Retime and Scaling -> Scaling Doesn't Work

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RubyRose

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Retime and Scaling -> Scaling Doesn't Work

PostFri Apr 16, 2021 2:21 pm

Hello Forum.

Compliments on a truly amazing product. I am in the processing of learning to work flow of DaVinci Resolve and I am beginning to get used to all the amazing commands.

One of the most common things I use in what I do is to crop certain parts of a video and then resize to fit the defined project (ie. 1920x1080).

When I crop the bottom of a slip, I move down to Retime and Scaling and try and select Scaling-->Fit and absolutely nothing happens. I also tried to change to Fill and again, nothing happens.

Is this a bug or am I doing something wrong?

Any help would be great because I plan to switch over to Resolve but hesitate to purchase the product unless I know that it works.

Thank you.
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Jim Simon

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Re: Retime and Scaling -> Scaling Doesn't Work

PostFri Apr 16, 2021 3:09 pm

RubyRose wrote:am I doing something wrong?
Yes. That's not what Scaling is for. Use the Zoom parameter under the Transform tool set.
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Re: Retime and Scaling -> Scaling Doesn't Work

PostMon Apr 26, 2021 3:46 pm

Hello Jim,

Thank you for getting back to my question. I appreciate it. As I learn more and more about Resolve I am amazed about how many functions are available. Coming from Camtasia - still a fun program - I am still a Resolve novice.

I think I am still a bit confused about what the scaling is for. I have watched some tutorial videos but people who I think work, or contribute, to DaVinci Resolve and their explanation of Scaling-->Fit function is to have the program auto-center the selected clip to the formatted screen dimensions. They explained that this is especially useful after using the Cropping function to remove certain parts of a clip, that make it uneven, and then automatically fill the exact limits of the screen format using the aforementioned Scaling-->Fit (or Fill).

If this is not the function of that tool is there a reference as to how/where that would be used?

Thank you again.
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Re: Retime and Scaling -> Scaling Doesn't Work

PostTue Apr 27, 2021 4:22 pm

I think the Beginner's Guide and Advanced Editing manuals are good references.

But...I do recommend approaching them from the viewpoint of learning the software, rather than just looking for one specific thing.

https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/produc ... e/training

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