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 =====DaVinci Resolve - Notes===== =====DaVinci Resolve - Notes=====
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 ====Captioning your Movie==== ====Captioning your Movie====
 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.) 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.)
-===Method 1=== +===Prepare the caption file=== 
-  - Copy VTT file to new file with SRT extension +  - Copy the .vtt file to new file with an .srt extension 
-  - Edit the new SRT file +  - Edit the new .srt file 
-    - Delete the first two linesthe WEBVTT file and the blank line beneath it+    - Delete the first two linesthe WEBVTT file and the blank line beneath it
     - For each timestamp, replace the period with a comma.     - For each timestamp, replace the period with a comma.
       * From: 00:00:03.090 (from VTT)       * From: 00:00:03.090 (from VTT)
       * To: 00:00:03,090 (in SRT)       * To: 00:00:03,090 (in SRT)
- +    - Optionally, you can removed the names from the captions (so the caption is "hello world" instead of "John Smith: hello world") 
-===Method 2=== +Preparing the file using vim:  
-Use [[https://subtitletools.com/convert-to-srt-online]] +  - fix dot to comma''<color #666666>:g/^[0-9]/s/\./\,/g</color>'' 
-  - Browse to VTT file +  - remove names from captions: ''<color #666666>:g/[A-Za-z].*:/s/^.*: ⁄⁄ </color>'' 
-  Convert +//There may be programs that do this conversion but that's not what I'm using.//
-  Download SRT file+
 ===Adding the captions to your movie=== ===Adding the captions to your movie===
-  * In Resolve, File > Import file > Import Subtitle, select the file.+  * In Resolve, Timeline Edit 
 +  * File > Import file > Import Subtitle, select the .srt file
 +  * In timeline, above Video 1, right-click and add subtitle track.
   * It becomes a third track area, above audio and video track areas.   * It becomes a third track area, above audio and video track areas.
-  * I have found that if the captions start at 00:00:03,090, after you import the captions start at 00:00:00,000.  So you need to select all captions (cursor on first caption, Y to select all tracks, Command-click on the audio and video tracks so only captions are selected, and slide it to the right (e.g., to 00:00:03,090). +  * Move the timeline cursor to the place where the first caption should go (if captions start at 00:00:03,090, then move cursor to approximately there) 
-  * Then select the caption track, and go to inspector.  I have found these to be useful:+  * Copy the srt file to this track to align with this cursor (at approximately 00:00:03,090)
 +  * On the caption track, choose the eyeball to make captions visible
 +  * Then select the caption track, and go to inspector.  I have found these to be useful, but play around till you're happy:
     * Open Sans size 35 line spacing -10 Left alignment     * Open Sans size 35 line spacing -10 Left alignment
     * Transform position x=808  y=32, anchor bottom and centered     * Transform position x=808  y=32, anchor bottom and centered
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 ===Rendering with Captions Showing=== ===Rendering with Captions Showing===
 +  * Use Custom (you can't export to YouTube directly, for example)
 +  * Video
   * Open Subtitle Settings   * Open Subtitle Settings
   * Export Subtitle   * Export Subtitle
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   - Find the place on your computer to save it and name it   - Find the place on your computer to save it and name it
   - Change file type to JPEG or whatever, and hit Export to save the frame as an image   - Change file type to JPEG or whatever, and hit Export to save the frame as an image
 +
 +====Combine MTS files to MP4====
 +In Any Video Converter Ultimate...
 +  - Select Convert Videos
 +  - In Finder, go to the directory private
 +  - See: AVCHD, right click on it and Show Package Contents
 +  - See: BDMV, right click on it and Show Package Contents
 +  - See: a bunch of MTS files like 00000.MTS, 00001.MTS
 +  - Select all of these (shift click)
 +  - Copy these to Any Video Converter
 +  - Make sure they are in the right order, 00000, 00001, 00002, etc
 +  - Choose the output format, I use: HD MP4 Video (X264, Auto size up to 1920x1080, AAC, Stereo, 44100 Hz
 +  - Put checkmark in the box Merge All Files
 +  - Specify file name
 +  - Select output folder (e.g., Any Video Converter)
 +  - Convert Now
 +
 +
 +
  
 =====Other Notes===== =====Other Notes=====
 +====Tweaks====
 +Improving your interaction with Resolve.
 +
 +[[https://blog.frame.io/2020/02/24/davinci-resolve-performance/|from a 2/24/2020 blog]]
 +  * Performance mode. Preferences, User settings, playback settings.  
 +    * Set Performance Mode=Automatic
 +    * set Hide UI Overlays
 +    * set Minimize interface updates during playback.
 +  * Speed up playback during editing.\\ //Look in upper corner when playing, see frames/second (e.g., 29.97) and green or red dot.  Red dot means your computer can't keep up with the playback.  The following will likely help.//
 +    * Playback > Proxy Playback.  Set to half or quarter.
 +    * This speeds up playback.
 +    * Image may appear a bit blurry, but the playback won't jump.
 +    * Does not affect final output of your project.
 ====Archiving/offloading projects to preserve disk space==== ====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. 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.
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 ===Import and Export=== ===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. 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.
 +
 +====Recent Findings and Process 17oct2020====
 +I have been using one project for many programs.  So what I am doing now is:
 +  - Projects > right click on the project > Export Project.  
 +    - This exports the .drp file that holds project information, no media.  
 +    - Export project twice: once with and and once without Stills and LUTs.
 +    - Add date to the file, eg: ''WWII Interviews 20201017 Stills LUTs''
 +    - I am storing these in directory ''Resolve Project Backups - DRPs'' on my D24 disk
 +  - Copy the source directory (e.g., ''20200823 WWII John Doe'' that holds the raw video and photos) for each recording (program or timeline) to directory on backup disk (me: ''Resolve Video Backups'' on D24 disk)
 +
 +====Draw Text Onto Video====
 +Added 20201101: You want text not just to appear, but to stoke itself on.  Writing your text onto the video.
 +  - Timeline, Media Pool, Create new fusion composition.  Name it, drag it to timeline where you want it.
 +  - Select it, go to Fusion tab
 +  - Hide Keyframes
 +  - Add a text thing (see: T+)
 +  - Give it text, pick font.  
 +  - Connect it to MediaOut
 +  - Select the text, Command-Shift-Space, MaskPaint
 +  - On MaskPaint Inspector, Tools (next to Controls), Invert (so you can see the text)
 +  - MaskPaint, Controls
 +  - Brush controls: Adjust the size of the circle so it will cover the strokes in the text, softness to zero
 +  - Stroke Controls: set Stroke Animation to Write On
 +  - Go to frame zero
 +  - Then click and drag the mouse to cover the text left to right
 +  - Back to Mask Control and uncheck Invert
 +  - Bring back Keyframes
 +  - Select all of the white marks, they turn yellow
 +  - Right-click and choose Time Stretching
 +  - Shrink them till they use the time you want,eg 1 or 2 seconds 
 +  - Right-click and disable Time Stretching
 +
 +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]]
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 ====Cleaning Up After==== ====Cleaning Up After====
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