Copying Footage with DaVinci Resolve’s Clone Tool

This is a useful tool that’s easy to miss.

Whether transferring from camera media to a shuttle drive on set or transferring files from a work drive to archival media, copying files is a common need.

While you can drag-and-drop in your default file system, you may want additional assurance that the files copied over perfectly.

That’s where a tool with a checksum comes in.

A checksum is used for verifying data integrity. Super useful to avoid errors or corrupted files.

There are external apps that can do this for you, but if you’re like me that likes to use Resolve for everything… use this!

In this video from CameraTim, you’ll learn about:

  • 00:45 Intro to Clone Tool (Setting Up Jobs)
  • 01:12 What are Checksums?
  • 02:03 File Size Checksum
  • 02:13 What is a Collision?
  • 02:42 CRC 32, MD5, SHA 256, SHA 512
  • 03:30 Importing Footage with the Clone Tool
  • 04:22 Adding Multiple Destinations
  • 04:45 Running Multiple Jobs (Multiple Sources)
  • 05:00 Preserve Folder Name
  • 05:50 Importing Folder Structure to Media Pool

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