As you learn to round trip between your non-linear editor and DaVinci Resolve, you need to learn about how to conform your timeline. How do you conform the timeline? Why is it important? Author Patrick Inhofer discusses the importance of conforming your timeline so you know that all the edit points are correct and that you have all the media.
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- As you get ready to learn how to round trip like a pro,…I need to re-emphasize the importance…of what is generally called, the conform,…or conforming, or conforming the timeline.…Remember in an earlier movie where I talked about…the golden rule of round-tripping?…Thou shalt not shift a single edit point,…or slip a single shot,…not even by one frame.…The moment you break this rule,…and trust me your client will eventually figure out…you messed up their timeline,…you will lose the confidence of your client.…
After all, if you can't get the timeline right,…why should they expect you to get anything else right?…And this is what the conform process is all about.…Conforming the timeline is the process…by which you ensure the XML you imported…is shot for shot, frame for frame,…matched to the locked approved timeline.…And the key to conforming your timeline…is a reference movie.…
If we take another look at part one of the…handles workflow,…down there are the end of step seven, are two exports.…One is the XML,…the other is the reference movie.…
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