Introduction to Davinci Resolve

Duration: 2 Days


This course is aimed at those wanting to become colourists or DITs and wishing to work with industry standard colour grading application, Davinci Resolve. The course teaches critical colour theory concepts, how to use scopes and other important aspects of Resolve 10.0.


An understanding of video codecs is an advantage but not compulsory.

Course includes

A comprehensive set of reference notes covering course topics, follow-up telephone support and, for training on Transmedia premises, lunch and refreshments.

Course outline

Colour Theory

  • Colour process models
  • Colour wheel basics
  • Human visual system
  • Colour Filter Arrays
  • Chroma sub-sampling
  • Setting up a colour correction environment
  • Colour psychology
  • Popular looks
  • Waveforms and Vector Scopes
  • Controlling contrast
  • Balancing zones

Installation and Setup

  • Database and Users setup
  • Working with Projects and Preferences
  • Overview of Pages


  • Importing Clips for Digital Dailies
  • Editing in the Timeline
  • Importing XML, EDL and AAF
  • Working with Timelines
  • Automatic Scene Detection


  • Understanding the Colour page UI
  • RGB Parade
  • Working with RAW Material
  • Controlling Contrast
  • Primary Colour Adjustments
  • Curves
  • Working with Nodes
  • Secondary Adjustments - HSL Qualifier - Power Windows
  • Tracking
  • Keyframing

Grade Management

  • Stills Gallery
  • Light-table view


  • Input/Output Sizing
  • Burn-In
  • Delivering

Course Dates

London CentralLondon GreenwichBristol

The new course schedule is currently being updated and will be ready shortly. Please phone us on 0208 269 4260 or email us for the latest dates.

All our courses run in London and Bristol, or can be tailored to requirements at your own offices. For alternative dates, please email or call us on 0208 269 4260
All prices are per person and are subject to VAT
15% discount for groups of four delegates.
10% discount for groups of three delegates.
(This offer applies for delegates on the same public scheduled course on the same date.)

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