Blackmagic has released an updated version of the (free) manual for the just released new version 18 Beta of its grading, editing, compositing and audio mastering program DaVinci Resolve (Studio). The English-language Resolve 18 Beta manual in PDF format is a massive 3,981 pages long and 168 MB in size.
Manual for Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 18.
It provides detailed information on using DaVinci Resolve for editing, color correction, visual effects, motion graphics, audio post-production, and finishing. In addition to the previous features, the new ones added in version 18 are also explained in detail, such as the collaboration features via cloud, the DaVinci Proxy workflow including Proxygenerator, the group-based video chat tool Presentations, the Depth Map effect, the new Resolve FX AI toolsvia DaVinci Neural Engine such as the Ultra Beauty filter and the 5×5 view in the Multicam Viewer.
To navigate through the extensive documentation, there is a hyperlinked table of contents as well as the possibility to search for keywords in the PDF and - at the end of the manual - a list of all menus including their individual menu sub-items, which by clicking on the name lead to the corresponding part of the manual in which this function is described.
Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 18
Also updated is the manual for the Fusion VFX program - the new Fusion 18 manual contains information on using Fusion Studio 18 to create visual effects, animation, painting, keying, rotoscoping, compositing with 2D and 3D elements, lighting and particles.