Resolve v12 Fundamentals

Resolve v12 Fundamentals will teach you how to use the new DaVinci Resolve v12. Taught by Warren Eagles, this all-new course contains over five hours of training covering the fundamentals of Resolve v12.


Resolve v12 Fundamentals will teach you how to use the new DaVinci Resolve v12 color correction and grading software from Blackmagic Design. Taught by Warren Eagles, this all-new course contains over five hours of training covering the fundamentals you need to know to get most out of this new release.

This course is ideal for people new to color correction,  Photographers, Editors, DITs, DPs, VFX artists and Directors. Warren always tries to show you why you do something not just how to do them. You can follow the classes using the same techniques on the same footage Warren uses during the classes. You get the media the XMLs, the reference movies and the Powergrade looks.


Warren has been grading for 26 years. He started in photography before moving into London’s film cutting rooms, settling into the role of Colorist. Warren has extensive experience in all forms of grading, from Super 8 music videos to feature films. A Resolve user since 2005, he is proficient in both the software and what can be achieved creatively with it. Warren has his own DaVinci Resolve system in Australia and spends his time either grading or teaching International Colorist Academy classes.

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The fast forward program is standalone instruction with immediate download and does not include access to our discussion forums or VPN software. Samples and clips used during the course are available to download.

Once you purchase the Resolve v12 Fundamentals course, you can immediately download all class instruction video.


Resolve v12 Course Outline


Class 1: Resolve, what’s it all about?resolve-v12-class01

“Sit back and relax, you don’t have to do anything in this lesson.” Learn about Warren as he walks you through Resolve v12, examining some of the exciting new features while talking about his career in the industry.

Class 2: Getting started with Resolve 12resolve-v12-class02

“It’s not that hard to learn, you’ll soon be up and running” Quick start guide to get you up and running. How to set up the Resolve preferences and settings.

Class 3: Getting your media into Resolveresolve-v12-class03

“How do I bring my sequence into Resolve?” Copying from clients HDD to your storage using the Clone tool. Dailies DIT workflow using camera rushes. Use an XML to get your timeline in. Use an EDL to split a ‘Baked sequence’ — How to use the scene detector to split a ‘Baked sequence’

Class 4: Primary correction Pt1resolve-v12-class04

“If you can grade still images you can grade moving pictures” All the Primary controls explained including the new Highlights, Shadows Color Boost and Midtone detail controls aimed at still photographers moving to shooting and grading movies. The scopes explained, why and how to use them.

Class 5: Primary correction Pt 2resolve-v12-class05

“The most important part of color correction, so we have a second class for it” Observe how the Color Match feature enables you to color correct automatically, using the color chart that was filmed on the shoot. Log grading explained how is it different?

Class 6: Secondary Corrections.resolve-v12-class06

“Why we use secondaries, what are they and how do they make my picture look better?” Learn how to key with the new 3D keyer or curves to change the hue of a single object in your picture, such as the sky, skin tones or product shot.

Class 7: Windows and Keyframing.resolve-v12-class07

“A grade inside a shape can enhance your product, really make it stand out” How to lock a window to a moving subject by using easy to use Keyframes. Learn why a window shape can bring your subject to life.

Class 8: Tracking.resolve-v12-class08

“The Tracking tool, is fast and easy to use, the new 3D tracker is so much fun” Warren explains the new v12 3D tracker with different types of media including faces and cars.

Class 9: Node operation.resolve-v12-class09

“Nodes are great, but which one to use?’ The Nodes are the key to successful grading in Resolve. Warren will walk through the different Resolve Nodes and try to demystify them. Layer v Parallel, what is the difference?

Class 10: Round-tripping from Premiere Pro to Resolveresolve-v12-class10

“Editing in Premiere but grading in Resolve” This class starts in Premiere and shows the workflow of getting your footage into Resolve. It is then graded, matched and sent back to Premiere. How does this conform workflow compare to the ‘Baked’ workflow which splits a complete movie?

Bonus: RAW v Rec709, Looks and Problemsresolve-v12-class11

“Why shoot Log….The REC709 looks fine” Understanding the metadata controls for RAW camera files. The difference between grading LOG and Rec709.  How are the controls different between RED and BMD etc. Warren grades a beauty shot using the Mist filter to soften skin tones.  Noise reduction pros and cons.


“Warren: I picked this up as a refresher. Since I felt like I was missing things in v9 and your v8 class was hugely helpful for getting me started from Apple Color… I only had a chance to get through the first video yesterday, but I’ve already learned something that I was able to use with a client last night! Client needed an address blurred, and I was able to do one better and flat out remove it with your cloning tip. Thanks for the great info, can’t wait to see what else I missed during the v10 Beta!
-Eric Johnson
Colorist, Los Angeles

“fxphd fastforward with Warren Eagles is time well spent. Plus, you can take the videos with you. I have them in my iTunes. It’s like having Warren with me ready with advice where ever I go.”
– James Wicks
Colorist, Florida

I was worried that I would have a long learning curve like most new programs, but with Warren’s fxphd course when I would get stuck trying to figure out a function, I could easily look up a feature from Warren’s course (QuickTime file) and refresh my memory. I find it easier to learn by watching a movie rather than sifting through a 1000 page manual.
– Adam Eden
Eden Creative, Sydney

“I just wanted to thank you for the online davinci course via fxphd.  Well worth the 200 dollars.  You made the course very easy to understand the program.  I’m a 16 year nonlinear editor that has worked on commercials, tv shows for espn and vs network and countless promotional videos.  I find myself at a crossroads where I want to retire from editing and become a colorist.  I’ve always enjoyed color correction but there is still a lot more I need to know.  I hope my 40s will be the years where I transition from editor to colorist.  By the time I’m 50 that’s all I want to do.”
– Caine Parker
Editor, Florida


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