How to Install Reactor for Free Effects and Plugins in DaVinci Resolve Fusion

Reactor is a package manager that you can install within DaVinci Resolve Fusion that allows you to install third party content, scripts and plugins directly within Resolve. If you are looking to add additional functionality to the Fusion tab and would like to dip into some of the resources the third party community has developed then look no further than Reactor. In this video I go over the process to install Reactor and how to access it when you want to update any content or install more. Best of luck with your compositing.

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Source Tape on the DaVinci Resolve Cut Page

Source tape is one of those features that has perhaps gone under the radar since the release of DaVinci Resolve 16. It is unfortunate too because it can simply save you a bunch of time when putting together your rough cuts. Check our video on the topic below:

If you don’t have three minutes to watch the video I’ll give you the summary here. That is, if you think you can read faster. It’s a small icon at the top left of the viewer in the DaVinci Resolve Cut Page that looks like a film strip. It allows you to cut your footage shot in chronological order in a proxy source tape timeline as though it were on a single reel of film. This allows you to quickly go through, cut, and insert clips from your footage into a rough cut timeline very rapidly.

Sounds cool, right? I thought so when I first discovered it at least. Let me know what you think of this feature, if you like it, how often you use it, or if you even use the cut page in DaVinci Resolve. As always, thanks for reading.