Davinci Resolve 16 MutiCam Clip editing

Dewey316

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This is a quick how-to tutorial on how to create and edit multi camera clips within DaVinci Resolve 16. This works in the free and paid versions and requires no extra plug-in's or software. This is base resolve functionality.

(I apologize that at one point the audio from the video is a bit loud compared to my voice.)

 

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OK, I finally finished watching it - what a great, quick tutorial! Also - especially for motovlogging - that tip about using the claps as your IN point was money!

I didn't see you do it with your mouse - what did you press to set the IN point on each clip?

Thanks! I bookmarked that video so I can watch it as a refresher later on :D

-John
 

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To mark an in point. Press i on the keyboard. Press o to mark an out point.
 
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To mark an in point. Press i on the keyboard. Press o to mark an out point.
Thanks!

I'm going to pick up my Harley (Street Glide) in a little while, so I'm going to at least TRY to do a dual camera vlog on the ride home. Gotta figure out the 2nd camera placement (I am bringing my Jaws GoPro clamp mount and large bar mount with me for the handlebars - one's gotta work, right?).

I have a few neat tricks planned for a few shots before I ride, and then when I get to editing it, your tutorial will certainly help. Gotta remember to do the CLAP :D

-John
 

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Thanks!

I'm going to pick up my Harley (Street Glide) in a little while, so I'm going to at least TRY to do a dual camera vlog on the ride home. Gotta figure out the 2nd camera placement (I am bringing my Jaws GoPro clamp mount and large bar mount with me for the handlebars - one's gotta work, right?).

I have a few neat tricks planned for a few shots before I ride, and then when I get to editing it, your tutorial will certainly help. Gotta remember to do the CLAP :D

-John
The clap helps for sure. IF you forget, give your horn a quick honk. It will be loud enough that all the camera's will pick it up, and you will have a spot to sync to.
 
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I've tried using the multi-cam function in Resolve, but honestly I'm so used to doing it manually in the timeline that I prefer to keep doing it that way. It doesn't make much difference for me timewise between the two methods.
 
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I think on my next vlog, I may try the manual method.

At the end of the YT video I found to do it (in addition to yours), was a way to improve playback while editing. Turns out that 3 streams (2 source and one output) can really tax a machine LOL.

I had no issues with playback while doing it the manual way. Boy that sounded bad :D

-John
 
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I don't use Resolve but will check this video out as always open to suggestions for how to improve content.
 
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I don't use Resolve but will check this video out as always open to suggestions for how to improve content.
What do you use?

I have said elsewhere, but the quick version is: I tried VSDC, moved on to HitFilm Express, and then found Resolve. It's a pro-level editor, so the learning curve is steep but the breadth of features is amazing... and it's free. It rocks, but sucks up resources like no other program I've ever used. (I've seen it use 100% CPU, 55% GPU, and 17GB of RAM, simultaneously!)

-John
 

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What do you use?

I have said elsewhere, but the quick version is: I tried VSDC, moved on to HitFilm Express, and then found Resolve. It's a pro-level editor, so the learning curve is steep but the breadth of features is amazing... and it's free. It rocks, but sucks up resources like no other program I've ever used. (I've seen it use 100% CPU, 55% GPU, and 17GB of RAM, simultaneously!)

-John
I use Abobe Premier Pro. It is also quite a steep learning curve and far out does my skill level. Really am just playing at it.

Also sucks up resources on PC which is reason I purchased a custom made desktop as laptop wasn't up to the task.
 
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Jump on to Resolve 17 mate there are improved tools for multi cam workflow.
Yeah? I hadn't heard of any yet - this makes it intriguing. Did you have any issues upgrading from DR 16? I currently have 8-10 projects in editing, so I would hate to lose the progress I've made on those.

Have you had any stability issues? I am not very quick to jump to software still in beta.
This. I am 100% going to go with 17 at some point, but don't want to risk any stability issues.

I use Abobe Premier Pro. It is also quite a steep learning curve and far out does my skill level. Really am just playing at it.

Also sucks up resources on PC which is reason I purchased a custom made desktop as laptop wasn't up to the task.
That's why I got a new laptop, and while it isn't 100% awesome for editing, it does a 90% good job for my needs. The physical environment it has to work in can be brutal and I find laptops last longer out here on my glassed-in porch than do desktops.

-John
 

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I've had no issues at all upgrading from 16 to 17 beta in fact it may even be more stable (for me. But of course its IS a beta so YMMV).

Feedback on YT seems to be that the few things that don't work there are easy work around or just require a restart. (and if you have autosave / regular back up set then you won't lose much or anything)

Just MAKE SURE you back up the database before dong the upgrade.

If you want to try there is a way you can actually have them both installed in parallel - there's a video on YT on how to do that.

(14) How to INSTALL Davinci Resolve 17 WITHOUT losing Davinci Resolve 16!!! - YouTube
 
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