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  • Premiere-Davinci Resolve Roundtrip – How to retain original transform effects?

    Posted by Patrick Slee on June 17, 2024 at 2:05 am

    Good morning,

    I’m currently working on a project that was edited in Premiere and I’m in the middle of grading it in Davinci Resolve. The plan had been to finish and deliver it from there but there are a number of transform effects that are quite broken. Primarily position easing still doesn’t work properly (it’s been a few years since I’ve edited in Resolve and that was always my main gripe) so a lot of movements will still just hard stop even with easing enabled on the keyframe.

    Is there a way to send the footage back to Premiere at the end retaining the original effects? It’s probably more of a Premiere question but it would seem to require replacing each clip on the Premiere timeline with the graded clip which would be tricky given there’s about 1000 clips but all cut from 4 long original clips.

    Mads Nybo jørgensen
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  • Rob Ainscough

    June 17, 2024 at 2:22 am

    What version of Premiere was used in the Edit? How was it saved?

    Ease Out on keyframe is very easy in Resolve, right click the keyframe and select “Ease Out”.


  • Patrick Slee

    June 17, 2024 at 2:35 am

    It was 23.5.0 and the project was imported into Resolve 19 with an XML. I did try to recreate one of the eases using that method and it makes it better but still comes to a hard stop. Zoom easing is fine but position is still wonky. You should be able to see below the difference between the two.

  • Mads Nybo jørgensen

    June 17, 2024 at 2:40 am

    Hey Patrick,

    Normally in the grading workflow you would ask the PPro editor to supply a “clean” locked master with no VFX on, and iso elements for vfx at the end of the file.

    That will not be problem if the effects has been transferred to Davinci, in which case they can be manipulated.
    If you need to send the edit back to PPro, you can always XML it. I use X to CC, and CC to X apps on the mac. But, it is highly unlikely that you information from you grade will be carried back, sorry.

    With regards to replacing each clip on the timeline, it should be a question of only replacing the clips with effects on. Depending on how many of those that there, even if laborious, should not take up that much time.
    Only BIG issue is if your edit is not locked, and you have started to trim or extend clips…

    Hope that this helps?


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