DaVinci Resolve 14 Tutorial Part 7: Importing Media

By Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS)

We finished off our last lesson, in our look at editing in DaVinci Resolve 14, by teasing importing media, so let’s talk about that now.  At this point you’re ready to bring your clips into your Media Pool.  You can do this by simply dragging and dropping the footage from your Media Storage location, right down into the Media Pool.  

Let’s talk about Bins now, because as good as dragging and dropping your footage from the Media Storage into your project is, things will get pretty disorganized pretty quickly, if you’re simply dragging and dropping a ton of clips into your project.  To create a bin to help organize your clips can be done one of a couple of ways. The easiest way is to simply hit CTL/CMD+SHFT+N on the keyboard, you can also right click in the Media Pool, and select “New Bin” or find it in the “File” drop down.

I do want to point out that when you create a new bin, Resolve will automatically step you into it, so what I normally like to do is to, instead of creating bins and then putting footage into them, is to select all the clips that I would like in a particular bin, and then right click on one of them and select “Create Bin with Selected Clips”.  Not only keeps things super organized but also in much easier than dragging clips into bins one or a couple at a time.   

Now, I want to point out that in version 14 of Resolve, you do have the ability to select in and out points (ranges) of your previewed clips, and then bring in only the range you want to have access to.  What’s cool about this feature is that if you had an interview clip that was 15 minutes long (for example), and you want to to extract certain ranges, you can go through and, one at a time, add in/out points, and add multiple clips to your Media Pool, from the same original master clip.  Very cool!

In our next lesson, I want to start to talk about how you’re going to get footage from your NLE’s into Resolve, as that is a very common workflow today, and we’ll start out by looking at the Avid Media Composer to Resolve workflow. 

Meanwhile, take a look at our entire DaVinci Resolve Tutorial series here.








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