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Fairlight: Interface

Lesson 28 from: DaVinci Resolve: How to Use Every Page

Casey Faris

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28. Fairlight: Interface

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Fairlight: Interface

Let's take a look at the interface of Fairlight. Here mostly what you'll see at the beginning is the timeline. So if we zoom out a little bit we can see this is just our audio from our timeline from our edit page, we switch over to edit, we see we have kind of a similar thing going on and this is the exact same timeline. This is all of the clips and everything and it even has all of the fades and transitions. And even some of the detail work that we did in the edit page, those are all available here for us to edit and mess with inside of Fairlight. And the big difference here is that Fairlight is really focused on audio. So you can zoom in a lot farther, both vertically as well as horizontally. You can even zoom in all the way to like the sample level of all of your audio clips. So the timeline is really where you do most of your work in the Fairlight page. To the right of the timeline we have our mixer. And this I would say is probably like the second most important part of the interf...

ace. This is where a lot of action happens. We not only have the faders here which control the volume of each track but we also have inserts where you can put in effects, things like reverb, things like that, as well as our dynamics and our EQ, which we'll get into in a minute and pan controls, as well as recording solo mute all of the normal things that you would expect from a kind of a mixer panel. And this is also where you'll find your audio meters bouncing around. So you can get a good idea of technically how loud things are. Speaking of that, we also have a bunch of meters here at the top. I'll just keep playing this so we can actually see the little things bouncing. And this is again kind of one of those great, big, scary looking huge panels. But most of the time you're just gonna be using the first couple channels of this huge like 39 track monitoring panel. (laughs) And to the right of that we have our loudness meters, which is really important, if you're wanting to do something for broadcast they have really specific specs where you need to make sure things are a certain loudness and it's beyond just where do your little meters pop up right here? It's actually, how loud does it sound to the human ear? And there's ways to measure that. And those are available right here. And to the right of that we have our viewer, so we can see what's actually going on because this is still linked to our timeline, to our video. And this is really kind of designed to do audio for video. Fairlight is not really a app that you would probably make music in. It doesn't have middy. It doesn't like do recording guitars very well or anything like that. It's all about doing the audio work for whatever video, movie, broadcast that you're working on. Again, just like the other pages in the upper right, if we click on this inspector button that will open our inspector which again, applies, if we select a clip, we can adjust all of the crazy things about that clip here in the inspector. Of course, it's just locked to audio because we're in the Fairlight page. We also have our metadata which is the same as the other pages. And in the upper left, we have our media pool which we should be used to by now the only difference is that we have a nice kind of dedicated audio wave form up here. So we can preview things a little bit easier. We also have our effects panel which again is prioritizing audio effects. And those are really the main things that you need to know inside of the Fairlight page. Everything is pretty much laid out to give you the very best shot at getting detailed with your audio.

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user 714f13

I'm glad to see the DaVinci Resolve courses have been added to Creative Live. Casey Faris does a great job with his teaching. In this course he clearly explains the layout of each page and shares example workflows for each. It's really good as an intro to Resolve.

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Helpful class if you are interested in DaVinci Resolve. Casey Faris presents the information clearly and doesn't waste time. Looking forward to his Color Correction and Fusion classes.


Made navigating through Davinci an exciting thing to do! Great work!

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