Basic to Advanced: Resolve’s ‘Deliver’ Window Demystified

This article was originally published on Premiumbeat’s blog here.

Better control your project’s workflow and delivery by tweaking the options available in Resolve’s ‘Deliver’ window.

To developing colorists, some choices available in the Deliver page may be confusing. The Advanced tab contains many specific options for rendering a finished project, and while some of these are straightforward, others are a bit esoteric. For many projects, the Basic tab may be sufficient, but in this post we’ll delve into the features in the Advanced tab of Resolve’s Deliver window.

Deliver > Advanced > Presets

All of the tabs have an Easy Setup option. Depending on how the project was edited, selecting the corresponding Easy Setup will highlight and lock certain settings found below. Choosing Final Cut Pro XML Round Trip, for example, forces you to output individual source clips as opposed to a single clip.

fcp round trip.png

The Avid AAF Round Trip can only output MXF files. Colorists can save their own Easy Setups as presets in the Intermediate and Advanced tabs.

avid round trip.png

Deliver > Advanced > Video

In Video, you can choose to output files as Individual Source Clips, used in the majority of outputs where you want to conform in a nonlinear editing software. The timeline can also be rendered as a Single Clip, an option for sending an off-site client a color pass for review.

Once you’ve chosen one of the two options we’ll need to decide what video format we’ll be outputting. This’ll be dependent on the post workflow for the job. For round-tripping back to Premiere, Final Cut or Avid, Quicktimes or MXF files are the norm. If a compositing machine is the next step in the post pipeline, outputting DPX files is preferred. Output options for cinema projection are also available.

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