Creating a Video From Start to Finish

Lesson 33/37 - Export from DaVinci Resolve to Adobe Premiere Pro


Creating a Video From Start to Finish


Lesson Info

Export from DaVinci Resolve to Adobe Premiere Pro

Alright, so I'm gonna go ahead and open up Premiere. And let's pretend that we just got out of DaVinci, so now I'm going into Premiere, this sort of thing. Alright. Cool! Now, I'm just gonna go ahead and make a new project. Sure. Just click OK. Alright, now, to get an XML back into Premiere. Okay, get an XML back in Premiere, it's really super easy guys. All you do, is just go File, Import, and now you find that XML. So here I'm just gonna grab that final XML. Click Import. What it does, is it finds all the files that were related to that DaVinci export and it puts it into a project for you. Supposedly. There it is. And, it gives you a sequence. So, this is my color grade. Here's the thing, if you want to make a change here in Premiere, yeah you can, if you wanna make a slight little change, sure. You know before how I could extend the clip out? Oops, give me a second here. I think I imported the wrong one, just give me a minute here. Alright, here we go. I'm coming back in. Okay, so, ...

let's go back through that import, because I imported the wrong one. So, just make a new project, click OK. Sure. Alright, so click Import, here, and then, go into your DaVinci render and pick up that import. What's gonna happen is it's gonna give you all the stuff here. All of the clips, everything. So you can look, everything that had- you needed to be adjusted is now here. It's rest all in this project. So whereas, before we got into DaVinci it was looking at all the original footage, we got to DaVinci, it was still looking at the original footage, now we made that toast and now it's looking at a different set of footage. So at some point here, you've got two sets of footage. The toast that's been cooked, and the bread loaf that it came from. Now, the bread loaf that it came from is still a full loaf, it's over here that the toast is happening, that you just can't make it a bread loaf again, it's still individual slices of toast. So, if you need to make a change here, you've got to go back to that bread loaf. Okay? So, let's take a look at the sequence. Hey look, it's all there, it's coming in. It's all there, the first thing I'm gonna do here is just- So, when I come back from DaVinci, instead of scaling to frame size, I am now gonna come into effects controls and pull that frame size down in scale, and the reason I'm doing that is because, I wanna crop in a touch, because remember that little clip, that swinging bag there, see that swinging bag? I wanna crop that out. So, whereas scale to frame size gets the image in that box so you can see it, the scale function, now that I'm back into Premiere, I can use that function to finalize and wrap up my edit. You see the difference? Okay, there's a time and a place to use either. You gotta use it at the right time. So, if you were gonna add some little cinematic effect, to give it a film look or whatever, would you just, before you're all done, slap in an adjustment layer on top? Oh inside of Premier? Yes. Okay, yeah, so let's pretend I'm gonna apply a plugin- But you wouldn't do it in DaVinci, right? Yeah, so there's a couple of things I could do. If I wanna give it a cinema look, so, there's color correction and color gradient. Color correction is making sure your colors look correct. Color gradient is changing that correct color to a stylistic feel, making it blue or green or red. Now, inside of DaVinci, it's a very powerful grading tool, it's probably one of the most powerful grading tools in the industry. You could choose to apply a grade to that look, to that correction, and get a look out of it. That's very possible. You could do what we did. Bring it back into Premiere and maybe you have a set of plugins inside of Premier like Magic Bullet, for example, and you could apply Magic Bullet to this and get a look out of that. Now, everything you're doing at this point though, is now in addition to what you've done in DaVinci. So, just remember if you need to end up changing something here, you gotta change it back in DaVinci and it's gonna then change over here. Okay? So, what I do want to clarify, and this is something that I learned only because I saw it happening. So, let's pretend, let's pretend that this image, let's pretend I wanted to adjust the color of this image. And I can't do it here or I made an edit and I wanna do a complete re-grade of, I wanna do a complete re-grade of these images. This sequence here. Let me just scale this down really quick. In order for it to be quicker, if you guys go Copy and then just go ahead and select those clips and select Paste Attributes, it'll scale all that footage for you if you click Motion. So now, as I scrub through it's all the right size now. So let's pretend I wanna change the grade of this. I wanna start all over. If I go back into DaVinci. So, let's go back into DaVinci. If I go back into DaVinci, go back to that color module, and then change that sequence, here, change that sequence and then export out, what it's gonna do is update here. Because this guy is connected to which footage? The toast. Remember? Non-linear editing. So it's very powerful in this regard, so you don't have to re-open up and re-import the timeline. All you gotta do, is export out and as that file's updated, it's gonna reflect here in Premiere because it's hot linked to that file. So, the cool thing about DaVinci is it will overwrite all your renders as you kick out that folder, if you render multiple times, it'll just keep overwriting those renders. So that it can then update in Premier for you, so you can actually see the changes when the file updates. So, you don't need to go through that re-importing process over and over and over again, which can be really tedious. So, then, if you apply a filter in Premiere on top of what you got from DaVinci, that would update as well. So that's the one thing that no one taught me that I actually kind of learned and I was like oh my god, that's amazing.

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Creating a film or video is a decision-making process from beginning to end. From what type of story you want to create, where to film, how to capture audio, editing your story together - the entire process can be overwhelming and confusing. Victor Ha will make this process attainable by laying out the foundation to set yourself up for success in the planning and pre-production phases. Victor will show you how effective planning can make your shoot and edit faster and easier. Understanding this workflow and adding video to your portfolio can increase your business and expand your creative offerings. In this class, Victor will cover:

  • Pre-production techniques like creating shot lists and shoot schedules 
  • How to use your DSLR to capture video 
  • Capturing the right footage for the edit 
  • How to piece together a rough cut in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 
  • Producing multiple pieces from one shoot 
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