Timeline markers disappear

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Gernot Grassl

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Timeline markers disappear

PostWed Feb 12, 2020 11:13 am

I often use markers on clips that are placed in a timeline.
But since my upgrade to ver 16, Resolve often (but not always) won't show them, they seem erased or lost. Restarting Resolve sometimes brings them back, but not every time, which is really annoying.

I do know the difference between "clips" and "clip instances" and the difference that this makes concerning markers, but my problem has nothing to do with that.

Has anybody experienced the same and knows a workaround/fix?
Thanks!

Gernot Grassl | film editor | Vienna, Austria
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Re: Timeline markers disappear

PostWed Feb 12, 2020 3:35 pm

I haven't had any marker problems in any version of 16 for Windows.
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Re: Timeline markers disappear

PostWed Feb 12, 2020 3:53 pm

I too can confirm the disappearing markers problem in Davinci Resolve. I am currently running 16.1.2.
Usually, if I close DR and reopen, the markers reappear. Annoying.

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Re: Timeline markers disappear

PostWed Feb 12, 2020 4:07 pm

Confirmed! And believe me... you're not alone. Besides, I think BMD will never be able to solve all the bugs since the 16 versions. Unstable as hell...
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Re: Timeline markers disappear

PostWed Feb 12, 2020 4:33 pm

Gernot,

Could you confirm if the markers appear in the edit index > Show all markers, or if you switch timelines and back?

Could you provide some detail? Which page is this on? What colors are default? Do you use hotkeys, menu or toolbar? Could you also list your system settings per viewtopic.php?f=21&t=90190?

Thanks
Shrinivas
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Re: Timeline markers disappear

PostWed Feb 12, 2020 8:38 pm

Shrinivas Ramani wrote:Gernot,

Could you confirm if the markers appear in the edit index > Show all markers, or if you switch timelines and back?

Could you provide some detail? Which page is this on? What colors are default? Do you use hotkeys, menu or toolbar? Could you also list your system settings per viewtopic.php?f=21&t=90190?

Thanks
Shrinivas


Dear Shrinivas,

- the markers also disappear from the edit index.
- Turning on and off "show all markers" doesn't help, neither in the edit index menu nor in Menu/View.
- To apply the markers onto the clips lying in the timeline I usually playback the video in realtime while the clips being activated (red outline), and hit the "m"-key on the fly to place a marker; then I type in the marker text and hit OK.
- Most markers I leave blue, sometimes I change the colour to red or green; the colour doesn't have an influence on the behaviour.
- closing a timeline and reopening doesn't make the markers come back
- it doesn't seem to be a difference If I have 1 or 5 timelines open at the same time when opening a new one with missing markers
- on an average 8 hour workday I need to reopen Resolve about 3-4 times to get the markers back

- I'm working on a large documentary project with 40+ bins of raw footage, and 100+ timelines
- the clips are mostly raw 5K RED files, but also some h.264/mp4s. Markers disappear from both.
- I worked similar big project on ver 14 and 15 and never had this trouble, it started with the upgrade to 16.
- I'm working currently with Resolve 16.1.2 on a iMac 2019 with 3,6GHz Intel Core i9, Radeon Pro 580X 8GB Graphics, Memory 64GB 2667MHz DDR4

I would very much appreciate your support!
Greets from Vienna, Gernot
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Re: Timeline markers disappear

PostTue Mar 03, 2020 12:07 am

I also confirm. The markers disappear and only Resolve restart helps (for a moment).
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Re: Timeline markers disappear

PostThu Mar 05, 2020 2:20 pm

I have the suspicion that this error occurs when you exceed a certain maximum numbers of marker in all your open timelines (as mentioned before, I work with a lot of markers).

I have the feeling they don't disappear (that often) when working in timelines with only few markers...

anyone agreeing/disagreeing?

Cheers, Gernot
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Re: Timeline markers disappear

PostThu Mar 05, 2020 7:07 pm

I have the same problem with disappearing markers. Have to restart Resolve 16 v16.1.2 and sometimes have to reboot my PC to get them back. Only have around 15 timelines in this project and only 2-3 timelines have markers so don't think it can have anything to do with a maximum number of markers in project.
None of Shrinivas' suggestions make any difference.
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Re: Timeline markers disappear

PostSat Mar 07, 2020 12:53 am

Same problem here. I updated to 16.2 today and the same issue persists. Very discouraging when you put a lot of time into creating markers. :cry:
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Re: Timeline markers disappear

PostMon Mar 09, 2020 1:14 pm

I confirm in 16.2 the problem with markers still exists.
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Re: Timeline markers disappear

PostWed Mar 11, 2020 11:08 am

I also have the same problem. Flags disappear as well. First time this has ever happened to me though. Only reason I can think is that it has something to do with most of my timelines in this project being copied from other projects (feature film broken up into reels consolidated into one project). Luckily I can color trace from the other projects pretty easily to get them back, but then they just seem disappear again eventually. Very frustrating
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Re: Timeline markers disappear

PostFri Mar 27, 2020 5:04 pm

The number of markers makes no difference. I have a new project with very few clips and just three markers. One timeline marker, one marker in a video clip, and one marker in an audio clip. They are ONLY visible if I set the filter to show all markers. Once I switch to "Show All" they disappear from the list.

Would like to see this fixed because I can use the exported edit list as a way to flag 3rd party content that needs rights clearances for E&O insurance.
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Re: Timeline markers disappear

PostMon Apr 06, 2020 2:17 pm

Confirming this is happening to me in 16.2.
I messed around with different edit index settings to no avail (Show all, show all markers, show certain colors of markers, etc.)
I have a project with multiple timelines, but two main ones with a considerable amount of markers: day 1 and day 2.
I've noticed when I start Resolve and start the project, it seems to be an either/or situation. Either day 1 or day 2 will have the markers, but not usually at the same time.

Resolve seems to have a hidden feature that finds the projects I have the tightest deadline on and discovers a way to slow me down.

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