How to Import Video Files into DaVinci Resolve
DaVinci Resolve is a potential software tool for video editors and is commonly used by professionals. There are so many tools and features to explore inside, but if you are a beginner then you may not be able to use it so interactively. The article below will provide you complete information about how you can import your files to DVR. It will provide useful information to beginners but if you are searching for advanced tips, then it is good to visit Best Tutorials for DaVinci Resolve in 2017 .
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Watch the video below to check what Filmora can do for you.
Supported File Formats in DaVinci Resolve
DVR extends its support to four different types of file formats and the list covers all popular sets, hence you can process your media files fast.
- Supported Video formats and codecs include but are not limited to: QuickTime, AVI, R3D, MXF, Prores, DNxHD, MXF, DPX, CIN, EXR.
- Some of the most commonly processed image file formats are: .tif, .psd, .png, .dng, .jpg, .exr and .dpx.
- It also allows FCPXML/EDL/AAF files.
- Popular audio file formats supported by DVR: AAC, MP4, AIFF, WAVE and Broadcast Wave etc.
For the complete supported list, please check the DaVinci Resolve 12.5 Supported Formats and Codecs
How to Import Video to DaVinci Resolve:
There are three useful techniques to import videos to DaVinci Resolve:
Method 1: Import from Media Browser
Once you have created your project, then simply click on Preferences at top left corner of DVR.
Step 1: Set your hard drive for DVR interaction and then check the option “automatically display attached storage locations”.
Step 2: Search for your desired files in the Media Storage Browser, the viewer window will help you to preview all selections.
Step 3: Now select your required file and simply drag and drop the file from the Media Browser window to the Media Pool.
Step 4: If you want to customize the project settings, do it now by clicking the option Change to change the settings.
Step 5: If you want to delete the media after previewing, you can right click the video and select “remove selected clips” to delete.
If you want to process multiple files simultaneously, click on the empty area on the Media Browser panel and then click and drag across the multiple clips.
The batch file processing task can also be completed by using ‘add folder and subfolder to media pool’ option. It will help you to get files from different folders within very less time.
If you just want to import a portion of the video to the media pool, you should try the Create Subclip feature:
- Choose your media clip and open it with viewer.
- Set In-Out points for your sub-clip.
- Simply right click on Job Bar and then choose option to make sub-clip. The new clip will immediately appear on media pool.
Watch the video tutorial below to get more detailed information
Method 2: Import from File:
It is also possible to import files using File Menu option. The process is quite simple and demands just a few seconds. Locate your file position, then press Open option to bring your video files to the media pool without wasting much of your time.
Method 3: Directly Drag and Drop:
Here is the simple technique. Use drag and drop feature to get your media files on pool directly.
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