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Declan Smith
Re: Best way to log interviews in Davinci? <----newbie
on Jan 12, 2019 at 10:27:37 am
Last Edited By Declan Smith on Jan 12, 2019 at 10:56:33 am

DaVinci Resolve has Duration Markers. I used these on an interview piece I did recently. On the media page, double click your interview clip (or multicam clip if you have multiple angles) and this will load it into the viewer. Now play your clip and mark in/out on the segment you want. Next go to the menu item Mark->Convert in/out to duration Marker. Whilst the marker is highlighted, select Shift-M (or menu Mark->Modify Marker), and a dialog will pop up allowing you to rename the marker and add notes etc.

Now in the media pool, your clip will have a disclosure triangle and a new marked region called whatever you typed in the name field. I tend to write the first line of the dialog making it quick to build the story. Your media pool will look something like this:

When you want to add a region into your timeline, you can simply just drag the region onto your timeline. The nice thing about this is you can fine edit in the timeline as these regions are just markers, and for multicam clips, you can switch cameras as needed in the timeline.

You have an added advantage with Resolve. If you build your interview piece by audio queues (i.e. to get the story), Resolve has an amazing video transition built in called "smooth cut". On many clips this will do such a smooth transition that you wouldn't see jump cuts as long as you keep the transition between 2 & 6 frames long and there isn't a massive amount of movement. It's great for taking out umms & arhhs and making your interviewee a fluid speaker.

Declan Smith
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