v14 User Guide update

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Mack Palomäki

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DaVinci Resolve Manual Errata

PostSun Nov 22, 2015 3:50 pm

Hi

Just thought you might want to post errata to the manual found by readers.

Page 137 Using Proxies to Improve Performance

Turning on one of the proxy resolutions reduces the working resolution by either half or a quarter
of whatever the current Timeline resolution is for your project. Working at a temporarily reduced
resolution increases your workstation’s real time performance, while the resolution independence
of Resolve guarantees that very every window you draw and sizing operation you make scales correctly to the actual resolution of your project.

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Re: DaVinci Resolve Manual Errata

PostWed Mar 30, 2016 11:52 am

@Mack: thats a good idea.

Page 104 Auto Save:
List Backups:.... When you load an autosave backup, the current project is lost, and completely replaced by the autosaved project.


In DR 12.3.2 the Load of an autosaved project copies the autosaved project and creates a new entry in the Project Manager. The current project doesn't close nor gets replaced, even the windows still stay open.

btw. If this behaviour stays I would recommend the feature of loading the backups also to be in the project manager, as at the moment you would need to load a project (it doesn't even matter which one, in "last backups" you can access backups of other projects as well) for loading a backup.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve Manual Errata

PostThu Mar 31, 2016 9:53 am

i've been going through the manual and there are literally hundreds of typos. I'm going to do my own write up and send it to BMD. I could make a huge thread with all of them in but it might be a little dull.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve Manual Errata

PostThu Mar 31, 2016 10:18 am

Tom Early wrote:i've been going through the manual and there are literally hundreds of typos. I'm going to do my own write up and send it to BMD. I could make a huge thread with all of them in but it might be a little dull.


Thanks Tom
Easier to just send it or a link to it to me via PM given I'm the one who need to allocate resources to update it.

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Re: DaVinci Resolve Manual Errata

PostThu Mar 31, 2016 11:35 am

Peter Chamberlain wrote:
Tom Early wrote:i've been going through the manual and there are literally hundreds of typos. I'm going to do my own write up and send it to BMD. I could make a huge thread with all of them in but it might be a little dull.


Thanks Tom
Easier to just send it or a link to it to me via PM given I'm the one who need to allocate resources to update it.

Peter


I PM'd you about the first 100 pages worth last November is that format OK to use for the rest? I also have the pdf with the relevant sections highlighted that could go with it.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve Manual Errata

PostFri Apr 01, 2016 2:17 am

I've passed on the first group from Nov.. happy to take more in that format if you have them as we are constantly updating.
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v14 User Guide update

PostWed Aug 16, 2017 6:10 am

There is an update to the User Guide to co-inside with the new beta 7 release.
It's available within the beta 7 download and also here.

https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/suppor ... and-fusion

I'd be very pleased if you are able to report any typos etc in this thread.

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Re: v14 User Guide update

PostWed Aug 16, 2017 5:41 pm

Hmmm... But I do not see any User Guide in the downloaded DR 14 Beta 7 ZIP file. The only installer is there.
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Re: v14 User Guide update

PostWed Aug 16, 2017 9:22 pm

Which OS did you download?
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Re: v14 User Guide update

PostThu Aug 17, 2017 12:07 pm

Peter Chamberlain wrote:Which OS did you download?


Windows 10
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Re: v14 User Guide update

PostThu Aug 17, 2017 3:43 pm

Same for me. The PDF does seem to somehow get 'installed' with the software, but it's never there in the ZIP file on Windows. The only file in that ZIP is the executable, which begs the question, why ZIP it? You don't save enough room to be worth it. There's only one file. Just link to the .exe.
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Re: v14 User Guide update

PostThu Aug 17, 2017 5:36 pm

Jim Simon wrote:Same for me. The PDF does seem to somehow get 'installed' with the software, but it's never there in the ZIP file on Windows. The only file in that ZIP is the executable, which begs the question, why ZIP it? You don't save enough room to be worth it. There's only one file. Just link to the .exe.


I don't know if this is the reason here, but many organizations do not permit the downloading of .exe files for security reasons.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve Manual Errata

PostFri Aug 18, 2017 9:57 am

Minor correction

p9 5th para

"Media, Edit, Color, and
Deliver"

change to

Media, Edit, Color, Fairlight and
Deliver
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Re: v14 User Guide update

PostFri Aug 25, 2017 2:44 pm

According to the August 2017 manual, you can shift-click on Custom Curves to add a control point at the horizontal position of the pointer, but you cannot

p790 mentions changing a window’s centre of rotation, but this isn’t possible

p790 also mentions changing the size/aspect of a power curve or polygonal window by cmd-dragging a control point, but this isn’t possible



These problems aren't new to this version mind (either of the manual or software), and I've reported them before. So is this a problem with the manual or bugs in the software? I've been using the Mac version, Studio mostly
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Re: v14 User Guide update

PostSun Aug 27, 2017 2:17 pm

Link groups (Fairlight page) are only mentioned a couple of times in the manual, but their role and importance is never described.

As this thread shows (viewtopic.php?f=31&t=63130&p=359135#p359135), this really needs to be addressed. Also in the same thread is a trick involving using Boom in conjunction with lowering the level on a given channel to negative infinity, which may also be helpful to include.
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Re: v14 User Guide update

PostSat Sep 02, 2017 3:57 pm

Page 1125 (Fairlight) mentions "Using the Vertical Zoom Slider" twice. I assume the second one should refer to the horizontal zoom slider.

A few paragraphs down, I think that "Using scroll controls of your pointing device to scroll horizontally:" should be higlighted (similar to the paragraph after it) instead of "Using the scroll wheel (or"

Page 1185:
"To apply an audio filter to a track or bus in the Mixer" seems to have the same text as "To apply an audio filter to a clip" on the previous page.
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Re: v14 User Guide update

PostThu Sep 07, 2017 8:16 pm

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View > Single Viewer Mode

Should be…
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Workspace > Single Viewer Mode

Found in three places:

(Page 21) PART 1 > Introduction to DaVinci Resolve > The Edit Page > Source/Offline and Timeline Viewers

(Page 278) PART 3 > Using the Edit Page > Source and Timeline Viewers > Source and Timeline Viewers vs. Single Viewer Mode

(Page 311) PART 3 > Preparing Clips for Editing and Viewer Playback > Viewer Playback and Navigation > Source and Timeline Viewers vs. Single Viewer Mode
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Re: v14 User Guide update

PostThu Sep 07, 2017 9:25 pm

the edl conform workflow section still talks about a non-existent preconform button in the edit page, and double-clicking on clips in the media browser to load them into the media page.

I imagine there are still a fair few other errors remaining that I reported in a lengthy document a while back, though I certainly won't be doing that again, far too much trouble first time around.
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Re: v14 User Guide update

PostFri Sep 08, 2017 3:30 am

We have another round of manual review later this month so any feedback, particularly in the next week, is welcome.
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Re: v14 User Guide update

PostFri Sep 08, 2017 7:49 pm

Release notes for Resolve 14 mention the addition of an ACES Look Modification Transform

• Added a new LMT Neon Suppression CLF

The manual not only doesn't mention this, but it never even mentions ACES LMT once in any of the text, nor in the ACES processing flow diagrams. These details of ACES really should be given proper coverage in the manual.
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Re: v14 User Guide update

PostSat Sep 09, 2017 9:57 am

Neutral value of Curve Intensity Sliders.

On page 742 in the manual it says that: "The default Intensity of 100 results in that curve exerting its full effect on the image, while an intensity of 0 results in that curve having no effect on the image."

For me at least it appears that a value of 0 in fact reverses the effect of the curve adjustment, while a value of 50 results in the curve having no effect on the image.

Actually it probably would make more sense that a value of 0 would be neutral, as it is written in the manual, and -100 would reverse the adjustment.
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Re: v14 User Guide update

PostTue Sep 19, 2017 6:19 pm

On page 1074, the explanations of Scaling, Level and Coring Softness are pretty much incomprehensible.

A much clearer explanation in the manual of these three parameters would be much appreciated. Thanks.
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Re: v14 User Guide update

PostThu Sep 21, 2017 2:57 am

And here's a link to a Resolve manual typos list that I posted on Reduser:

http://www.reduser.net/forum/showthread ... &p=1702555

I updated the page numbers and removed the ones that were fixed in the Version 14 manual.
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Re: v14 User Guide update

PostSun Sep 24, 2017 4:09 pm

[quote="Alex Krugel"]
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View > Single Viewer Mode

Should be…
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Workspace > Single Viewer Mode


This is still wrong on page 278 of the current version.
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Re: v14 User Guide update

PostMon Oct 02, 2017 4:53 am

On page 738 in the section about Curve Intensity Sliders it says:

"The default Intensity of 100 results in that curve exerting its full effect on the image, while an intensity of 0 results in that curve having no effect on the image."

While it should say that an Intensity of 50 results in no effect and 0 inverses the effect.

On page 719 in the Tint control description :
"is unity. The range is –4000 to +4000."

While it should be -100 to +100
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Re: v14 User Guide update

PostWed Oct 04, 2017 11:12 pm

In the grading order of operations diagram it doesn’t mention offset
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Re: v14 User Guide update

PostSat Oct 07, 2017 12:10 am

Page 1090 of the Fairlight chapter shows the image of the 'Fairlight Page Toolbar' rather than the 'Interface Toolbar' that the section is referring to.

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