DaVinci Resolve is a wonderful video editing tool especially with the most advanced color corrector. It is one of the few applications on the planet that can take anything you throw at it. It is completely geared towards any kind of workflow, be it cinema-based, television-based or internet-based. However, sometimes you will find it a painful experience to import MOV files to Davinci Resolve for further editing, and you may have encountered problems like these:
"How can I import a regular MOV. file (from the desktop or a folder) into Resolve? for the moment I work off a MBP... When I try & load clips I can't click on them (the text appears faded)"
"I'm using DaVinci Resolve Lite 9.1.1. When importing .mov files (shot with Canon 5D Mark III), I get 2 same second-to-last frames but no last frame at the end. Anyone have any issues with this? How can I load .mov files to Resolve without issue?"
Although Blackmagic Design claims that there is hardly anything Resolve doesn't support, many of us are still facing the MOV importing issues with Davinci Resolve 9/10/11/12. What's the matter? Well, as you know, MOV is a container format which can contain data encoded using various compression and encoding schemes. If your MOV files are not accepted by your Resolve, it's probably because of the video or audio codec incompatibility. On this occasion, you need to transcode MOV to DaVinci Resolve preferred DNxHD or ProRes files and then transfer the converted MOV files to DaVinci Resolve for editing.
Actually, it's not as difficult as you imagine. What's need is a just a common video converter like EaseFab Video Converter for Mac. It is an ideal program that can help you transcode MOV as well as MKV, DivX, MTS, WMV, etc to DaVinci Resolve compatible DNxHD format with high output video quality. If you're using Windows, please turn to the Windows version here. Below are the detailed guides to convert MOV to DaVinci Resolve compatible DNxHD codec.
How to convert and import MOV files to DaVinci Resolve
1. Add MOV files
After downloading, install and run this MOV to DaVinci Resolve converter, simply drag and drop your MOV files to the program. (Note: batch conversion is supported, so you can load more than one file to save time.)
2. Select DNxHD as the output format
Click "Profile" box and move mouse cursor to "Editing Software" category, select "DNxHD 1080p" as the output format. The output videos will keep the original quality of MOV files and seamlessly fit DaVinci Resolve 9. 10, 11, 12.
3. Start conversion
Finally, hit the big Convert button on bottom of the main windows and the conversion from MOV to DaVinci Resolve will begin immediately.
More features of the MOV to DaVinci Resolve converter:
1. Adjust audio and video settings (optional)
The MOV file converter enables users to adjust audio and video settings before start conversion. Click "Settings" button, then you will enter the following interface, on which you are allowed to customize size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel to your required ones.
2. Basic video editing (optional)
This Mac video converter has some simple edit functions like cropping, splitting, adding effects etc. so you can touch up the video with basic video editing functions.
After the conversion is complete, get the resulted files via clicking the Open button and then you can import converted MOV files to DaVinci Resolve 9/10/11/12 for further editing without any hassle.