New “Fusion in Resolve” 20 minute quickstart

In just 20 minutes we’ll have you up to speed with Resolve’s new Fusion page

Hot off the presses: a 20 minute guide to get you up and running in Resolve’s new Fusion page. Been holding off taking the deep dive into Blackmagic’s full-featured finishing package DaVinci Resolve? Well, it’s time. Fusion is now a first-class citizen in the Resolve interface, bringing the power of node-based compositing directly to the editing timeline.

If you’ve been myopically staring into the loving UI of your favorite NLE, you may not have noticed that Resolve has become a first-class contender as an editing platform. Based around the Final Cut Pro 7 workflow paradigm, switching to Resolve is an easy transition for former FCP and Premiere Pro editors. And Avid editors making the transition may be surprised to find their favorite dynamic trim tools waiting for them. What really sets Resolve apart however is its high-end color correction and visual effects tools.

Back at NAB in Vegas this year, Blackmagic announced the integration of Fusion into the Resolve interface, directly accessible from the timeline. This sets Resolve up as a complete finishing platform comparable to Autodesk’s Smoke and Flame offerings. And with a highly capable free version (maxing out at a humble $USD299 for the full Studio version) there’s really no excuse not to get to know it.

For those of you wanting to continue editing in your traditional NLE, you can still look to Resolve for finishing. Colorists have been conforming EDLs (and XMLs of course) from other packages for years and once you get your workflow down the migration of projects to Resolve will be fairly seamless.

The biggest hurdle most people face in learning Fusion? It’s coming to terms with node composition instead of the more conventional timeline stacking of an editor’s timeline. And that’s where we come in: has created both a comprehensive introduction to the theory of node-based compositing (it’s really very simple once it’s been explained correctly) and a quick-start survival guide to working with Fusion inside Resolve.

The great news is that Fusion isn’t just for the VFX artist. Thanks to the timeline accessibility of Fusion in Resolve, editors will find themselves popping into Fusion for a quick paint fix, marker removal, softening effect, or motion graphics title.

So take 20, grab a cup of coffee, then sit back and absorb everything you need to know to get started with Fusion in Resolve.

As with all content at, the entire course is free to watch, our gift to you.

Was This Post Helpful:

0 votes, 0 avg. rating

Support ProVideo Coalition
Shop with Filmtools Logo

Share Our Article

PVC Staff
Established in 1919, Moviola created the very first film editing machine. Changing with the times, we now offer a full service non-linear editing rental division with 24/7 workflow design and technical support, camera rentals, tape…

Leave a Reply

1 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
1 Comment authors
Ola Recent comment authors
newest oldest most voted
Notify of

I came here from a link in a newsletter, and found it interesting. But I find it extremely annoying I am forced to watch the video in fullscreen, because the video is not possible to watch directly on Vimeo.

I’d love to have the video windowed next to Resolve so I can watch, and learn by doing at the same time. But the way I’m either forced to the tiny window in the article or fullscreen, this is a solid pass. >_<