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Cut Page: Interface

Lesson 15 from: DaVinci Resolve: How to Use Every Page

Casey Faris

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15. Cut Page: Interface

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Cut Page: Interface

Let's jump into the interface of the cut page. The cut page is laid out in a sort of similar way to the edit page in that we have the media pool, sort of on the left, we have the viewer, sort of on the right and on the lower half of the screen, we have our timeline. But the first thing you'll probably notice is that we not only have one time line, but we have two timelines here. And what this is is this is actually just two different views of the same timeline. One is zoomed all the way out and one is zoomed really far in. I'm gonna open up a different timeline here to give us a little bit better idea. So at the very bottom, we have the zoomed in timeline. This is where you can do all the normal stuff that you would probably do in the edit page, but with a couple kind of little interesting UI adjustments here. So one thing is you can grab your media and trim it and move things around just like you normally would but you'll notice that you can't zoom in or out. That's because the zoom i...

s locked on the lower timeline and it's always zoomed in and the other thing is that you can't move the play head around, you only move the timeline under the play head. So this is just your zoomed in view of any details of your edit. Up above this timeline is the zoomed out timeline, which will show your entire project whether it's two minutes long or an hour long from the left side of your screen to the right side of your screen. And so you can quickly move to the end of your edit or the middle or the beginning, just with one click. The big idea here is that they're getting rid of all of the zooming in and zooming out when it comes to editing. So like in the edit page, if I wanted to get in and get really detailed with this little edit, I would have to zoom in and maybe bring this up a little bit and adjust it and adjust things like that and then zoom all the way out or maybe hit Control + Z to zoom out. This saves you time by just going, all right, I can move to wherever I want to adjust it and grab this and move it over without having to zoom in or out. You can think of this as kind of like, this top timeline is your world map and the bottom timeline is your magnifying glass. So you can quickly get to wherever you want kind of in a big rough sort of way and make little specific adjustments down here below. Another couple things to note about the interface is this little button right here opens up our controls in our viewer. Now these controls are pretty much the same ones that you would find in the inspector, but again the idea is easy access, right? So we can leave these controls up and whatever clip we have selected here in the timeline we can grab and kind of move things around with this graphic interface here in the viewer. We also have the kind of traditional inspector panel here on the right, which I think they added after people were like, "Hey, we miss the actual inspector and the cut page." But you do have these kind of quick controls here. And again, this is a page that's really designed for things like edits for the news, where you really need to put something together really fast and you don't have time to do all the zooming in and out and all of that stuff. You just want to throw a bunch of clips in the timeline and kind of get it out as quickly as you can. So that's a little tour of the interface of the cut page.

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user 714f13

I'm glad to see the DaVinci Resolve courses have been added to Creative Live. Casey Faris does a great job with his teaching. In this course he clearly explains the layout of each page and shares example workflows for each. It's really good as an intro to Resolve.

a Creativelive Student

Helpful class if you are interested in DaVinci Resolve. Casey Faris presents the information clearly and doesn't waste time. Looking forward to his Color Correction and Fusion classes.


Made navigating through Davinci an exciting thing to do! Great work!

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