Join Patrick Inhofer for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of DaVinci Resolve Guru: Moving Timelines Between Editing Apps.
- If you have access to the exercise files, I strongly encourage you to follow along with what I'm doing as you watch this series. After all, the best way of learning something new is to involve as many of your sense as possible, so watch, listen, and do. Here's what you'll find in these exercise files In the Documents folder is a PDF of one of my keynotes that you can use as a reference. Please, don't post it anywhere, I'm providing it to you for your personal education and ongoing referral.
In this Media folder are all the video assets for you to follow along with me in this Guru title, which contains this ProResLTE media. You can follow everything I do using these files. For a more realistic experience, and to follow along precisely with what I'm doing, there's an additional download package. If you have the bandwidth to download the almost two gigs of camera original footage, drop it into the Media folder like I've just done.
It contains the true camera original footage trimmed but not recompressed. It includes RED R3Ds and QuickTime ProRes 422HQ footage. That's the footage I'm using for the rest of these movies. I strongly suggest you download this footage as you're following along to precisely match what I'm doing. You also have a Project folder that contains the DaVinci Resolve DRP project file for import into Resolve 12.5.1 or later.
There is also an end project, it's the end of the state of my computer after my last movie. If you don't know how to import these files or how to create a Resolve database and then a Resolve project, please follow up and watch the chapter on databases and projects in my Resolve 12 Essential Training series. Resolve projects are different than most other software and take some explanation, which I cover in the Essential Training title.
Although I will help you get started very quickly in a few moments. We'll also be importing XMLs and EDLs, which are saved in this folder. Now let's launch Resolve and set up our database. I've launched DaVinci Resolve, we're now set up in the default database. I personally prefer creating a new database for every project I work on. So what I'm going do is create a new database by coming up to this caret here. Select database and create.
I'm going to call this database Guru_Roundtrip and now I've got to decide what directory I'm going to place it into. Let's put it on the desktop. I've called this folder Guru_Moving Timelines. And now, I click Open and Create New Database.
Click OK. I'll highlight this database, select it. And there it is. We've set up our database and we're ready to get started.
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