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The UI of DaVinci Resolve has a couple of hidden menus and options you might find useful.

1. Right click within the lower bar of davinci resolve to hide the labels and make the bar a bit smaller to save space

hide labels

2. In the standalone version of Fusion you could enable and disable high quality, motion blur, and proxy to help with playback. The options still exist in DaVinci Resolve 15 Fusion but they are a bit hidden. To turn the op on and off you need to right click on the blank space under the preview monitor.

fusion HQ motion blur proxy

3. To purge the Fusion cache you need to right click on the text in the lower right corner that’s showing the ram being used. A menu will pop up with the options to Purge cache, Re-render current frame, and reload FBX Meshes.

fusion ram purge cache

4. In the Fusion tab within DaVinci Resolve 15 you will find a lot of location a right click will reveal more options. A big one that’s missed by beginners is right clicking in the text tool text window. You can add a lot of different types of animations here. When you pick one of these options it will add a modifier to the modifier tab at the top of the inspector.

text tool

5. On the color tab you can right click on nodes to change how the node works. I use this to change what color space the node will work in.

change color space

6. On the Fairlight tab you can right click tracks to change the number of channels the track has.

fairlight change number of channels in track

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Justin Robinson is a Certified DaVinci Resolve, Fusion & Fairlight instructor who is known for simplifying concepts and techniques for anyone looking to learn any aspect of the video post-production workflow. Justin is the founder of JayAreTV, a training and premade asset website offering affordable and accessible video post-production education. You can follow Justin on Twitter at @JayAreTV YouTube at JayAreTV or Facebook at MrJayAreTV

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