Resolve is used for video editing. (MacBook shorts)
|Select clips forward on this track||y|
|Select clips forward on all tracks||⌥y|
|Cut (remove a clip)||⌘x|
|Razor (split into two)||⌘b|
|Nudge clip left/right||, / .|
|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|
In Media Storage, under Master, create a bin for each camera.
Then find clips on top and copy them below, into the appropriate bin
You want the narrow image to fill the frame.
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:
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.
Suppose channel 1 has loud hum (happened 20190710). How to split L&R to two channels and mute the noisy channel 1.
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.
You have one or more timelines and you want to rename one or more of them.
Select Media view. See: list of media including timelines. Click on name of timeline and you can edit/change it.
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.
You want to zoom in or out, or pan an existing clip.
You're re-editing a project and some or all of the media reports “Media Offline”. Here's how I fixed it once.
If the clip (e.g., 00000.MTS) is inside a directory and you don't see it and can't select it, just select the containing directory.
It has worked when you see the contents of a video or the waveform of the audio in the Media Pool.
First, you need a caption file that Resolve can read. If you use Zoom you may have a VTT or caption file. For Resolve you need a SRT file. Two ways to get this SRT file. (You can also manually enter the captions but I'm not discussing that here.)
Preparing the file using vim:
There may be programs that do this conversion but that's not what I'm using.
In Any Video Converter Ultimate…
Improving your interaction with Resolve.
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.
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.
Note also that this does not copy the mp3 file and the output file (mp4 or mov) and you'll have to do this yourself.
With your project fully archived, you need to restore it to use in Resolve.
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 are very different from Archive and Restore – Import/Export only deals with the project files (timelines, bins, settings), everything but the media.
I have been using one project for many programs. So what I am doing now is:
WWII Interviews 20201017 Stills LUTs
Resolve Project Backups - DRPson my D24 disk
20200823 WWII John Doethat holds the raw video and photos) for each recording (program or timeline) to directory on backup disk (me:
Resolve Video Backupson D24 disk)
Added 20201101: You want text not just to appear, but to stoke itself on. Writing your text onto the video.
There may be more details I didn't include and maybe a few more steps but it should be easier with the above.
From and with great thanks to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ge4b_Ktw5bk
April 2020: I found 114GB of space used in the CacheClip directory. If Resolve is not running, then you can delete this directory and regain the space. Movies>CacheClip
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You want to speed up or slow down a clip or parts of a clip on the timeline. This from https://filme.imyfone.com/video-editing-tips/speed-up-video-davinci-resolve/
There are other ways to do this (using right-click and Change Clip Duration, Change Clip Speed, Retime Curve)
You want to take a still from the video in the timeline and use it. You might want to use the still
The process in short is:
How to record your voice live over your video. You do this in Fairlight. These are approximate steps, I'm still working on doing this.
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