Is there any way to fix DaVinci Resolve not reading Avid MXF files issue? If you are having problems working with Avid MXF files in Resolve, you may wish to read this post. It displays a workaround to get DaVinci Resolve recognizing Avid files without a hassle.
Issues importing Avid MXF files to DaVinci Resolve
“Hi all, I’ve tried all day to get this workflow to work and I cannot figure out why it’s not working. When I navigate in the Resolve library to the ‘.\Avid Media Files\MXF\…’ directory where the MXF files are contained, Resolve will hang for several minutes and then show an empty directory. No files appear to be there in Resolve. So I cannot manually add them to the Media Pool. Does anyone know how to get Davinci Resolve reading Avid MXF files? I would be very grateful for any tips!”
If for whatever reason you are having issues using Avid MXF files in Resolve, we would recommend transcoding them to a format that is compatible with Resolve first, such as ProRes and DNxHD. Check a quick guide on how to convert Avid MXF files for use in Resolve.
How to convert Avid MXF files for DaVinci Resolve editing?
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as a Video Converter for DaVinci Resolve. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to input your source media.
Step 2: Choose output format for DaVinci Resolve
To convert Avid MXF files to DNxHD for DaVinci Resolve, you can from ‘Profile’ bar, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.
To encode Avid MXF files to ProRes 422 for DaVinci Resolve, you can choose ‘Final Cut Pro’ > ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as target format.
Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.
Step 3: Custom video and audio settings
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.
Step 4: Start Avid MXF files to DNxHD/ProRes MOV Conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start format conversion. As soon as the conversion is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the exported DNxHD/ProRes MOV files for use in DaVinci Resolve with optimum performance.
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