DaVinci Resolve Overview
So, Resolve is a super powerful video editor that is used on, I mean, all kinds of Hollywood movies, all kinds of TV shows and everything. I mean, it's definitely not small potatoes. It's a very, very powerful video editor and it can do everything from basic video editing to color correction to fancy compositing and effects to audio mixing. And there are all kinds of really powerful features as well as hardware that integrates with it. And they actually have a super good free version that will do almost anything that you want to do. There's a few limitations, but they're nothing that are actually going to affect your work. There's no time limitation. There's no watermark. There's nothing like that. It's not demo software. It's just a super solid video editor that's sort of, kind of the lighter version of the professional editor and you can download it for free right now. It's just really hard not to recommend Resolve which is why we're doing this class is because it's so accessible. It...
's so easy to just download this free version and work on anything you want. I mean, the sky's pretty much the limit. So let's take a look at kind of how Resolve is laid out. Here, we're kind of in the main interface that we'll be working with today, and that's called the Edit page. It's called the Edit page because Resolve is actually broken up into pages and each page has a specific job for what you're trying to do for your video. So, if we're just editing, that happens in the Edit page. And we can switch pages by clicking on these little buttons down here in the lower part of our interface. And this will switch our app into a different mode. So right now I'm in editing mode, but if I go over here to this little color wheel and click on that, that will bring us into Color Correction mode. And it's almost like switching to a brand new program. The difference is that all of it lives inside of DaVinci Resolve. But we also have workspaces for fancy effects and compositing and graphics and 3D. We can get really detailed with our color correction here in the color page. We can get super detailed with our audio in the Fairlight page. And then in the Deliver page, we can render our project in all kinds of different, fancy, detailed ways that we probably won't get into today, but there is nearly unlimited potential with what you can do with Resolve. It's just as deep as you want to go. But again, if you're not there yet, if you're just kind of starting out, everything's gonna be okay. We're just gonna be working in the Edit page and I'll show you every little step of the interface.