How do you import a XML of a timeline accurately so that each frame lines up as to how it was in the non-linear editor? This is where the second Reel Assist option in DaVinci Resolve comes into play. In this movie, author Patrick Inhofer walks you through how to use the second Reel Assist option in DaVinci Resolve to import your XML file well.
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- Let's pause for a moment and consider,…so far I've imported the XML twice.…So far, I've had problems both times.…You don't see me complaining about it.…I'm not calling the editor up at this point,…going nuts, pulling my hair out.…Why?…Well, because this is what the conform process looks like.…It's a little bit of hit and miss, and hopefully you've…got more hit than miss.…Along those lines, we're going to try importing this XML…a third time.…
This time with a different option in our RealAssist.…So if we go ahead, delete this timeline again,…jump up into our project settings,…into our master project settings.…Come back down to our conform options,…and now this time, instead of embedding in source clip file,…we're going to change it to source clip file name.…In other words, our real number is now going to be…our source clip file name.…This often fixes a ton of problems.…
Just trying these two options usually gets you 95%…of the way there.…You just never know which one is going to be the right one.…I'll hit save, and once again, I'm going to go ahead…
You'll also explore the concept of conforming. Conforming is verifying your timeline in Resolve precisely matches the timeline exported from your non-linear editor. Plus, learn the options for sending your color corrected timeline back to your nonlinear editor for final graphics and export.
- Why move your timelines into Resolve?
- Understanding the round-tripping process
- Understanding XML
- The differences between round-trip workflows
- How to verify your timeline is imported correctly
- Rendering out individual clips vs. rendering out single clips