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Resolve is used for video editing. (MacBook shorts)

Select All⌘A
Deselect all⇧⌘A
Select clips forward on this trackY
Select clips forward on all tracks⌥Y
Cut (remove a clip)⌘X
Ripple cut⇧⌘X
Razor (split into two)⌘B
Split Clips⌘\
Join Clips⌥\
Nudge clip left/right, / .
Snapping on/offN
Enable/Disable ClipD
Add MarkerM
Add/modify Marker⌘M
Modify Marker⇧M
Delete Marker⌥M
Play reverseJ
Fast reverse⇧J
Stop playK
Play forwardL
Fast forward⇧L
Zoom in/out timeline⌥scroll ball or ⌥two-finger up/down
(when in EDIT tab, 3rd from left bottom)
Go to First / Last frame current clip ; / '
Go to timeline start / end Fn left arrow / Fn right arrow

More shortcuts

Multiple cameras

In Media Storage, under Master, create a bin for each camera.
Then find clips on top and copy them below, into the appropriate bin

1440x1080 to 1920x1080

You want the narrow image to fill the frame.

  1. Import clips
  2. Select all clips
  3. Right click on a clip, Clip Attributes…
  4. Pixel Aspect Ratio, select 1.3x Anamorphic from the dropdown
  5. Refresh or scroll up and down, they'll resize

Sorting clips in Media Manager

Note that selecting a bin and doing Sort By, sorts the bins and not the clips in the bin. To sort the clips in a bin:

  1. Select the bin
  2. Use the icon on top to display by list
  3. Click on Clip Name heading and see them sort
  4. Use the icon on top to display by icons

Renaming clips

Useful to help when setting up your B-rolls.
Enable “list display” in the media pool, right click the bar and select the “Display Clip Names” option. In that field, you can change the name of the clip.
Technically, the Clip File name is not really changed, but the displayed clip name is changed. I think this is a safe idea – it's very risky to change actual file names.

Use just one of the two stereo channels

Suppose channel 1 has loud hum (happened 20190710). How to split L&R to two channels and mute the noisy channel 1.

  1. Right click each source file in Media Pool
  2. From dropdown select Clip Attributes…
  3. Audio tab
  4. Format: Mono, Tracks: 2, Add
  5. See: Stereo with Channel 1 & 2, Mono with Channel 1, Mono with Channel 2. This is good.
  6. Pull each source file to the timeline. See:three audio channels.
  7. Mute (press M till highlighted and S till it's not) the Stereo and noisy channel 1.
  8. Done

Copy - Paste part of timeline to elsewhere

You want to extract a section of a timeline to someplace. Maybe you want to duplicate it in the timeline or maybe you want to pull extracts from a large production to another timeline in the project.

I did this 20190912 for 2 Bits and a Byte, they wanted a short extract of a long video. Timeline 1 holds the >60 minute video, I pulled sections of it, a minute here and 2 minutes there, to another timeline I created.

  1. In the source timeline, find start of section to copy, type i (mark the in-point)
  2. In the source timeline, find the end of the section to copy, type o (mark the out-point)
  3. Put cursor inside the selected area and ⌘C
  4. Go to new place you want it (the other timeline or elsewhere in current timeline) and ⌘V

Adjust volume

Show waveforms. You see white line; move line up/down to change volume level of the track.

To adjust within a track, put cursor on the white line press Alt(option) key and click. This adds a white circle, you can add several, and change volume between them.

Archiving/offloading projects to preserve disk space

You have (finally!) finished working on a project and you want to put it away some place so it won't take up space on your prime drive and also so that you can pull it back intro Resolve to work on it some more, if that's ever needed.

https://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/understand-project-files-davinci-resolve/ (with some mods by smi)
When you initially open Resolve, you’ll see a project window called the Project Manager. Here, you can load an existing project, or you can create a new project from scratch. However, you may notice that you don’t get to choose where the project file will be stored. Even when saving your project through the “Save Copy As” function, you still don’t get to choose the location — only the name. This is because Resolve operates within an industry-standard database system. Any item that isn’t a media file will be stored in the database. Admittedly, if you haven’t worked with a system like this, it can seem daunting at first. A quick Google search for “DaVinci Resolve save location” will bring up hundreds of frantic search queries from worried users.

In hindsight, I can say it makes a lot of sense. All projects are stored in the same place on your system drive, but if you need to back up, transfer, or import a project, you do so within Resolve and not in explorer or finder as you would with Premiere. In fact, renaming or moving projects outside of Resolve can result in a project becoming corrupted. It’s a big no-no.

Let’s have a look at how you execute these tasks.

Archive everything about a project
  1. In your Project Manager, right-click on the project and select Export Project Archive…
  2. Select the place where you want to store the archive and verify the Save As archive name

The .dra directory is created and it is the archive of your project. At this point you can Delete the project from Resolve and Send the original media files to Trash.

This will copy all of the media in your project to the destination folder. Rest assured: the original media will remain untouched in its original location. It’s important to note that if you’re using hundreds of gigabytes of media, not only is the process going to take a while, you’re also going to have to make sure the new drive has enough available space.

Restore everything about a project

With your project fully archived, you need to restore it to use in Resolve.

  1. Back in the project window, right-click anywhere, and hit “restore.”
  2. Navigate to the archived project folder, and select open.

Resolve will then import the project, bins, and media exactly as you left them prior to archiving.

A 2-minute video on this topic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJNYKgvDE2w

Import and Export

Import and Export are very different from Archive and Restore – Import/Export only deals with the project files (timelines, bins, settings), everything but the media.

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  • Last modified: 2019/11/07 06:35
  • by smismi7