Conforming in DaVinci Resolve

Conforming in DaVinci Resolve

 

This is the ultimate course for editors and conform artists who want to learn everything about conforming inside of DaVinci Resolve! 

With 22 lessons and almost 5 hours of in-depth DaVinci Resolve training, Kevin McAuliffe will take you through every step and technical detail of the process from conforming media to mastering the final picture.

About the instructor

Kevin is an award winning editor and visual effects creator based in Toronto with over 15 years of teaching and training experience. Over the past years Kevin has delivered world-class work for clients such as Warner Bros, Walt Disney Company, 20th Century Fox, Universal and Elevation Pictures.

Who is this course designed for?

  • Editors
  • Conform Artists
  • Colorists

Lessons overview (subject to change)

  • Lesson 01: Getting started with the conform process
  • Lesson 02: Sending a Media Composer timeline to DaVinci Resolve
  • Lesson 03: Sending a Premiere Pro timeline to DaVinci Resolve
  • Lesson 04: Sending a Final Cut X timeline to DaVinci Resolve Resolve
  • Lesson 05: Creating Dailies in DaVinci Resolve
  • Lesson 06: Linking proxies to high resolution material
  • Lesson 07: Working with different timeline aspect ratios
  • Lesson 08: Working with anamorphic footage
  • Lesson 09: Importing flattened video and pre-conformed timelines
  • Lesson 10: Working with offline reference clips
  • Lesson 11: Technical LUTs basics
  • Lesson 12: Working with optimized media
  • Lesson 13: Dealing with offline media and conform issues
  • Lesson 14: Understanding matte workflows
  • Lesson 15: Working with alpha channels
  • Lesson 16: Sending a DaVinci Resolve timeline back to Avid
  • Lesson 17: Sending a DaVinci Resolve timeline back to Premiere
  • Lesson 18: Sending a DaVinci Resolve timeline back to Final Cut X
  • Lesson 19: Outputting the timeline for delivery
  • Lesson 20: Understanding codecs
  • Lesson 21: Review and approval
  • Lesson 22: Moving and archiving projects

Software required

A free version of DaVinci Resolve or DaVinci Resolve Studio. Avid. Premiere and Final Cut X are used in some of the lessons.
 

Two hours are already available, and new lessons will be posted every week.

 

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Perhaps I'm spoiled, but it would be really great to be able to watch the entirety of the course from the get-go. Surely it won't be half a year before we are able to watch the final episode of this class?

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Yes binge watch is the only way. Otherwise not interesting until everything is up. Great idea for a course looking forward to watching the entire thing

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The same thing was discussed when they published the first lessons of the Fusion Essential series and the response was that they give full early bird access to the premium+ members (most active forum members) to get feedback on the lessons prior to the final release.

Personally, I would rather see four lessons a month if the alternative is to wait two months for the whole thing to be published.

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I also agree about getting all the videos so you can go forth and back. I am a Premium member ( can not find a term Premium+ member ?) and had not have the offer to see it before release.

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I got promoted to + when I reached 100 reputation points (those next to your name) but they don't tell you about this. A way to reward active users I guess, quite normal in online communities. 

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Kevin, thanks for the first delivery of the course. As always, great work.   The only downside of this course is to wait 5.5 months to watch the entire course. Unless the course is not ready and takes a week to complete it, this seems to be an obsolete method of releasing it. Even Netflix is releasing all episodes of the shows at once. It has increased the views and viewer amount in a shorter time per show.  

If the course had been published entirely at once, by this time it would have had more views per class. That makes a big difference at both ends. How? The word of mouth travels faster in a shorter time, and at least, the Premium Members gets what they expect all at once. It’s up to the members to administrate the time to watch the course. This aligns better with the visual online education brought by the internet and cultural globalization, where the limits of localization and time have been broken.

  Personally, for the quality the first delivery of the class promises, I would prefer to pay for the entire course than waiting 5.5 months to watch it, opposite to what other video tutorial vendors do. Life is too short to give in doses, and knowledge lasts longer.

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Lowepost promise to release one new lesson every week on both this course and the beauty course. That means 8 new lessons every month and on top of that they just announced a completely new course that will start later this month. Then the number will probably increase to about 10 quality lessons every month. I think that is quite good for niche site that doesn't cost more than half the price of a single course at any of the other sites - for a full year! To me it makes perfectly sense that they post new content on-the-go than to wait several months until everything is ready. 

 

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In lesson 2, Kevin mentioned in passing that you have to export an AAF from Avid with both audio and video if you're working above HD (ie 3840x2160).

Can anyone expand on this, and why it's necessary even if you're just interested in the video?

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