Better still image vs image sequence handling

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Darius Family

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Better still image vs image sequence handling

PostSun Jan 26, 2020 3:58 am

At present, importing an AAF or XML with 'Import clips automatically' will result in images being brought in as image sequences.

This is problematic working on documentaries where we have lots of photos being referenced, and the photos are numbered sequentially.

Resolve interprets these as images sequences and thus we end up with lots of 'images sequences' in the media pool.

This is two feature requests:
  1. Improve the handling of image vs image sequence import
  2. Add option in project settings to set the media browser default to 'Show as individual frames'

This is one of several lacking features and bugs that have a large time impact on the conform process. I'd be very happy to share some insights into the conform process on feature documentaries with any of the BMD resolve team members.
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Re: Better still image vs image sequence handling

PostSun Jan 26, 2020 4:11 am


Many posts about this before, but I suppose it doesn't hurt to remind: still image handling needs improvement.
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Re: Better still image vs image sequence handling

PostSun Jan 26, 2020 10:44 pm

There is a lengthy thread examining this issue here: ... 32&t=97680

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Re: Better still image vs image sequence handling

PostMon Jan 27, 2020 3:36 pm

yes please please

don't rewrite names of incoming stills

please allow a project wide default setting for import images _as stills_ or as _image sequence_

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Re: Better still image vs image sequence handling

PostWed Jan 29, 2020 2:33 am

Better still image handling in general...

The only camera RAW files supported without the need to convert to DNG are Canon Cameras.
There are a handful of Nikon RAW files that work natively and maybe one or two Sony Cameras who's RAW format came into Resolve natively and that was about it when I tested over a year ago.
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