DaVinci Resolve 12.5

Media

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The powerful media management tools in DaVinci Resolve are compatible with virtually every workflow and file type imaginable, making it the perfect media manager on set or in a large post production facility. From legacy videotape to modern file based workflows, DaVinci Resolve has the tools you need to backup, copy, move and transcode and consolidate massive pools of your most valuable media!

Managing Media

DaVinci Resolve simplifies media management by centralizing key functions on the media page so you can see everything you need all in one place! You can view and playback files, sync sound and trim longer shots into shorter manageable clips. Media can be organized into bins and there are also tools to update timecode, apply look up tables, change pixel aspect ratio and more!

Import Metadata from CSV

DaVinci Resolve 12.5 can import and export metadata from CSV making it easier for anybody using custom spreadsheets or databases on set to merge metadata from the shoot directly with the clips in DaVinci Resolve. This saves countless hours in post production and helps everyone from DITs to assistant editors prep footage faster than ever before!

Clone and Backup Camera Files

When working with file based cameras and removable media it’s critical to have reliable backups of your footage. DaVinci Resolve’s new clone tool copies media drives, memory cards and camera packs to multiple simultaneous destinations while you are still on set. All copies are checksum verified, that means you get exact bit for bit digital copies of your source media. Now you can strike the set with confidence knowing that you have cloned backups and verified all your shots are perfect!

Metadata Tagging and Logging

DaVinci Resolve has more powerful logging and organization tools than any other NLE. Resolve stores the metadata from cameras and digital slates with the clips you add to your Media Pool, plus you can import and export metadata from CSV files! You can add your own metadata templates, create custom views, and log data in real time so you’re ready for editing the minute the camera stops rolling! All metadata can be exported to an ALE file that is compatible with Media Composer and other systems in your project workflow.

Bins and Smart Bins

DaVinci Resolve lets you create bins to organize your footage and has advanced search, sort and sift tools help you quickly find the shots you’re looking for. Now you can create separate bins for source footage and even VFX shots that you know will update daily. When the next batch of VFX shots are ready, simply update the timeline using the new bins to automatically relink and update to the latest version of the shots.

Power Bins

All new Power Bins in the Media Pool allow sharing of content between projects! That means you can create a Power Bin for commonly used items such as graphics, stock footage and sound effect or music libraries that you use across multiple projects. You can even set up power bins that include multiple sub bins for saving elements like shared opening and closing bumpers used in a TV series.

Audio Syncing

If your production is using sound recorded by a separate audio engineer, you will need to sync sound with your picture before screening and editing. DaVinci Resolve can manually or automatically sync your footage while you are still on set! Simply place the audio files in the same bin with the footage, select it all and use the sync command! DaVinci Resolve’s audio syncing tools save valuable time when preparing footage for editing and will help you create super fast dailies for the production team to view each day’s shoot.

Works With Everything

No other system handles more types of file formats in real time so you can edit and grade virtually anything a client brings through the door! DaVinci Resolve allows full unlimited editing and grading of DPX, CIN, EXR, QuickTime, ProRes, DNxHD and MXF files all in real time. If you have commonly used media folders for slates or bumper graphics you can quickly access them with one click using “Favorites” or import TIFF, JPEG, MOV, TGA , BMP and every other supported file just by dragging it in from the your desktop! When it’s time to deliver you can output a wide range of formats including H.264 for web streaming, self contained or single track MXF files and even DCI compliant JPEG 2000 files for theatrical distribution!

Camera RAW Support

DaVinci Resolve includes more native camera file support than any other solution! That means you’re editing and grading directly from the wide dynamic range camera originals. You get compatibility with all Blackmagic Design cameras, support for CinemaDNG RAW and CinemaDNG RAW compressed as well as ARRIRAW Alexa™ and Amira™, RED Camera R3D files including +5K, monochrome and HDRx, Cineform™, Cineform™ 3D, Phantom Raw™, Nikon™, Canon™ C300, C500, 1D, 5D, 7D and the raw cameras from, Panasonic™, Sony™ F65/F55/F5 RAW and their XAVC variants and many, many more!