How to Import/Edit MXF in Davinci Resolve 17/16/15?

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Hi, Admin. I recorded some .mxf (H.265/HEVC) videos by Canon XF705. But DaVinci Resolve 15 can’t red the videos. Dose software supports MXF importing? I can load the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 footage into DaVinci Resolve 15, but I can’t edit it smoothly. Maybe my computer hardware is not up to standard. How to solve this problem? – Daniel Aviles

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From Blackmagic Design official website, we can see that the DaVinci Resolve supports the .mxf format import and edit. But it only supports ProRes, DNxHD, XAVC Intra, MPEG4, DNxHR and XDCAM HD LP, codec videos. As for older software, fewer codes are supported. When you try to open a .mxf on DaVinci Resolve, you probably get a message “Error trying to open source media file”, or something like that on the screen. In order to share your wonderful MXF videos better, you need to solve the compatibility problem of editing software first.

How to import and edit all the Canon, Sony, Panasonic, JVC, RED, Ikegami MXF footage in DaVinci Resolve 17, 16, 15, 14, 12.5 smoothly? In order to edit any MXF video with DaVinci Resolve, it’s required to first convert the MXF to Davinci Resolve native compatible DNxHD or ProRes codec using 3rd party video conversion tool. If you want a tool which converts your video files to the proper format with a simple front-end or get plenty of control over audio and visual settings, UFUSoft Video Converter (Windows | Mac) deserves a try.

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Step1: Add MXF Videos

To get things started, we need import MXF files in the program. You can do this in two different ways. The first and easiest method is to simply open the local folder containing .mxf files, drag them and drop onto the any format to DaVinci Resolve supported formats converter. The other way is to use the “Add File” option at the toolbar of the program, in opening dialog box, locate the MXF videos you wish to convert. Batch conversion is supported, here you can add a slew of .mxf videos simultaneously.

DAV video converter

Step2: Select Output Format

Once you’ve MXF imported, click “Format” drop down menu at the bottom of the MXT to DaVinci Resolve 17, 16, 15, 14 Converter interface. This will bring up the format selection dialog. You then select “Avid DNxHD 1080P (*.mov)” there under “Editing Software” category, “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” there under “Final Cut Pro” column as shown below.

DNxHD Video >>

Canon MXF to Avid converter on Mac

ProRes Video >>

as apple prores output

Step3: Settings

For advanced user, you can click “Setting” beside “Format” menu and spend a few minutes configuring the parameters like Bitrate, Sample Rate, resolution and other things. If you don’t want to be bothered by that, just leave them alone. After you have configured the output settings, back to the main interface and click the “Output” button at the bottom center to specify a local folder where the output videos will be saved.

Step 4:Start MXF Video Conversion
Finally, all left to do is click the big blue “Convert” button located at the lower right side of the screen. This way, your MXF videos will be converted to MOV with DNxHD or ProRes codec.

After the MXF conversion process has completed, navigate to the folder you specify previously, they’re right on the drive themselves. Done! Now you can create a new DaVinci Resolve project and import your MOV files. Happy video editing!