DaVinci Resolve has a familiar, editor friendly interface with that features virtually every imaginable editing and trimming tool available! You can trim and finish projects started in professional editing software like Final Cut Pro X, or you can start editing a project from scratch in the Resolve timeline. Whether you like to use the mouse for drag and drop editing or prefer the precision of editing on your keyboard, DaVinci Resolve is easy to learn and features all of the timeline tools professional editors need to work creatively and fast!See Resolve’s Editing in Action
You get full multi track support with fast and familiar editing tools. There are keyboard shortcuts and toolbar buttons to mark edit points, insert tracks, delete clips and more. You can also simply drop your clips directly into the timeline or drag clips to the edit pop up in the program viewer to quickly perform insert, overwrite, replace, fit to fill, superimpose, and now, with DaVinci Resolve 12.5, new ripple overwrite and append at end edits. You can also swap and shuffle edits, extend heads or tails, or use the new combined edit and trim commands for even faster editing!
Quickly fine tune your edit using Resolve’s innovative context sensitive tools! Depending on where you place the cursor, you can ripple, roll, slip, slide, extend or shorten edits without changing tools. That means you can spend more time fine tuning edits instead of switching tools! You can even trim, slip or slide multiple shots on the same track simultaneously either in the same direction or asymmetrically.
Multi-camera editing lets editors quickly cut programs while playing back multiple sources in real time. You can synchronize camera angles based on timecode, in/out points or even automatically based on audio waveforms! The source monitor displays a grid containing the camera angles and plays them all back in sync while the you make your cuts to the audio and/or video. DaVinci Resolve 12.5 now automatically places different clips shot with the same camera onto the same angle when creating multiclips! Once you are done with your first cut you can go back and switch to a different camera angle, change audio tracks or trim clips using any of Resolve’s powerful trimming tools.
DaVinci Resolve uses a multi track timeline so you can layer titles, motion graphics and blue screen or green screen shots over background video tracks. You can add notes to entire segments or a specific frame in the timeline using color coded flags and markers. Clip colors can be customized, timelines can even be nested, edited together and expanded or collapsed in place to greatly simplify editing of large multi scene projects.
Mix and match different formats and resolution media in the timeline all at the same time with real time sizing and playback. You can edit wide dynamic range camera RAW files or one of many camera or file codecs without having to worry about wasting time ingesting or transcoding footage or losing quality while making proxies. That’s because DaVinci Resolve will de-bayer and process everything in real time, regardless of the native format!
You get multiple built in real time transitions including cross and additive dissolves, wipes, dip to color, and more. Transitions can be aligned on the center of the edit, or at the start or end of the edit. You can even adjust transition duration dynamically and set ease in and out as you need. Transitions from FCP X and other editing software come in via imported XML and AAF’s and you can even use your favorite OpenFX plug-in for those extra special transitions between clips or tracks.
Colorists know that DaVinci Resolve has the highest quality reframing and resize tools in the industry. Now editors can reframe shots directly in the edit page and take advantage of the amazing optical quality sub pixel image processing in real time! 4K images look incredible when resized to HD and you can even reformat older standard definition footage for your HD and 4K projects!
Changing speeds can cause undesirable artifacts like stepping shots on slow downs due to “missing frames” or that jump frame you see on speed ups. DaVinci Resolve features nearest, frame blend and a superb “Optical Flow” image processing engine that uses advanced algorithms to create in between frames in real time! That means you can always select the smoothest, highest quality retimed clips whether you create slow and fast motion speed changes and it’s all in real time.
DaVinci Resolve includes rich title tools for creating lower thirds, scrolling text and title cards with drop shadows, backgrounds, borders and more! You can type your text right on screen, set your text position, tracking and line spacing, or adjust the stroke color and opacity to create professional looking titles. There are composite modes, title transforms, cropping tools and you can even import titles from other NLE’s. Now you can add high quality anti aliased titles to your project that look great in every resolution, even 4K!
Expand your creative toolset with a huge variety of 3rd party plug-in transitions for even more creative options! Plug-ins can be adjusted directly in the DaVinci Resolve editing timeline making it easy to create truly stunning and unique looks for your images!
DaVinci Resolve’s advanced keyframe editor is integrated into the timeline so you can see your keyframe positions directly under each clip in context with your program! DaVinci Resolve 12.5 adds enhanced controls for selecting, copying, pasting and moving multiple keyframes at a time. Plus, there are new visual controls for selecting or adding keyframes, along with a pop up menu for selecting which parameter curves you want to edit!
For the easiest way to animate the position, rotation or scale of titles, graphics and video layers, you can use the intuitive motion path controls in the Timeline Viewer. The exact path is displayed in the viewer so you can quickly drag on any keyframe to reposition it on screen. You can now create the precise motion you want with smooth Bezier controlled curves for natural looking animations.
No matter if your audio files are Mono, Stereo, 5.1 or more, DaVinci Resolve 12 has a high performance audio engine that lets you quickly mix your audio with full level control and fade handles for each clip directly in the timeline. You get smooth forward and reverse playback with tape-style slow motion scrubbing, a built in mixer that can record level adjustments to automate the mix and support for 3rd party VST or Audio Unit Plugins. You can even collaborate with professional sound designers by exporting projects directly to ProTools via AAF for audio finishing.
DaVinci Resolve 12.5 introduces an entirely new way to navigate clips using audio waveforms. The source viewer features a revolutionary audio waveform overlay that allows you to see the audio waveform and video clip at the same time. This is the fastest way to navigate to different parts of a clip based on spikes, silent areas or other visual cues in the audio waveform.
With separate curves for both speed keyframe position and playback speed, DaVinci Resolve 12.5 gives you intuitive new controls for retiming and speed ramping. This allows any frame to be moved to any point in time, while also allowing variable speed changes between any range of frames. These powerful new controls make it easier than ever to create more unique retiming effects!
You can edit directly in DaVinci Resolve or work with editors from other facilities using popular editing software like Final Cut Pro X, Media Composer, Premiere Pro CC and more! Resolve’s powerful round tripping can import and conform your sequences using everything from basic EDLs to AAF and Final Cut XML’s. That means DaVinci Resolve is the world’s most compatible post production application.