The Media Pool
To access your footage in Resolve click on the "Media Pool" button at the top left of the Resolve UI. This acts as your bin area and olds your Timelines, and clips.
That fastest way to add individual pieces of footage to the Media Pool view is to drag and drop a video clip or image from your desktop into the Media Pool window. This media is now available to be added to an existing Fusion page composite.
The Media Page
If you have a lot of footage to manage or import, it can be helpful to switch to the "Media" page in Resolve to get a full screen view of the content in your Resolve Project:
The Media page allows you to see your Media Pool, Bins, Embedded Auto Meters/Waveform, and Metadata, views all at once.
Import File Menu
The File > Import File menu has several options for loading footage into a Resolve project:
You can choose between:
- Import Media...
- Import Media from XML...
- Import Subtitle...
In the Import Media... file browser window navigate to the folder on disk that holds your media. Then shift+select the range of footage you want to load into Resolve. Click the "Open" button once you have highlighted all the footage you need.
Once you have footage in your Media Pool you can choose if you want to display it using thumbnail icons, or as a list. This is done by clicking on either of those two icons at the top right hand corner of the Media Pool view.