MXF (Material eXchange Format) is a container format for professional digital video and audio media defined by a set of SMPTE standards. The video format is created specifically for HD digital camcorders like Canon C300, Canon XF100, Canon XF105, Sony XDCAM series and Panasonic P2 series. Why DaVinci Resolve can't recognize MXF files everytime? What can I do if DaVinci Resolve or DaVinci Resolve Lite stops working when importing MXF footage? Here I will give you an easy and fast solution to edit all 4K/HD/SD MXF in DaVinci Resolve.
Video codec: QuickTime, Prores, DNxHD, MXF, DPX, CIN, EXR
Image format: TIFF, JPEG, MOV, TGA, BMP
Camera raw format: Blackmagic CinemaDNG RAW, ARRI Alexa RAW and Amira. RED One, EPIC , Scarlet and Dragon R3D files including +5K, monochrome and HDRx images, Cineform , Cineform 3D, Phantom Raw, GoPro, Nikon, Canon C300, C500 and 1D, 5D, 7D, Sony F65/F55/F5 RAW, Sony XAVC variants
How to Import unsupported MXF footage to DaVinci Resolve
In order to make a highlight video out of Canon/Panasonic/Sony recorded MXF video files, we have to convert MXF to DaVinci Resolve compatible format like MOV before importing. Turn to third-party programs or codec for help, you can achieve your goal smoothly. This will help you import the MXF file into DaVinci Resolve correctly and save the rendering time.
Here we recommend Pavtube MXF Video Converter for Mac which is not only able to convert MXF in HD/4K resolution to DaVinci Resolve editable format for easy editing, but also edit all kinds of videos. Therefore, you have two options to edit HD-camera recorded videos. Besides it is compatible with all Canon, Panasonic P2 and Sony camcorders to convert MXF to AVI, convert MXF to MOV, convert MXF to WMV, convert MXF to MP4, convert MXF to MPG, convert MXF to any file format, to iPhone, iPad, TV, YouTube, Facebook, etc. with excellent audio and image quality for using in video editing software and multimedia devices. (Read review)
Free download and get the MXF DaVinci Resolve Video Converter for 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.)
Follow the guide to Convert MXF to DaVinci Resolve editable format
Step 1. Add videos
Install and run the Converter on your computer, then click "File" button to browse and load your MXF videos.
Step 2. Set right output format.
Click “Format” bar, from its drop-down list, select Davinci Resolve best supported editing codec such as “Avid DNxHD (*.mov)” from “Avid Media Composer” main category menu extended list.
Tips: The default settings may not satisfy you, and you can click the "Settings" button to change the settings by yourself including video resolution, bit rate, audio sample rate, audio channel etc. for editing smoothly. Or keep no changes, which is also a good choice.
Step 3. Click the "Convert" button on the main interface and the software will start to convert MXF to DaVinci Resolve friendly video formats immediately. When the conversion finishes, click "Open" to find the converted video files. Then you can effortless transfer the video files to DaVinci Resolve for playback on the go.
About DaVinci Resolve
DaVinci Resolve is a powerful professional non-linear editing program with which users can edit and grade the video in real time. DaVinci Resolve can import many video formats for editing including the video file directly from the cameras. The video files with the file extensions that DaVinci Resolve support include: ARI, MTS, MXF, AVI, CIN, DNG, DPX, RMF, CDX, DCP, MP4, MOV, EXR, TIFF, VRW R3D, JPG, J2C, etc, but which does not mean every video format on the above supporting list can be imported into DaVinci Resolve successfully. The video codecs in the supporting video format also decide whether the video file can be edited successfully or not.