Resolve Collect – User Guide

Introduction

Resolve Collect copies source files used in a DaVinci Resolve project (Media Pool or Timeline) to a single destination using a DaVinci Resolve Project (.drp), Timeline (.drt) or Bin (.drb) file. In DaVinci Resolve 18 or later you will need to use a Resolve Collect Project (.rcp) file.

When you work with large DaVinci Resolve projects with sources on a lot of different drives you might want to collect them to one destination. Resolve Collect will copy just the files you need, either before you start grading to get them on a fast RAID or after you are done to Backup the project.

Installing & Updates

Download the demo version, install it and start the software.

Go to the File -> Register menu and enter the Username and Key you received in the e-mail from MyCommerce.

When there is new version you need to download the demo version from the website and it will automatically recognise that you already registered it.

Prerequisites

Resolve Collect should run on the same machine as DaVinci Resolve, to be sure that the file pathes are the same.

For DaVinci Resolve version 15 – 17
Export a DRP, DRB or DRT file from DaVinci Resolve. Select File-> Export Project, Bin or Timeline.

For DaVinci Resolve 18 or later
Export a RCP file from DaVinci Resolve.
Select Workspace->Scripts->ResolveCollect->Export Project.

A file browser will pop up to select the folder where you want to export the rcp file.

Please open the Workspace->Console for feedback.

Basic use

Start by selecting the destination where you want your files to be copied.

Load the DRP / DRB / DRT / RCP file which you exported from DaVinci Resolve.

Resolve Collect will scan through the file and find the Media Pool and Timelines. It will check if it can find the source files and tell you in the Status column.

Select the Media Pool or one of the timelines and select copy. Now the files will get copied

Show in Finder

You can show the files in the list in Finder by right clicking the row. You can also select multiple sources and all will be shown in Finder.

Preferences

General
– include Audio in Media Pool
lets you select if you want to include Audio-only files in the Media Pool

– copy to separate directories
copies the files to a Video, Audio, Matte and Offline directory instead of everything in the same root

– check if files exist at destination
this looks at the destination and if the file exists it will set the status to “Already Copied” and the amount to copy will tell the real amount it needs to copy.

– check for update at startup
when a new version of Resolve Collect is available you will get an allert at startup. You can download the new version directly from the website.


Timeline
– include Offline
includes the Offline (Reference) video clip

– include Audio
includes the Chase Audio Clip

– use handles for file-sequences
lets you add handles (if there are any, or as many frames it can find) to file sequences in the timeline.

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