How To Import Image Sequences In DaVinci Resolve (2024)

In this guide, we'll show you how to import an image sequence in DaVinci Resolve 17 and 18. It's a quick and simple process which should take no longer than 15 - 30 seconds depending on how many files you want to import.

November 24, 2023
How To Import Image Sequences In DaVinci Resolve (2024)
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Davinci Resolve Import Image Sequence

If you're working with any kind of animation, Instagram content or time-lapse photography, importing those images as an image sequence is the best way to import bulk media. It's the easiest way to edit those images as a single video clip, so you can see how everything flows together.

How to Import Image Sequence in DaVinci Resolve

Can I import image sequence in DaVinci Resolve? Yes, here's how:

  1. Go to the Media Page in DaVinci Resolve (shortcut Shift+2). From there, open up the Media Storage window and click on the three dots at the top of the window. This will bring up a drop-down menu.
A computer screen displaying the Media Page in DaVinci Resolve with the Shift+2 shortcut highlighted.
A computer screen displaying the Media Page in DaVinci Resolve with the Shift+2 shortcut highlighted.

2. From the drop-down menu, select "Frame Display Mode" and then select "Individual". This will ensure that each image file is displayed as an individual frame, rather than as a group of frames.

A vector showing a drop-down menu in DaVinci Resolve with the 'Frame Display Mode' option highlighted and the 'Individual' option being selected.
A vector showing a drop-down menu in DaVinci Resolve with the 'Frame Display Mode' option highlighted and the 'Individual' option being selected.

Now, when you import a bulk set of image files into DaVinci Resolve, they will automatically be imported as an image sequence. You can easily drag and drop the sequence into your timeline and start editing away.

This method saves you the hassle of having to manually select each individual frame and import them one by one. It's a quick and efficient way to get your image sequences up and running in in your DaVinci timeline.

How to Import Images Individually in DaVinci Resolve

  1. Launch DaVinci Resolve and open your project.
  2. Press Shift+2 to go to the Media Page.
  3. In Media Page, open Media Storage.
  4. Click on the 3 dots at the top of the Media Storage window, select Frame Display Mode > Individual.
  5. Browse to your image file's location, right-click the image and select Import into Media Pool.
  6. Your image will now be imported individually. Repeat steps 5 for every image you want to import.
  7. Go to the Edit or Cut page and drag your image from Media Pool onto the timeline to use it.

Change The Frame Rate Of An Image Sequence

First, find the image sequence in the Media Pool and right-click on it. From there, select "Clip Attributes". This will bring up the Clip Attributes window.

Inside the Clip Attributes window, select the "Video" tab. Here, you will see a drop-down menu for "Video Frame Rate". You can adjust the frame rate to whatever you need it to be for your project.

Once you've made your adjustments, simply click "Save" and your image sequence will be updated with the new frame rate settings.