Training resources for DaVinci Resolve? at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Most Recent Additions... > BlackMagic Cinema Camera

BlackMagic Cinema Camera
EF & MFT lens mount / 2.5K CinemaDNG RAW


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 29th, 2013, 12:12 PM   #1
Major Player
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Nashville TN
Posts: 480
Training resources for DaVinci Resolve?

Since I have preordered the pocket cinema camera, I've downloaded and started messing around with DaVinci Reslove Lite. I figure the BMCC ships Resolve, so I wanted to inquire about any good training material.

Does anyone have any recommendations for books, or online course, or anything, with regards to Resolve? Figure I still have a couple months (at least), before my Pocket Cinema Camera arrives. So I wanted to get a jump start on learning how to use resolve. I've watched pretty much every YouTube video I can find, and I'm hoping there might be some better resources out there. Looking on amazon, all I've found was the Classondemand DVD, but that's a bit dated, from the looks fmthe preview (for an older version of reslove).

Thanks of anyone can point me in the right directions.

Jeff
__________________
You motorboating SOB!
Jeff Troiano is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 29th, 2013, 04:13 PM   #2
Major Player
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Smithfield, Pennsylvania
Posts: 226
Re: Training resources for DaVinci Resolve?

Good question. I downloaded DaVinci Resolve Lite, figuring I could stumble through it enough to make minor corrections to some footage I have. Couldn't do a single thing with it.

Looks extremely powerful, but the learning curve must be vertical.
Jason Lowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 29th, 2013, 05:10 PM   #3
Major Player
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 795
Re: Training resources for DaVinci Resolve?

Color Grading Central has a whole series that is current with version 9 (~$150 for six months access):

DaVinci Resolve Tutorials

And Ripple Training has a series available through iTunes or on thumbdrive for ~$100:

Davinci Resolve 9 Core Training

I haven't tried either yet personally, just found them because I've been looking for something to get me up to speed - I'm probably going to go with the ripple one just because I've been following the blog of the instructor (Alexis Van Hurkman) for a couple of years now and he seems to know his stuff.
__________________
My latest short documentary: "Four Pauls: Bring the Hat Back!"
Evan Donn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 29th, 2013, 05:52 PM   #4
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 47
Re: Training resources for DaVinci Resolve?

A basic place to start:
Tutorial Series Color Grading 101 with DaVinci Resolve 9 - F-Stop Academy

He goes through primary/secondary correction and power masks. Only discouraging part from the video is not having an external control surface. These helped me get a footing in resolve.

After that, check out The Summer Blockbuster look:
The Summer Blockbuster Colour Grading TutorialJuanMelara.com.au

I had to take his tutorial much slower and google'd things I didn't know about.
__________________
Cinematographer & Film Director @ FPC
www.adamnchapman.com
Adam Chapman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 31st, 2013, 08:23 AM   #5
Major Player
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Incline Village, Nevada
Posts: 604
Re: Training resources for DaVinci Resolve?

I definitely recommend the Van Hurkman training from Ripple. Very complete. Alexis is the author of the Resolve manual.

There is also a simple starter tutorial that comes with Resolve with downloadable files to follow along with. All on the BM site. It is a fast way to kick start. And while it seems daunting at first, it really isn't if you do this training tutorial from BM. Of course, mastering 50% of the Resolve's capabilities is going to take you some time and effort - but it is well worth it.

And team up footage from the BMCC with Resolve and you have some killer looking story telling capabilities.
John Richard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 31st, 2013, 09:55 AM   #6
Major Player
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Nashville TN
Posts: 480
Re: Training resources for DaVinci Resolve?

Quote:
Originally Posted by John Richard View Post
I definitely recommend the Van Hurkman training from Ripple. Very complete. Alexis is the author of the Resolve manual.

There is also a simple starter tutorial that comes with Resolve with downloadable files to follow along with. All on the BM site. It is a fast way to kick start. And while it seems daunting at first, it really isn't if you do this training tutorial from BM. Of course, mastering 50% of the Resolve's capabilities is going to take you some time and effort - but it is well worth it.

And team up footage from the BMCC with Resolve and you have some killer looking story telling capabilities.

Thank you everyone for the advice. I had found both the training programs, and was deciding between the two. I have ordered the Ripple training. I will work through the training on BM's site first, then move onto the Van Hurkman training. I have at least 2 months until my Pocket Cinema camera arrives, so ill learn Resolve while I wait!
__________________
You motorboating SOB!
Jeff Troiano is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 21st, 2013, 01:03 AM   #7
Major Player
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 276
Images: 2
Re: Training resources for DaVinci Resolve?

Another good one is Tao of Color from Patrick Inhofer
Video Color Correction Tutorials & Training: Tao of Color Grading

Follow him on Twitter and sign up for his free newsletter, its full of Sunday morning goodness.
https://twitter.com/patInhofer

The links above are great resources and I'd also include anything from Warren Eagles in there as well.
Jeremy Hughes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 2nd, 2013, 08:59 AM   #8
Major Player
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Nashville TN
Posts: 480
Re: Training resources for DaVinci Resolve?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Evan Donn View Post
And Ripple Training has a series available through iTunes or on thumbdrive for ~$100:

Davinci Resolve 9 Core Training
I'm about half way through the 11 hours of training. This is an incredible training series. If you want to learn about Resolve, this is the (in my opinion) best way to start.
__________________
You motorboating SOB!
Jeff Troiano is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 21st, 2013, 07:47 AM   #9
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Studio Alnitak, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Posts: 640
Images: 3
Re: Training resources for DaVinci Resolve?

A learning cliff rather than just a learning curve! I have started but my immediate problem is getting the viewer onto my colour grading monitor. Video scopes can be dragged over, but I can find no way to undock the viewer or to get the external monitor to show the image. I've been through Project Manager and Settings and presume that somewhere the manual tells me how to set DaVinci up for an external monitor. Windows 7 with NVIDIA 560Ti card.
Serena Steuart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 21st, 2013, 08:08 AM   #10
Major Player
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Nashville TN
Posts: 480
Re: Training resources for DaVinci Resolve?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Serena Steuart View Post
A learning cliff rather than just a learning curve! I have started but my immediate problem is getting the viewer onto my colour grading monitor. Video scopes can be dragged over, but I can find no way to undock the viewer or to get the external monitor to show the image. I've been through Project Manager and Settings and presume that somewhere the manual tells me how to set DaVinci up for an external monitor. Windows 7 with NVIDIA 560Ti card.
What are you using to output to the external monitor? I'm using a blackmagic designs intensity pro card, outputting over hdmi to my external monitor. If you are using a 2nd video screen over the nvidia 560ti, I don't think you'll be successful using it as a 2nd monitor.

I followed the davinci setup, for optimizing my system, and added my stock gt 120 back into my system. Runs my 30 inch dell. And my quadro 4000 Mac is a cuda card only. Nothing is hooked up to it. My color grading monitor (not a very good one yet) is, as I said before, hooked up via the intensity pro card.

http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/medi...2012-10-10.pdf
http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/medi...2012-08-30.pdf

Just looked at my software. If you go into preferences, then into video I/O, will have an option to select your I/O card (in my case its the Intensity Pro card). I selected that, and external monitor works.

On a side note, if you don't yet have a dedicated card for this, the Intensity Pro gets the proper signal to a grading monitor, and the card is less less then $200 US
__________________
You motorboating SOB!
Jeff Troiano is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 21st, 2013, 10:06 PM   #11
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Studio Alnitak, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Posts: 640
Images: 3
Re: Training resources for DaVinci Resolve?

Thanks for that information. I'll have to get a card and your Intensity Pro is one I'll probably choose. I haven't found any mention in the Resolve manual about multiple GUI displays not being suitable, which is the sort of information on system requirements that should be on page 1. Looking up the BM forum I extracted the following:
"You'll need a playback card or device like a DeckLink, Intensity Pro, UltraStudio, etc. to monitor your timeline in full screen on a grade monitor. Resolve does not output to multiple GUI displays."

The justification is: "A normal PC display connected to a GPU is only running 8bit and does not do an accurate job of displaying the colour of video. It was designed to display the computer GUI."

Despite: "I think now that most computers are shipping with Display Port and can drive 10bit GUI displays that can be properly colour corrected it would be good for Resolve to support multiple GUI displays. Maybe in version 10??"
Serena Steuart is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Most Recent Additions... > BlackMagic Cinema Camera

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:17 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network