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How to Solve Davinci Resolve Won't Import MP4 files

Posted on by Chris King

Wanna import MP4 files to Davinci Resolve for further editing but Davinci Resolve won't accept your files? Here you'll get the solution.

How to Solve Davinci Resolve Won't Import MP4 files
Generally, Davinci Resolve can support AVI, MOV, AVCHD, etc files. However, Resolve does not support MP4 or any compressed file formats. To import MP4 to Davinci Resolve, you need to convert MP4 files to Davinci Resolve acceptable video files and then transfer the converted MP4 videos to Davinci Resolve for editing.

As we know, DNxHD .mov is an optimal format for Davinci Resolve. Thus, you can convert MP4 to Resolve highly compatible DNxHD format so as to load your videos for editing. Here Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is recommended as the best Mac video conversion tool to convert MP4 videos for loading to Davinci Resolve 12/11/10 without any troubles on Mac OS X (Mavericks). The all-in-one toolkit can also convert among all popular video format like AVI, MKV, VOB, WMV, FLV, etc. for convenient editing and playing on Mac OS X. For windows users, please get Video Converter. Now follow the guideline below, you can convert and import MP4 files to Davinci Resolve. easily and successfully.

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How to convert and import MP4 to DaVinci Resolve

1. Add MP4 files

Run the Mac Video Converter. Directly drag and drop the MP4 files which you want to convert to the main display window of the program. To save your time, you can load multiple files at a time for this program supports batch conversion. You can also merge several files into one.

2. Select the output format

Hit Format bar to select output format. You can choose Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as output format. It is an ideal editing format for Resolve. Of course, you can also click "Common Video" > "MOV - QuickTime (*.MOV)" as the target format.

Tip: Furthermore, you are provided some useful edit functions cropping, trimming, adding watermark, attaching subtitles for pre-editing your video files so that you can simplify your DaVinci Resolve editing.

3. Start the MP4 to Resolve conversion

Click the convert button; it will start encoding MP4 clips for importing to Davinci Resolve immediately. Soon after the conversion, just click "Open" button to get the generated files for working with Davinci Resolve perfectly. You will find that it's just a piece of cake to edit MP4 files in Davinci Resolve.

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