Windows 10: DaVinci Resolve 12 Free Version - Hints; Tips; Questions; Answers

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  1. Posts : 19,848
    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17083
       26 Oct 2015 #1

    DaVinci Resolve 12 Free Version - Hints; Tips; Questions; Answers


    DaVinci Resolve is a video editing program by BlackMagic Design and is as near to professional as a free program can get; of course, this is my opinion. Thanks to Kari for discovering this one.

    Hopefully, some of my questions will be answered by those who know more about editing videos than I do. What I know can be put into a thimble with half of the space left over.

    My first question is:

    While reading the Beta Reference Manual (1096 pages), I find that one of my first things to do is to set my preferences; however, the manual doesn't tell me where I should do that! "The Preferences Window lets you set up the overall environment . . ." but then doesn't show where the Preferences Window is.

    I have DaVinchi Resolve open on my other monitor and am trying to follow along with the manual.
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  2. Posts : 13,979
    Windows 10 Pro
       26 Oct 2015 #2

    The Preferences itself is quite simple and you should only change (if needed) the default RAM assigned to DaVinci Resolve from the System tab (see screenshot), and then from Media Storage tab to change the scratch location, where your work will be saved. That's it.

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  3. Posts : 19,848
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       26 Oct 2015 #3

    Mine doesn't look like that when I create a test project, Karil. It looks like this:

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    What did I do wrong?
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  4. Posts : 19,848
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       26 Oct 2015 #4

    Well, shoot! I didn't click on "DaVinci Resolve"! Duhhh!

    Thanks, Kari, you got me started. BTW, the 'structions didn't tell me to do that.
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  5. Posts : 19,848
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       27 Oct 2015 #5

    I've been trying without success to figure out how to print the manual on Resolve so that I can read it. So far, no luck.

    What I've tried:

    Export from PDF to Word . . . BlackMagic has denied access.
    Using Foxit PhantomPDF, tried to edit the font . . . Nope, won't do it.

    Anybody got any ideas?
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  6. Posts : 19,848
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       27 Oct 2015 #6

    In my searching, I found the forum(s) for DaVinci Resolve:

    Blackmagic Forum Index page
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    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       27 Oct 2015 #7

    Is this sort of like Camtasia?
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  • Posts : 91
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       27 Oct 2015 #8

    Wynona said: View Post
    I've been trying without success to figure out how to print the manual on Resolve so that I can read it. So far, no luck.

    What I've tried:

    Export from PDF to Word . . . BlackMagic has denied access.
    Using Foxit PhantomPDF, tried to edit the font . . . Nope, won't do it.

    Anybody got any ideas?
    If you are using Firefox you can download it save it using PhatomPDF.
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  • Posts : 91
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       27 Oct 2015 #9

    Well thanks, I tried this and it takes way to long to load and I will not install Quicktime on my machine. From what I can see it does what Camtasia does but it is free where Cantasia is not.
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  • Posts : 19,848
    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17083
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       27 Oct 2015 #10

    Here's a link to the September Reference Manual that doesn't have Beta attached to it.

    Assuming it's the final version.

    http://documents.blackmagicdesign.co...nce_Manual.pdf
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