I put it at 168, which means that the zoom is going to be way stronger and then go back to 100% If you click here in this drop down menu, you're going to be able to see all of the other properties as well. So you can change anything from here or from the inspector. Now a pro tip to make the keyframe look even cooler is not using a linear motion, is using the in motion. Let me show you how to do it. So here for example, in the textbox that comes inside the screen, it comes at a constant speed. But instead, if I come up here and I choose the last keyframe that we created, meaning the position here, I can right click the keyframe and I can choose linear or in is in means that it's going to come at a higher speed. And then slow down. Just gives that extra pro level look. Okay, this is all about keyframing. Play a little bit with the position zoom, with the linear, and also with the In option to see which ones you like the most. Check each other properties actually have keyframing enabled so that you have an idea of what you can do in the future. I'll see you in the next lesson. 5. Picture in Picture: In this lesson, we're going to talk about the picture in picture effect. Which just means that you can position yourself. You're talking head video in the corner of the image and just show something else like a screen recording for example. Throughout this class you've been seeing it a lot. And it's useful not only for classes like this, but tutorials in general or anything that you want to showcase some information without having that disconnection from the viewer by just disappearing and having them just look at a screen with a mouse going around. There are basically two ways of doing it. There's the hard manual, let's just do it from scratch way, and there's also the smart way inside the intsolve. I'm going to show you both of them. Okay, To showcase this, I'm just going to come up here to the screen recordings folder that I have. And I'm just going to grab a piece of any screen recording and throw it on the timeline. So as you can see, we just have a small recording here from one of the previous lessons. What I'm going to do is I'm just going to grab one piece of video from another clip like this one here for example, and drag and drop it here on the timeline. Okay, zooming in here, we can see that I'm just completely covering the screen. And you cannot see the screen recording that is actually below it. If I just wanted to do this picture in picture effect, what I could do would be just to click here. I'm just going to show the full preview on screen. Let's make this bigger media pool we don't need. You could simply zoom out, make it smaller and just move it to the corner of the screen like this. This is the most simple way of doing it and there's no fancy effect, animation, nothing. It just comes from screen recording to popping on screen. You continue and you disappear. And that's it. And as I showed you before, you could do this by either using the inspector like I did here, zooming out and changing the position, Or by clicking here in this menu so that the box comes and you can just reposition yourself wherever you want and just leave it there. Like for example, if I wanted it there or if I don't want to cover the timeline, I'm just going to put it over here. And that's how it works. Okay, now let's do the smart way. Let's make a copy of this clip. And I'm just going to out or option on a Mac and click and drag. It's going to make a copy of the video and the audio I release. Now I have this here also. I'm going to reset all of the settings And click here so that we're back to zero, saving it. Now let's come up to the effects and let's find the video collage effect. Now sometimes you search here and the effects and you don't find it because you have the two box selected. But it might be under open effects. For example, the video collage is exactly there and I had it start already, probably. You saw that it was actually here already. What you do is just drag and drop it on the clip. Now you're going to see that something weird is happening. Let's set it up first, come up here to the inspector. And you can see that there's all of the settings here already pre made, but we have to change some things first, drop down menu, Create Tile. What we're going to do is we're going to create a nine grid. And we're going to position it either in the bottom left or bottom right corner columns. We need three rows, we need three. And then if you come up here to tiles, we can choose where we want them to be. If you just put preview layout, it's going to show you where the tiles are numbered. So we're looking for tiles number seven or number nine. Let's start with number seven, active tile, you can change it to seven, okay, and you can see that it's now selected by the stripes here. And just dis select Preview Layout and okay, we're already here in this corner now. Let's check the global settings for this. Columns are like this. You can change the rounding if you like, left and right margins. I'm going to make them way smaller than this. Okay? It's already looking nicer like this. Now in the tile settings, you have many different things you can do with this. For this case, there's not much we need to do, but we can do some styling to make it look even nicer right now. For example, I don't have any border, the rounding is on, but I don't have any colored border. If you want, you can just come up here and make it bigger or smaller so that I have a colorful border all around your picturing picture. You can set the size, the color, and also the opacity of this border. Maybe like this looks nice to me. I'm going to leave it like that. You can add also a shadow, which by the full comes applied, but with zero strength here. If you just put the strength up a little bit, you're going to be able to see that there is now a nice shadow over there of black color. You can change the angle, the distance, how blur is it? I'm happy the way it is. I'm not going to change anything anymore. Tile animation is something that is very, very nice and that would take you way longer to do if you were doing the traditional way. And this is exactly using key framing, but it's doing everything for you here. Let's say that we just want this to come from the left of the screen. From outside, flying inside. So you can come to animate and you can choose intro and outro, or both of them. I'm going to choose both of them, so I want it to come in and then go out. Now in these two menus, you choose which kind of animations you want for fly and for shrink. In this case, we just want fly. So all you need to do is come here and select Fly. Select shrink, and I want it to fly from the left, so I'll just leave it as it is. If we come here to the beginning, you're going to see that the image is not there. And if you play, it's just going to fly from the left and nicely stop in the position that we had before. Okay, but it's a little bit too slow. And this, you change exactly here in the duration. Right now it's 60 frames, which is more than 2 seconds. Let's make it way faster. Let's say, for example, 18 frames. Let's see how it looks. Okay, Much faster, much nicer. Now there's one extra step to make it even cooler, which is easing that I showed you with the key frames before. Meaning that the speed changes and makes it much nicer. And also blurring, meaning if you have faster movement, it's going to blur this image. And when it slows down, it's going to be less blurry until it's very sharp. So let's hear change motion in size is you're going to put in and out is amount 0.5 Let's test this and see how it looks analyzing a motion blur. I'm going to put some value here in the middle. Let's see how it looks right now. Okay, let's see. Very slowly to see what's happening here, I'm just going to press right and it's going to go frame by frame here in the timeline. And as you can see, it starts coming very blurry. Starts decelerating and stopping in place until it's completely sharp. It looks way, way nicer and much more professional in this way as we chose in and out. It's going to fly in, it's going to pass all this clip, and by the end here, it's just going to fly out of the screen. So this is a very easy way to make a super professional picturing picture without having to key frame everything manually, working smarter. Now with time, you're going to realize that there are also some other things that you can do with this video collage effect. Like for example, placing another panel in the middle of the screen for you to write something on or making transitions. Or even if you'd like to do short videos, you can do those nice five or three collages. There are many uses for it. Okay, play with it. I want to see what you create. See you in the next lesson. 6. Creating On-Screen Text: There's always the moment in which the image is just not enough and we need to put text on the screen. In this lesson, we're going to see three different ways in which we can do it. And the first one is just making the text pop on the screen like this or maybe appearing like this. So basically what we need is to just find the text effect over here in the toolbox titles. And we're going to find text plus drag and drop it here on the timeline. And now we have just a random text here in the middle of the screen. Now if you just want it to pop and disappear, you can just put it there and then drag and drop this to be as long as you want and it just disappears. These text boxes can be customized by coming up here to the inspector and clicking on title. Here you can change the phones, the size, and many other features of this text box. Like any other media or clip, you can just click and copy it. And you can also move it around by clicking here and just moving it to a new position. If you click up here, you can also rotate it as you'd like. This is great for quick emphasis without any distractions. Now one thing to pay attention is where you position the text and the color against the background. A white text over this background here looks okay. It's readable, but it's not very nice. It's very cluttered in the background for you to be able to read properly. But instead, if I position it over here, it already starts getting a little bit better. But for example, if I changed the color by clicking here in color and just selected something that is way too similar to the background, like this, for example. It starts getting way, way more difficult to read this. So what I recommend you is to look for cling parts of the background and use colors that are completely contrasty with the colors of your image. Another key aspect of this is how long this text is going to be on the screen because people need time to read it. So if it's just a quick title like this, only a couple of seconds, it's going to be more than enough. But if you're putting a full quote from someone, then you need to read it and be sure that everyone watching the video is actually going to have proper time to do it. Also, now, level number two of this text creation is doing animations, so you can play with opacity size, font, all of these things, and key frame it. If you skipped the lesson about keyframing, I highly suggest you to go back and watch it. Let's set keyframes for all of these. If you're lazy and you just want to be sure that you created keyframes for everything that you need, you can just click the keyframe icon up here, which is going to create keyframes for all of these properties. So let's say that you want this to be totally hidden. Pop on the screen like you saw before. Let's put the zoom as zero. It's completely going to disappear even more person about here. I would like it to be already at the normal size, here it be one frame before. Let's make it way bigger like this. Okay, so now I'm just going to navigate using the arrows here so that I know exactly where I am during this clip here. It's where it's completely hidden, right? So I'm going to create another key frame, but it's time for the opacity. And here I want it to be at 0% when it's in the normal size. So I'm going to click here in the right arrow of the zoom, I want it to be 100% Let's just take a look at how it is right now. So it starts completely small and it begins to appear and come up and zoom in. Okay, let's navigate here, right? This is the 100% and this is the bigger one here. I want it to fade out again, so let's just put the opacity back to zero and let's see what's happening. Okay? It fades in and out, and that's it. I'm not saying that this looks extremely beautiful, but it's very interesting to know how to do it because you might have many other uses for this in your videos. Okay, so now if you're ready for the level three of text creation, this is what we are going to be doing. So sometimes you just don't want or you just can't manage to put any kind of text on the screen because it's just too confusing the background. So you'd rather create either a side panel or something that darkens this area or blurs, or even both of them at the same time so that the text can be on top and very, very clear. And there are many different ways in which you can achieve the same result. But this is one that works for me, and I'll show you how I do it. First of all, let's start doing the dark panel on the left. To do that, I'm just going to come up to the effects and I'm going to search for an effect called solid color. And I'm going to click two box because it's inside here. And drag and drop it here on the timeline. Okay, now this is just a complete frame of the black color. So if I come to generator here in the spector, I can change it to whatever I want. I'm just going to leave it as black right now. But the thing is the opacity is 100% so it's covering everything. I'm going to come up here to the settings and change the opacity to maybe, let's say. 50% You can also enter the value as you prefer, like this for example. But we don't need to cover all the screen, right? We just need to cover only the left portion. We can come up here to the position and just drag and drop it until where we think it's enough. Let's say just about here. Okay, so now we have a panel here on the left that is a little bit darker. If I position a text here on top, for example, and just position it here like this, you can see how much easier it is to read instead of when we don't have it. It just makes it look that little bit more professional. But there are some extra things that we can do over here to make it look even nicer. The solid color is here. One of the things that I don't like about it is how it's so sharp here and you can clearly clearly see where it ends. The way to make it a little bit softer is coming up to the cropping menu here on the crop, right? You can just crop a little bit and it's just going to cut it a tiny bit. And you can adjust the softness and make it a little bit bigger like this, for example. And it just makes the transition a little bit nicer than it was before. You can play with it, making the cropping a little bit bigger, the softness a little bit bigger, until you find the result that you think it looks nice. As usual, to make it look nice, we can actually key frame it in and out. For example, here in the solid color, if I just make a keyframe for the position, hand written seconds later, I do another key frame. Going back to the first one, now we're right in the start. We can just move it completely out of the screen. We can see the hand written effects. This is great if you just want to highlight some keywords of what you're talking about in that moment. Short, impactful, and very, very clear to read. Okay, now your text is quite well highlighted, but still the background is a little bit too complicated. So this takes us to level number three, which is adding a little bit of blur just to make that separation from the background even better. So let's take a look how to do it. Okay, This one is going to be a little bit different and this is because the blur effect cannot stand on its own. So you can't just add it to the timeline or anything. You have to add it to something. Either a video clip or what we're going to use here, which is an adjustment clip, leaves inside the toolbox. You grab it, bring it here to the timeline, and you're going to see that nothing changes because it's not holding anything so far. You click it and it has just the basic properties like it was a video clip. But the trick here is that we're going to add the blur to it. I'm going to close here the effects and I'm going to go to the color page. All you need to do is click in this icon over here, and it's going to bring you over here. This can be a little bit scary in the beginning when you first see it, but later you guys are going to see that it's not that complicated. It follows more or less the same things that we've been seeing in the added page before. The idea here is that you have all of the controls for color. In this menu over here we have our nodes, which are the ones that are going to hold all of the effects that we're adding to the image. So here we have the timeline, a representation of the timeline. And what we're going to do is we're going to create a mask that holds a blur. To do that, all we need to do is come up here to the window panel and we're going to choose one of these. What I like to use is this gradient feature over here. As soon as you click it, it adds already here to the preview. And you can see that it has this bar and an arrow. If you just move it around like this, you can see anything in the preview. But you can see it here in the node. And let me make it a little bit bigger for you to see. We're going to add the blur. The blur is added by coming up here and just pulling this lever up of the radius of blur, meaning that we're adding blur or adding sharpness in this case. Let's just add a lot of blur here like this, for example. As you can see, everything that is in black is where it's being affected by that mask. And what's gray is not being affected here. We can just move it around. So push it left or right to affect more or less the more we make this arrow bigger or smaller, the transition between blur and not blurry changes also I'm very happy with it being around here more or less. But the thing is right now at the moment where the black bar comes to enter the scene, that's already blurry. And that's not what we want. I just want to key frame it and make it enter together with the black panel. And to do that, we're going to have to animate it, just like we animated all of the other things by key framing. And the key framing sector is exactly here in the color page. If you're not seen in it yet, you can just come up here to the right side and click here on keyframes, sometimes it's the scopes that are active, so you just click here on the keyframes and it's going to be there. Okay, so let's just click here on the adjustment clip. And I'm going to set a key frame for the corrector one, which is exactly the effect that we created here. Let's move it here a little bit and you're going to see that it already marked here is red and it created the key frames in this point. Let's go for a little bit in time. Maybe here, for example, this is exactly where I want the blur to stop. Let's just move it here a little bit. And it created the transition, okay? We go back and we can just move it out of the screen like this and see what happens. Slowly, you see that it's moving in. The black panel is also coming in, so it's making all that side blurry and dark at the same time. But now you probably noticed that we have a problem. Our text is also getting blurry. Let's solve this. We come back to the added page and it's getting blurry because it's position below the adjustment clip. The blur is affecting everything that is below the adjustment clip. All we need to do is grab this and just pull it upwards like that, and that's it. Now we can see how much clearer it is to read this text over there instead of not having the blur or not having even the black panel look. The huge difference that just these two things make. Now you might be thinking that, come on, this is just like way too complicated to be doing that every single time. But the trick is you only need to do it once. And you can save this to be re, used in all of your future Youtube videos. The way of doing it is by simply grabbing this adjustment clip that you just created and dropping it here in the dipole. And the same thing for the solid color, which is the black panel. Just drag and drop in the dipo. If you just drag and drop this from the Midi pool in any other place of this video, the exact same effect is going to be applied. Okay, now from these effects, let's go to the next lesson where we're going to learn how to screen record. 7. How To Screen Record: Regardless of which type of video recording, probably at some point you're going to need screen recording. If you're doing some sort of art lesson in which you need to show yourself drawing, you're going to need it. But even if you need just to show a website or how to access some kind of system also screen recording is going to be super useful. So let me show you how to do it on a Mac, Windows, and also on any kind of mobile device, like a tablet or a smartphone. So first of all, for a Mac or a Windows computer, my favorite option is to use OBS. It's actually a platform designed more for streaming, but its screen recording capabilities are so good that I can't recommend it enough. It's quite simple, but there are some tricks to it. So let me show you. So here obviously I'm recording the screen with another software so that I can show you the screen recording software, which is obvious and it looks very tripy like this because it's recording the screen itself. So it's just repeating itself. The only thing you hear that you need to set properly is coming here to the settings. And you need to set the output, meaning where your file is going to end up. In this case here I chose the folder where I'm saving all the files for this project. And if you need the audio, which kind of audio do you need the desktop audio from, where it should be coming? And also if you have a microphone where it should be, okay, that's all you need there. The other very important thing to do is to check here, The sources here is where you're going to set, what is it going to record? In this case, I just said display capture means that it's going to capture the whole screen. If I change to another window, to another software, if I go back here to Da Vinci, for example, it's going to record the Da Vinci screen. If I come back to OBS, it's going to record the screen and that's how it works. But you can also set it to record only one specific window. You can come up here to the plus sign and just choose exactly what you want. Let's say for example, that you just want here to capture a specific window. You can give it a name inside here. It's going to list inside the window all of the software that you have open. You can select one of those, even if you just open another software on top of that one. The screen recorder is going to consider only that software the moment that you add it. It's going to be here on top. So you can have screen recordings on top of screen recordings, in this case here. I don't want it, so I'm just going to delete these, make erase it or just like cancel it entirely. Yes, and I'm just going to keep the normal screen recording here for a computer and MX both. I'm going to use OBS if it's on a smartphone or a tablet. I'm just going to use the internal screen recording feature, which is going to be more than enough for this. Now, one golden tip, especially if you're doing something like I'm doing right now in which I'm showing you the screen recording, but at the same time I'm recording with a camera. So I have two different video files, but I need also to synchronize them. So while I'm talking, actually the correct thing is appearing on screen. To do that, it's very important that you set also the screen recording to record a microphone audio like this one. This way you have the audio on both videos and you can synchronize it super easy on Da Vinci. I'm going to show you how to do it. Okay. Screen recording is done. Let's go to the next lesson where we're going to talk a little bit about color correction and color grading. 8. Color Correction and Grading: The color page of the Vint resolve has been famous for a long time now. Many studios have been using it for coloring movies. But after a while they started developing so well the editing part that it also became the editing software of choice for many people's studios and also Youtubers. I'm not going to go too deep into it because there are so many things you can do with it. But there are some things that are specific for Youtube that is going to help you to either have very good colors for your videos or to at least have a very fast workflow. Let me show you here. So first of all, to access the color page, you just come down here and you click this icon. You're going to be brought to the screen where you have the preview up here, which is your original clip. Here you have your nodes, which is where all of the effects and changes you're going to make are going to be stored. Basically, you can create as many nodes as you want to store anything that you want. If you just want to change white, balance the specific color in one of the nodes, and just make everything very well organized, you can in the middle part here, you have all of your clip thumbnails, the timeline, and in the lower part you're going to have the tools here and the scopes showing you where the red, green, and blue color sit all across your image. Basically, I just chose one of the clips we have here, which is this small piece of clip that we have. And I'm just going to make very basic changes to it. So here in the primary scholar wheels, which is this first symbol over here, is one of the parts that I highly recommend you to check and to see if you can improve your image a little bit. You shouldn't go too crazy with changing the colors of your images, especially depending on which of camera and how you recorded it. Some types of footage are more flexible and others not that much. Unless you know very well what you're dealing with, don't go too crazy with this one and also with the one that I'm providing you in the resources manual. You can change things like for example, the contrast, a little bit of the white balance and let's do it here. First of all, we've got all of the wheels here representing the dark parts, the mid tones, and the highlights. If you use the wheel, you can add color. Or if you use this lower part here, you can add exposure. Or you can make it a little bit darker and see that everything you do is reflected here in the scopes. All I want to do is add a little bit of contrast. Let's do it by holding this and just moving it to the right. Not that much like this looks enough. The other thing is that the white balance in this shot, it looks okay. But if you have a clip that has white balance problems, you can change here the temperature, meaning from cold to warm, blue to yellow. If you go to the right, you make it more yellowish, if you go to the left to make it more bluish. Or you can change also the tint which goes from green to magenta. Right goes to magenta and left goes to green. Let's just leave it about here. For example, if you have something white or grayish in your image, you could use the speaker over here and just click on it. And let the Vint resolve. Try to guess the white balance correctly for our image here. I'm just going to leave it as it is. One other thing that you could change if you wanted is coming up here to the curves. And you have several different curves here which are going to change here. With saturation, you could totally tweak the colors the way you want them, but as I said, you shouldn't go too crazy depending on the type of footage you have. You might not be able to get away with it. But the first curve here is going to change mostly the contrast if you use it combined like this, one thing you could do would be to create one dot over here and just lower it a little bit. And one in three quarters over here, more or less. And make it up a little bit, making a very smooth S curve like this. This is going to add a little bit of contrast to the image if you haven't already and it might look good depending on the footage you have. I'm going to leave it like this. I'm not going to make any other changes to the image itself. I'm going to show you now one trick to make your workflow super, super easy. As you notice probably here around this clip you can see the preview of what we've done to the image. And you can see that all the other ones haven't been changed. But if we come back here to the timeline, you can see that it's just a sequence, right? It's the same clip that we just cut, but the changes were applied just to this small piece over here. So how can we apply this to all of the others considering that it's actually the same original clip? There are two ways of doing it. One of them is just selecting all of the other clips like this, for example, and right clicking and going to apply grade. And this is just going to copy this change to all of the others. Now this can be very practical, but there's one issue. Let's say that later on you decide to change something about it, you're going to have to copy replicate this color grading again to all of the clips so there's a better way of doing it. You can write, click, and go to use Remote Grades. And this is going to allow you to make all of the changes that you want. For example, contrast. And come up here to the curves and make it like this a little bit. And do the same changes we did here, making it a little bit darker. Okay, let's leave it as it is now. You can see that not only this instance of the clip was changed, but all of the others. You can see also by the colored square around the number of the clip, meaning that all of these were changed. And you can also see this icon over here in all of them, meaning that now they're all connected in between them. Once you have the same clip in the timeline, just split in many because you're deleting the gaps with the silent spaces. You can just use this technique to be able to grade all of the clips at once. Okay, this is enough for now with the color grading page. Let's go to a more artsy lesson, doing some scribbling and annotations on the screen using your own handwriting. 9. Annotating and Scribbling: In this lesson, I'm going to teach you how to do some of these scribblings and annotations that you're seeing on the screen right now by yourself using your own handwriting. The trick here is that you're going to need some sort of smartphone or tablet. Somewhere where you can draw these to be able then to import them inside a Vince. Later on in my case, I'm going to use a tablet and a pen, but you can use your smartphone with the finger. It's more than enough. This is a very cool way of adding some custom made animations for your videos and also adding a little bit of your own personality by using your handwriting on the screen here. I'm using an app called Concept. And all I'm going to do, drawing something dark like black lines on a white background. So I'm just going to do things like this, for example, or highlighting something, or just making a circle, maybe an arrow. That's it. I'm screen recording this and I'm going to send this file over to the computer where we're going to insert it inside the Vinci. One way that I often see people teaching this is by using a green screen, but it's completely unnecessary. This method is way, way easier. Here have the recording and as you can see, it's just drawing these small things. And I'm just going to throw this on the timeline here. Okay? So like this, it doesn't look cool at all because we have all of these things around that we totally don't need. And we also have all the white part here appearing. The trick is, first of all, let's crop this image. Let's see here where we see the first drawing, which is about here. And in this case, I'm going to use the crop tool from this menu here. Which is going to make it easier because we can do it directly on the screen. I'm going to cut it here by holding this handle here. Let's make it as tight as possible. We don't need to be that precise. Okay, right about here. Looks it's enough. And the trick to make the white part disappear and have only the black is coming up to the composite area here in the inspector and changing the composite mold. You can try different ones. You can go scrolling here to see which one works best. But usually the ones that keep only the dark areas are darker, darker color. Or maybe you can try hard light in this case looks like multiply is working pretty well. Let's take a look here and see how it looks, okay? Okay, this seems like it isolated pretty well, just the scribbling. Let me go back here to the transform. And now we can make it a little bit bigger, we can change the place where it's appearing. So let's just put it over here like I'm highlighting the lamp for example. And you just play it. That's it. Now if you want to be very fancy and make a co animation out of it, you can cut it. Let's make it here where it starts. Okay, let's delete this using back space. Here is where it's finishing, right? Okay, let's delete the rest. Now what you're going to do is clicking on it out or Option and copying it over. Now what happens is that it's finished and then it's just going to start again, right, select the second one. Press R in the keyboard here. What you're going to do is you're going to click on reverse speed and you're going to increase the speed to maybe -800% then change. You're going to see now that it's way smaller and it's actually going to be doing the opposite direction of the movement it creates. The notation reaches the end and just deletes. It looks very nice like this. If you want to group this together so that wherever you move it, they go along together like this. You can select both of them. Right click and go to link clips. Now whenever you move one of them, they're both going to move together. This is how you create scribbling or annotation in your videos using your own handwriting. If you don't want to do this by yourself or you're trying to find something that it looks a little bit more professional. I'm going to leave a couple of links below where you can find some free assets like these to use in your videos. One of these websites that usually has some free stuff about this is called Motion Array. It is a paid platform, but they have a free section in which many times you can find some of these scribblings and it's very cool. Okay, enough with visuals. Let's talk a little bit in the next lesson about audio. 10. Audio Essentials: Let's talk a little bit about audio, music, and sound effects. Let's start off with music. Depending on the type of videos you're editing, the type of music you're going to choose can be very different. For tutorials like this, I usually prefer low fi music or musics that are tagged as ambient. They tend to be a little bit softer and they don't compete too much with the voice of who's talking, which is also another very important trick. Do not use music with lyrics when there's someone speaking. It just as this competition between both audio tracks and you can't understand anything anymore. Now there are several platforms where you can find some very good music. Pixabay is a very good website or even Youtube has an audio library with many songs that you can use. I personally use a platform called Track Club in which you can filter the songs you would like with many different categories. You can choose which type of song, which kind of instrument, which kind of mood you want. It just makes it much faster to find a song to then be able to edit the video. Now, many people ask me if it's possible to use also copyrighted music in the Youtube videos. The answer is yes, but no. The best scenario is when the music is copyrighted and the revenue from your video is going to be redirected to the owner of the song. The second and intermediate scenario is when the music is copyrighted, but it's not available in your country. And since you're exploring the video with only one audio track where the song and the talking is combined, it's going to make your video completely mute. But it's still not as bad as the third thing that can happen, which is the song being completely copyrighted and forbidden for use without prior consentment. Which means that your channel can even get a warning from Youtube because of using it. Generally, I would not recommend you try. Now, let me show you inside Da Vinci, how I work with music so that you can do it in your video to now. Here in the media pool, you can see that I have one song here. And you can see already the wave form to edit to your video. All you need to do is drag and drop it inside the timeline like this. And you can see the wave form already. Let me close here the media pool, so we can see it a little bit better. And we have the whole wave form over here. And now you can listen both my voice and the song. But being this loud, it's almost impossible to understand what I'm saying. Something very important to understand is the relationship between the volume of the talking head and the music behind it. And as soon as you play it, you're going to be able to see the levels right here. And there are two ways of changing the volume of these tracks. The first one just coming to the inspector and doing it with the volume slider over here. The second one is using the mixer. And there's also a third one which is doing it directly on the timeline. As you can see, there's this white line over here. If you drag it up and down, you can see how even the waveform reflects how the volume is changing. Let's just make a rough adjustment here by making the song way lower, like for example, -37 DB and putting the voice here around six or seven. Let's see how it sounds. Insert any other kind of scenes or added something, okay? Now it seems much, much better. And usually the trick is keeping a relationship between the volume of the audio and the volume of the song being at least 20 DB apart. Meaning that if the voice is reaching about -12 DB over here, the song should be roughly -30 or -35 DB. This is a general rule, but you can go by year just checking more or less if the song is a little bit more aggressive on the ears or a little bit less. Now, another trick you can use is to lower the volume of the song whenever someone starts speaking. So for example, if you have some bro, some images going on and then someone starts speaking, you could just lower the volume in that moment by altering it directly on the timeline. Let's say, for example, that this part of the clip here, I want the song to go lower a little bit. What we can do is we can come here to the beginning. We can create key frames inside the volume. Also, the moment you position the cursor over here, you're going to be able to see this double sided arrow. You can hold Alt or Option on a Mac and click here. And a little bit after, go to the end of that portion that you want to lower the volume out. Click out, click here. This is just going to create a separate portion of the volume that you can drag up and down independently. And just raise or lower the volume depending on what you want to do. If you're happy with it, perfect. But if you feel like you have to adjust it a little bit, you can drag these keyframes forwards or backwards, up and down still here in the timeline. Okay. This is probably everything that you're going to need about audio at this time. Now, sound effects also in the resources panel, you're going to find many links to websites that offer you free sound effects. Mainly is a very good resource and pizza base is also very good. But inside a Vinci, there's also a sound effect panel. Doesn't come by default. If you come up here to sound library, now in mind you are going to be able to see this pen over here. If you're not seeing it and you're seeing a download button, you can click on it. It's going to download this library for you and you just have to install it separately. And then just close Da Vinci, reopen it, and you're going to be able to see exactly what I'm seeing here. Let's say, for example, that I want to add a sound effect for one of those text animations that we did in the text lesson. I'll just go back here to that portion where the black bars come over the screen. And I'm going to search for woh here in the sound library. The woh is just this type of sound. Okay? All you need to do to add this is drag and drop it on the time line like this. Very easy, very simple, handwritten effect. Now you have a small sound effect to enhance the quality of your video. Now this sound library is a little bit strange in the sense that you can't really see everything that is there. You have to search for it. But I'm going to leave a list of common words and common sound effects that you can search here, and that might be useful to your videos and where to use them. Just one quick remark here in the timeline. Pay attention to the audio tracks, if they're marked here to stereo or if they are no. It's going to appear one and say mono here. The songs usually come as stereo, but the sound effects many times you're going to download and they're going to be mono. Which means that if you use headphones, you're going to clearly notice that the audio is coming just from the left or from the right. Normally you have to change the track type to mono so that you can be sure that it's going to be playing on both sides and not just one. Okay, There is enough about music and sound effects, but we're not done with audio yet. The next lesson we're going to talk about voice overs. 11. Recording a Voice Over: It doesn't matter if your videos are logs or tutorios. The truth is that at some point, you're probably going to need to do some voice overs, meaning recording your voice on top of some footage, either to tell a story or to explain some of it. Instead of making it all complicated by recording with a camera and then trying to synchronize with the video you want to talk about. We can all just do it inside Vin resolve. Let me show you how. Okay, so we're here in the edit page. And I just imported the bureau footage here of London and we're going to talk over it. To do it, all we have to do is come up to the Fair Light page, which is this one with the song symbol. The interface looks a little bit complicated, but we don't need to use everything that is available here. Basically, what we need is to know that this is the timeline of the audios. We don't have the videos here, just the audios. And we're going to create a new track by right clicking and going to add track mono. Now we have the track number five, which is the one we're going to use to do our voice over basically. Now what we need is here on the right, we've got the mixer. Let's expand this so that we can see all the tracks. And we can see also the track five here up here, you're going to be able to see no input on none of these. We have to click on five, which is our track here, and go to Input. Now you're going to be able to see the audio. Five is selected, which is the destination, the source. We have to select the microphone, which is going to be this one, okay? And click on Patch. Now you can close this to be able to begin recording, you have to activate the track for recording. Here we have three buttons. This is the mute, where you're just going to mute. The track is going to keep the audio coming only from the track. And R is for the recording. This is the one that we're going to have to activate right now. Okay. Now you can see that even the levels are going up and down because it's capturing everything that is coming from this microphone over here. Let's just put the record something and we're going to be able to see the file being recorded in real time. Okay? This is just a test to see what's going to happen with the audio in the timeline of the Fair Light page inside the venture resolve. As you can see, it's showing the wave form and it's just recording while it shows me the video clip that is in the timeline right now, making it so much easier to do voice overs now. As you can see, it created the audio file inside the timeline. It's completely ready to be used and it's a wave file, so you don't need to resource to any other software or an external camera or recorder to do this kind of job. Now, a tip that has nothing to do with the venture itself, but for the recordings in general, it's usually better to record audio in a room that doesn't have that much echo. It's not that big or at least it's covered with carpets or properly with some audio panels. But if you don't have any of these, just recording it in a closet or maybe close to a wardrobe. Or if you also cannot manage because you have like, for example, a workstation and you cannot just take your notebook there. You can also cover yourself with a blanket or something like that just to try to muffle the sound a little bit. It's probably going to sound much, much better than if you don't do it, even if it looks strange. Okay, that's all about audio inside Da Vinci. Now let's take a look at some workflow hacks inside the software that is going to make your life so much easier when repeating projects over and over. 12. Workflow Hacks - Part 01: This lesson is going to be especially helpful for those of you who don't have a very powerful computer to edit from. Devin resolve has many different features built in inside to make everything run much smoother. I'm going to show you a little bit how they work and which ones can you implement while you're editing. Let's see. Okay, we're in the edit page. And the first step here is for you to come up to the playback menu. And we have one option here which is called Render cache. Currently, as the poll, it comes as none. But I recommend you to put smart activated. This means that any of the footage in the timeline that a venture resolve things that is a little bit heavier. It's going to take a little bit more for you to be able to see the playback. It's going to be marked with red on the top here and Da Vic is going to start rendering these files immediately while you don't do anything on the timeline. If you're stopped, you're not doing anything or you're just visualizing the timeline, you're not editing properly. The venture resolve in the background is working to make this become blue so that you can easily play back without any leg. Now if for any reason it doesn't think that something needs rendering, but you still cannot see it in real time, you can right click and you can go to Render Cache Fusion Output and put it on immediately. The red line is going to appear on top and the Vince is going to start rendering that as well. This is definitely going to make your editing experience much, much smoother and faster. Another thing that slows down a lot the playback is the color grading. If you're trying to scroll through the timeline and it's just getting too slow, you can try coming up to this icon over here and just deactivating entirely the color grading to see if this can help a little bit with the flow of editing. Now the last and most important one. Before actually activating it, let's come up to the settings and I'm going to show you what you have to change over here in this first menu, Master Settings. If you go down, you're going to be able to see optimize media and render cache Inside here you have proxy media resolution. The idea here is that you can create a lower resolution version of all of your files, be it the screen recordings or video clips, whatever you have, so that you can edit using those. But in the moment of export, the Vinci reconnects with the original files and export it in the highest resolution possible. This makes editing much, much faster. It's also super useful if at some point you decide to work with another editor, so you can send only the proxies, the lowest resolution files, the person can edit it for you and just give you back the project so that you can export using the original files. Here is exactly where you set the quality of the files that you want. I'm doing the screen recording on Windows, so these are the options that you're going to see around here. First you have the proximity resolution. Keeping it as half is already going to be more than enough If you have four K, for example, and this is the Proximita format. Usually DN HR is going to be the best codec for you to use to have very quick playback on Windows. And the higher you go, the best quality it is and the bigger are going to be the files. I would just suggest you to keep somewhere around the middle, maybe HQ or SQ. It's already going to be enough for you to visualize well the videos while you're editing and have a much smoother playback. Let's keep it HQ, for example. It save now for everything that you want. Proxy is created, you can just come to the media pool. And let's say for example, you want to create proxies for these three files. You select them, you write Click, and you just go to generate proxy media. Immediately, the Vince is going to start creating these proxies in the same folder where you have these files over here later. Why you're editing. Just to be sure that the Vince is using the proxies to show you the playback and not the original files. You can come to this icon over here. Click the drop down menu and be sure that you have prefer proxies activated if they exist. The Vina is going to show you the proxies. If they don't, it shows you the original ones this way. It should be way easier for you to edit your projects, especially if you're using very high resolution files like four K and slower machines. Okay, that's it for optimizing your workflow. See you in the next lesson. 13. Workflow Hacks - Part 02: Usually we video editing software. If you're going to create a new project that is similar to a previous one, you have to create some sort of template, something that you can just keep copying and repeating so that you always have your assets inside of it. The Vinci actually has a feature just for that, so you don't need to resource to creating anything apart from creating a new project. We're going to use the power bins. Let me show you. Okay, we're here in the added page. And you can see that I have here the text and those effects that we created in some of the previous lessons I showed you that it was possible to send all of these inside the media pool so that you could re use it the same project, but in another place. But what if I told you that you can actually use it also in other projects? To do that, all you need to do is come up to here to these three dots on the media pool and be sure that you have show Power Beans activated. It's just going to open this panel over here on the left in which you can create all sorts of folders and categories that you like and you can keep all assets that you are repeatedly going to use inside here. For example, I have some Youtube things here like logos, the name subscribe buttons, and all this kind of stuff. I have some sound effects, some film grain effects. These are all color coded here to make it even easier to find. Okay, let's say that I really like the way that we implemented that blurry panel on the left in one of the previous lessons, this adjustment clip over here. What I can do is I can bring this inside my Da Po, let's just drag it over here to the media pool. Let's give it another name. For example, blurry panel. Okay, Now to be able to have this in every single project I create in the future, all I have to do is drag this inside one of the folders that I have here in the power bins. Maybe, let's put it in the visual effects. And then it's just going to be available over here and I can just drag and drop it wherever I want. It's going to come also with the name already implemented there. And wherever it appears, you can see that it's making its magic over there. This is by far the best way to keep assets that you're going to reuse in new projects. Let's take a look. And I want to tell you also where you can get some of these mainly in the folder called Youtube here on my Power Bins, you're going to be able to see all of these assets related to the channel. I've got this opening title, the lower thirds with my name and the Instagram handle this cool subscribe to Youtube animation. There's also this Instagram Subscribe button. This here is the end card. You can find many of these in websites like Pizza by Motion Array and Vato or just by Googling Youtube free assets. But also if the knowledge that you've got from the previous lessons, you might even be able to create some of these on your own. I think the only one that you can resource to what's inside of the venture resolve already are the lower thirds. The ones in which you put your name and your Instagram handle or any social media handle that you want to emphasize. There are some pretty good ones here. All you need to do is search for lower third. Now a pro tip about the end screen. You can download it from one of the websites that I mentioned before or create your own. But you have to keep in mind that Youtube allows you to showcase a new video for people to click for up to 20 seconds by the end of a video. Now, I've seen many studies of people saying that just having the end screen with the new video over there can be a little bit of compromising the retention on the video because no one's going to stay that long watching nothing. My recommendation to you is that you can use the end screen but also keep you talking at the same time on one part of the screen, like this one I have here, for example, in which you've got the frame on the left where the suggested Youtube video is going to pop over. But you can also use this space over here to include a talking head video. Just saying the final considerations and telling people to click on this video and continue watching videos on the channel. By now you have all the information necessary to finish editing this video so that we can export it and upload it to Youtube. The next lesson we're going to take a look at the differences between the venture resolve free and the venture resolve studio about the features that might be useful to someone creating videos for the Internet. For you to be specifically, so that you can decide by yourself if it's worth it or not right after we'll export the video. 14. DaVinci Free vs Studio: This is going to be a very quick lesson which I just want to show you the differences between the paid and the free versions of the venture resolve. So that you can decide by yourself if these are features that can really help your workflow or if they don't really matter in this moment and you can just keep on with the free version. I remind you that I don't recommend you to buy it right away before trying the free version. Just use it for a while. See if the software works well Also on your system later if this information, decide if it can be worth it or not. Now let me show you some of the features that I think are interesting especially for Youtube. The first one is a feature that is quite recent, which is the transcribing of the audio so that you can edit with text. For example, let's go up here to this file which is the talking head video that I was showing you before. Right click and go to audio transcription. All you need is to click transcribe, and Vince is going to analyze the audio from that clip. And it's going to create all of the text for you, but not only that, you can navigate the text as I can show you over here. And you can see that while I select the text, the video is playing there in the preview panel. Meaning that I can actually edit the video just by selecting it here, putting the playhead I want and just saying a pen. And it's going to add that piece of video exactly from this text inside the timeline. If this feature you don't really need to put all of your clip in the timeline and begin cutting the silences and everything. All you need to do is take a look at the text, see which take was the good one. Select the text and it's going to insert the video and the timeline. It's a huge timesaver, especially if you're someone like me who makes many mistakes and never knows which was the good take. Now another thing you can do would be to select in and out points here in the timeline and coming up to timeline and create subtitles from audio. What this is going to do is exactly create subtitles with the transcript that was generated before. And if you click here on the subtitle, you're going to have the complete subtitle panel over here on the right in which you can fix anything that is written wrong, that wasn't understood perfectly by Da Vinci. And in the Track menu over here, you can change the font, face color, the spacing, all kinds of character properties to make it look perfect the way you want it. Just pay attention in the export lesson, because if you want subtitles to be embedded inside the video, there's a special box that you have to tick there to be sure that it's going to happen. Now, two features that are not connected exactly to the editing process inside Da Vinci, but they are only present in the paid version, are the possibility to work with ten bit footage. Like for example, the one that you're seeing here right now inside the software is all ten bit. While I was creating all the lessons for this class using the free version, I wasn't even able to see these files inside the software. They just don't appear or they are marked as media offline, like they don't even exist Depending on the camera you have and the way that you're planning to shoot, you might not be able to use it with the free version. The second thing, which is quite a downside also is that you cannot use your graphics card in the export page, meaning that you're going to take a little bit longer to be able to export your files compared to if you had the paid version and using your GPU at full power. Still, the Vince is quite fast. For videos up to 10 minutes for example. It's not going to take that long. But still with the GPU, it's way, way easier, especially if you have heavy effects on it. To finish it off, let me show you two features inside the color page that I constantly use in my videos and only available in the paid version. Here we've got this clip and I'm just going to go over to the color page where we're going to use this feature. Okay, the first one is called Magic Mask, and you're going to be able to access by clicking in this icon over here. What it does is that now it enables this pen here on the preview, which I can use to just draw myself here. A very rough line, then I'm able to track it down here. Let's just press play and let it do its magic. Now this part is tracked and looks like nothing changes. But actually Da Vinci now understands perfectly what is me and what is the background. To be able to show you, I'm going to have to add an alpha output over here. And connect this node over there so that only the part that was recognized by the pen is going to be shown. And Ola. This means that if we had, let's go back to the edit page and I can duplicate this here in the one below. I'm going to delete this. This means that now I have one layer with all the image and one layer with only me. If I wanted to add, for example, maybe some text and just put it here in the middle, let's make it bigger. We would be able to position anything we wanted, like text, for example, in between me and the background. Making the videos much more three dimensional. There are many other features that could be used, but I'm not going to go over them. These are the ones that I think they are the most important ones for someone trying to create Youtube videos. Use the free version, have these ones in mind and later decide by yourself. Okay, let's take a look at the next lesson where we are finally going to export your video to upload it. 15. Exporting your Project: It's finally time to bake your video into a final product and upload it to Youtube. Let's go to the delivery page and see all the settings necessary to make it look perfect when you upload it to Youtube. Okay, so first of all, we are in the added page and what you need to do is tell the software exactly what you want exported. So to do that, you have to come up here to the beginning and you have to do the in and out points. Let's say, for example, that I want to export from here until the end of this part. Let's say this part over here. Okay, press You're going to be seeing that's very clear from the top, what's selected and what's not. Now to export, you have to come to the delivery page, which is this last one here with the rocket. Now basically you've got the settings on the left and the timeline down here with all your clips, the export jobs all cued up here. Now up here on the left, you're going to be able to see that Da Vinci already have many different kinds of presets, including one dedicated to Youtube. All you need to do here is just set a name, for example, Davinci resolve Location. Let's choose where I'm saving everything. Other basic settings that it makes is exporting in full HD at 25 frames per second. The format is MP four, it's fine. H 20064 is the codec. It's okay. You can leave all the rest a standard exactly as it is now. If your footage is four K and you want to export in four, just click this button over here. Once it's already, all you need to do is press Add to render Q, it's going to pop up here and then just go to Render. All another option you have is also to upload it directly to Youtube and you can even put the title description. But these things, I would recommend you to do it inside the Youtube studio because you have some other features over there. They are going to be very helpful. If you're ready, just click on Render All and it's going to start processing and exporting your video exactly to the place that you selected up here. Now from my experience, this preset is more than enough to have a very good quality. But if you want to set everything manually, you can come to custom export and just select all the details manually. Here, if you want to choose another format, another codec, change the resolution, but mainly change the quality of the final file. You can go with automatic and just tell more or less the quality what you want it to be. Or you can be very precise and saying how many megabits per second this export should have. If you expand these two tabs down here, which is the advanced settings and the subtitle settings, you're going to find some extra information that can be useful basically in the advanced settings. One thing that I like to disselect is the bypass ring code impossible. I like to mark four sizing to highest quality and force the bear to highest quality. This is just going to guarantee that Da Vinci won't use any rendered files. Export your video. It's just going to do everything from scratch at the highest quality possible. Down here you have the subtitle settings that we didn't do for this file, but if we had we could also put export subtitle. And you can choose if you want it as a separate file or burned into the video so that it's part of the final video itself. In this case, I'm not going to market. We can just add it to the Rendic and let it process. Now all I have to do is open your Youtube studio and upload this video over there. 16. Conclusion: Congratulations, what a journey we've been on together. We went super deep inside the venture resolve, checking every single detail to make your Youtube videos pop. We talked about how to add text, how to scribble annotate, color grading, doing voice overs, editing audio, music, sound effects, how to improve your workflow. Picturing, picture, screen recording, and much more, from the most basic to the most advanced techniques. Now you have a set of tools that are going to allow you to edit any kind of videos you'd like and upload it to the platform. But I remind you that the journey doesn't end here. I invite you to connect with me in my social networks and tag me whenever you post something new so that I can take a look at it. And also we have the discussion panel down below where you can ask anything and I'll be more than happy to help you guys. Also, speaking of projects, don't forget to upload your video to Youtube as unlisted and put the link in the project section below. This way, no one is going to be able to find the video, only those with the link, meaning only me, in the project section, so that I can give your feedback. And also you get to ask all the questions you'd like about the difficulties you had while doing it. Can't wait to see what you come up with. And if you're still hungry for more knowledge about content creation, check my profile and you're going to find many other classes on topics that revolve around it. Also, for example, my class about video production, in which I tell you how to set up a small home studio to be able to record videos that you'd like. And also my Cap Cut class in which I'll show you how to add short form video content, which is also useful for Youtube with the shorts. All right, thank you so much for joining me in this class and I hope you keep learning, keep experimenting, and keep creating until next time to.