DaVinci Resolve in Under 5 Minutes: Smooth Cut Transitions

DaVinci Resolve in Under 5 Minutes: Smooth Cut Transitions


I’m Alexis Van Hurkman, and welcome to Resolve
in a Rush where you’ll learn DaVinci Resolve grading & finishing techniques in under 5
minutes. In this lesson were gonna take a look at the brand new Smooth Cut transition
which is a new feature in DaVinci Resolve 12 for tightening up pauses, um, tripped up
phrases, and other speech disfluencies in interviews that you’re editing inside of DaVinci
Resolve 12. So, I’m going to use this interview clip. Which has kind of some typical flubs,
you would expect to hear in an Raw Interview clip. (clip audio) So, you can hear there
are quite a few hiccups here. So, you could snip all these out, and the traditional way
of covering them up would be with B-Roll of other things. But, if for whatever reason
you didn’t want to use B-Roll. DaVinci Resolve has a new feature which mirrors similar features
you’ll find in other NLE’s but now you’ve got them right inside DaVinci Resolve. To
allow you to turn that into the following. So, nice and smooth, and you
can’t see those cuts anymore. I’ll just show you one quick example of how this works, by
zooming into this section of the timeline right here. Where he has one of his major
flubs. So, I’ve marked the section that I want to trim out with a marker. An with that
closed lets take a look. So, theres definitely a visual jump here to cover that up, all i
need to do is go to the effects library, and smooth cut appears as a transition. I drop
that onto my cut and I’m probably going to want to narrow that down smooth cut works
best, when its only 2 or 4 frames I’ve found. So lets try out 2 frames and with that done,
lets take a look. So, it turned that jump into just a smooth turn of his head. If you
wanna learn more about smooth cut, I used this example in my new title for Ripple Training
New Features in DaVinci Resolve 12. And in that title I go into a little more detail
for how you can finesse hard to smooth cuts. As well as going into all the brand new features
DaVinci Resolve 12. I hope you found this helpful thanks for watching.

14 Replies to “DaVinci Resolve in Under 5 Minutes: Smooth Cut Transitions”

  1. I have been looking for a way to smooth a camera pan that was a little jerky – If I placed a cut between each jerk on the camera pan in the timeline, – could the smooth cut transition work for fixing bad camera pans?

  2. I learned about this years ago and I'm finally in a position where I know how to exploit the hell out of this to increase my production value and seriously improve my workflow.

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