Davinci Resolve xml audio issue

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by josh.b, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. josh.b macrumors regular

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    Hey,

    I am using the lite version of davinci resolve 10 and experiencing issues when importing an XML file I exported from FCPX.

    here is the dialogue message I receive after importing the xml project into davinci.

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    I have been searching everywhere and messing around trying to get this to work. Driving me nuts.

    Any help greatly appreciated haha
     
  2. Chad3eleven macrumors regular

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    For better help, you should post that in a DaVinci Resolve forum, you will get more help.

    And why are including audio to go to color?

    Try sending an xml without audio and try again.

    Technically speaking, when prepping for color correct all effects, DVEs and speed ramps should be removed prior to going to color. This helps the colorist focus on color, and when that is done you can reapply your effects.
     
  3. josh.b, Nov 13, 2013
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    josh.b thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sorry, didn't realise there was a davinci category in this forum, unless you mean a different website. I have been getting a lot of help here and quick replies so you can't blame me for trying here. Everyone has been helpful.

    The reason I am importing my audio into resolve is because when I choose to export another xml from resolve it won't have any of my audio in the timeline when I import it into final cut pro x.
     
  4. josh.b thread starter macrumors regular

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    update:

    Discovered that audio is not supported with davinci so :). Will have to do audio at the very end after I bring back the CCed clips into the FCPX.
     
  5. Chad3eleven macrumors regular

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    You dont need to bring audio into davinci, then back out.

    All you need is to send just the video to color.. then when youre done render it out along with an xml (or not, its not always needed) and just restripe over the existing audio when youre back into FCP or any other NLE that is being used for the final online/conforming process.
     
  6. josh.b, Nov 14, 2013
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    josh.b thread starter macrumors regular

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    forgive me, I am only a beginner with video editing (about 2 weeks into it). Not sure what you mean by re-striping?

    Do you mean delete my video clips in my FCPX project, copy and paste the timeline from the resolve xml into place my original fcpx project? Seems a bit finicky to me, almost not worth doing at all.

    edit: I have tried importing the new xml into Final cut which in turn creates a new project. I have to replace the new video files (CCed) with the old ones in my original project timeline. Kinda defeats the purpose of having the xml import option if you have to clean up your timeline manually to sync with your audio tracks again. Am I missing something?
     
  7. Chad3eleven macrumors regular

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    Thats how the process works sometimes.

    if youre a beginner, you need to work more on the basics.. not jumping right into round tripping between programs. Start small.

    And yes.. you have to line up your audio again.. not always, but that is called 're striping'.

    Im a finishing / online editor for national commercials, I do this process daily.. but it took me a while to understand the whole process (went to college, 4 years, now working for over 10 years) and I learn new things every day.

    Your best bet is to read up online, or find someone you can learn from. Go to a local studio or tv station and see if you can shadow the editors to learn from them.
     
  8. josh.b thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the advice mate and good luck to your learning too
     
  9. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    The real purpose of the XML is to get all of your edit decisions from Program A into Program B. Without something like an XML your only option would be to export a master file of your finished video, import that into Resolve and then manually mark each edit point so Resolve knows where one shot ends and the next begins.

    Yes, I know Resolve has an 'auto detect' feature to help speed that process along but it's still much slower than using an XML or EDL.
     
  10. josh.b thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeah I understand this much, just thought it would handle my audio clips as well but since resolve freaks out over added audio clips in a timeline from fcpx or just audio adding in general, when I bring the xml back from resolve i have no audio tracks like sound fx or background music so I have to re add them all back in which could be a frustrating issue if the edit already had the sound all nicely done. So my workflow from now is do my visual editing, grade it in resolve, come back to fcpx and do audio last before final render and compression.
     
  11. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    I haven't used FCPX but can't you just copy and paste the audio from your pre-colored timeline into the colored timeline that comes back from Resolve?
     
  12. Chad3eleven macrumors regular

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    yes re aligning audio can be a pain, but its part of the job. If you learn the steps, and prepare your media properly, the process can be streamlined.

    If your video is the exact same length coming from FCP into resolve, and back.. you can plop it right over your existing edit. and all should line up.

    Depending on the edit, the auto edit feature in resolve could work, but if there are fades and other effects in there it can throw the detection off.
     

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