DaVinci Resolve terms


A feature in Fusion that allows users to create custom effects by combining existing tools into a single compound tool.

What is a macro in DaVinci Resolve?

A macro in DaVinci Resolve is a feature that allows users to automate repetitive tasks. It is essentially a sequence of commands or instructions that are grouped together as a single command to accomplish a task automatically, without the need for user intervention. This can significantly speed up the editing process, especially for complex projects that require a lot of repetitive actions.

Macros in DaVinci Resolve can be created by recording a series of actions or by manually scripting them. Once created, these macros can be saved and reused in different projects. They can also be shared with other users, making them a valuable tool for collaborative projects. This feature is particularly useful for color grading, video editing, and other post-production tasks.

How to create macros in DaVinci Resolve?

Creating macros in DaVinci Resolve involves a series of steps. First, you need to open the software and navigate to the 'Fusion' page. Here, you can create a new Fusion composition or open an existing one. Once you have your composition, you can start creating your macro by selecting the nodes you want to include in the macro. Right-click on the selected nodes and choose 'Macro' from the 'Script' submenu.

In the 'Macro Editor' window that appears, you can specify which controls you want to be editable in the macro. After making your selections, click 'Close' and then 'Save'. You will be prompted to name your macro and choose a location to save it. Once saved, your macro will be available in the 'Macro' section of the 'Effects Library'. You can drag and drop it onto any Fusion composition to apply the effects you've saved in the macro.

How to use macros in DaVinci Resolve?

DaVinci Resolve allows you to use macros to streamline your editing process. Macros are essentially a series of commands that are executed in a specific order to perform a particular task. To use macros in DaVinci Resolve, you first need to record a macro. This can be done by going to the 'View' menu, selecting 'Macros', and then 'Record Macro'. You can then perform the actions that you want to be included in the macro. Once you've finished, go back to the 'Macros' menu and select 'Stop Recording'.

After you've recorded a macro, you can use it by going to the 'Macros' menu and selecting 'Play Macro'. You'll then need to select the macro that you want to use. If you want to edit a macro, you can do so by going to the 'Macros' menu, selecting 'Edit Macro', and then selecting the macro that you want to edit. You can then make any changes that you want to the macro's actions. Remember to save your changes before you exit the macro editor.

Can you edit macros in DaVinci Resolve?

Yes, you can edit macros in DaVinci Resolve. Macros in DaVinci Resolve are essentially a series of commands or actions that are recorded and can be played back to automate repetitive tasks. They can be created, saved, and edited to suit the specific needs of your project.

To edit a macro, you need to go to the 'Macro' menu and select 'Edit Macro'. This will open a new window where you can modify the actions in the macro. You can add, delete, or rearrange actions, and change the parameters of each action. Once you're done editing, you can save the macro and it will be updated with the new actions.

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