DaVinci Resolve terms

Camera RAW

The raw camera footage that contains unprocessed or minimally processed data from the image sensor of either a digital camera or motion picture film scanner.

What is Camera RAW in DaVinci Resolve?

Camera RAW in DaVinci Resolve refers to the unprocessed, uncompressed data from a digital camera's sensor. It is a file format that captures all image data recorded by the sensor when you take a photo. Unlike JPEG or PNG, which are processed and compressed within the camera, RAW files are uncompressed and unprocessed.

In DaVinci Resolve, a professional video editing software, Camera RAW allows users to work with these RAW files directly, providing greater flexibility in color grading and post-production. It gives users the ability to manipulate the image's exposure, white balance, and other parameters without degrading the image quality. This is because the RAW files contain more detailed, high-quality information, making them ideal for professional video editing.

How to import Camera RAW files in DaVinci Resolve?

To import Camera RAW files in DaVinci Resolve, you first need to launch the software on your computer. Once the software is open, navigate to the "Media" tab located at the bottom of the screen. This will open the media pool where you can import your files.

To import your Camera RAW files, right-click within the media pool and select "Import Media". This will open a file browser where you can navigate to the location of your RAW files. Select the files you wish to import and click "Open". Your RAW files will now be imported into DaVinci Resolve and ready for editing. Remember to adjust the RAW settings in the 'Camera RAW' tab in the project settings to ensure the best quality for your project.

How to edit Camera RAW files in DaVinci Resolve?

DaVinci Resolve is a powerful tool that allows you to edit Camera RAW files. To begin, import your RAW files into the media pool. You can do this by clicking on the "File" menu, then "Import File", and then "Import Media". Navigate to the location of your RAW files, select them, and click "Open".

Once your RAW files are in the media pool, you can start editing them. Click on the "Color" tab to access the color grading tools. On the bottom of the screen, you will see a panel called "Camera RAW". Here, you can adjust the settings for your RAW files, such as exposure, color balance, and more. After making your adjustments, you can preview the changes in the viewer. When you're satisfied with your edits, click "Deliver" to export your edited RAW files.

Why is DaVinci Resolve not recognizing my Camera RAW files?

DaVinci Resolve may not be recognizing your Camera RAW files due to a few potential reasons. One common issue could be that the version of DaVinci Resolve you are using does not support the specific RAW format that your camera uses. Different cameras have different RAW formats, and not all versions of DaVinci Resolve support all RAW formats. It's important to check the compatibility of your software with the specific RAW format of your camera.

Another possible reason could be related to the settings in DaVinci Resolve. The software may not be set up to handle RAW files correctly. You may need to adjust your settings to ensure that DaVinci Resolve is configured to recognize and process RAW files. Additionally, there could be a problem with the RAW files themselves. If they are corrupted or not properly transferred from your camera, DaVinci Resolve may not be able to recognize them.

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