DaVinci Resolve Copy Nodes & Color Grades 2023 (FAST!)

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Knowing how to Copy and Paste nodes, color grades, power windows, tracking data, etc, in DaVinci Resolve can save a ton of time and rework.

We will look at how to copy-paste things in the Color and Fusion pages.

Without wasting time…

Let’s get started.


Click here to learn how to copy effects and attributes to another clip.


Color Page

Learn how to copy, paste nodes, color-grades, power windows, tracking data, keyframes etc.

If you want any corrections done on a particular node of a clip to another clip’s node, then:

How to Copy Nodes to Another Clip in DaVinci Resolve?

  1. Under the “Color” page, click on the source clip that contains your node (node settings, to be precise), which needs to be copied.
  2. “Ctrl + c” (or “Cmd + c”) to copy only the required node.
  3. Click on the destination clip – the clips which need the nodes (node settings, to be precise) to be copied to.
  4. Select the node you want.
  5. Then “Ctrl + v” (or “Cmd + v”) to paste.
  6. The destination clips now contain the copied node (settings) from your first clip.

Another Method:

  1. Right-click on the source clip.
  2. Click on “Display Node Graph“.
  3. Now again, click on the destination clip.
  4. Choose the required node from the “Node Graph” and drag and drop it onto the destination clip’s node.
  5. It will apply the corrections.

However, you can also insert a new node instead of overwriting the destination node from the node graph.

Drag the node from the source clip and then hover it on the connection line of the nodes in the destination clip till you see the “+” sign – then drop the node. A new node (duplicate node of the source clip) will be inserted.

For a more detailed step-by-step guide, refer to the below post:

DaVinci Resolve: How to Duplicate? (Time Saving SHORTCUT !)


After color-grading your clip, you can copy and paste your grades to one more clips:

How to Copy and Paste Color Grades in DaVinci Resolve

  1. Go to the “Color” page.
  2. Select all of your destination clips (the clips where you want the grade to be copied).
  3. With your mouse, middle-click on the source clip (the one which has the color-grading).
  4. The color grades will be copied to your destination clips.
  5. If your mouse doesn’t have a center button, then…
  6. Select all of your destination clips (the clips where you want the grade to be copied).
  7. Right-click on the source clip and select “Apply Grade“.

Alternatively,

  • Select your source clip.
  • Right-click on the Viewer > Click on “Grab Still“.
  • Select all of your destination clips.
  • Click on the “Gallery” (top left-hand corner)
  • Right-click on the still you captured earlier and click on “Apply Grade”.
  • The color grade will be copied over to the selected clips.

Copy and Paste Node Settings from One Node to Another Within a Clip

  1. Press Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac) button and left-click on the source node (the node whose settings you want to be copied), and drag.
  2. Then drop on the destination node within the clip.
  3. The settings will be copied over to the destination node.

Copy and Paste Node Corrections Using Paste Attributes on the Color Page

Using “Paste Attributes“, you can copy grades or corrections of one node to another node in the same clip or to a node of a different clip.

On top of it, you can also select the options that you want to copy. To do that:

  1. Select the source node which has the corrections and grading.
  2. Copy it using “ctrl + c” or “cmd + c”.
  3. Select the destination node (in the same clip or a different clip).
  4. Press “Alt + v” or “Option + v”.
  5. The “Paste Attributes” window will be displayed.
  6. Select your options and click on “Apply“.

How to Copy and Paste Power Windows in Resolve?

If you have a power window created in one of your nodes and want the same window to other nodes, then do the following:

  • Click on the power window you created in one of the nodes.
  • Copy it (ctrl + c / cmd + c).
  • Go to your destination node.
  • Paste it (ctrl + v / cmd + v).

Another way:

  • Select the node where you created the power window.
  • Click on the 3 dots in the “Windows” section.
  • Click on the “Copy Window“.
  • Then go to the destination node.
  • Click on the 3 dots again and select “Paste Window“.

How to Copy and Paste Tracking Data on the Color Page in DaVinci Resolve?

If you have a power window that was tracked using a tracker. And for some reason you add another window (or multiple windows) to the same node, then you can simply copy and paste the track data of the first window to the second one.

Here’s how you do it:

  1. Click on the power window (which has tracking information).
  2. Click on the 3 dots in the “Windows” section.
  3. Click on “Copy Track Data“.
  4. Click on the second power window.
  5. Again click on the 3 dots in the “Windows” section.
  6. Click on “Paste Track Data“.

How to Copy and Paste OFX on the Color Page

If you have a node that has any OFX applied to it, like, Box Blur, and you’ve made changes to the Box Blur settings.

Now you’d like to copy the same OFX settings to other nodes within the same clip and to other clips as well. Then do the following:

  • Ctrl + C (Copy) the source node.
  • Select the node you want the settings to be applied (within the same clip or a different clip).
  • Press “Alt + V” to open up the “Paste Attributes” window.
  • Select the “OFX” checkbox and click “Apply“.

Fusion Page

Learn to how to copy and paste settings on the Fusion page

How to Copy and Paste Node Settings On Fusion Page in Resolve

  • Copy the node which has your effects or settings.
  • Select the node you want to copy your settings.
  • Right-click > Select “Paste Settings“.
  • The settings will be copied to the new node.

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