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Using DaVinci Resolve’s ‘Offline Reference Clip’ to Conform Timelines

January 9, 2017

Learn how to use the 'Offline Reference Clip' to see what the final approved timeline looked like - while color correcting in DaVinci Resolve.

Day 9: 25 Insights in 25 Days New Year Marathon

Wrapping up the Conform

We’ve arrived at the end of this journey, conforming Mixing Light’sĀ 10-minute short film, In the Shadow of Giants. In this Insight I’ll answer a question that’s been asked a few times; why aren’t I using Resolve’s ‘Offline Reference Clip’ to assist with the Conform?

In truth, I do use this particular feature in Resolve – just not at the start of the Conform. I actually use it to assist me when working on the Color Page. In this Insight you’ll also see me discover the behavior of the Offline Reference Clip that’s new (but do I like it? You’ll have to watch to find out šŸ™‚ )

Finally, after having spent hours Conforming this 10-minute film, I circle back to answer the question: Why am I going through this pain? Why don’t I just use the Scene Cut Detection feature, which is a no-brainer?

As part of this Insight, you also learn why I think it’s ESSENTIAL to quote the Conform portion of a color correction job as a separate line-item.

Enjoy! And thanks for following along with this series! As always, use the Comments for your questions, tips and observations.

NOTE: in the video below I call this Part 9. It’s not. It’s Part 8. I apologize for any confusion.


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