Purpose of multiple Timelines?

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Purpose of multiple Timelines?

PostMon Jan 21, 2019 4:56 pm

What is the purpose of creating separate Timelines in a project?

Is it simply for conveniently organizing sequences of clips in to one scene to work on, one at a time, with all these scenes to be combined at the end?

If so, what is the method used for combining them all together?
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Re: Purpose of multiple Timelines?

PostMon Jan 21, 2019 5:57 pm

You may also want to make several versions of a scene for client comparison.
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Re: Purpose of multiple Timelines?

PostMon Jan 21, 2019 7:32 pm

Multiple timelines extremely useful. Can be used for:
1. Alternative versions of an edit
2. Overseeing all footage at once
3. Creating new cuts with same material (e.g a long form edit and a highlights video)
4. Working on separate scenes/parts of the day
5. Experimenting

Depending on how you are using them, if you need to combine you should just be able to drop one timeline directly into another.
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Re: Purpose of multiple Timelines?

PostMon Jan 21, 2019 8:54 pm

I'm not sure if this is a recommended workflow, but I use them as "sub-projects." For example, in the e-learning that I produce, I have a 1-minute video intro for each of my 10 training sections, which each intro having its own video and audio clips. Instead of making a separate project for each video, I created a single project called Intro Videos, and then built each one in their own timeline, with a bin that holds each set of clips and the corresponding timeline. Now that I am more comfortable with delivering from in/out points, I may switch to using a single timeline and rendering the section for each individual intro. I'm new to video editing in general, but it worked nicely for me at the time.

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Re: Purpose of multiple Timelines?

PostMon Jan 21, 2019 8:55 pm

In many projects it is better to divide the project into multiple timelines, and then assemble them into final (output) timeline. It is better from an organizational standpoint, but also enables you to easily manage larger project, especially if you have issues with exporting video, as Resolve sometimes has - you could export individual timelines when you are done with them, and work only on those timelines that you haven't finish yet.

Personally, most of the time i would have an intro timeline, main timeline, outro timeline, and other timelines (compound and Fusion clips - which are essentially another timelines).

Multiple timelines are a necessity when doing multicam, especially if you want to color correct all videos from the same camera - it is better to do that on a compound clip (and doing that you have another timeline).

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