When you need to work fast and you’re on a tight deadline, you need to use the cut page. Designed specifically for editors working on commercials, news and other short form, quick turn around projects, the cut page is all about speed. It’s an alternate edit page with a streamlined interface and revolutionary new tools that will help you work faster than ever. The cut page lets you import, edit, trim, add transitions, titles, automatically match color, mix audio and more. Whether you’re delivering for broadcast or for YouTube, the cut page has everything you need to get the job done, all in one place!
Non-linear editing on a computer hasn’t really changed in years. While the interfaces may differ from system to system, the core concepts and workflows have remained the same. The cut page challenges the traditional way of working with innovative, yet familiar concepts such as source tape mode and an A/B trim tool. Two modern features that are rooted in the past. The cut page isn’t about simplification, it’s about removing the things you don’t need and building powerful, professional tools that help you work more quickly. And, sometimes, it means borrowing the things that were great about the past and bringing them into the future!
Back in the days of tape, finding a clip was easy because you could just spool up and down the tape to see your media and select shots. Today, finding the right clip in a bin with hundreds of files is slow. With source tape, you no longer have to waste time hunting through bins to find the clip you need. Simply click on the source tape button and all of the clips in your bin appear in the viewer as a single long "tape". This makes it easy to scrub through all of your shots, find the parts you want, and quickly edit them to the timeline! It’s an old fashioned concept that’s completely modernized to help you find the shots you need fast!
Zooming in and out and scrolling timelines is extremely slow! The new cut page features an innovative dual timeline so you never have to zoom in or out again. The upper timeline shows you the entire program while the lower timeline shows you the area in which you’re working. Both timelines are fully functional, allowing you to move and trim clips in whichever timeline is most convenient. Want to move a clip all the way to the end of your program? Simply pick it up from the lower timeline and drag it to the end of the upper timeline to move it down the edit. With the dual timeline, you’ll always know where you are because you always have a zoomed in timeline that’s ideal for trimming and fine tuning your edits using the contextual tools.
Oftentimes, the only place you can perform accurate trimming is in the timeline. However with the new cut page, you can view trim points displayed in the viewer and trim extremely accurately. Also known as an A/B trimmer, this new graphical view lets you adjust each side of the edit with numeric frame counters and nudge tools. The new dedicated trim tool becomes active any time you trim a clip and allows precise trimming of clips before adding them into the timeline. Plus, when trimming in the timeline you can trim in 3 locations – the lower timeline, the upper timeline and the trim editor!
Reviewing footage that you didn’t shoot yourself can delay the start of an edit session. It’s vital to become familiar with your media before you can start editing. Fast review speeds up this process by fast playing through your clips and intelligently adjusting playback speed depending on the length of the clip. Fast review works with the source tape, or even the timeline, and lets you quickly review media without playing back any single clip too fast, so you don't inadvertently miss a shot. Short clips will playback slower than longer clips, however long clips are limited in speed so they don't play too fast. You also get tape style audio scrubbing with automatic pitch correction which makes it easier to understand the audio at higher speeds!
The cut page puts all the basic tools you need in one consolidated strip below the viewer. You get transformation tools for picture in picture effects, color balance, retiming, stabilization, dynamic zoom, audio, text, and filter effects, all in one place. That means you’ll be able to quickly adjust color, change an audio level, or add titles and effects without having to ever leave the cut page!
The cut, dissolve and smooth cut buttons let you quickly switch an edit point between the most common types of transitions. The cut button turns an edit point into a hard cut between two clips and the dissolve button creates a standard cross dissolve. Smooth cut uses advanced optical flow image analysis to magically smooth out jump cuts between similar clips!
The cut page features all of the standard edit types that you expect. The difference is that editing on the cut page is intelligent! It automatically makes edits at the trim point nearest the location of the playhead, so you can work more quickly and don’t have to keep moving your playhead into position!
Instantly access and apply the most popular video transitions, effects and title templates directly from the cut page! Simply click on the transition button or the effects library button at the top of the screen and you’ll see dozens of transitions, wipes, and effects. Just drag and drop the one you want into your timeline, adjust its settings and watch it play back in realtime!
With the cut page designed to work on smaller monitors, it also includes other functions so you can import media and deliver without going to other pages. The cut page features media import buttons to import individual files or entire directory structures with subfolders right into the bin. This means you don't need to use the media management page which can sometimes be too complex for smaller monitors on laptops. The cut page is fully integrated into DaVinci Resolve, so you get compatibility with virtually every video format, plus there's never a need to transcode files or work with proxies. Simply import your footage and start editing!
When you’re on a tight deadline you need to be able to deliver finished programs fast. The new quick export tool lets you quickly render and upload your finished program to online services such as YouTube and Vimeo. The quick export menu is on all DaVinci Resolve pages so you can now instantly render out a finished edit without using the deliver page. You can also create your own quick export presets for saving local files.
The new cut page is designed to work well on smaller laptop screens. If you’re in the field on a 13" notebook and smaller screen, the user interface automatically scales and reconfigures itself to give you the highest amount of usable space so you can still edit quickly and get your program finished! When you move to a larger display, the user interface scales up beautifully giving you even more room to keep working. Every feature on the cut page has been designed to save space and allow editing on smaller monitors.
When you edit with a mouse, it's like having one hand tied behind your back! The new DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard lets you edit with both hands, dramatically speeding up your workflow! It’s a professional keyboard with transport controls on the right side and edit functions on the left side. This means you can use the search dial and source tape buttons with your right hand to locate shots, while simultaneously marking in and out points, performing edits and live trimming with your left hand. It’s incredibly fast and many times faster than what’s possible with a mouse! The keyboard is a true professional design built from machined metal, with an elegant search dial that features an electronic clutch so you can quickly locate shots and trim edits live! That means you don’t have to waste time mousing around to press buttons. Everything you need is at your fingertips!
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