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.

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Hi, If I do serval copy for delivery standard like DCI-P3, REC 709, and sRGB for one project, what is best way to set up color management and export setting? Thanks  


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Kevin, very informative class. I have been making my notes. You touched on something in the archiving projects section. About outputting to “LTO tape”. I am a budding filmmaker and have been archiving to my NAS but I would love to hear your suggestions for other lower cost options. As I don’t want to fill my NAS with archived projects. Any recommendations? I started looking at used LTO tape drives on EBay but they attach via scsi. Looking for a more modern connection. Thanks!

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Lesson 6
Linking proxies to high resolution files.
This method only works if the file extensions are the same.
For example if the low resolution files are proxy prores (extension .mov) and the high resolution files are RAW this method will not work.

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