Published on Jun 21, 2024

These Editing Tips Will Save You HOURS in Resolve

Step-by-Step Guide:

Tutorial: Editing Tips to Save Time in DaVinci Resolve

Step 1: Utilizing Stacked Timelines

  1. When you import your footage, create three separate timelines in DaVinci Resolve: one for all your raw footage, one for your selected clips, and one for your final video.
  2. Review your footage and identify the clips you like. To move a clip to a higher track, hold down the "Alt" key and click the up arrow.
  3. Select all the clips you moved and drag them to your final video timeline for editing.
  4. Instead of copying and pasting clips from your selected timeline to your working timeline one by one, stack the timelines on top of each other by clicking on the left to show them as tabs.
  5. Drag the clips you need from the selects timeline to the working timeline, making it easier to assemble your final edit efficiently.

Step 2: Speeding Up Clip Cutting Process

  1. Customize your keyboard shortcuts by opening the keyboard customization menu in DaVinci Resolve.
  2. Assign shortcuts for splitting clips: one for cutting out sections and another for cutting before and after the playhead.
  3. Use the first shortcut for longer clips where you need to remove multiple sections quickly without switching between tools.
  4. For shorter clips like b-roll, use the second set of shortcuts to cut before and after the playhead swiftly.
  5. Remember to select the clip under the playhead before using the shortcuts to avoid cutting through unintended clips.
  6. By setting up these shortcuts efficiently, you can cut down your clips faster and become a more efficient editor.


  1. Implementing these editing tips in DaVinci Resolve can significantly save you time and effort during the editing process.
  2. Experiment with the shortcuts and techniques mentioned to streamline your workflow and enhance your editing speed.
  3. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or need further clarification on any of the steps mentioned.
  4. Thank you for watching and trying out these editing tips to improve your editing experience in DaVinci Resolve.