Right click on the clip (or open the Clip menu with the clip selected) and select "Change Clip Speed". A popup will open:
Check the "Freeze frame" check box and then hit "Change". The clip can now be resized and it will only show that frame for its duration.
DaVinci doesn't really have a strong toolset when it comes to working with titles and motion graphics, although given BlackMagic's current trajectory, that may change in the near future. For now, you'll have more control over graphic element animations in other packages like AE, Motion, or even Premiere or FCPX. Blackmagic Design also offer their own ...
Go to the deliver tab and on the left click on the file menu. Above it yopu should see the checkboxes labelled Render [ ] single clip [✓] Individual clips. check the individual clips box, and then check the Use Unique Filenames box. This will output every clip in your sequence as a separate file, with a numeric suffix, eg output_0001.mov, output_0002.mov…
Ok, so I solved it myself, and it wasn't pretty.
To be able to work with my vector file in Davinci Resolve 12 (and in Final Cut Pro X without loosing any detail), I first had to convert it into a font. Yes, you read that correctly. I had to create a font where I assigned my logo to a specific character and then use the font in my editing program.
First, with the Premiere project closed, move the original files that you're editing with to a new folder or other location. Open your project and it will warn you of missing files. Click the Relink others automatically checkbox and then hit Locate.
Navigate to the folder with the new graded footage, find the first clip and press Ok. It will then ...
The current way to accomplish this is to either:
1) Toggle the menu [Workspace] > [Single Viewer Mode]
- or -
2) Toggle the [ ] /  button (top right of the viewer)
NOTE: Resolve will only enable the options and allow the use of two viewers if it has enough screen space (screen real estate) to do so. And that is probably the reason why opening/...
The functionality of editing vs color grading vs compositing software is overlapping since every professional software can do a bit of everything. But they are experts in their own domain. Resolve has finer color controls (1), but also some functionality that you won't find in compositing software (2).
Will they merge some day? This does depend on the job ...
My statement that the effect looks the same was incorrect. The use of these sliders is explained in the manual, in "Primary Grading Controls" -> "Color Wheels Palette" -> "RGB Lift/Gamma/Gain Sliders" (page 725 in the v14 manual). Quoting:
... These three controls allow easy Y-only adjustments to contrast, where an increase in contrast results in ...
It's called "Select Clips Forward On This Track", and it's activated by placing the playhead (the tall orange marker) over the first clip you want to select and doing one of the following:
Select Clips Forward On This Track: Y
Select Clips Forward On All Tracks: Alt/Option+Y
There are more of these available in the Timeline menu ("Select Clips Backward", "...
It doesnt really matter what type of lighting instruments you use, tungsten, hmi, led, flo, so long as you use the same color temperature lights to light the screen as you do to gauge the lighting of your scene and subjects.
I do a lot of greenscreen work, and my best "short" advice:
1.) Get as big a screen as you can afford. And get your subjects as far ...
You can use ffmpeg, a free command-line tool to do this.
The command is
ffmpeg.exe -i in.avi -c:v copy out.mov
This will copy the video stream over without transcoding or dropping the alpha. The caveat here is that if MOV doesn't support the codec of the AVI video stream, then ffmpeg will fail. But, then you can simply run
ffmpeg.exe -i in.avi -c:v ...
Use Resolve, it is far superior to FCPX for grading.
This is my workflow, since I always shoot in RAW with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. I know there are ways to do this using XML, but I've run into issues with that when I segment a larger clip in FCPX and then bring it back to resolve it will then have each of those clips as individuals, instead of the ...
I've looked into this recently myself, given that the MBP line is not exactly a workhorse when it comes to GPU processing.
eGPUs are actually being done now over TB2, with great success. I have a friend who purchased a similar unit to the Akitio Thunder2 (the Bizon-Tech version), put a decent GPU in it (I think it was the GTX960 or similar), and ...
There is actually a specific option for this in Resolve.
In your primaries pane (bottom left of the color tab) navigate to the "rgb mixer" tab.
In the top right of the tab, click the options menu (3 dots)
Check the 'make monochrome' command.
Now you'll see 6 from the 9 rgb mixer bars turn gray and you'll be able to use the other 3 to mix you black and ...
You are on The right track! There is not a specific effect to accomplish what you want to achieve.
The only way (unless there is a 3rd party plugin, I don't know about) is to stack the 4 clips on separate tracks in the edit tab. Select one of them open the inspector (panel on the top right of the edit page) scale down and adjust the placement. The video ...
In the Text+ tool there is a control for write-on that does exactly what you want. To quote from the Fusion 9 Tool Reference:
This range control is used to quickly apply simple Write On
and Write Off effects to the text. To create a Write On effect,
animate the End portion of the control from 1 to 0 over the length of
time required. To ...
The best thing you can do is get as much right on set as possible. Cover cast, crew, and equipment with black fabric, hide them behind black curtains, Get your talent as far away from the green screen as far as you can while still maintaining its utility; choose your angles carefully, and keep the shots short, because whatever you do, you're going to have ...
This is what the Multi-Cam feature is for. You can see this Tutorial: How to use Multicam in Resolve in it, you can preview all cameras at once. Keep in mind that this is quite perfomance intensif. Make sure to use Proxy to improve performance.
First, cut the longer clip into 3, to separate the reversed part from the rest of the clip. Then bring the clip into fusion, link the input to a transform node, then to the output. The transform node can flip horizontally on the right hand side panel options for it.
A shortcut to do this quicker is you can do it in the edit page also, by just selecting the ...
Firstly - Davinci Resolve (since v15) now includes Fusion as a sub-tool. Additionally some component features of Fusion are embedded within the Resolve interface and conversely some features of Resolve are accessible from within the Fusion tool.
So ... I will try and answer below - as if Resolve did not include any Fusion components:
Resolve has its well ...
Looks like Handbrake is outputting full range but flagging it as video levels, so the Handbrake output actually has Y=0 as black and Y=255 as white but the flag is telling Youtube that Y=16 is black and Y=235 is white.
If you upload a short segment (3-5s) of both your Handbrake input and output, that can be confirmed.
I've just received an answer on another forum:
Select "DaVinci Resolve" from the main menu, select "Preferences"
In the media storage tab press "+" and select the desired folder / drive.
Press OK and restart DaVinci.
OK, this software is definitely not intuitive, and one should not read the first 100 pages of the manual too fast!
In the Media View window, select all the clips you want to change. Right click one of the selected clips and choose "Clip Attributes". In the Video portion of the Clip Attributes, tell Resolve what you want it to do.
You can do it right in QuickTime.
Open the videos in QuickTime
Edit > Trim
Save or Export those shorter clips
Import them into your preferred editor
If you do want to use Resolve:
Import your clips to your Media Pool
Click on the Edit tab, select all of your clips in the media pool, drag them to your timeline. The order of them doesn't matter, if you ...
DO NOT USE "AUTO". It is working against you. A nice, even video image of the green is needed. Setting your camera to "auto" just means that there is no single "formula" for which green to key out.
USE BETTER LIGHT. it is not clear why you say "I think it is good enough", and then tell us that it is not good enough? We typically light the green screen ...
Definitely proRes 422HQ.
While you won't gain anything by encoding in a higher quality codec, what you will do is avoid losing more.
Proxy codecs are just that: stand-ins for the real content, their job is not to faithfully encode the material, it's to be lightweight and easy to play, so you can swap in the full quality copy later. Whoever it was that ...
Depends on whether or not you care about the image appearing squashed/stretched.
If you don't care, then you can hold the shift key while dragging the corners of the transform tool to unlock the aspect ratio. You can also do this by clicking the chain link icon between the x and y values of the "Zoom" item in the inspector pane, and then altering the ...