Merging Clips can help to add a “special” element of continuity between long clips without noticing the cuts, breaks, and retakes between them. This article will cover 4 simple ways to merge video clips in DaVinci Resolve 18.
4 Ways to Merge Clips in DaVinci Resolve
Creating a Compound Clip
You can merge clips in DaVinci Resolve by creating a “Compound Clip”.
Steps to Create a Compound Clip:
- Select all the clips in the Timeline using the shortcut Ctrl+A or Cmd+A.
- Right-click any clips and click on “New Compound Clip” from the drop-down menu.
- From the new window that pops up, click on the “Create” option.
Merging Clips by Creating a New Timeline
You can also merge clips in DaVinci Resolve by creating a new timeline.
Steps to Merge Clips:
- Open the “Media Pool” (top left-hand corner) of the “Edit” page.
- In the Media Pool, you can see all your clips, however, there is also an option called “Timeline 1”.
- Right-Click on “Timeline 1“, then click on “Create New Timeline Using Selected Clips“
- In the window that pops up, click “Create“
- All the clips from your timeline are merged into one.
Insert Edit Function
If you’re trying to merge two video clips that are the same length, the easiest way to do it is to use the Insert Edit Function.
Steps to use Insert Edit Function:
- Place your cursor at the point in the timeline where you want to add the second clip
- Click on the “Insert” button on the Edit page.
- This will merge the second clip to the timeline without overwriting anything.
Overwrite Edit Function
You can use the Overwrite Edit Function if you want to combine two video clips of different lengths.
Steps to use Overwrite Edit Function:
- Place your cursor at the point in the timeline where you want the Second Clip to start.
- Click on the “Overwrite” button on the Edit page.
- This will add the second clip to the timeline and overwrite existing footage.
These 4 simple ways can help you to merge clips in DaVinci Resolve. If your system isn’t compatible with DaVinci Resolve and you don’t want to invest significantly in upgrading it, check out Postudio. With Postudio, you only require a stable internet connection for video editing, and you can create online & on-demand.