How to Import MP4 Files to Davinci Resolve

I have several MP4 clips. I use Davinci Resolve to edit these MP4 files, so it’s a bit of a problem for me. 1 imported fine, but the second and third ones only import as audio. Does anyone know what I can do?

DaVinci Resolve can handle MP4 files. But I’m willing to bet, the codec isn’t something that Resovle likes (Codecs are the compression type).

On this occasion, you need to transcode MP4 to DaVinci Resolve preferred DNxHD or ProRes files and then transfer the converted MP4 files to DaVinci Resolve for editing. DumboFab Video Converter is the best video converter that can help you transcode MP4 as well as MOV, MKV, DivX, WMV, etc to DaVinci Resolve compatibleDNxHD or ProRes codec with high output video quality.

Guide: How to convert and import MP4 files to DaVinci Resolve

Step 1. After downloading, install and run this MP4 Converter for DaVinci Resolve, just copy the MP4 files from your camera to your hard drive. Import the files to the software for converting.

Step 2. Hit Format bar to select output format. You can choose “Avid DNxHD” codecs or “MOV (AVC)(*.mov)”. For a Mac user, “Apple ProRes 422” and “MOV (AVC)(*.mov)” is recommended.

Step 3. Finally, hit the big Convert button on bottom of the main windows and the conversion from MP4 to DaVinci Resolve will begin immediately.

In additional to incompatible codecs, there are some other possible reasons that may cause MP4 to Davinci Resolve file import error:

Possible Reason 1: Your DaVinci Resolve software got problem

Your DaVinci Resolve version is too old to support the MP4 files. In this case, you can upgrade your DaVinci Resolve from the old version to the newest version.

Possible Reason 2: Your MP4 files are corrupted

You can check whether your MP4 file can be recognized and played properly using other programs. If not, repair it using a professional video repair tool.

Author: Chris Gu

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