Saving The Day With Input Sizing in DaVinci Resolve

Saving The Day With Input Sizing in DaVinci Resolve

January 24, 2017

If you're having trouble with you sizing in Premiere Pro not being replicated in DaVinci Resolve, the Input Sizing control may be your hero.

Day 23: 25 Insights in 25 Days New Year’s Marathon

Saving the Day with Input Sizing in DaVinci Resolve

Premiere Pro Detective, Part 4: Reconforming ‘In The Shadow Of Giants’ with What We’ve Learned

We are closing out this Premiere Pro Detective series by revisiting a short film from another series, ‘Conforming Giants‘. In that series, I ran into a ton of problems with resizes of 2.5K and larger images not properly importing in DaVinci Resolve. I didn’t follow the rules outlined in this series and wasted a ton of time.

Let’s go back to that project, and re-do it with what we now know

In the process, I’ll show you a very handy trick using DaVinci Resolve’s ‘Input Sizing’ to help you handle tricky conforms. This Insight features me only apply this tip to one set of images, the 5k clips. But you want to repeat this tip for each of the oversized frame formats since each of them will require a different Input Scaling number.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this series and found it useful.

Be sure to use the comments to share thoughts, feedback or ask questions.


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  • Eric L

    In 2021, this workflow appears to only work if the Resolve timeline is also 1920×1080. 99% of the shows we work on are cut at 1080, but we finish at 2160 UHD. The Center Crop with no re-sizing settings makes no difference in this situation. In fact, the XML passes along the edit sizing as 50% (.50) for all clips that have not been resized. This needs to be reset to 100% (1.00) for every clip in the film intended to play at it’s original size. Unfortunately, there is no quick “select all”way to do this, and preserve the sizing of the clips that are intended to be resized. So it must be done one clip at a time. For this reason, we recommend to our clients that they use Scale to Frame Size when the workflow involves an Online of higher res source destined for a UHD finish. We would much rather manually adjust the framing of a selected group of clips (which we make them document) than have to resize every single clip in the film. So, like most things in video editing, sometimes it works as expected, and sometimes it doesn’t.

  • Pat Inhofer

    Eric – Thanks for the update. This Insight was *definitely* done with 1080p workflows in mind. I’ll take another run at this to see if I can figure out any other alternatives. But your recommendation definitely makes sense.

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