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A non-linear editing software developed by Blackmagic Design which is mainly used for colour correction and grading.

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Freeze frames in DaVinci Resolve

How can I take a single frame of footage and extend it over several seconds on the timeline?
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Brightness/Contrast Difference from PC to YouTube

So I have a trailer I've been working on, I did everything in Davinci Resolve 12. When I convert the video using Handbrake everything looks fine, but when I upload it to YouTube, either there's a ton ...
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Grading Colour To Black And White In Davinci Resolve

I use Photoshop / ACR a lot and I'm well used to they way they handle conversion from black and white. I have control over reds, greens, blues, yellows, cyan and magentas, which allows a huge ...
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DaVinci Resolve: Difference between adjusting Y or YRGB

In DaVinci Resolve 14, some operations can be performed on all of the Y, R, G, B channels at the same time or only on one of them. What is the difference between adjusting only Y, or adjusting all of ...
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Exporting XML EDL from Premiere to Davinci Resolve

What is the best way to successfully export an EDL from Premiere to Davinci Resolve? Currently I export a Final Cut Pro XML, but whenever I import into Davinci, there are often errors with scale and ...
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How to save each segment as a separate file with DaVinci Resolve?

I have a movie imported into my project. The movie consists of several aikido techniques. I want to slice the movie with blade into several segments, each contains only one aikido technique. Having ...
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What does a color grading software offer over a compositor?

I know there are many color grading programs around, DaVinci Resolve being a popular one. But I'm having trouble understanding what exactly they offer over a CC node in any compositing or editing ...
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DaVinci Resolve: Blur and fade title on top of video

I am using DaVinci Resolve 14. Is it possible to have titles on top of video which blur and fade out at the same time? I know how to fade them, but I cannot blur them. Adding a transition seem to ...
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Should I do color grading in FCPX or round trip do DaVinci Resolve?

I'm an amateur learning to edit videos from my GoPro, DSLR, and quadcopter. I've tried various NLE's for cutting and liked FCPX workflow much more then Premiere Pro and similar editors with tracks. ...
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DaVinci 12 - Noise Reduction Strategy

What would be the best order to apply these node adjustments to ProRes HQ 4K footage in DaVinci Resolve 12: Colour Chart Primaries Saturation Sharpening Noise Reduction Thanks in advance.
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Why are there two ways to keyframe-animate geometric transformations?

In DaVinci Resolve 14, there seem to be two ways to use keyframe animations with geometric transformations. One is on the Edit page, using the Inspector. Here it seems to be possible to smoothen out ...
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DaVinci Resolve: Track with points outside of a window

I am completely new both to video editing and DaVinci Resolve 14. I would like to apply stabilization to a clip which has a constantly moving and changing object in the middle. Therefore I only want ...
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Properly working with vector files

I have a project that I've edited in Davinci Resolve 12 where I want to add a logo in the beginning. However, Resolve won't import either PDF, SVG or EPS format, so I created a high resolution PNG of ...
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How to make 1:1 ratio video in Davinci Resolve?

I want to make 1:1 ratio Instagram videos using Davinci Resolve. But I am unable to find how to change the aspect ratio to 1:1 using Davinci Resolve.
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Is there an equivalent to Vegas' “select to end” feature in DaVinci Resolve?

Vegas had an option in the context menu after right clicking on a track to select all clips to the end of that track. Does Resolve have the same feature?
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Image blocks anything that's underneath it to be shown

Normally, when putting a video clip over another in Davinci Resolve, the latter can be seen where the former ends if you move it out of the way. However, this doesn't seem to be the case when working ...
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Davinci Resolve 12 (Editing)

So, Im starting a project in Davinci Resolve 12 (DR12) but I am used to using FCPX and they way I can change the Field Dominance for the clips as I use a Canon C100 which records in 25p (50i) AVCHD, ...
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Best Way To Improve Davinci Resolve 12 Playback Speed?

I run a 2011 MacBook Pro, and it can barely handle Davinci Resolve 12. The biggest problem I have is playback. Playback is very laggy for me, and that is a problem because I need cut and sync clips ...
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How can I ensure that DaVinci Resolve will detect and/or load my .mp4 / .avi files?

New user of DaVinci Resolve, explain-like-I'm-five. =) Have installed and followed instructions for setting up Resolve 12 on my Windows 7 16gb ram computers with GeForce 760 gpu. Initially, Resolve ...
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Noise reduction in DaVinci Resolve 14 free version

DaVinci Resolve is great for hobbyists because it has a fairly capable free version. Unfortunately, the free version does not include noise reduction functionality. Are there any free tools/plugins ...
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How do I batch replace video clips in Premiere to graded copies? (from Da Vinci Resolve)

My color grader and I are working in parallel. I'm editing in Adobe Premiere, and he is grading in Da Vinci Resolve (version CC 2015.2 and 12, respectively). I gave him an early rough cut of the ...
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Thunderbolt 3 & eGPU viable for Video Processing?

I am pondering about getting a (new) notebook at some point. Apparently TB3 (officially) supports external GPU's now. The problem is that the speed of TB3 is still much lower than Pci-x... So I was ...
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Green screen Issue shooting with dslr (background green changes)

I don't have a real green screen, just a piece of canvas painted green and not even the "best" color of screen. I've taken some short videos with a dslr (Nikon D7100) of me using a mobile phone and ...
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Wrapping AVI with RGBA channels in a MOV file?

I'm very new to this honestly I'm trying take a rendered sequence with an alpha channel that I exported from HitFilm 4, and import it into Davinci Resolve. Resolve doesn't support AVI (I didn't know ...
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Merge clips with playback-speed automation

I've got two source clips, and I want specific frames to line up across the merged playback sequence. Eg. clip1@frame38 & clip2@frame27 >> merge1@frame27 clip1@frame56 & clip2@...
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Workflow of editing in Premiere and Color Grading in Davinci

I am new to color grading in Davinci Resolve (Studio) and am not sure about how the workflow should go. As far as I understand there are three options: Color Correct all Clips and render in losless ...
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Changing duration of multiple still frames at once (stopmotion animation)

I want to make video from multiple still photos (some kind of slideshow). When I drag&drop photos from media pool, they appear on timeline, but last too long. When I select all frames, press right ...
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Switching from Adobe to Resolve

I want to switch from Adobe Pr to Resolve. I downloaded it and now have some questions: How can I put any of the windows (Timeline, Preview...) on another screen? All in all the customisation seems ...
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How do I use Resolve to permanently extract and save small clips from mov files/

I have hundreds of GBs of movs that I want to get rid of most of the video from each on and then do some editing. What would be the workflow using Resolve? Export as? or Transcode as? Thanks
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Display multiple clips in DaVinci Resolve 12

I'm very new to DaVinci Resolve and I'm still trying to figure out what DaVinci Resolve is good at and for what effects I should use other software. The result I want to achieve is to see multiple ...
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DaVinci Resolve 12.5.5 - Deselect Power Window

When you're in the Color tab and have an active Power Window selected in the Viewer, is there a keyboard shortcut to toggle it on/off to see the unencumbered view of your clip? "Deselect All" doesn't ...
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Resolve Transcoding Workflow

I'm struggling to find an optimal workflow with Resolve 14 involving XAVC-S video. I need to transcode to ProRes 422 (HQ) to edit and grade within Resolve. At present I am bringing all my source ...
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Color correction/grading then editing in Premiere

I'm trying to incorporate color correction/grading into my Adobe Premiere CC workflow. I have an x-rite color checker, and have had some success calibrating in Davinci Resolve Lite, but I don't want ...
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Dark Video/Gama Shift from Davinci Resolve to YouTube

I've asked a version of this question before, and found a workaround solution that worked for a while. But now I'm at a point that I'd like to find a real answer to my problem. So I edit and color my ...
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Final Cut Pro X & Davinci Resolve workflow

I'd like to grade a Final Cut Pro X project with Davinci Resolve. Unfortunately my Final Cut experience is very limited and I don't understand how to get a consolidated project, linked to the original ...
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Empty library in DaVinci Resolve

I just wanted to work through the DaVinci Lite's manual. It says, the library browser should display all available volumes (Fixed, network and removable). It displays, however, only one empty, ...
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Tracking mask in Davinci Resolve

Video editing n00b here. I have a clip where a person touches a screen with an access card. I want the screen to be red before it is touched, and green after. I've used a PlanarTracker node to track ...
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Two video sources framerates vary by .01 FPS. Will this cause problems?

I'm just getting started and have some user-level equipment, not professional grade. My Sony Handycam outputs MTS and MP4 at 29.97 FPS. My LG K30 smartphone outputs MP4 at 29.98FPS Using Davinci ...
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daVinci Resolve: Split-clip shortcut on German keboard

What is the keyboard shortcut for split clip on German keyboards in daVinci Resolve 15 ? While a clip was selected in the edit tab's timeline and the playhead was over it, I tried Ctrl+\ (=Strg+AltGr+...
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How do I remove video scan lines in DaVinci Resolve (or Fusion?)

I have little-to-no prior video editing experience, but am trying to edit together a video from when a friend and I flew in a full-motion flight simulator for a website. I shot the video with my DSLR,...
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Track and apply fixed positioning in frame for subject

I used tripod to film a subject which is speaking and their head is moving around ever so slightly. I want to to position the subject based on their eyes so that their eyes do not move at all. I am ...
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Davinci Resolve 15 Beta workflow bar covering up color settings

I have Davinci Resolve 15 Public Beta. The bar on the bottom that enables you to switch from editing to color grading is covering up the settings for RGB, and I cannot drag the window up to make the ...
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DaVinci Resolve: Fix insufficiently smooth top-down drone footage

I am completely new to both video editing and DaVinci Resolve, so please bear with me. I have some drone footage which looks directly downwards onto a flat surface. It has panning, rotation and ...
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Resolve (Correct/Grade) > XML > FCPX

Can an XML exported from Resolve contain corrections/grading decisions (made in Resolve) that FCPX can apply to the a single large ProRes file, or does a new ProRes large file need to rendered from ...
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70D mov import to DaVinci Resolve 12 appear darker

I import mov files from Canon 70D to Davinci Resolve 12 and it appears darker on the preview than if I run the video on VLC video player. I render the video and the output is the same as on the ...
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Davinci resolve 11 lite. Add white borders

How to add white borders to cropped video? I have 4:3 video. Want to convert it to 1:1 with white borders. How to change border color?
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DaVinci Resolve Error

So when I try to save a project in DaVinci Resolve, most of the time everything works fine, but every now and then I get an error and I loose any work I did on a project since the last save. Here's ...
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Square edges after rotating video in DaVinci Resolve?

I rotated one of my clips in Resolve to square up some of the lines (compositionally), then zoomed in so that the top and bottom edges were cropped to straight by the dimensions of the timeline viewer....
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How can you fix color banding from VHS video tape?

Old VHS tapes often have horizonal lines/bands that slowly scroll up or down the video during playback. This video is already on DVD, so I am trying to remove the banding. The Tools I'm using include:...
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How to deal with reflections in a space helmet

I am currently working on a short sci-fi film, and one scene involves a character going on a space walk. I've made a helmet, which has a plastic visor. The problem is that this visor is very ...