According to some forums, we found many users have the following MP4 and Davinci Resolve Incompatible Issues:
Q: “I want my GX8 UHD footage to work with Davinci Resolve 12, but it doesn’t like the MP4 footage. It does like DNxHD. I am looking for a Windows solution, any suggestions?”
Q: “I have imported a .mp4 video into the timeline and automatically the video and audio track were filled. After closing and starting again I can’t import this or any other video again without losing the video track. It only imports the audio part. What am I missing here?”
Q: “Sony a57 user. Usually do AVCHD, but I used MP4 for some reason on Easter for a short video of my 2 year old son. Not a big deal as it is likely fine as is, but I would like to play around with it to see what I can do. I transcoded it from Mp4 to AVI, WMV, MOV and still it would not recognize the file in the appropriate folder Am I doing something wrong? Or is there a better way to do it?”
In fact, there is hardly anything DaVinci Resolve doesn’t support. However, it doesn’t mean that you can import every piece of video into this world famous color corrector and amazing editor. When it comes to importing MP4 files to DaVinci Resolve, you may find that this editing program fails to recognize or sometimes may crash, which is really a great pain. If you’re having trouble editing MP4 files in DaVinci Resolve 12, 11, 10, etc., read on for details.
Why MP4 files won’t work in DaVinci Resolve?
The reason is that MP4 is a format container with different codecs which isn’t compatible with Davinci Resolve. According to Davinci Resolve’s offcial site, Resolve does not support MP4 files, or any compressed audio file formats. How can we freely load/import MP4 files in Resolve 9/10/11/12? The answer is change MP4 files to a more editing-friendly format, such a Resolve’s DNxHD .mov.
Easy way to fix the MP4 and DaVinci Resolve Incompatibility issue
To fix the problem, the easy workaround is to transcode MP4 to a more editing-friendly format, such a DaVinci Resolve’s DNxHD codec. To finish the task, you can use the top Pavtube Video Converter for Mac, the best video converter that can help you transcode any MP4 videos and other MKV/MTS/MXF/AVI/MOV/H.265/FLV to DaVinci Resolve compatible videos with original quality. Besides, this software can also transcode any video files for editing in Windows Movie Maker, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas, etc NLEs.
Note: If you are running on Windows, please turn to the MP4 to DaVinci Resolve Video Converter (10, 8.1, 8, 7, XP, etc) . Now just download it and follow the steps below to encode your MP4 videos to DaVinci Resolve on Mac.
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Free Download and get the professional MP4 to DaVinci Resolve video converter for Windows
– Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.com/video_converter/
– Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-Video-Converter/3000-2194_4-75734821.html
- Softonic Download: http://pavtube-video-converter.en.softonic.com/
Guide on How to make MP4 video supported by Davinci Resolve on Mac
(- It has a perfect compatibility with macOS Sierra, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6, 10.5)
Step 1: Load source MP4 videos
Launch the Pavtube Video Converter for Mac, and you may either click “Add video” button to import .mp4 files, or directly drag and drop the files into this program. If you’d like to combine multiple MP4 files to be a single file, you can tick the checkbox “Merge into one file”.
Step 2: Select Resolve 9/10/11/12 readable format
Click the “Format” to select output format. Choose “Avid Media Compose > Avid DNxHD(*.mov)” as the Resolve 9/10/11/12 output format for nice importing and editing in Resolve 9/10/11/12.
Step 3: Converting MP4 video files to Davinci Resolve
After all the necessary setting have been done, click the “Convert” button at the bottom right corner to start transcoding MP4 to DNxHD .mov. Finally, launch Davinci Resolve. Find the file in the Library panel, and then double click your clip or Right-click and select “Add into Media Pool.” Now the clip is added to your Media Pool. You can also import entire directors or a range of clips into the Media Pool.
How to Import converted Video into DaVinci? Follow here.
- In order to import media from your media storage to the media pool, you have to select the media that you want to upload and then just drag it to the media pool.
- If you get a pop up message that asks you if you want to change the frame rate of the timeline to the frame rate of your media because they don’t match, you should click on “Change”.
- By double clicking on a video in the media pool, and pressing the play button you can simply preview the shot.
4. In order to delete a video from the media pool just right click it and press “Remove Selected Clips”.
Have a try this powerful tool to transcode your any MP4 videos (camera/iphone/iPad/YouTube etc) to DaVinci Resolve friendly format with three steps for nice editing.
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