"Hello, I'm trying to add gameplay that was encoded into a .avi format and I was wondering why it can't be seen by Davinci Resolve 12? Is it because of the file size (8 gbs)? Also, how do I add audio files into it? Trying to add .mp3 files"
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 AVI 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 AVI files in DaVinci Resolve 15, 14, 12, 11, 10, etc., read on for details.
Why AVI files won't work in DaVinci Resolve
It's actually a very simple reason: AVI is a container format which can contain uncompressed video and audio codecs. It's obsolete and unsupported by most programs developed in the past five to ten years. In the professional realm (which Resolve sits in) it has been largely supplanted by MOV, and in some cases MXF files. For example, if your AVI file contains H.264, you will encounter problems when editing your videos in Davinci Resovle.
Best Way to Resolve the AVI and DaVinci Resolve Incompatibility
To fix the problem, the easy workaround is to transcode AVI to a more editing-friendly format, such a DaVinci Resolve's DNxHD codec. To finish the task, you can use EaseFab Video Converter, the best video converter that can help you transcode any AVI video to DaVinci Resolve compatible video 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. If you are running on Mac, please turn to the Mac version. Now just download it and follow the steps below to convert your AVI videos to DaVinci Resolve.
Steps to convert AVI videos to DaVinci Resolve acceptable format
1. Add AVI files
Run the AVI to DaVinci Resolve Coverer; click the Add button to load AVI files to the program. You can also directly drag the video files into the program directly.
Step 2. Select output format as DNxHD
Directly choose the DNxHD preset from "Editing Software". It is an ideal editing format for DaVinci Resolve 12/11/10. Of course, you can also click "Common Video" and choose "MOV" as the target format.
Tip: If you like, adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality.
Step 3. Start conversion
Simply click the Convert button to start converting AVI to DaVinci Resolve 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 DaVinci Resolve 9/10/11/12/14/15 easily.