Lifelong learning is the key to our modern society, they say. To help you get started, here’s some fresh content for you to digest in your spare time: Blackmagic Design has just released the latest Reference Manual (as PDF) for its popular NLE/audio/grading/VFX software, DaVinci Resolve 17.
Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve has grown over time, and by quite a bit. It’s now not just a color grading tool used by pros and indie filmmakers alike, but a full suite of tools: A full-fledged NLE complete with a fast-paced “Cut Page”, a full-blown audio workbench, a VFX editor as well as a transcoder, a media management system and much more. So it’s easy to see that a complete manual would be quite a handful.. but 3,588 pages? That is indeed a lot!
DaVinci Resolve 17 Reference Manual
The new DaVinci Resolve 17 Reference Guide contains everything you ever wanted to know about working with DaVinci Resolve 17. However, you need to keep one thing in mind: This is a reference guide, not a training course. Of course, you’ll find plenty of examples and step-by-step instructions in the Reference Guide, but the primary purpose is to look up specific functions or features, not to learn them from scratch.
I honestly find it pretty amazing how much effort the guys at BlackMagic Design put into this book and yet they offer it for free. The same goes for the software in question, DaVinci Resolve 17. Anyone can download it and play around with it, maybe this DaVinci Resolve 17 reference guide can flatten the learning curve a bit, but again, you’re going to need some YouTube videos or a full course I think. Although I’d like to see if anyone reads the whole thing, all 3,588 pages of it….
If you need more, the full Studio version is only $295.
What do you think? Do you use DaVinci Resolve 17 in your daily workflow? Share your experiences in the comments below!