Make sure to choose a standard thats supported by both your video interface and your monitor. Use S-curve for contrast: On by default, this checkbox sets the contrast control in the Color Wheels palette to apply an S-curve to the image, such that the shadows and highlights of a signal will not be clipped when you increase the value. That project should now appear in the Project browser to the right. For example, if the current clip has a Master Gain level of 1. Clips of differing resolutions are squished or stretched to match the frame size in all dimensions. If your intended exposure adjustment lifts image data above the maximum white level, dont worry; all image data is preserved and can be retrieved in subsequent adjustments.
All image data below this value will be clipped. Many of these commands exist within the contextual menu that appears when you right-click the background of the Project Manager. Quit: Exits DaVinci Resolve and returns you to the file system. This is on by default. Regardless of how you adjust this control, all image data is preserved and can be retrieved in subsequent adjustments. For more information about creating patterns, see Using the Pattern Field in Chapter 22, Importing Projects and Relinking Media. However, the first time you import media into an empty Media Pool, youre prompted if the incoming media frame rate doesnt match the Timeline frame rate set here, and you have the option of automatically updating this setting to match that of the media youre importing.
Imagine building your own super computer for incredible real time performance! When this option is enabled, only field one will be shown on the monitor when playback is paused; however both fields will be shown when the clips are played. The Inspector, opened and showing a clips parameters ToolbarEleven buttons starting from the left, running along the top of the Timeline, let you choose different tools for performing various editing functions. Some other options are also available at the top: Language: A Language pop-up at the top lets you specify which language the DaVinci Resolve user interface displays. All these cameras work without issues. To Create a New Preset: 1 Alter whichever settings in whatever panels you need to, using the different panels of the Project Settings window. Youll need to enter the same password into the Confirm Password field to make sure a typo doesnt cause you to create a password you didnt intend.
Show All Video Frames on: An alternate setting thats ideal when youre doing effects work, for which you need to see every single frame play back, sequentially. Make Broadcast Safe: A checkbox that turns broadcast safe limiting on and off. This gives you the freedom to use the platform of your choice, making it easy to integrate with your existing systems and workflows. Fairlight Professional Consoles Fairlight mixing consoles provide high quality tactile controls for nearly every parameter and feature in the software. Raising this value retrieves shadow detail recorded below 0 percent, while leaving the midtones alone.
Clips that are smaller than the current frame size are surrounded by blanking, and clips that are larger than the current frame size are cropped. Media can be freely moved from one folder to another from within the Media Pool. Color Space: Two color spaces are adjustable, depending on your intended workflow: Rec. The first of these, the Audio Mixer, lets you analyze the volume and set levels of tracks and clips in your timeline. Project Manager If youve already opened a project, you can re-open the Project Manager at any time by clicking the Home button at the bottom right-hand corner of the Resolve window. If you turn this checkbox off, reel number is ignored, and all clips in the Timeline are sorted only by source timecode.
Prioritizes audio playback at the expense of dropping video frames when processing power is tight, resulting in a more conventional playback experience. Gain master sensitivity: Controls how quickly adjustments made to the Gain ring surrounding the third trackball from the left will adjust the Gain Contrast parameter in the Color page. Highlight Recovery: A checkbox that lets you include additional highlight sensor data thats usually clipped by the standard decoding matrix. The Render Settings ListThe Render Settings list contains the customizable settings that affect how media is rendered out of Resolve. All controls are logically placed near your natural hand positions and are made out of the highest quality materials. From the source clip frame count: This setting is useful if the source media lacks timecode metadata, and all thats available is a frame count that identifies frames via sequentially numbered integer values. This means that you can create users, not for specific individuals, but for specific types of projects that you want to share common project settings and PowerGrades.
This can be done to hand a project off to another Resolve user, or to bundle a project and its media up for either short- or long-term archiving using the backup methodology of your choice. All open projects appear with a check mark in the upper right-hand corner; the currently open project has an orange corner mark, while other projects open in memory have a gray corner mark. The range is 0 to 100. It might be necessary to turn anti-aliasing off if you notice black blurring at the edges of blanking being applied to an image. All controls are logically placed near your natural hand positions and are made out of the highest quality materials.
It has also got a Color Match feature which will enable you to set the source as well as the target gamma and the target color space. This can be convenient if the source material has black or camera rollup flashes at the beginning of every clip while youre trying to grade dailies. Timeline frame rate: Determines the primary frame rate used by the project. Timeline resolution: A pop-up menu that lets you choose a frame resolution preset to use for image processing while grading. Choosing 16-bit for maximum quality may impact playback performance on some hardware. However, if you need to alter the acceleration of the interpolation of values from one dynamic keyframe to the next, then you can change that keyframes Dissolve Type in order to ease the effect transition youre creating. The full width of the jog bar represents the full duration of the clip in the Viewer.
You can choose between 8-bit and 10-bit. On: Automatically saves the current project every few minutes, as defined by the pop-up menu below that has options for 5, 10, 20, and 30 minute, or 1 hour intervals. Something I have done extensively in Final Cut Pro X and now want to do directly in Resolve, so save the extra step of colour graded, intermediate files rendered from Resolve and. The DaVinci Resolve Preferences window has three main settings that you need to define, if you havent already. All projects inside a deleted folder will be deleted as well. White Balance: Designed to very subtly alter the warmth of the image. You can also roll the scroll wheel while the pointer is within the Mini-timeline to zoom into or out of the currently displayed area.