Davinci Resolve Editing

Focusing on Cut and Edit Pages of Davinci Resolve

Video editing is a straightforward path. It is a methodical process and one of the most important stages of filmmaking. After going through the process of filmmaking, which involves – shooting schedules, scriptwriting & spontaneous changes, video editing is the stage where one could sit with undistributed attention. Video editing is a hard structure of combined stages that are accomplished by following a set of practical practices. Here, we are going to break down the process of video editing into specific stages to maintain an efficient workflow.


Stages of Video Editing

  • Organize your assets and media
  • Assemble and Review
  • Rough Cut
  • Fine Cut
  • Finalize

What’s the difference between Cut Page and Edit Page?
As a complete post-production tool, Davinci Resolve offers two editing environments – Cut and Edit pages. Although both of the pages can create your video projects it is meant to do different things but can also work together. The Cut page is designed for quick edits and fast delivery, like your rough cuts or social media contents that need to be published immediately. While the Cut and Edit pages share many of the same panels such as the Media Pool, the Timeline, and the Viewer, the controls that are exposed on the Cut page have been designed for speed, so you can cut professional programs faster than you’ve ever been able to before. The Edit Page works like the traditional video editor, designed for long form editing like movies, documentaries and even commercials.

The Cut Page presents a streamlined set of tools that are fast to learn and simple to use. The Cut page is also a good introductory editing interface for people who are new to editing, as it presents a streamlined set of tools that are fast to learn and simple to use. Whatever your background, you’ll find the Cut page to be a valuable addition to your editing experience in DaVinci Resolve.

Introduction to the Cut Page
Who is the Cut Page For?

The Cut Page UI

  • Launching Resolve & Creating a Project
  • Adding Media to a Project
  • Navigating Bin Hierarchy
  • Creating Bins
  • Sorting Media

Creating a Timeline
The word “timeline” refers both to an edited sequence of clips which constitutes a program that is stored in the Media Pool, and to the area of the Cut page interface where you can open this sequence of clips to see its contents, and for playback and editing. For the Cut page user, the timeline is divided into an Upper Timeline at the top, and a larger and more detailed Timeline Editor showing a zoomed in portion of the timeline around the playhead at the bottom. Working together, these two views of your edited sequence make it possible to navigate your entire project and cut in great detail.

  • Navigating & Marking a Clip
  • Adding a Clip to the Timeline
  • Using the Scratch Trim Button
  • Appending a Clip to the Timeline
  • Dual Timeline
  • Source Tape Mode Editing
  • Fast Review
  • Performing a Smart Insert
  • Splitting a Clip
  • Performing a Smart Overwrite Edit
  • Trimming a Clip in the Timeline

Performing a Multicam Edit

  • The Sync Bin
  • Performing a Close Up Edit
  • Adding Transitions
  • Removing Transitions
  • Adding a Dynamic Zoom Effect
  • Stabilizing a Shot
  • Adding a Photo
  • Adding a Title
  • The Boring Detector

Adding Music

  • Adjusting Music Volume
  • Color Correcting Clips

Quick Export

The Cut Page and the Speed Editor
Speed up your editing workflow without using your mouse and keyboard

  • Understanding the sections of the Speed Editor
  • Speed Editor Key Functions

The Edit Page Overview
The Edit page exposes a source-record style NLE that incorporates many specialized features for both creative editing and finishing. The Edit page is divided into three main regions: the browsers found at the left, the Viewers at the top, and the Timeline at the bottom, all of which work together to let you import, edit, and trim timelines with a flexible variety of tools and methods.
Using the Edit Page Interface – How to get your timeline the way you want it.

  • Create a New Project & Import Media
  • Editing Basics
  • Multicam Editing

Creating your Timeline

  • Trimming
  • Trim Edit Mode

Transitions and Effects Library

Marking Clips

  • Marking Clips
  • Color Coding Clips

Titles, Generators and Stills

Speed Effects

  • Retiming your clips
  • Change Clip Speed
  • Speed Ramps


Clip Attributes

Audio Editing in Davinci Resolve
When it comes to audio, you can do basic audio adjustments in the edit tab. You can actually create audio keyframes inside the audio layer. The audio track will have a symbol on the bottom-right after you add keyframes, and clicking this will open up a new keyframe window that lets you see the keyframes a bit easier.

Conforming Projects

  • Preparing Timelines for Import and Conform
  • XML
  • AAF
  • EDL Files