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Adam Berch
Importing footage at full Resolution with DaVinci Resolve 14 Free Version
on Mar 10, 2018 at 6:54:39 pm

HI,

I am using the free version of Davinci Resolve 14.

I was given footage that was shot in 3840 x 2160.

When I import this media and I look in my browser it says 3840 x 2160.

When I go to Preferences it says the timeline is 1920 X 1080 HD and the video format is HD 1080PsF 23.976

Is my footage importing into Resolve at 3840 x 2160? If not, how can I import it in full resolution?

Does the free version support 3840 x 2160?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks


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Tero Ahlfors
Re: Importing footage at full Resolution with DaVinci Resolve 14 Free Version
on Mar 10, 2018 at 7:29:16 pm

[Adam Berch] "Is my footage importing into Resolve at 3840 x 2160?"

Yes.

[Adam Berch] "Does the free version support 3840 x 2160?
"


Yes and it looks like you should read the manual or check out some basic Resolve course before starting a project.


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Adam Berch
Re: Importing footage at full Resolution with DaVinci Resolve 14 Free Version
on Mar 10, 2018 at 7:42:14 pm

Thanks,

I have been using FCP 7 and Premiere Pro for a very long time. So I know how to edit.

Also, If I have a make a new timeline that's 1920 x 1080 and I put a clip that's 3940 x 2160, will it ask me to change the timeline resolution so it's the same as the clip? FCP and Premiere did that.

Thanks



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Tero Ahlfors
Re: Importing footage at full Resolution with DaVinci Resolve 14 Free Version
on Mar 10, 2018 at 9:25:17 pm

[Adam Berch] "I have been using FCP 7 and Premiere Pro for a very long time. So I know how to edit."

Resolve isn't FCP or Premiere and it has it own pros and cons.

[Adam Berch] "Also, If I have a make a new timeline that's 1920 x 1080 and I put a clip that's 3940 x 2160, will it ask me to change the timeline resolution"

No. It will only ask to change the project framerate if there's a mismatch because that setting will be locked at the moment you start bringing media in.


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Glenn Sakatch
Re: Importing footage at full Resolution with DaVinci Resolve 14 Free Version
on Mar 11, 2018 at 4:35:12 pm

You should see In the media pool that your clip is still at it's native resolution.
You should also see in your project preset that your timeline is set to 1920x1080.

(as long as your frame rate is correct) you should be able to change your timeline to what ever you want...when ever you want. Quite often I will stay in HD until I go to output...then switch to 4k, if required.

As Tero suggested, some basic manual browsing is always suggested for people learning Resolve.

Glenn


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Duke Sweden
Re: Importing footage at full Resolution with DaVinci Resolve 14 Free Version
on Mar 12, 2018 at 2:13:18 am

"Quite often I will stay in HD until I go to output...then switch to 4k, if required..."

Why is that, Glenn? What is the benefit?

Dell XPS 8920
Intel i7 core 7700 build
GeForce GTX 1050ti
32 Gigs of RAM
3 7200 RPM SATA Drives
Windows 10 64-bit
DaVinci Resolve 14.3


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Tero Ahlfors
Re: Importing footage at full Resolution with DaVinci Resolve 14 Free Version
on Mar 12, 2018 at 4:18:29 am

[Duke Sweden] "What is the benefit?"

You'll get better performance in HD if you don't need to work in UHD. If you need to deliver in UHD then just change the timeline resolution before rendering.


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Duke Sweden
Re: Importing footage at full Resolution with DaVinci Resolve 14 Free Version
on Mar 12, 2018 at 12:18:11 pm

That's what I figured but it made too much sense. So I only have to change the timeline in settings, or on the Deliver page?

Dell XPS 8920
Intel i7 core 7700 build
GeForce GTX 1050ti
32 Gigs of RAM
3 7200 RPM SATA Drives
Windows 10 64-bit
DaVinci Resolve 14.3


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Tero Ahlfors
Re: Importing footage at full Resolution with DaVinci Resolve 14 Free Version
on Mar 12, 2018 at 1:15:28 pm

We actually had this exact conversation before but here goes:

When you change the deliver page resolution you are up or downscaling from the timeline resolution. If your footage is in UHD but your timeline is in HD and you export in UHD you're upscaling the already downscaled HD timeline and not using the full resolution of the source files.

If you work in HD but your delivery is in UHD then when you change the timeline to UHD end export in UHD you're using the original resolution of the source files.


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Duke Sweden
Re: Importing footage at full Resolution with DaVinci Resolve 14 Free Version
on Mar 12, 2018 at 1:57:51 pm
Last Edited By Duke Sweden on Mar 12, 2018 at 2:04:40 pm

So basically what you're saying is you only had to cut and paste this response from the previous conversation? 😉
I remember now, it was because my GPU kept running out of memory. See, I listen :-)

Then what's the point of optimizing files or render cache and all that if you can get the files to behave like 1080p just by changing the timeline resolution?
Dell XPS 8920
Intel i7 core 7700 build
GeForce GTX 1050ti
32 Gigs of RAM
3 7200 RPM SATA Drives
Windows 10 64-bit
DaVinci Resolve 14.3


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Ole Kristiansen
Re: Importing footage at full Resolution with DaVinci Resolve 14 Free Version
on Mar 12, 2018 at 2:56:41 pm

Because even if you use a 1080 timeline - it's not always possible to get a satisfying playback! Applies to computer and footage !


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Glenn Sakatch
Re: Importing footage at full Resolution with DaVinci Resolve 14 Free Version
on Mar 12, 2018 at 3:04:23 pm

I have a pretty beefy system, and never use optimized media or render cache. I work at HD, then switch to 4K (if required) for mastering.

Glenn


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Duke Sweden
Re: Importing footage at full Resolution with DaVinci Resolve 14 Free Version
on Mar 12, 2018 at 4:11:56 pm

Thanks, guys! While my system may not be as beefy as Glenn's, I tend to do very simple stuff, mostly color correction and grading and editing, no compositing or F/X.

Thanks for the tips! And sorry for hijacking the thread, but I think the OP got his answer anyway before I barged in. Cheers!

Dell XPS 8920
Intel i7 core 7700 build
GeForce GTX 1050ti
32 Gigs of RAM
3 7200 RPM SATA Drives
Windows 10 64-bit
DaVinci Resolve 14.3


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