explenite davinci resolve

Explenite, a new tutorial producer has just released a set of tutorials for Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve. They cover the basics and multi-NLE round tripping for $25.

It's always good to see a new tutorial producer enter the market. It shows that the whole ecosystem is expanding and It's always good to get a fresh perspective on things.

Explenite has released a set of DaVinci Resolve tutorials called 'DaVinci Resolve 11 Basics." Priced at a very reasonable $25, the course consists of 17 lessons totalling about 3 hours.

One big advantage of this course is that it includes 5 sections on how to roundtrip with Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Sony Vegas and Grass Valley Edius. So if you are a multi NLE editor, this is going to help.

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The sections are embedded Vimeo videos, so you can watch on whatever you like as long as you have an internet connection.

01 | Color Corrections and the Advantages of Special Grading Applications
02 | The DaVinci Resolve System and its Versions, Basic User Settings
03 | DaVinci Resolve 11 Basic Workflow
04 | The Principles of Round Trip
    04.01 | Round Trip in Adobe Premiere CC
    04.02 | Round Trip in Avid Media Composer
    04.03 | Round Trip in Grass Valley EDIUS Pro 7
    04.04 | Round Trip in Sony Vegas Pro
    04.05 | Round Trip in Apple Final Cut Pro X
05 | Scene Cut Detection & Editing
06 | The Fundamentals of Primary Grading
07 | Additional Possibilities of Primary Grading
08 | Useful Tools in DaVinci Resolve
09 | Secondary Grading
10 | Secondary Grading with Motion Tracking
11 | More Useful Tools in DaVinci Resolve
12 | DaVinci Resolve Export Options

The authors have published two extracts from the course so you can see the level of tuition. 25 minutes for free!

The first lesson Color Corrections and the Advantages of Special Grading Applications discusses the reasons why we need color correction or grading at all. You will learn the differences between technical grading and artistic grading and we will highlight why it is better to use a specialized color grading application.


DaVinci Resolve 11 Basic Workflow covers the actual workflow in DaVinci Resolve. We show you the 4 main panels of DaVinci - Media, Edit, Color and Delivery and show you the basic process from import, working with your content and finally the export possibilities of Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 11.


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I am the Editor-in-Chief of FCP.co and have run the website since its inception ten years ago.

I have also worked as a broadcast and corporate editor for over 30 years, starting on one inch tape, working through many formats, right up to today's NLEs.

Under the name Idustrial Revolution, I have written and sold plugins for Final Cut Pro for 13 years.

I was made a Freeman of Lichfield through The Worshipful Company of Smiths (established 1601). Though I haven't yet tried to herd a flock of sheep through the city centre!

Current Editing

great house giveaway 2020

2020 has been busy, the beginning of the year was finishing off a new property series (cut on FCP) for Channel 4 called The Great House Giveaway. I also designed and built the majority of the graphics as Motion templates. It has been a great success and the shows grabbed more viewers in the 4pm weekday slot than any previous strand. It has been recommissioned by C4 for 60 episodes, including prime-time versions and five themed programmes. The shows have also been nominated for a 2021 BAFTA.

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Although both were postponed to later in the year, I worked again on ITV's coverage of the Tour de France and La Vuelta. 2020 was my 25th year of editing the TdF and my 20th year as lead editor. The Tour was the first broadcast show to adopt FCPX working for multiple editors on shared storage.


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BBC's Snooker has played a big part in my life, I've been editing tournament coverage since 1997. I'm proud to be part of a very creative team that has pioneered many new ideas and workflows that are now industry standard in sports' production. This is currently an Adobe Premiere edit.

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Covid cancelled some of the regular corporate events that I edit such as trade shows & events. I was lucky however to edit, from home, on projects for Amazon Kindle, Amazon Black Friday, Mastercard and very proud to have helped local charitable trust Kendall & Wall secure lottery funding.

As for software, my weapon of choice is Final Cut Pro and Motion, but I also have a good knowledge and broadcast credits with Adobe Premiere Pro, MOGRT design and Photoshop.

Plugin Design & Development

I'm the creative force behind Idustrial Revolution, one of the oldest Final Cut Pro plugin developers. It hosts a range of commercial and free plugins on the site. One free plugin was downloaded over a thousand times within 24 hours of release.

I also take on custom work, whether it is adapting an existing plugin for a special use or designing new plugins for clients from scratch. Having a good knowledge of editing allows me to build-in flexibility and more importantly, usability.


Now in its 10th year and 4th redesign, running FCP.co has given me knowledge on how to run a large CMS- you are currently reading my bio from the database! Although it sounds corny, I am pretty well up on social media trends & techniques, especially in the video sector. The recent Covid restrictions has enabled live FCP.co shows online. This involves managing a Zoom Webinar through Restream.io to YouTube and Facebook. 

The Future

I'm always open to new ideas and opportunities, so please get in touch at editor (at) fcp.co. I've judged film competitions, presented workflow techniques to international audiences and come up with ideas for TV shows and software programs!


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