In this video editing tutorial, we’ll cover how to use Davinci Resolve to color grade a project that has been edited in Premiere Pro. We can export AAF or XML from Premiere and import a full project directly into Davinci Resolve to take advantage of it’s amazing color grading power and then export that AAF or XML right back into Premiere Pro so we can finish adding titles, captions, finishing transitions, cut tweaks, and more before exporting the finished movie, film, or YouTube video. It really is an amazing workflow and allows you to use the incredible power of Davinci Resolve without fear or worry on your next video editing project!
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Very inaccurate tutorial, and among other things spoken too fast so seem cool. But the main weakness of the workflow proposed is that when you import the graded clips in Premiere in this way there is a clear changement of the colors setted in Davinci.
So, I'm watching this when both apps have gone through multiple updates (Premiere 2019, Davinci 15 which has animation and audio editing windows now). I think, THINK, the xml issue has been resolved. Even so, my question is, what if I want to do an animation within Premiere w/ multiple videos in 1 screen? (I'd need to do that b4 color grading so I know what works and what doesn't in the edit.) Will the animation data not be recognized by Davinci? I suppose I'll answer that myself in the next couple days, lol.
Hi! Just a question: if you have worked on Premiere but also linked some of the images to After Effects, how can you like the whole project later to Resolve? 'Cause I have a message like 'Translation Report/Please check the FCP Translation Results report (saved next to the xml file) for possible issues encountered during translation'. Thanks!
Isn't there some quality loss with this workflow? You're exporting graded clips in DNxHR 444 and then importing to Premiere only to export again for the deliverable. Doesn't that make the footage even more lossy?
Its good practice to, finish your edit, then grade, then mix the audio, then combine the stereo L&R Wav finished audio with the master finished grade either in the software you used to grade or the audio software and export.
(also its AH-Vid not AY-Vid)
Question please....in Premier, I've done a number of tweaks such as gaussian blurs, artificial zooms and movements, opacity, etc. How is that going to work when I bring back the files from DR? Won't it all be lost?
Why is it that the colors look different from Divinci to Premiere? Pause at 7:57 (your final color grade). Then go to when it's in Premiere 13:17. The shadows are totally washed out. Look at the lines on the guy's shirt. You can hardly make them out in Divinci but you can see everything in Premiere. It is not because the picture is smaller because the same thing is happening to me on my project and I'm having the same problems. Please help.
This doesn’t explain how to do a proper reconform in Premiere in the event I’ve been working with smaller proxy files that also have a ton of effects that need to be preserved, like a bunch of picture in picture effects, for example.
In Avid for example, I’m able to do a high-effects edit with low resolution transcodes at 1080p, send an EDL to Resolve whereby all of my selects are colored and then rendered with handles at the original native framerate and aspect ratio.
I can then in Avid, “decompose” the offline edit whereby a new sequence is made with unlinked clips, change to a UHD format for finishing, and point the unlinked sequence to the rendered color files, and then voila... I now have a sequence in Avid where every effect and modification is perfectly maintained, not just the in and out points.
Can Premiere do that?
Davinci Resolve is probably the best Grading software ever created I love premiere pro, but in terms of color grading specially those corrective lut for each camera, I was so dumbfounded and struggling looking for noise reduction profile for my mavic pro because the flickering and noise are just to noticeable, but then in davinci i color graded it and added a corrective lut from dji and the output was way nicer and the quality was better too, having both of these program are just really a must.
Now that they both work, what you export too will depend largerly on what the original files you're working with are anyway. If you filmed on an ARRI or a Canon then You'll probs be working with MXFs so you'll want to export out of Resolve as MXFs
Great Video Tutvid! Thank you. Does XML work right now? This clip was 1.5 year ago. So what are the updates on that? Of course i can look it up online :D but since you know the issue first hand and i heard it from you, i thought first to ask you. :) Thank you.
That's not how Davinci opens AAF at all for me. It pops up a window titled "choose a source timeline name"... and when I choose one it only imports that one clip instead of the whole project. It's a complete failure.
if these firstly are the proxy files in premeire then how will be the workflow go... please tell me is we have to make online means replace to original files in premeire pro for jumping in davinci for color grading..........
Without using resolve, I have color corrected in Premiere, but now I’m having an issue when I go to export a file as H.264 4K , I get banding visible in the export that wasn’t visible in the preview window of Premiere. I’m assuming this has to do with compression but mostly bit depth. I think? Can anyone help with this?
hopefully you know by now ha! If you import the AAF timeline you should be able to readjust each clips attributes (right click on source files) and you can change the frame rate to whatever is needed. If you interpreted the clips as 24fps in premiere from 120fps source clips you can change it from custom frame rate (by default) back to 24 and the clips should line up in the davinci timeline. Hope that helps!
I have followed your directions exactly and when I export my aaf from Premiere and bring it into Davinci it adjusts some of my cuts...Say for instance I have a cut 47 frames in, Davinci does two things. It uses a different section of the clip, and would cut say for instance at 43 frames in. Does anyone else have a similar issue? Of course the 47 frames and 43 frames are just examples. Seems like it is ignoring my cuts from Premiere.
I need some help please. I've fully edited my video having done basic color correction through Premiere but when I try to export it as AAF, it tells me that: "Cannot export video effect "AE.ADBE Three-Way Color Corrector" (Sequence: "Rough Cut", Video Track: "Video 1" (#1), Position: 147, Time: 00:00:06:03) because it is not supported. Effect was ignored."
Please help me. Thanks in advance!!
Heya there, thx for making this tutorial.
Sadly i cannot export bugfree AAF because i use Mirroring- & Timelapseedits on my footage - therefore if i try to load the information into Davinci it cannot connect media, even if i tell the program in which folder the footage is... is there a workaround for this?
I'm not sure how to fix your problem, there may be an easy fix out there. But what you can do is to make a note of each clip you used in the edit. Import each into resolve, colour them and render them out but make sure it's set to use the same name as the original file name. Then you can just swap out the original files for the coloured version with the same name into the folder where premiere believes the footage is. It should just assume the new clips are the old ones.
Downsides are that it's harder to see a direct side by side of your edits to see if each shot matches correctly and instead of only rendering a part of the clip you need to render the entire thing which will take longer.
Thanks for the tutorials! I'm having a problem bringing a 59.94fps project that was color corrected in the DaVinci Resolve back into Premiere Pro. Premiere keeps converting it to 29.97. How do I fix this?
Thanks for your efforts, great to have clear instruction. I have Prem Pro CC2017 and the titles don't export to Resolve - you get an error "clips not found" and they appear as red "media offline" clips. I'm new with it all, is that normal?
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