Why DaVinci Resolve is the Ultimate (Free) Tool to Sync Clips

If there’s one thing NLEs get wrong, it’s syncing. Avid, Premiere Pro, FCP X – none of them allows for batch syncing without caveats. On longer projects, syncing individual clips quickly becomes both tedious and a big waste of time and money.

But it doesn’t have to be.

DaVinci Resolve has come packaged with expert batch-syncing capabilities for years – you can sync an entire day’s worth of footage with a single click. And while many editors have taken advantage of the software, many more still think of it as a complicated, high-end color correction tool.

In this article, you’ll learn how to seamlessly integrate Resolve into your post-production workflow, allowing you to quickly and easily sync video to audio recorded on a separate device.

We’ll cover batch auto-syncing by both waveform and timecode, how to make adjustments to your synced clips, and manual syncing.

Why Sync in DaVinci Resolve?

First and foremost, it’s free! And extremely powerful.

I’ve found Resolve to not just rival, but surpass, paid programs like PluralEyes in both speed and flexibility. No other program gives you three methods of syncing while also allowing for easily baked in LUTs and color correction, trimming, and transcoding, all in one.

Resolve is both easy to learn and is the fastest way to churn out synced dailies on a deadline. It allows me to import edit-ready files into my NLE and get right to work – no labeling or manually matching audio and video files required. As a feature film editor, I teach this method to my assistants and have used it flawlessly on countless projects.

Even if you’re not familiar with the software, you’ll likely feel comfortable pretty quickly, as Resolve moves closer and closer to resembling a full-fledged NLE with every new release.

Just this month, Blackmagic unveiled a major update to the software that includes tons of new features, improvements, and a drastically lower price point for the paid version.

Download and Install the Software

Download the latest version of DaVinici Resolve right here. Two options will be available for download: DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Studio. We’ll be working with the first one – the free version – which is powerful enough for almost all syncing situations.

DaVinci Resolve 14 (in public beta) is currently the most recent version and is referenced in this article.

1 Resolve Splash Screen

Create a Project and Import Media

Launch Resolve and choose New Project from the project window.

2 New Project

Name your project when prompted and hit Create.

3 Name New Project

Double click your new project to launch it.

The Resolve interface is organized into five different tabs, which you can switch between in the menu bar at the bottom of the screen: Media, Edit, Color, Fairlight (new with the release of DaVinci Resolve 14), and Deliver.

5 Tabs Menu Bar

If it’s not already selected by default, click the Media tab to begin importing media.

In the top left corner, you’ll see the Media Storage Browser, which lists all the available hard drives you have connected to your computer, and allows you to browse to locate your footage.

6 Media Storage Browser

Below that, you’ll see the Bin List area, with a default Master bin.

7 Bin List

To keep my media organized, I like to add new bins for each shoot day of the project I’m working on before importing, labeled simply as Day 1, Day 2, etc.

To add a new bin, right click anywhere in the gray space in the Bin List and select Add Bin from the context menu, or use the keyboard shortcut shift+⌘+N (or shift+ctrl+N on Windows)

8 Add Bin

A new bin will be added under the Master category. I’ll name mine Day 1, since I’ll be syncing footage from the first day of a short film shoot.

You can choose to organize your footage however you want, but I strongly suggest syncing in small batches, no more than a single shoot day at a time. Resolve can handle larger bins, but spot checking and fixing issues become more a hassle when dealing with a large amount of clips at once.

Back in the Media Storage Browser, navigate to the video footage you’d like to import. Use the keyboard shortcut ⌘a (or ctrl+a) to select all video clips in a folder, or click and drag to select specific clips.

8 Select Media in Browser

Once selected, drag the clips on top of your bin to import them. If you haven’t adjusted the default project settings, then you’ll likely see a frame rate mismatch warning, asking if you’d like to adjust your project’s timeline settings to match the incoming media’s frame rate.

10 Frame Rate Warning

In almost all cases, you’ll want to do this by clicking Change.

The imported media will now be available in the Media Pool, which contains all of the media that you bring into the project.

11 Media Pool

Since we’re syncing clips, we’ll need to import our audio files as well.

To take advantage of auto-sync, we’ll need both our video and our audio files to be contained within the same bin, which we can do in one of two ways, depending on your organizational preference:

  • Import both audio and video footage into the same, single bin.
  • Import audio into its own bin inside of the video bin. Right click on your video bin and choose Add Bin from the context menu to create a new bin inside of it.

Both options work the same, but I generally prefer to import both audio and video into the same bin. I find it reduces the amount of mouse clicks needed if I need to adjust clips or sync manually.

Once you’ve made your choice, navigate to your audio files back in the Media Storage Browser, and import your audio the same way we imported the video, by dragging the clips to the appropriate bin.

Use the Inspector to Note Audio Channels

Now that we’ve got both our audio and video imported, let’s note some useful information that’ll help us verify our sync later.

Select the bin containing your video clips and click on any clip. You’ll notice that the inspector to the right of the Media Pool populates with information about the clip.

Locate the Audio Channels heading and note the number of embedded audio channels your video clip has. The clip I’ve selected has two channels. Remember that if you’re working with jam sync timecode, it’s possible your clip may not have any audio channels if no scratch track was recorded on set.

12 Audio Channels Metadata

Now, select any one of your sync audio clips. Again, the inspector will populate with the clip’s metadata, and we can see that the audio clip I selected has 7 channels.

14 Audio Channels Metadata Sync Sound

I suggest clicking through a few different audio clips since, depending on a scene’s mic set up, they won’t always all have the same amount of audio channels.

You can also see information about all of your audio clips at a glance by switching to list view in the Media Pool. Click the list view button and then look for the Audio Channels metadata column. To switch back to icon view, click the icon button to the left of the list view button.

15 List view

So, what do we do with this information?

We now know that our camera media has 2 embedded audio tracks, while our sync sound files have 7. We can expect that once we sync our audio and video together, we’ll have somewhere between 7 and 9 audio tracks in the synced clip, depending on whether or not we choose to keep the embedded camera audio available as a scratch track.

Now that we know what to expect, let’s start syncing.

Auto-Sync with Waveform or Timecode

Auto-syncing is as easy as choosing the right option and letting the software get to work.

Select the outermost bin that contains both your audio and video media and right click it.

16 Auto Sync Options

In the context menu, you’ll see four options for syncing:

  • Auto-Sync Audio Based on Waveform. Choose this option if you captured an embedded scratch audio track with your video. Resolve will compare the waveforms of your embedded camera audio to those of your sync audio files and match them up. In the synced clip, the camera audio will be replaced by the sync audio.
  • Auto-Sync Audio Based on Waveform and Append Tracks. The same as above, except that the synced clip will include both the camera audio and the sync audio.
  • Auto-Sync Audio Based on Timecode. Choose this option if your camera media and sync sound have matching timecode. Resolve will compare the timecode of your embedded camera audio to the timecode of your sync audio files and match them up. In the synced clip, the camera audio will be replaced by the sync audio.
  • Auto-Sync Audio Based on Timecode and Append Tracks. The same as above, except that the synced clip will include both the camera audio and the sync audio.

What if you have both matching timecode AND embedded camera media? When given both options, I tend to sync based on waveform.

Throughout the course of the shoot day, jam sync timecode tends to drift slightly, causing some synced clips to be a few frames off. This isn’t always the case, but it happens often enough that I’ve found waveform syncing to be more reliable. The downside is that it does take longer for Resolve to compare waveforms than to compare timecode.

Once you’ve identified the correct auto-sync option for your project, go ahead and click it and let Resolve get to work!

A dialogue box will pop up tracking the progress.

17 Analysing Progress

When Resolve finishes syncing, you may see a notice that some clips couldn’t be synced.

18 No Sync Match

Note the clips that didn’t sync so that you can troubleshoot later, if necessary. I usually just take a screenshot of the dialogue box (⌘+shift+3 on a mac), though often these clips are simply room tone or shots that were not meant to have sync sound.

Before we address any clips that didn’t sync, let’s verify that the rest synced properly. I do this in two ways.

  • In the media pool, your video clips will now have your sync audio embedded. Click on a clip in the media pool and just as we did earlier, look at the Audio Channels metadata to verify that it matches the number you expected to see. In my example, the original embedded camera audio had 2 channels, while the sync audio had 7 channels. I chose to sync without appending the camera audio, so I expect that the synced clip will have 7 audio channels, which it does.19 Audio Channels Synced Clip
  • I also like to spot check a few clips to make sure that everything looks correct. Click on a synced clip to load it into the Viewer. In the Viewer, scrub through the clip until you get to the slate, then hit play and make sure the sync is correct. Repeat on a couple of clips.20 Slate

If you do end up with a few clips that Resolve couldn’t sync, try selecting just the two corresponding audio and video clips and syncing them individually. Sometimes waveform syncing works better when it’s only comparing the two tracks that should match.

How you determine which audio and video clips match will depend on how your footage was shot, organized, and labeled, but once you’ve identified a matching pair, select the two clips in the bin, right click on either and choose your preferred sync option again.

In most cases, this will resolve the issue, but if Resolve still isn’t able to sync the clip, then we can always sync it manually ourselves.

Manually Sync Clips

Sometimes a low audio signal or loud noise can cause Resolve to pair an audio and a video clip that don’t actually match. Other times, the same issues can cause Resolve to not pair certain clips at all.

Luckily, we can easily sync clips manually, a method we can use to:

  • Replace incorrect audio pairings by manually syncing the video to the correct audio file.
  • Sync clips that Resolve failed to sync, as well as clips that don’t have jam sync timecode or embedded audio.

Click the video clip you’d like to sync to load it up into the Viewer. Navigate the Viewer playhead to your visual sync point (slate, hand clap, etc). In the audio panel next to the viewer, select the Waveform tab.

21 Waveform Tab
Now, select the correct audio clip in the Media Pool. Its waveform will open up into the audio panel, while the corresponding video clip will remain open to the right.

Essentially, you’ll have two files open at once, side by side. The video clip on the left and its matching, but not yet synced, audio clip on the right. 21 VideoAudio

If the audio clip opens in the viewer and replaces the video, then go back a step and make sure you’ve selected the Waveform tab in the audio panel.

In the audio panel, move the playhead to the audio sync point that corresponds to the video sync point. The top half of the panel shows a zoomed out waveform for the entire clip, while the bottom half shows a zoomed in section of the waveform that immediately surrounds the playhead. You can use your keyboard’s arrow keys to move frame by frame, as well as the standard transport controls JKL to fast forward and rewind.

Once you’ve set the playhead to the audio sync point, click the Link/Unlink Audio button at the bottom right of the audio panel (the button will turn from grey to white) to embed the audio into the video clip.

22 LinkUnlink Button copy

The audio and video items are now linked, and will behave like any other synced clip in Resolve.

Slipping Audio in Synced Clips

If you’ve used the Auto-Sync Audio Based on Timecode option and have noticed a sync drift of a few frames in some of your clips, you can easily fix the issue by slipping the audio.

Select the clip or clips you want to adjust and choose one of the following options.

  • Use the keyboard short cuts option+period (forward) or option+comma (reverse) or navigate to ‚Trim > Slip Audio > Slip Audio One Frame Forward/Reverse: Slips the sync of any clip by whole frame increments.
  • Use the keyboard short cuts option+right arrow (forward) and option+left arrow (reverse) or navigate to ‚Trim > Slip Audio > Slip Audio One Subframe Forward/Reverse: Slips the sync of any clip by 1/10th frame increments.

For more severe sync drifts, you can also adjust the audio and video sync points the same way you would manually sync clips, as described above. Just make sure to click the Link/Unlink Audio button to unlock the audio file before attempting to adjust its sync point (when unlocked, the button is grey and a play button appears below the audio waveform). 

Deliver Your Synced Dailies

That’s it! Once you’re satisfied that your dailies are properly synced, you can add them to a timeline in Resolve, apply LUTs, color correct, add watermarks, trim clips, etc., before exporting to whatever codec you choose.

Don’t let Resolve’s Delivery tab intimidate you. While fully exploring its features is beyond our scope here, you’ll notice that it contains the same familiar export options as most NLEs and compression software. Just remember these three important settings when exporting synced clips.

  • Always select Individual Clips as your render option23 Individual Files
  • Under the Audio tab, you’ll almost always want to select the Same as source option under the Channels dropdown to make sure that all of your sync sound channels export. Also be sure that when adding your synced clips to a timeline for delivery, the timeline has enough audio tracks to accommodate the sync sound.24 Same as Source Audio
  • Under the File tab, always select the Source name option for Filename uses. That way your clips will export with the same names as the original video files, allowing you to relink to higher resolution clips later on.25 Source Name

A Few Tips for Success

I love this workflow and use it nearly exclusively on projects with sync sound. It allows me to bypass Premiere’s still-buggy merged clips feature and avoid both Avid and FCP X’s inability to batch sync by waveform (Avid can batch sync by timecode, but correcting sync-drift becomes tedious).

For optimal success, I’ve found it helps enormously to talk with both the production and post-production team long before production begins, letting them know the details of your workflow. You can’t sync by waveform if the production crew didn’t know to record a scratch audio track!

Before Production Begins…

  • Talk to the project’s DP and sound recordist, explaining your post workflow. That way, you can decide between jam sync timecode or embedded camera audio and make sure everyone is on the same page before the chaos of production.
  • Verify with the sound recordist that the scene and take numbers will be embedded in the audio file names or metadata. This information makes fixing any sync issues much easier because you can locate audio files at a glance.
  • If possible, discuss your preferred workflow with the project’s post sound editor. Syncing in Resolve removes certain metadata from the audio files that some sound mixers prefer to have. I’ve generally not found this to be a big issue, but sound editor Jeff Hinton makes a case against this method in his article.

If you have any tips for your Resolve workflow, please comment below!

  • James Hecht

    Thanks Sofi, Excellent info AND well stated. I want to go from this Resolve sync workflow to a FCPX edit. I find that scene and take info I set up in Resolve does not flow to FCPX imported clips. I also have concerns with the Resolve synced audio working with multiclips made in FCPX.

    If you could take this workflow the next step perhaps using 3rd party apps like Sync N Link, to develop a complete project set up for a two camera second source audio in FCPX

    That would be awesome

  • Jeff Hinton

    Hey Sofi, happy to do a test with you sometime. I’ve heard it works for some but not others.

  • Severin Schultze

    Hi Sofi, well explained. From a DIT and Post guy I’d add that in some circumstances it comes in handy to have the reel ID embedded in the rushes. By default this is not the case within DaVinci Resolve. Is it possible to link the original sound files after the picture is locked and the sound guys need to conform to the original clips again? I thought this isn’t possible syncing it this way.. Am I wrong here? I had not have a chance to test it.. But I heard from some dialog editors that they had hazel to conform..

    • Jeff Hinton

      Hi Severin, as referenced in my earlier article on this blog, the audio metadata from the edit must match the metadata on the original sound files in order to make a conform possible. If Resolve is able to do that then there should be no issue. Happy to do a test with you if you’d like.

      • Severin Schultze

        Hi Jeff, this is exactly the question here. I think Resolve is not able to pass the metadata to the rendered files or to populate the right columns in the metadata table.. The right metadata is there when getting everything into Resolve but not in the rendered files.. I would be very excited to see this issue as one of the past. But I’m not able to test, because I don’t have any experience in audio conform unfortunately.. What do you think how to test?

        • Jeff Hinton

          Severin, feel free to email me at jeff@jeffhinton.tv and we’ll figure something out.

  • Russ Holland

    Great informative article. I’m looking over some footage shot on Sony fs7 with 8 embedded tracks and I have been sent audio which has 3 tracks per clip. Can Resolve auto sync this? Because so far I can only reduce the rushes to 1 embedded track – my synced audio file – and misses the other two lav mic wavs. Thanks. Russ

    • Hey Russ! Yes, Resolve should be able to sync that for sure. I’m assuming you want to get rid of the 8 embedded tacks on the footage and replace them with the synced audio, which has 3 separate tracks? Depending on your timeline’s audio track settings in Resolve, when you place the synced clips on the timeline, they may show up as only having one audio track, but that track likely contains all three channels. I’d do a test export, bring the clip into your NLE and take a look at the synced audio to see if it’s what you’d expect.

      • Russ Holland

        Hi Sofi, thanks. I’ve done a few tests using the auto sync using waveform feature and Resolve does replace the 8 embedded tracks but with only 1 of my audio files, not the other two. Do I need to do this manually using markers instead? As this would take a fair amount of time for all rushes. Thanks.

        • Pablo Salaun

          did you solve this problem ?
          I’m in the same case, only one of my audio tracks is synced.



  • Sam

    Thanks Sofi!!! Great to work with resolve for syncing instead of premiere. With resolve 12.5 everything works perfectly, but 14 only outputs 2 tracks, even with “same as source”. What did I do wrong and what changed? In 12.5, I could set the master tracks in the mixer, but I cant find it in 14.

  • Great article Sofi. I just quoted you and linked to this article in my review of Sound Devices’ new mixer/recorder, the MixPre-3. As you can imagine, I did so in the timecode section of the review. Here it is: https://www.provideocoalition.com/review-mixpre-3-audio-recordermixer-from-sound-devices/

  • Andrew Hassenruck

    Great article Sofi,

    I shoot on a DSLR and I find it doesn’t work with the 4gb files which make up a 29 minute clip. It will sync to the fist file then not the rest even when I select the correct audio and pic files individually. Do you know a way to automatically combine the spanned files to make individual clips then import them into Resolve?

    Also just tried syncing in Resolve beta 6 and it doesn’t work at all!

  • Gabriel Rhodes

    This is helpful and all, but the audio to my actual video is no where to be found in the media tab. It’s just fine everywhere else, just the media tab. Instead of bringing up my actual audio to the video, it brings up my sound effects. I’ve tried everything I know to do and nothing helps. the audio track is off by about a second and this would render my vid unusable!! This has happened ever since I started using the razor edit tool, but I always make sure that I cut both the audio and video evenly and I’m not sure how this keeps happening. Does it have something to do with my audio transitions?

  • Hey Sofi. Great write up. Question though… When you sync in Resolve the audio files take on the video file’s name. Then when you go to send an AAF to an editor in Pro Tools who wants to use the original wav files (not newly created mxf’s for instance) re-linking to the original audio automatically is out of the question because all their names have been changed. Other than going through and manually matching timecode for each audio clip and laying back in the original do you have any tips or workarounds for this?

  • Nimes

    Hi Sofi, a great article. But having problem exporting individual clips with the synced audio.There’s only 1 channel embedded in the exported clips although I chose 2 channels in the exportsettings.Couldn’t solve the problem. Do you have any idea, what is the problem?

  • Kostas Makrinos

    Great article! Removing metadata is a HUGE issue and a great PLUS in Avid.
    Unfortunately other NLE’s can’t keep on with that, it’s a shame.

  • Scott Danzig

    This worked mostly well for me, but I do miss Premiere Pro’s “Synchronize clip” feature, where you have a video and audio clip somewhere in your timeline, and you know the waveforms match up at some point, but either you didn’t presync them or they got disconnected at some point. With Premiere you’re able to just highlight both and click “Synchronize”. I don’t see that in Resolve.

    • IFlyAnytime .

      Absolutely. I can’t believe the Blackmagic people missed the boat not including that functionality. It’s the most efficient way to sync the kind of stuff I do. It will probably be what keeps me from switching NLEs. It works so well in Premiere, I never presync anything anymore (I find it a waste analyzing anything I don’t have to).

      • Michael Greene

        This isn’t that hard to do in Resolve though. It does add one extra step…
        -Go back to your Media Tab.
        -In the bottom left window, select the respective folders that the video clip and audio clip are in.
        -Now in the bottom window, select the video and audio clip you know sync at some point.
        -Right click and select “Auto-sync Based on Timecode” or “…Based on Waveform”.
        -Then drag that into your timeline in the Edit Tab.

        Premiere only lets you do this one clip at a time anyway.
        So the only difference here is that you have to go back a tab to do it in Resolve.

    • Michael Greene

      This isn’t that hard to do in Resolve though. It does add one an extra step…
      -Go back to your Media Tab.
      -In the bottom left window, select the respective folders that the video clip and audio clip are in.
      -Now in the bottom window, select the video and audio clip you know sync at some point.
      -Right click and select “Auto-sync Based on Timecode” or “…Based on Waveform”.
      -Then drag that into your timeline in the Edit Tab.

      Premiere only lets you do this one clip at a time anyway.
      So the only difference here is that you have to go back a tab to do it in Resolve.

  • Patrick Corbett

    This is great and I use it for all my syncing. But I had occasion to have to edit footage that there were8 video clips and only two sound takes. I.e. the sound had been left running and there is no slate. So that won’t sync. but I’ve found the start point of each video clip and so can cut the sound clips into 8 clips. Question though is: how do I trim and export the sound so I can bring it back into Resolve and sync with the video? It seems easy but I haven’t figured it out. Thanks for any help. And thank you for the excellent tutorial above.

    • tamis kwikkers

      I think the best way to do is to add a dummy clip (eg a still) to the (divided) audio clips and produce is as separate clips, audio only. Then import the clips again.Takes a lot of rendering time if you have a large audio track.
      Before Resolve I used Power Director and that program syncs short clips to a long audio take (audio kept running). But you have to do the syncing for every clip apart. Advantage is that you do not have to find the beginnings manually.
      Now I use PD for the syncing of all the clips and then transport them to Resolve.
      I also found that PD is less sensitve for mediocre audio tracks; it will sync antway

  • Eruannster

    Howdy! So this is probably much too late to get a response but… how do you get the footage OUT of Resolve after the syncing process? More specifically, how do you get it into, say, Premiere with the correct audio files synced? Exporting it makes NEW audio files and thus doesn’t carry audio metadata with it meaning you have to, most likely, resync or suffer pains in the audio post workflow or relinking later.

  • Luke Stirtz

    Great article Sofi.
    I’ve run into a couple issues while doing resolve dailies/audio-syncing to premiere edit; I’d be interested to hear input from others.

    1. As people have mentioned above, as far as I’ve experienced, there’s no way to pass on the audio metadata into the rendered dailies. There isn’t even an option to do picture burn-ins of that information. This pretty much rules out any workflow that requires a re-conform of the original audio in the mixing phase.

    Though, other than metadata, you’re not theoretically losing any audio fidelity by rendering all your audio into new .wav files baked into to the dailies, so as long as you’re ok with losing the metadata, there are other viable workflows..

    2. The second problem I run into after moving forward with the audio baked dailies is that you’re pretty much prohibited from online-ing any of your media inside of premiere. If you want to utilize premiere’s offline/online proxy feature, it will only allow you to link clips with the same number of audio channels. This of course presents an issue because if you recorded external audio then your channels are never going to match. (hence, you can’t use this feature)

    Bottom line, you’re never going to be able to have both audio and video online at the same time inside of premiere. You’re either going to have your “offline” dailies with audio, or your “online” video source with (none or scratch audio).

    This is an ok solution if you’re doing all the finishing work outside of premiere and you’re never going to need any of the original source in the program at the same time. As long as you’re sending both audio and video to finishing applications (Resolve, Pro Tools, etc.) and just reassembling in premiere, this workflow is ok. But as soon as you want to make a quick change to the original video or audio source, this workflow goes out the window.

    I’d love to hear other’s thoughts on batch syncing via timecode with these issues in mind.


  • Paul Carlin

    Here’s my tips/caveats:

    1. Send the mixer output directly to the camera. If you rely on the on-camera microphone to Auto-Sync Audio you will be very disappointed and find yourself manually syncing everything yourself.
    2. Make sure the audio is flagged the same frame rate as the video (i.e. 24 fps). While programs like Premiere Pro don’t depend on this flag, DaVinci Resolve does. Don’t be fooled by the frame rate displayed in the media pool as it won’t match what is displayed in the Metadata window. You can use a program like Wave Agent to batch fix all your audio at once.
    3. Audio files with 6-tracks of audio will be automatically interpreted as 5.1 audio and will appear in your mono timeline as a single audio track. You will need to manually change the Clip Attributes to fix this for every audio clip with 6-tracks. You can do this to multiple selections at once.
    4. In Resolve, click the triple dot “more” menu on the video viewer to enable Show Full Clip Audio Waveform. This displays a waveform of the video at the bottom of the frame and makes it easier to find the slate “pop” visually.
    5. You may want to seriously consider a product like Tentacle Sync E that is designed to keep all of your camera and audio recorders in perfect timecode sync.
    6. Be sure to use Reel Name support if you plan on editing in the Resolve AND have any plan of finishing in a professional EDL based environment. In Project Settings enable Assist using reel names from the: Source Clip Filename.
    7. If you synced a clip manually, or without the “append” option, you can change this later. Media Pool -> Clip Attributes -> Audio. Add two more audio tracks and then patch the Embedded Channels to the appropriate audio tracks. This can be batch applied to multiple selections at once.

    • IFlyAnytime .

      Wow, how can they make something that’s been so simple in my life such a pain in the backside? I don’t think I’m ready to take the Resolve plunge.

  • FlibbleFlop

    As other people here have mentioned, there doesn’t seem to be a way to get the files with the ISOs out of resolve without rendering them. I don’t have time to render 3 days of footage. I’ve tried making different kinds of XMLs, AAFs, but Resolve renames the audio so that other programs cannot relink to the production audio, they just duplicate the audio that was piped into the camera. So, really cool that resolve can do this, but almost useless unless your making dailies and never go back to the actual production sound. Actually really frustrating.

    Anyone have any luck? There should be an option where resolve maintains the production sound file names.