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NAB 2015, Rolling Conform & Using Dropbox To Share Databases

March 6, 2015

In this installment of From The Mailbag we explore the idea of a rolling conform in Davinci Resolve and using Dropbox to share databases


Episode 21: From The Mailbag

What’s Team Mixing Light Doing At NAB 2015? Rolling Conform? & Can Dropbox Be Used To Share Databases?

In this edition of From The Mailbag we have 3 installments instead of the regular two.


Well, besides answering a couple member questions, we also wanted to tell you about a few different things we have planned at NAB 2015.  If you’re going to be at NAB 2015 it’s going to be a great year and we’re excited to not only be teaching, but to also be throwing a party!

Remember, if you have questions that you’d like to get an opinion on please use the contact form. Your questions can be aesthetic, technical or even client related. We’d love to hear from you, and your question might make future episodes of From The Mailbag.

NAB 2015 Is Almost Here!

Team Mixing Light is attending NAB 2015 again and this year we have a whole lot of teaching on tap at the Post | Production World Conference.

First, Sunday April 12th, we have the Focus On Color Day.  This full-day workshop has been a huge hit in years past and this year it’s all about Thinking Like A Colorist.  

Besides sessions from Dan, Patrick and Robbie, we have a very special guest talking about a film that everyone will be talking about in the next couple weeks.  Check out Part 1 for more details.

In addition to the Focus On Color Day, throughout the week all three of us will also be teaching sessions on DaVinci Resolve, Adobe SpeedGrade, calibration, business and much more.

Be sure to check out Patrick’s, Dan’s and Robbie’s full session schedules.

While we’re doing a lot of teaching, that doesn’t mean we’re not looking to do a little partying – it’s Vegas after all!

With our ICA partners, we’re super excited to be hosting the 3rd Annual Colorist Mixer!  Information on how to register and info about our sponsors will be released in the next week or so.

For now, visit www.coloristmixer.com or follow us on Twitter.

Mark your calendars – Sunday, April 12th at 7:30pm!

Rolling Conform?

Next up, we got a great question from Mixing Light member Jason Bowdach.

Jason has a lot of projects where edits are often changing. He’d love to figure out a way to have his sequences in Resolve update to the new edit but also not lose any work that he’s already done.  He’s used a variety of methods that are all a little frustrating in trying to solve his re-conform woes but nothing is working all that well.

Our suggestion?

Resolve’s Master session and configuring resolve for remote grades rather than the default local grading functionality.

Check out Part 2 for more info.

Using Dropbox To Share Databases?

We’ve often joked that Dropbox powers MixingLight!  This power file syncing service has allowed Team MixingLight to collaborate easily.

But can Dropbox be used to essentially share a Resolve Disk Database and associated media?

Based on a question we got from member Jonathan Murphy that’s exactly what we discuss in Part 3.

Media & project management (database management) is an important topic and Dropbox can be used to help collaboration for small teams with a few caveats.

MailBag Notes

In Part 2, Dan & Pat mention an Insight Dan did on finding the Master Session again in Resolve 10, but it’s the same in Resolve 11. You can find that HERE.

Also, Dan did an Insight on leveraging the Master Session In A Commercial Workflow, which is worth a watch. You can find that HERE.

In Part 3, Robbie mentioned an Insight that Pat did on using Dropbox to backup and version Resolve Disk Databases. You can find that HERE. 

Enjoy the Mail Bag

– Team Mixing Light

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