Understanding Output Sizing in DaVinci Resolve

Understanding Output Sizing in DaVinci Resolve

February 24, 2014

If you're confused about understanding Output Sizing in DaVinci Resolve—especially if you need to keyframe it—then this video is for you!


Understanding Output Sizing: DaVinci Resolve

In my previous Insight I discussed the shooting chart from Director of Photography Luke Geissbuhler. You learned how to set up Output Blanking Presets in DaVinci Resolve to allow you to quickly jump between different framings while color grading.

In this Insight we’ll be looking at how using those Presets are confusing when it comes time to Deliver / Render your final images… especially if, like me on this job, you need switch between two different aspect ratios (watch the video for an explanation of why I needed to do this).

Using Presets while Keyframing Output Sizing and Output Blanking

It turns out the ‘preset’ functionality in the Sizing menu is more confusing than you’d think. And if you set up Presets, you can’t switch between them when keyframing. I’ll show you what the problem is and how you can work around it.

Sidebar: The Confidence Inspired by a Professional Reference Display

You’ll also see one side-benefit of working with a professional display and how it adds confidence to your workflow. I’m using the Flanders Scientific CM250 but the features you see me use here are available on all their displays.

Question and Comments?

Have you found Output Sizing and Output Blanking to be confusing? Do you have strategies for handling this same problem? Let us know in the comments below!

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