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Fix Davinci Resolve MXF Importing and Editing Issues

Fix Davinci Resolve MXF Importing and Editing Issues

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MXF problems with Davinci Resolve

For people who have some MXF files shot with your Panasonic P2, Canon XF or Sony XDCAM camcorder or exported from your Avid Media Composer or Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Studio, you may often encounter the following problems when trying to import the MXF files to Davinci Resolve just as the condition listed below:

“I can’t figure out how to add media from a P2 card. It only can see the video and audio files separately, and it will not recognize that the camera recorded in one-clip mode either.”

“I use a Sony PDW1 device to record MXF file. when I copying the MXF file saved from the camcorder manually to the Clip folder of Davinci Resolve. The file gives an error. Other files generated by other programs such as FCPX and Premiere do not give this error. Will it be a problem in the Davinci codec? I need help.”

Media compatibility of MXF files with Davinci Resolve

From Davinci Resolve supported file formats, we can see that this professional NLE software has included native decoding support for MXF files on both Windows and Mac platform. However, only MXF files that comply with the specific video codec, file resolution, color bit, etc can be loaded into the application. For the detailed information, please visit: documents of Davinci Resolve supported codec list.

Best way to smoothly work all MXF files with Davinci Resolve

If you are looking for a comprehensive solution to get all MXF files imported to Davinci Resolve with ease, we highly recommend you to encode MXF files to Davinci Resolve native compatible DNxHD codec. This lossy high-definition video post-production codec is specially designed to work with mastering-quality HD media at significantly reduced file sizes.

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To generate DNxHD codec from all MXF files, you can complete the job easily with our best Mac MXF Converter – Pavtube Video Converter for Mac. The program has enhanced media compatibility with all 4K/HD MXF files produced from Sony XDCAM/Canon XF/Panasonic P2, Avid Media Composer, Blackmagic Design Hyperdeck Studio, etc. You can batch load multiple MXF files into the application at one time thanks to the batch conversion mode offered by the application. With the program, you can efficiently produce Davinci Resolve most favorable DNxHD codec with perfect quality and super fast conversion speed.

To get better output file quality, you can flexibly adjust output video and audio profile parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like.

Edit MXF files with built-in editing options

Before loading MXF files into Davinci Resolve for some professional post editing workflow, you can complete some simple video editing work with the built-in editing functions offered by the application. You can trim video to cut off unwanted parts or segments, crop video to remove the black borders, deinterlace interlaced video into progressive form, apply special rendering effect, etc.

Step by Step to Convert MXF to DNxHD for Davinci Resolve Best Editing Workflow

Step 1: Add MXF files

Click “Add Video” button to load MXF files to the program. You can also directly drag the video files into the program directly.

Load MXF files

Step 2: Define the output file format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select Davinci Resolve high quality and high performance editing codec “Avid DNxHD(*.mov)” under “Avid Media Composer…” main category.

Choose output file format

Tips: Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, here, you can flexibly choose or specify exactly the profile parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to get better output video and audio quality.

Step 3: Edit MXF files.

By default the Edit icon is grayed out. To activate the Edit menu, you have to select an item first. When a video or movie is selected, click the pencil like Edit icon on the left top tool bar to open the video editor window, here, you can play and preview the original video and output effects. Also you can trim, crop, add watermark, deinterlace video, apply special effect,etc.

Edit MXF files

Step 4. Start the conversion.

Finally, simply hit the big Convert button to start converting MXF to DaVinci Resolve friendly editable DNxHD video formats encoding process.

Within several minutes, you can find the converted file on your computer by clicking the “Open Output Folder” button. And then you can import the converted files to DaVinci Resolve easily.


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