How to export from Davinci Resolve 12 Lite to After Effects and vice versa?

Shaan5

Estimable
Mar 1, 2015
7
0
4,510
0
Title explains it. I would like to edit in Resolve, export to AE and export that back in Resolve for Color Grading

Thanks in Advance!
 
That's right. If possible, render/export your Resolve file as AVI, then before continue to editing in After Effects, transcode that AVI to DNxHD. This is an intermediate codec, so no noticeable quality loss, smaller file size, and easier to edit with.

MPEG Streamclip: http://www.squared5.com/

DNxHD: http://www.videohelp.com/software/Avid-DNxHD


Now. I don't know what the format you're working with is. But, look at this first:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_DNxHD_codec_resolutions

The reason for that, is because you need a bitrate that suits you. If you have lots of moving objects, then a higher bitrate may be something that you want. The bitrate is in megabit, and follows the DNxHD in each one, so DNxHD 36 = 36 megabit. Bitrates can't be compared when different codecs/specs are involved, so it's a process you have to experiment with.

If I was unclear, feel free to ask! :)
 

Shaan5

Estimable
Mar 1, 2015
7
0
4,510
0


Should I just render it in AVI and then put that in AE or Resolve, or is there any easier way. How do i tell whether it is DNxHD or not?

 
That's right. If possible, render/export your Resolve file as AVI, then before continue to editing in After Effects, transcode that AVI to DNxHD. This is an intermediate codec, so no noticeable quality loss, smaller file size, and easier to edit with.

MPEG Streamclip: http://www.squared5.com/

DNxHD: http://www.videohelp.com/software/Avid-DNxHD


Now. I don't know what the format you're working with is. But, look at this first:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_DNxHD_codec_resolutions

The reason for that, is because you need a bitrate that suits you. If you have lots of moving objects, then a higher bitrate may be something that you want. The bitrate is in megabit, and follows the DNxHD in each one, so DNxHD 36 = 36 megabit. Bitrates can't be compared when different codecs/specs are involved, so it's a process you have to experiment with.

If I was unclear, feel free to ask! :)
 

Shaan5

Estimable
Mar 1, 2015
7
0
4,510
0


Do i need that MPeg Streamclip if I have other programs like Handbrake and Media Encoder. Also what is the best Video Codec to export with when I am done and my Video is finished?

 
When exporting, the best (common) is to export to H264, in a Mp4 container. This is even what blu-ray is using.

I believe handbrake doesn't do DNxHD. You want MPEG Streamclip, and you want the codec so that you can transcode to DNxHD, otherwise you can't.
 

Shaan5

Estimable
Mar 1, 2015
7
0
4,510
0


Ok so I should export from Resolve in AVI, then convert that into DNxHD with MPEG Streamclip, then bring that into AE. Then export that to AVI and encode to DNxHD. Then Bring that into Resolve and when I'm done, Export to H.264 and Quicktime?

Is quicktime what I should use, also when I export to AVI, which codec should I use?

AVI files are also ridicoulosly large so when I'm done converting them to DnxHD should I just delete them.
last question, do DNxHD files have acceptable file sizes? because when I export to AVI, it made my 2 minute video into 14GB
 
I use BMP in a AVI container.




Now here's what's important to remember when it comes to compression. It's about what you can live with in terms of quality, if you can barely notice the difference between uncompressed, and slightly compressed, and the file size is cut in half, then use that everytime. Sometimes you have to compromise, but it takes a lot of experimenting.

Did that answer your question?


All the best!
 

Shaan5

Estimable
Mar 1, 2015
7
0
4,510
0


I think I understand, is the process that I mentioned in the previous comment correct?

EDIT: one more question(Sorry if I'm asking a lot but I'm new to this sort of stuff). In Resolve when I go to export, there is no option for BMP for AVI? only 3 YUV options and Uncompressed RGB 10 Bit
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
J Apps General Discussion 1
S Apps General Discussion 1
B Apps General Discussion 1
alanps Apps General Discussion 3
S Apps General Discussion 5
P Apps General Discussion 6
T Apps General Discussion 2
C Apps General Discussion 1
G Apps General Discussion 1
O Apps General Discussion 2
A Apps General Discussion 2
A Apps General Discussion 0
M Apps General Discussion 2
Coltor Apps General Discussion 2
michaellanfield Apps General Discussion 4
R Apps General Discussion 1
viveknayyar007 Apps General Discussion 0
J Apps General Discussion 1
viveknayyar007 Apps General Discussion 0
dannyboy2233 Apps General Discussion 2

ASK THE COMMUNITY