photography to get your kid out of the house

I was having a hard time with my oldest son wanting nothing to do with anything other than video games. He is only 15 years old and I knew that if I didn't do something to encourage him to get out of the house a bit that he would spend all of his time playing those games. For his birthday, I bought him a really nice digital camera. I signed the two of us up for classes to learn how to use DSLR cameras to capture images that were works of art. This blog contains many of the tips that we learned together.

How to Get Started Making Professional Quality Videos With Davinci Resolve


As video streaming online becomes more popular for connecting businesses to their customers, small business owners need to be able to create compelling video using state-of-the art software. However, software can be expensive and the learning curve for mastering video editing programs can be steep if you have no experience making films. There are programs such as DaVinci Resolve with free editions that can help you get started with editing your footage and getting it online so you can promote your business effectively.

If you need to get up to speed quickly, you should take a DaVinci Resolve course. If you are unsure as to what equipment you need to use the software and what type of course you should take to learn video editing, the following guide can help answer some of your questions.

Hardware Class Delivery Basics

Before you can begin heavy duty video editing, you must make sure that you have the right computer hardware. DaVinci Resolve can run on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux operating systems. Your computer should have a minimum of 8 gigabytes of memory.

In addition to having a high-end graphics card, your computer should also have a dedicated GPU (graphics processing unit). The GPU should have at least 2 gigabytes of RAM (random-access memory).

Make sure that in addition to a having a hard drive with ample space, such as a terabyte, you should also have external drives with plenty of space to store you video files.

Course Fundamentals for Beginners

If you are a complete beginner to DaVinci Resolve, you need to find a course that provides you with a thorough introduction to the software. In addition, the course should provide you with instruction on the following:

  • The software interface and tools
  • The basics of how to import and manipulate digital images
  • Importing and syncing audio
  • Adding titles and basic effects
  • How to set up, save, and optimize a video project for broadcast or web delivery

Advance Editing Basics

A basic course can help you get started on producing marketing videos that can serve your basic needs. However, if you want to add cutting-edge effects and improve raw footage, you should continue your DaVinci Resolve education with an advanced course that provides you with knowledge of the following skills.

  • Color correction of footage
  • Adding multiple clips from different sources into the timeline
  • Created animated effects and importing graphics
  • Creating episodes for a long-running series of videos

Course delivery for fundamentals and advanced editing are available in a variety of formats. You can take classes offered by by DaVinci Resolve experts like those at Color Grading Central. You can also opt for online courses or DVDs so you can progress at your own pace.


26 April 2017