Da Vinci Resolve 17 - PDF Manual

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Da Vinci Resolve 17 - PDF Manual

PostFri Dec 11, 2020 6:09 am

BMD, kindly make the Resolve 17 manual available in PDF format like all previous versions on the support site. Thank you in advance.
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Re: Da Vinci Resolve 17 - PDF Manual

PostFri Dec 11, 2020 8:35 am

Hi!

The addendum is in the dmg for Mac (no idea on windows). The updated whole manual will come with the production version... I think...
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Re: Da Vinci Resolve 17 - PDF Manual

PostFri Dec 11, 2020 9:39 am

Was looking for a downloadable version for DR 16 for the time being... but cannot find it anywhere..
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Re: Da Vinci Resolve 17 - PDF Manual

PostFri Dec 11, 2020 9:48 am

There is a pdf manual for v16 dated August 2020; I downloaded it from the BM website a couple of months ago.

It's 116MB and 3,590 pages long.
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Re: Da Vinci Resolve 17 - PDF Manual

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Re: Da Vinci Resolve 17 - PDF Manual

PostFri Dec 11, 2020 5:21 pm

Why would a company release a manual while a program is in Beta? People are Beta Testing, finding bugs, writing and submitting reports, and code/features are being modified. Only once that is settled the manual can be properly completed.
Alexis mentioned the manual is still in the editing phase. Expect it after the GM or first major release.


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Re: Da Vinci Resolve 17 - PDF Manual

PostWed Mar 10, 2021 5:47 pm

It seems like Resolve 17 was released today but I don't see a manual yet.

But I've found the information in 16 manual to be very incomplete for most topics I've researched, even though it's 3500+ pages. I usually have to ready the forums or watch an endless list of YouTube videos...
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Re: Da Vinci Resolve 17 - PDF Manual

PostWed Mar 10, 2021 6:38 pm

It's inside the dmg
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Re: Da Vinci Resolve 17 - PDF Manual

PostWed Mar 10, 2021 6:53 pm

steve_martin_usa wrote:But I've found the information in 16 manual to be very incomplete for most topics I've researched,

Like what topics? None of these will magically be fixed in the V17 manual when it's complete unless BMD knows about them. (Excepting V17-only features, of course.)

I've found pretty much everything I've read in the forums is in fact in the V16 manual. It can be hard to find and I've only stumbled onto it later, but it is worth reading the whole thing.
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Re: Da Vinci Resolve 17 - PDF Manual

PostWed Mar 10, 2021 8:19 pm

steve_martin_usa wrote:It seems like Resolve 17 was released today but I don't see a manual yet.
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Re: Da Vinci Resolve 17 - PDF Manual

PostThu Mar 11, 2021 12:18 am

The DaVinci Resolve Reference Manual PDF that comes up on my v17.1 machine is from August 2020 still.
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Re: Da Vinci Resolve 17 - PDF Manual

PostThu Mar 11, 2021 1:42 am

And that's how it will be until the complete 17 manual is ready.

In the meantime, the available Resolve 17 specific info is here:

https://documents.blackmagicdesign.com/ ... 4240010000
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Re: Da Vinci Resolve 17 - PDF Manual

PostThu Mar 11, 2021 4:21 pm

Sweet! Thanks very much.
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Re: Da Vinci Resolve 17 - PDF Manual

PostThu Mar 11, 2021 5:29 pm

Dwaine Maggart wrote:And that's how it will be until the complete 17 manual is ready.

In the meantime, the available Resolve 17 specific info is here:

https://documents.blackmagicdesign.com/ ... 4240010000

When is the Advanced editing pdf for 16 coming? (now 17 is out)
* it supposedly exist, saw the cover in another of your 16 manuals.

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Re: Da Vinci Resolve 17 - PDF Manual

PostSat Mar 20, 2021 12:25 am

Is Davinci Resolve 17 out of beta as in the software has been completed?
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Re: Da Vinci Resolve 17 - PDF Manual

PostSat Mar 20, 2021 1:45 am

Is that a philosophical question? No software of this complexity is ever out of beta!

But is it usable? Yes, IMHO, but I use a Mac.
On a PC there are a few more troubles due to variability of configurations. Some are as stable as any Mac, some are not.
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Re: Da Vinci Resolve 17 - PDF Manual

PostSat Mar 20, 2021 12:46 pm

Richie Soans wrote:Is Davinci Resolve 17 out of beta as in the software has been completed?

"Beta" and "complete" are not the same thing. "Beta" implies a level of instability -- both in terms of rapid or incompatible changes by the developers and in terms of crashing -- and also some level of completeness in the sense of reaching the short-term goals for that release number (17.1, 17.2, 17.3, etc).

But the idea that a video editor is "complete" in some absolute sense would indicate software at End-of-Life, which I wouldn't want to use.

I'm guessing, based on the thread name, that you're saying that if they're done with the features for this release, they should be able to document them. And I imagine that's exactly what they're doing. It's taking longer than I would like, but it's not as if there's no documentation at all, and BMD documentation is the most extensive of any software I've ever used.
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Re: Da Vinci Resolve 17 - PDF Manual

PostSat Mar 20, 2021 4:29 pm

Richie Soans wrote:Is Davinci Resolve 17 out of beta as in the software has been completed?

Yes.
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Re: Da Vinci Resolve 17 - PDF Manual

PostSat Mar 20, 2021 5:12 pm

Is the Resolve 17 manual also available in German?
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Re: Da Vinci Resolve 17 - PDF Manual

PostSat Mar 20, 2021 5:14 pm

The Resolve 17 manual isn't yet available in any language.

I don't know if Germain is in the works.
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Re: Da Vinci Resolve 17 - PDF Manual

PostSun Mar 21, 2021 1:32 am

How many of you would rather wait longer for the software to have a new manual?

Regarding German: I have no idea if it's in the works, but some of the basic training material is available and there is also a German forum which has links to pretty good video tutorials in the language: www.davinci-resolve-forum.de
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Re: Da Vinci Resolve 17 - PDF Manual

PostSun Mar 21, 2021 8:45 am

Thanks for the answer - maybe there is this document:

https://documents.blackmagicdesign.com/SupportNotes/DaVinci_Resolve_17_New_Features_Guide.pdf?_v=1614240010000

in german?

Of course, I can also have a PDF machine translated on the PC - it's just very tedious ...

What is the reason why BM offers the SW in various languages (also new now Thai (ภาษาไทย) and Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt) ), just not in German? DaVinci Resolve is also sold in German-speaking countries ...
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Re: Da Vinci Resolve 17 - PDF Manual

PostMon Apr 12, 2021 7:07 pm

Uli Plank wrote:How many of you would rather wait longer for the software to have a new manual?

Personally, I'd rather there not be upgrades at all because I would happily do without relearning tools every year just so companies can say they "improved" something.
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Re: Da Vinci Resolve 17 - PDF Manual

PostMon Apr 12, 2021 9:46 pm

While I consider stability more important than features, I like quite a few of the improvements in 17.
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Re: Da Vinci Resolve 17 - PDF Manual

PostMon Apr 12, 2021 10:56 pm

I would like a HTML version of it, it would be great and so easier to link to people (and search into it, especially if indexed by search engines).
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Re: Da Vinci Resolve 17 - PDF Manual

PostMon Apr 12, 2021 11:52 pm

@Peter Chamberlain has said elsewhere that the finished Resolve 17 manual will be available "end of April." So that means about 2 more weeks.
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Re: Da Vinci Resolve 17 - PDF Manual

PostFri Apr 30, 2021 6:26 pm

I want to preface this with the caveat that the free version is great for its capabilities.

As an independent software developer I find it kind of absurd that the lack of clear documentation makes this program harder to learn than something as complicated as Blender, which while complicated has clear, well written documentation.

Every single time I need to learn something I have to sort through 5 or 10 basic youtube videos to find how to actually use the tools beyond the one example they all are referencing.

If I missed it I apologize, but given the many threads and zero presence on your "learning" pages of any sort of useful fusion documentation, it seems you value obscurity in order to capitalize on selling learning videos, over ease of use.

With all of that said, I am having a HUGE issue with forking over $299 for independent use if my youtube method is the only way to go. Simply don't have the time, esp when it would be solved with keeping updated documention, which in my mind should be a given for any expensive software.
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Re: Da Vinci Resolve 17 - PDF Manual

PostWed May 12, 2021 1:23 pm

well, we're well into May now. Any final PDF manuel for DR 17?
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Re: Da Vinci Resolve 17 - PDF Manual

PostWed May 12, 2021 1:27 pm

17.2 now includes the proper manual.
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Re: Da Vinci Resolve 17 - PDF Manual

PostThu May 13, 2021 12:14 am

OMG, more than 3.5K pages. I hope for the sake of earth's forests that nobody will print it out…
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