DaVinci Resolve terms


A file format that lists the decisions made during the editing process, used for relinking and conforming in other systems.

What is EDL in DaVinci Resolve?

EDL, or Edit Decision List, in DaVinci Resolve is a file format that contains a list of all the edits made in a video project. It is a standard protocol used in the post-production industry to transfer projects between different software. EDL files are typically used to move projects from an editing software to a color grading or finishing software, such as DaVinci Resolve.

In DaVinci Resolve, EDL is used to import or export a sequence of edits. This allows users to work on different parts of a project in different software, or to collaborate with others using different software. However, it's important to note that EDL files only contain information about the edits, not the actual media files. Therefore, the media files need to be transferred separately.

How to import EDL in DaVinci Resolve?

To import an EDL (Edit Decision List) in DaVinci Resolve, you first need to open the software and create a new project. Once the project is open, go to the "File" menu located at the top left corner of the screen. From the drop-down menu, select "Import" and then "Import AAF, EDL, XML...". A new window will open where you can navigate to the location of your EDL file. Select the EDL file you want to import and click "Open".

After clicking "Open", a new window will appear with import options. Here, you can choose how you want DaVinci Resolve to handle the EDL file. You can select options like whether to import it as a timeline, whether to use sizing information, and more. Once you've made your selections, click "OK". Your EDL will now be imported into DaVinci Resolve and you can start working with it.

How to export EDL from DaVinci Resolve?

To export an Edit Decision List (EDL) from DaVinci Resolve, you first need to open the project you want to export. Once the project is open, navigate to the "Edit" page. In the "Edit" page, you will see your timeline at the bottom of the screen. Right-click on the timeline and select "Timelines" then "Export".

In the export window, select the "EDL" option from the "Format" dropdown menu. You can then customize your EDL settings according to your needs. Once you have set your preferences, click on the "Browse" button to choose the location where you want to save the EDL file. After selecting the location, click on the "Save" button to export the EDL. The EDL file will be saved in the location you selected with the .edl extension.

How to use EDL in DaVinci Resolve?

EDL (Edit Decision List) in DaVinci Resolve is used to import and export a list of decisions made during video editing. To use EDL in DaVinci Resolve, you first need to create an EDL file from your original editing software. This file will contain all the information about the edits you made, such as the in and out points of each clip, the order of the clips, and any effects you applied.

To import an EDL file into DaVinci Resolve, go to the 'File' menu and select 'Import Timeline' then 'Import AAF, EDL, XML'. Navigate to the location of your EDL file, select it and click 'Open'. DaVinci Resolve will then create a new timeline based on the edits in the EDL file. To export an EDL file, go to the 'File' menu, select 'Export AAF, XML' and then 'Export EDL'. Choose the location where you want to save the EDL file, give it a name and click 'Save'. This will create an EDL file that can be imported into another editing software.

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