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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: 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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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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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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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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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 can you fix color banding from VHS video tape in post-processing?

Old VHS tapes often have horizontal 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 in post-processing. The ...
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What's the difference between Blackmagic Fusion and Resolve?

I'm a total noob to video production in general, but looking to get more into it. I've become a bit confused looking at some software solutions, though. I've seen great reviews for both of ...
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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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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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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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Which tool or method should be used to make text on a whiteboard look natural / right?

I am not a professional video editor, but I am involved in the production of a small-scale educational video series. A main part of this video contains a teacher sitting at a table with a whiteboard ...
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Working on audio effects for multiple clips at once

My problem is that I have many clips with audio and I need to remove, modify and apply audio effects to all of them at once. Initially, I added an audio effect to a long clip and then I split it in ...
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Tracked Text Title renders “strange”

I am tracking a text object and sticking it to a certain point in my clip. This all work as expected, and looks good inside the fusion tab. But... when I view this in the "edit" tab... the ...
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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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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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Render failed - Davinci Resolve 16

I have a problem with exporting an old timeline from Resolve. In 15 it worked fine, but I did some changes in an old composition and want to export the updated version. Error message says: Render ...
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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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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 add typewriter effect in Davinci Resolve or Fusion?

I know that Adobe After Effects allows adding typewriter effect to text in videos but how to do the same in Davinci Resolve or Fusion?
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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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Looking to write a DaVinci Resolve plugin

I have a pretty specific requirement for a plugin to detect stillness. I'm shooting a lot of screencasts and the shooting process leaves lots of pauses, which must be removed in the edit. I'm a ...
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Cannot create a multi cam clip in Resolve 16

I'm a newbie when it comes to DiVince Resolve so hopefully this question isn't too stupid... I'm using version 16 and am trying to create a multi-came editing session. There are many tutorials out ...
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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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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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Managing compound clips in Davinci Resolve 16

I've made a couple compound clips in my Davinci resolve project. Right now, I need to open that project, manually copy required clips and paste them in a new project. Is there any way to create a ...
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Davinci Resolve 16 wont playback a clip in the timeline preview

I have a brand new project, with some media imported to the pool. I marked in and out on a clip on the left hand preview, dragged it to the timeline, and tried to play the result in the timeline ...
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How to fade in/apply transition as a node in Fusion to image in Davinci Resolve?

Title says it all. I have a media-type node in Fusion which is an image, which I'd like to fade in + out/transition with dissolve as a node inside of a video. However, the "Dissolve (DX)" node doesn'...
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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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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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Normalizing audio output loudness (LKFS/LUFS) in DaVinci Resolve 16

DaVinci Resolve 16 adds a great feature that allows applying "Normalize audio levels" on a clip using the ITU BS.1770 or EBU R128 standards, to a target level of -23 LKFS/LUFS, or similar. However, ...
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Help achieving a specifc effect in DaVinci Resolve - glowing floating head fades in and then out

Disclaimer: I'm a total video newbie. Until 4 days ago I had never used an NLE before or even heard the acronym. I'm an experienced musician, and with much of the country shut down, an ex-bandmate ...
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Davinci Resolve Fusion draw tail by track points

I hope someone will understand my question. This is my fusion clip right now I want to draw a tail of this purple circle. Can't understand which tool will help me. Nodes: I want something like this:...
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Davinci Resolve 16 - Image duration not change

I am new in the field of video production and a new user in Davinci Resolve 16.1.2.026. I want to change the duration of an image in my clip but whatever I tried din't work... My default standard ...
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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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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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DaVinci Resolve: hide timeline viewer

I was playing around with Resolve, and managed to show a second window thingy (the black one in the screenshot) via View > Source/Timeline Viewer. Now I can't seem to make it disappear. I have tried ...
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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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Is Davinci Resolve 16 good for beginers?

I have just started video editing. I have little experiences, and I want good free software for video editing. When I was searching on the internet I came across Davinci Resolve 16. T know it's ...
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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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Matching colors between two clips

(Newbie alert) Using DaVinci Resolve 16 free, I'm trying to create a video trick in which I tap a ball out of my laptop. The two clips I'm using are (1) laptop being tilted and tapped, (2) ball ...
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What to do in order to avoid noises on records from DSLR for greenscreen?

I am an amateur, but I would love to record myself at video and then cut the background, so I can paste myself on top of prepared slides. Unfortunately each time I record a video there is a noise at ...
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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@...