In our previous lesson of our look at learning BlackMagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve, we took a look at some of the Modules inside of Resolve that we might not be accustomed to, or ones we’ve never used before. We didn’t get all the way through them, so in this lesson, I want to pick up where we left off, and talk about the last two modules, the Fairlight and the Deliver Module.
Fairlight is an interesting Module and definitely not what you would expect if you’re new to Resolve. If you take a look at what we’ve seen so far, we’ve covered importing your elements (Media Pool Module), Editing (Edit Module), Graphics/Compositing (Fusion Module), Color Correction (Color Module), so that really only leaves on thing out of the mix, and I mean literally out of the mix, and that is audio and audio mixing. That’s where the Fairlight Module comes into play. What you get is a completely integrated digital audio workstation for any and every production you work on! You get a massive set of recording, editing, mixing, sweetening, finishing and mastering tools. As you can see, we’ve pretty much got a one stop shop now for the entire post production workflow, which leads us to the Deliver Module.
The Deliver Module, even though pretty small in size, is an in-depth tool that will not only let you export your final show to a master file (QuickTime, MXF, etc), but it’s also your starting point to send your Resolve sequences on their roundtrip back to the NLE from which they came.
One thing that you’ll notice pretty quickly is that this tool, probably more than I’ve seen in any other NLE application gives you choice. Want your whole timeline as one clip? No problem! Want your timeline exported as individual clips? Again, no problem. Don’t forget either about Resolve’s round trip capabilities. It really doesn’t matter how your timeline got into Resolve (whether you imported via XML, AAF or just edited it together in Resolve itself), you can send it back to your NLE to finish it up, whether it’s still adding some graphics, VFX or an audio mix. What’s very cool thing about Resolve is its ability to export DCP ready JPG 2000 clips so you can make DCP’s directly on your home computer. Alright, that wraps up our look at the Modules. In our next lesson, we’re back to the Edit module, and we’re going to talk about editing, and getting clips into your new timeline.
Meanwhile, check out our entire catalog of tutorials for DaVinci Resolve here.