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Blackmagic Design (65 Tutorials)

What in the heck is bokeh?

In Depth: What in the Heck is Bokeh?

July 18, 2019

Bokeh is a type of defocus or lens blur where the blur takes on the shape of the lens diaphram. We explain how to pronounce the word, how it is created, and show lots of cool examples. Also, a few plug-ins to create a bokeh in post-production.

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What the heck is OFX

Burning Question: What in the heck is OFX? #OFX #openfx

April 15, 2019

I was talking to someone at NAB who I would consider to be “in the know” for visual effects and was surprised that he had never heard of OpenFX. More and more developers are developing with OpenFX, or OFX, a standardized software interface supported by numerous hosts such as Nuke, DaVinci Resolve and Sony Vegas. Here’s a few things to know so you’re not caught off guard!

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Migrate Timelines NLE

Migrate Timelines in Multiple NLEs: FCPX, Premiere Pro, Avid, Resolve

March 5, 2019

There are many reasons to migrate timelines. Sometimes you just need to switch it up, whether it’s because of a new job, a new computer, or you just want to learn a new tool. Here are tips on bringing your old work into your new editor, and a few tips on setting into your new NLE.

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newbluefx transitions 5 ultimate

NewBlueFX Transitions 5 Ultimate Walkthrough #gettingstarted

February 13, 2019

Learn how to make the most of your video transitions workflow with this NewBlueFX Transitions 5 Ultimate walkthrough tutorial.

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Cinemagraph

Burning Question: What is a Cinemagraph and How Do I Create One?

February 4, 2019

Cinemagraphs is a format that combines photos and video. It’s a still photograph where a small area of the image has repeated or looped movement occuring to draw your attention. Cinemagraphs can be published as movies or an animated GIF or in other video formats.

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Burning Question: How Do I Quickly Give My Project a Letterbox Look?

Burning Question: How Do I Quickly Give My Project a Letterbox Look?

September 26, 2018

“I like the look of letterbox and would like to add it to my video to give it a film look. What are some easy ways to do this and do it right?” This article first came out in 2015 and has been fully updated with new tools, new freebies, and tutorials, as well as a few great videos on aspect ratio and getting your letterbox right.

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3 Tips to Speed Up Your Editing in DaVinci Resolve 15

3 Tips to Speed Up Your Editing in DaVinci Resolve 15

August 14, 2018

Learn three techniques to speed up the time you spend on your edits in Davinci Resolve 15.

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Sky Replacement in FCP X + Other Hosts

Sky Replacement in FCP X + Other Hosts

July 10, 2018

Steve at Ripple training shows you how to do a Sky Replacement with Final Cut Pro X’s powerful Keyer effect and a few color correction tools.

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Popular Vlog Transitions with Red Giant Universe

Popular Vlog Transitions with Red Giant Universe

July 10, 2018

In this episode of Short Cuts, Premiere Gal shows you how to add video transitions and how to quickly build unique transitions with some of the plugins in Red Giant Universe.

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Create Beautiful Volumetric Lighting in Davinci Resolve with Sapphire EdgeRays

Create Beautiful Volumetric Lighting in Davinci Resolve with Sapphire EdgeRays

July 6, 2018

Create photorealistic lighting effects with Blackmagic Davinci Resolve and Sapphire Edge Rays. For more cool lighting effects, Check out Boris FX Sapphire for Davinci Resolve, After Effects, Premiere Pro, and other hosts.

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Burning Question: How do I make Whip Pan Transitions?

Burning Question: How do I make Whip Pan Transitions?

July 6, 2018

Whip Pan, also called a Swish Pan, can give you a really stylish way to transition from one shot to the next or make things look like they’re shot in the same place, with a dizzying whip from one side of the room to the next, covering an edit. First I’ll show you a couple of examples.

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Save Time with Custom Render Passes / AOVs in Redshift for Cinema 4D

Save Time with Custom Render Passes / AOVs in Redshift for Cinema 4D

May 16, 2018

Chad Ashley at Greyscalegorilla demonstrates how he uses Redshift’s New Custom AOVs to save loads of time in production. Chad breaks down his workflow, where he goes from Redshift in Cinema 4D and then into Blackmagic Design Fusion.

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Fusion: Getting Started with Fusion in Davinci Resolve

Fusion: Getting Started with Fusion in Davinci Resolve

April 17, 2018

Vito LaManna, better known as ConFusion to Fusion users, has started a tutorial series to help DaVinci Resolve users get started with the node-based compositor, Fusion. Get to know DaFusion!

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How do I use Scopes in DaVinci Resolve?

How do I use Scopes in DaVinci Resolve?

March 26, 2018

Although this series is focused on DaVinci Resolve, much of these tutorials are applicable to scopes in any video software or hardware.. Learn to read these scopes and stop the guestimating!

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DaVinci Resolve: Face Refinement Plug-in

DaVinci Resolve: Face Refinement Plug-in

March 6, 2018

The Face Refinement tool in DaVinci Resolve Studio is a digital make-up tool that allows colorists and editors to retouch complexions, modify lip or cheek color, and much more. Learn how easy and powerful this hidden gem is with this tutorial from Lewis McGragor at Premium Beat.

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