Encounter issues importing video files into DaVinci Resolve for further editing? Convert them first!!! All you need is a helpful DaVinci Resolve Video Converter. Read this post to learn an easy way to transcode incompatible videos for use in DaVinci Resolve with optimum performance.
DaVinci Resolve handles more native camera files and video formats than any other real time system, which means you can edit and grade virtually any type of footage in real time! That’s why DaVinci Resolve has been used on more high end feature films, television commercials, music videos and episodic productions than any other system!
However, if for whatever reason you are having issues working with video files in DaVinci Resolve, you will need to transcode them to a format that is compatible with Resolve first. This requires a DaVinci Resolve Video Converter. Read on to learn a quick guide on how to encode videos for editing within DaVinci Resolve.
How to convert video files to DaVinci Resolve compliant format?
Video Converter for DaVinci Resolve
This converter is easy to use and supports many different formats. Picture quality is very good for 4K/2K/HD/SD conversions. It will do what you want at a reasonable price.
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 video to DNxHD for DaVinci Resolve, you can from ‘Format’ bar, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.
To encode video to ProRes 422 for DaVinci Resolve, you can choose ‘Final Cut Pro’ > ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as target format.
1. The ‘ProRes’ profile is only available in the Mac version of HD Video Converter.
2. 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 video to DNxHD/ProRes MOV Conversion for Resolve
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 files for use in DaVinci Resolve with optimum performance.
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