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Export XML | Davinci Resolve


TimeBolt can take a raw video file and generate a super accurate, fully-jumpcut timeline in a matter of seconds. You can then take this timeline and import it directly into Davinci Resolve via XML while preserving all of the cuts made.

TimeBolt also has a Davinci Resolve Extension which you can use for more complex projects but for single media files with single or multi-track audio, XML Export is by far the fast way to jump from TimeBolt into Davinci Resolve.

The usage of XML for Davinci Resolve is platform agnostic. The same steps for Windows will work on MacOS and vice-versa.

What is an XML File?

An XML File, in the context of Davinci Resolve and TimeBolt, is a lightweight instruction file which you can use to transfer information between TimeBolt and Davinci Resolve You don’t have to render out the full video in TimeBolt and it’s instantly generated. Do all cut work and enhancements inside TimeBolt, and then export a fully cut timeline into Davinci Resolve.

Why use XML?

How to Export XML for Video with Audio / Multi-track Audio

You can export XML from Davinci Resolve into TimeBolt for regular video and audio files, but it’s good to know that TimeBolt also supports XML Export for video files that have multi-track audio. These are file generally generated while game streaming or while watching reaction videos.


  1. Open File in TimeBolt and let TimeBolt do it’s thing.
  2. Once set-up, scroll to the bottom and click on “XML”.
  3. Pop-up shows up with the link to generated XML file.
  4. Click on the link and open location of file in File Explorer / Navigator.
  5. Open a New Project In Resolve and add the raw source file. The project clips will have different frame rates so click 'Change'
  6. Right click on 'Click Attributes' and set the FPS to the Frame Rate shown in the XML file name extension saved by TimeBolt.
  7. In Resolve select your source file, go to File --> Import Timeline --> double click your XML file
  8. Under 'Load XML' Settings:
    1. Uncheck 'Automatically Import Source Clips into Media Pool'
    2. Set Mixed Frame Rate Format to 'Resolve'
  9. Close any error message. It won't matter.
  10. Finally, you must turn on the audio manually. Simply select both audio tracks, right click and select 'Clip Attributes', go to 'Audio' tab, then embed channel one and channel two.

Click OK And you’re done! You now have a fully cut timeline to add additional visual effects and color grading in Davinci Resolve 480% faster than you can do by hand.


XML Export is perfect for quickly sending your cuts from TimeBolt into XML for single files, but if you have Multi-cam footage or multiple separate audio file, it’s best to use the Davinci Resolve Integration.