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Can't add still images to timeline

PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:12 am
by DabeGlavins
Hello! I'm a bit new to DaVinci Resolve 14 and I'm trying to edit with some .jpg pictures I took. However, I can't drag or import them into the timeline, it won't allow me to. Am I missing something?

Thanks!

Re: Can't add still images to timeline

PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:05 pm
by Peter Chamberlain
Assuming you can see them in the media page viewer, place them in a bin within the media pool and then on the edit page drag and drop.

Re: Can't add still images to timeline

PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:22 pm
by Jean Claude
Be careful that each still or .jpg has a unique name in project. OS accepts that files have the same name provided that it is in different directories: not Davinci Resolve ;)

Re: Can't add still images to timeline

PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:09 pm
by DabeGlavins
Peter Chamberlain wrote:Assuming you can see them in the media page viewer, place them in a bin within the media pool and then on the edit page drag and drop.


Done that, tried it in two different bins, but it won't let me drag it in, it shows a little denied circle when I hover it over the timeline.

Re: Can't add still images to timeline

PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:10 pm
by DabeGlavins
Jean Claude wrote:Be careful that each still or .jpg has a unique name in project. OS accepts that files have the same name provided that it is in different directories: not Davinci Resolve ;)


Thank you for the tip! Sadly, this didn't work either, I renamed the pictures I was using just in case, but I'm still having the same problem.

Re: Can't add still images to timeline

PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:15 pm
by DabeGlavins
Ok, so I just got it to work, I clicked on the V1 on one of my video tracks. Now it has a red outline and I can drag in the pictures. Not sure why that worked but I'll take it!

Re: Can't add still images to timeline

PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:39 am
by Peter Chamberlain
Hi Dabe, that's a fairly fundamental operational issue. Can i suggest you sit with the manual and become more familiar with the edit page controls? Its quite extensive and an easy read.

Re: Can't add still images to timeline

PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:25 am
by Dave Shortman
Or check out this thread : viewtopic.php?f=21&t=54139

Re: Can't add still images to timeline

PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:44 am
by Diego Opat
Make sure the jpgs are RGB, resolve wont let you use a CMYK image on the timeline

Re: Can't add still images to timeline

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:32 pm
by Bink19th
Thanks DabeGlavins, that was frustrating me too!

Re: Can't add still images to timeline

PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:26 pm
by elfman2
Bink19th wrote:Thanks DabeGlavins, that was frustrating me too!

I'm having the same problem. Resolve is recognizing a sequence of 5 jpegs as a multi-clip or something, grouping them as a single file, but with no apparent way to show only one and drag it out over several seconds in the timeline or separate them. it's just a very narrow frame that I can't do anything with given my understanding.

Re: Can't add still images to timeline

PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:18 am
by jamescarvin
Making the V1 be active by clicking worked for me when I was having that problem too. But the same problem is happening again and that isn't the solution this time. I don't have any duplicate files in the media bin. It will accept a short version of the image sometimes and others not. And the short version of the image can't be lengthened.

Re: Can't add still images to timeline

PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:55 pm
by mdsteenb
CMYK was my issue!! Thanks Diego Opat!