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Import & Edit DNxHD MXF footage onto Davinci Resolve

March 31, 2016

Summary: This article mainly talks about the best workaround of importing and editing DNxHD MXF footage on Davinci Resovle without any hassles.

On many HD video editing forums, there are many users complained about the issue to import DNxHD MXF to DaVinci Resolve 12/11/10/9 for further editing. Mainly about can’t load the DNxHD MXF footages to DaVinci Resolve 12/11/10/9 for editing smoothly as below:



“I just got Davinci Resolve Beta 12 and tried importing an XML with R3D and Blackmagic DNxHD .mxf clips. The R3Ds come in fine but the MXF doesn't. I have to manually import the MXF but most of the time I do so, Resolve 12 does a hard crash.”

Avtually, Davinci Resolve can work fine only if you import your DNxHD MXF footages directly from Blackmagic camcorder or Sxs card, but if you have already copied DNxHD MXF recordings to your HDD, the importing error may jump out. That's why you found it's a painful experience to import copied DNxHD MXF recordings to DaVinci Resolve 9/10/11/12 for editing. To make DNxHD MXF files compatible with DaVinci Resolve, the easy and reliable workaround is to transcode DNxHD MXF to DaVinci Resolve supported video formats such as QuickTime (*mov), ProRes (*mov), DNxHD (*mov) first.

Based on our multiple testing, we just find Brorsoft Video Converter is a great choice! With it, users can effortlessly transcode DNxHD MXF files for smoothly editing in DaVinci Resolve 9/10/11/12 with fast speed while keeping its excellent quality. What's more, it can generates more optimal editing formats/codecs for you to use in different NLE apps, such as Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas Pro, Pinnacle Studio, Windows Movie Maker and more. For Mac users, please get Video Converter for Mac. Below is how. Just take a look at the brief guide below.

How to convert and import MXF files to Davinci Resolve

Step 1. Install and launch the DNxHD MXF to Davinci Resolve converter. Click the Add button to import your DNxHD MXF videos to the program. Checking the "Merge into one file" box allows you to merge several videos into one file.



Step 2. Click the format bar and move mouse cursor "Avid Media Composer". Here we recommend the "Avid DNxHD 1080p (*.mov)" as the best video format.



Tip: You can click "Settings" button to adjust the resolution, bitrate, etc. Just customize the parameters to meet your need.

Step 3. Start the conversion

Finally, simply hit the big Convert button to start converting DNxHD MXF to DaVinci Resolve 9/10/11/12 friendly video formats.

Within several minutes, you can find the converted file on your computer by clicking the "Open" button. And then you can import the converted files to 9/10/11/12 easily.

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