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  • Function to detect cuts

     David Baud updated 1 week, 1 day ago 3 Members · 3 Posts
  • Alex Gat

    February 17, 2021 at 8:47 pm


    I’ve heard of such a function but I am not sure if it exists in Resolve. I have a movie that I need to drastically grade so I really need to retrieve each clip the way they were in the original edit. So instead of going manually frame by frame to cut between the clips, is there a function in Resolve that could help me do that ?



  • Paul Rosen

    February 17, 2021 at 8:58 pm

    Hi Alex,

    The function is called Scene Detect. When you go to add the clip to the project, instead of importing it directly, look for the scene detect menu choice first in the same area. It will open in a window where the system will automatically go through and guess where the scenes change. There you can adjust the sensitivity and add any edits it misses. Then press the add clips to media pool button. You can then create a sequence with those clips which will automatically reassemble in order.

    Another great feature is to go to the help menu and open the manual from there. It’s searchable and has many step by step instructions for various functions.

    Good luck!

  • David Baud

    February 17, 2021 at 9:22 pm

    To complete Paul’s response, now introduced in version 17, you can use the Scene Detect function from the EDIT page:

    Timeline > Detect scene cuts

    I am glad BMD introduced this feature at the editing level, and not only at the time of import. It is still a work in progress as you cannot trim your detection from the EDIT page.

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