How To Manage Versions for VFX & Graphics in DaVinci Resolve

September 24, 2022

If you have many graphics or visual effects shots that might be replaced at the last minute, learn the value of Resolve's 'Take Selector'.

Using DaVinci Resolve’s Take Selector to work faster, with fewer mistakes

The take selector is one of those little unsung hero features in Resolve. It’s super useful – but not many people know it’s there!

In talking to a few other colorists I found quite a few didn’t even know it existed, or how they could use it to organize and speed up their VFX shot workflows.

The take selector is also a great way to swap between different tags, graphics, or languages.

Key take-aways from this Insight

By then end of this Insight you should understand:

  • How to access the take selector
  • How to add takes and switch between them to show different VFX versions
  • Why the take selector makes it easy to version VFX shots using the same grade
  • Adjusting timing and finalizing takes
  • An alternate use of the take selector for promo graphics

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– Joey

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