Can DaVinci Resolve decode AC3 auido correctly now? If you are having issues working with video files with AC3 audio in Resolve, you may wish to read this post. It explains how to get DaVinci Resolve to work with AC3 audio.
Sony FS700 .mts files no sound in DaVinci Resolve 12
“Hi there, I’m starting working with .mts files shot on Sony FS700 with DaVinci Resolve 12. But it seems that Resolve doesn’t import the audio associated with those .mts files. Video seems to be OK. Anyone else have the same issues? How to solve it? Can anyone help me with this? I would really appreciate any help. Thanks.”
Till now, users have reported a number of no sound issues while handling MTS files in DaVinci Resolve. That’s mainly because DaVinci Resolve doesn’t decode AC3 audio well. The workaround to solve this is to convert AC3 MTS files to DNxHD or ProRes for use in DaVinci Resolve flawlessly. Here’s how.
How to convert video with AC3 codec for use in DaVinci Resolve flawlessly?
HD Video Converter
This converter is easy to use and supports many different formats. Picture quality is very good for 4K/HD conversions. It will do what you want at a reasonable price.
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as an AC3 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 video files with AC3 audio to DNxHD for DaVinci Resolve, you can from ‘Profile’ bar, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.
To encode video files with AC3 audio 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 format 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 MOV files for use in DaVinci Resolve with optimum performance.
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