I’ve always been a big fan of Final Cut Pro X’s Proxy workflow, it’s one of the most seamless and user friendly offline workflows in post, in my humble opinion. It’s been great to see DaVinci Resolve offer the same functionality, with even more granular control over the proxy or optimized files. There’s many articles and explanations out there of how this works in Resolve, this one from fstoppers is a short, but good description. Patrick Inhofer also has some great explanations in his course on Lynda.com, the DaVinci Resolve 12 Essential Training series. Because let’s face it, h.264 just sucks to edit. So optimize your media people. You’ll be glad you did!