Tapeless acquisition is, of course, awesome – but it has one big problem -people shoot WAY to much! These days its not uncommon for me to get drives from clients that have TB of data on them. Now of course, in many situations I can cut these situations off at the pass by asking clients to media manage or consolidate projects so I don’t have to transfer all of the original footage on to my system even though we’re using just a very small portion of all that media.
However, there are some formats like RED for example, that most editorial applications can’t trim. In the past, I used RED CINE X to trim RED footage but R3D trimming is now built into Resolve and its a feature that many aren’t familiar with.
In this movie, I’ll show you how to use DaVinci Resolve to trim RED footage so that instead of moving TB of data from a client transfer drive you can instead move to your drives only the footage thats needed to conform a sequence you need to grade. If you work with on a lot of RED projects trimming clips is a big time saver.