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How To Mute Video in DaVinci Resolve

How to mute video in davinci resolve
Published 24 April 2023

DaVinci Resolve lets you edit video and audio clips, but what if you don’t want your video to have any sound? It can be frustrating to have multiple audio sources playing simultaneously, especially if you’re doing voiceovers, so how do you mute video?

To mute a video in DaVinci Resolve, select the “cut” tool, then click on the left and right side of the portion that you want to mute. After this, use the “selection” tool to click on the segment you made and choose “inspector” to adjust the audio level. You can also change the horizontal audio bar.

Throughout this article, we’ll show you the step-by-step process of muting all or part of your video clips in DaVinci Resolve.

Muting videos in DaVinci Resolve: Step-by-step guide

1. Cut the video segment

Cutting your video clip will let you mute portions of it rather than the entire project. Head to the edit section of DaVinci Resolve, and open the video with the audio bar showing beneath it. Then, follow the two steps below:

  1. Click on the “cut” tool above the video in the editing tool menu bar.
  2. Choose which part of the video you want to cut by clicking the furthest portion to the left and right of the segment.

Here’s a helpful YouTube video of the cutting process for DaVinci Resolve (version 18):

2. Select and adjust the audio

Choose the “selection” tool in the same menu bar as the cutting tool. It should be an arrow right next to the cutting option. Click on the segment that you just created, then follow these steps:

  1. Choose “inspector” in the top right corner.
  2. Click on the audio tab.
  3. Adjust the audio as needed (reducing it all the way will mute the selected clip).
How to mute video in davinci resolve

3. Mute the entire video if needed

If you want to mute the entire video, click on the video and then click on the horizontal white bar in the sound wave menu. Video With Jens explains that reducing the bar to -100 dB will mute the audio from the video clip. You can also cut each section and lower the audio with the bar, as mentioned above.

Final thoughts

In conclusion, DaVinci Resolve offers a convenient and efficient way to mute audio in your video clips, whether you need to mute the entire video or specific portions.

The step-by-step guide provided in this article walks you through the process of cutting video segments, selecting and adjusting audio levels, and muting the entire video if necessary.

By following these instructions, you can easily manage your audio sources and create a professional video without any unwanted sound interference. This will be particularly helpful when creating voiceovers or working with multiple audio sources.

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