How to reflect the color of the color page on the thumbnail on the timeline


Please tell me how to reflect the color changed on the color page to the thumbnails on the timeline of the cut page and edit page. I want to efficiently arrange things with different colors in similar scenes.

For the next three clips,

Let's say you color it like this on the color page:

However, the thumbnails on the cut page and edit page timeline do not reflect the color information on the color page.


By setting a compound clip, you can reflect the color added on the color page to thumbnails on the timeline on the cut page and edit page.

In DaVinci Resolve, when timelines are nested, the timeline will reflect the results of the Color page set for clips on child timelines.
For example,
let's say you have Timeline A with clips edited on the Color page. Even if timeline A is displayed as it is on the timeline, the color will not be reflected in the thumbnail. However, if you put that timeline A on timeline B and display timeline B, the thumbnail of timeline A will reflect the result of color editing.

An application of this is to use compound clips.
By using compound clips, you can do the same thing as nesting timelines, but with less work.


Suppose you edit in the color page like this:

Right-click the target clip on the edit page, select
"New compound clip" and execute "New compound clip". If you select multiple and execute, it becomes one clip. (I think that's what it's supposed to do...)

Give it a name and select <Create>. The created clip is added to the media pool.

Reflected as follows:

When re-editing a composite clip on the color page

If you want to edit the compound clip on the Color page again, open the compound clip on the timeline and then edit it on the Color page.

Why not select a compound clip and color edit it on the Color page?

It is also possible to edit the color directly on the color page without expanding the compound clip on the timeline, but since the compound clip will be newly color-edited, the previous color editing information cannot be referenced. Also, if a compound clip is color-edited on the color page, it will be necessary to create a compound clip again in order to reflect the color in the thumbnail on the timeline, and the nested state will make editing complicated. increase.


On the Edit page, right-click the compound clip and select <Open in Timeline>

A compound clip appears in the timeline. (In the example, one clip was made into a compound clip, so only one is displayed.)

With the compound clip displayed on the timeline, go to the Color page for continuous color editing.

Do a color edit.

If you open the timeline (the original timeline that is not the compound clip) on the cut page or edit page, you can see that the color has been applied.

Things to note and understand

Although it is a specification of a compound clip,
the length of the clip created with the compound clip is the length on the timeline selected when creating the compound clip.
For this reason, even if a transition could be set before converting to a compound clip, the overlapping portion of the transition becomes insufficient after converting to a compound clip, so the transition will not be applied.
It is necessary to make a compound clip after considering the trim in advance, or adjust the compound clip with "Open in Timeline" and add the extra length.
Also, related to this, if a clip already has a transition set, creating a compound clip with either the preceding or following clip will cause the transition to be removed. However, if you create a compound clip that includes the preceding and succeeding clips with a clip that already has a transition, a compound clip that also includes the transition will be created.

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