Pro Moviemaker Summer 2018


MEDIA STORAGE This is where your footage is stored in folders

MEDIA POOL This is where your imported footage is displayed

BINS Create folders to organise your projects

MAIN TABS Select from Media, Edit, Fusion, Colour, Fairlight and Deliver

simple. Starting top left is the gallery, with the programmonitor topmiddle and nodes to the right. The thumbnail clips are across themiddle, with a squished timeline underneath, then all the detailed colour controls are at the bottomwith Colour Wheels on the left. Make sure your desired clip is selected when grading. There are four colour wheels: Lift, Gamma, Gain and Oset. Each has their own slider underneath which alters its brightness. Underneath that are several other labels like Contrast, Hue and Pivot. A useful tool is the crosshair toggle by the wheels, which is used to customise white and black points. If the auto adjustments are toomuch, change it further, but it’s a pretty good starting point. Similarly, there’s an entire auto colour correct button at the bottom. Behind the Colour Wheel panel are several tools which you’ll only need if you’re going into great detail, but if you’ve shot in Raw that’s where all your Raw camera settings are going to be. To the right of the wheels is the Curve panel, exactly the same as in any other editing app, so it should be really familiar.

most common node toggles are strapped above the tab withmore specialised ones in the Eects Library. Fusion allows artists to experiment with advanced keying such as Delta Keyer, flexible brush styles and stroke shapes with Vector Paint, additions of 2D and 3D titles, and the ability to turn any object into 3D particles. This tab is unsurprisingly complex and requires a lot of research and experimentation, but it has unbelievable potential and completes the Resolve software. Colour tab DaVinci Resolve is immediately recognised for its industry-standard grading, used in blockbusters like Alien: Covenant and Wonder Woman . At first glance it can look intimidating, but the interface is rather

completely put anyone o editing on one or the other. Once used to the smarter interface of DaVinci, many prefer it. If you’re used to Premiere or Final Cut, you’d seamlessly transition to Resolve. Fusion tab The latest addition to DaVinci Resolve is Fusion, a fully-fledged VFX programme. This node-based interface is yet another playground for many editors and could revolutionise Resolve. The previewmonitor is located centre middle, the Inspector tab down the right, the Nodes tab below and your clips along the bottom. The Nodes tab can be read like a flow chart and consists of an input and output marker with each eect having to be connected through amerge node. The

“A fully-fledged VFX programme. This node- based interface is yet another playground for many editors and could revolutionise Resolve”



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