Can we import all MXF files to Davinci Resolve for smoothly editing? The ansower is NO. Although BlackMagic already supports imports in most formats, Davinci Resolve 17 still can’t handle 4K MXF video from Canon XF605 and Canon XF705 very well.
I’m using a Canon XF705 and Davinci Resolve 17 on a Mac Pro. I would like to know the best workflow so I can get mxf footage from the camcorder, into Davinci Resolve so I can start editing.
I can load Canon XF605 MXF footage in DaVinci Resolve 17, but I can’t edit it smoothly.
My attempts so far: Importing the MXF file directly into Davinci Resolve
Result: It shows import failed at last. Then I changed the formats and try one more time, although, when dropping the clip onto the timeline, only the audio appears. Again, the audio and video appear on the time line, but the audio is shorter than the video and skips and jumps.
Many Davinci Resolve users all have this problem, because the MXF file is a container including different kinds of codec which isn’t compatible with Davinci Resolve 17, 16, 15. Although, BlackMagic offers much better native MXF support than its predecessor, Avid capture MXF files, P2 MXF in P2 card PROXY, etc MXF footages still can’t be supported by Davinci Resolve well. It means if you want to work Canon XF605 and Canon XF705 file in Davinci Resolve on Mac or Windows, you’ll need to convert XF-AVC MXF video files to something usable for Davinci Resolve, mostly likely Apple ProRes MOV which is one of the most compatible format for Davinci Resolve 17.
So, we need to find a converter to convert Canon MXF to Davinci Resolve native supported format. Fortunately, Acrok Video Converter Ultimate is the best conversion software for converting Canon XF605/XF705 videos to ProRes MOV on Mac and Windows. It can help you to transcode any MXF for Davinci Resolve easily and quickly. The Canon XF605/XF705 footage will be converted by Acrok program with the fastest speed. It can automatically load audio counterparts as soon as you import MXF recordings, which effectively avoid of audio missing and cuts-off after Canon MXF to Davinci Resolve conversion.
Download the Canon XF605/XF705 MXF Converter:
How to convert Canon XF605/XF705 MXF video for editing in Davinci Resolve?
Step 1: First connect your Canon XF605 and XF705 to a computer and transfer your vidoes to hard drive. Then click “Add files” to import Canon 4K footage to this MXF to Davinci Resolve Converter. You can click on the preview on the right.
Step 2: Click “Format” drop-down bar to select a proper video format. To edit Canon XF605/XF705 videos in BlackMagic Davinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) is the suitable one.
Step 3: After selecting the format easily, you can click “Settings” to adjust Bitrates (kbps) and Size (pix). Don’t forget the balance between video quality and size.
Step 4: The product can not only convert Canon XF605 / XF705 MXF to Davinci Resolve supported ProRes MOV, but also has more editing functions that you can click the “Edit” to do some editing incidentally, such as trim, crop and change the effect.
Step 5: Click the “Convert” button to start transcoding Canon XF605/XF705 files to ProRes video. After the conversion, click the “Open” button to locate the output files and transfer the convert MXF files for editing in Davinci Resolve 17.
Finally, the problems of Canon MXF to Davinci Resolve have be solved. You can edit your Canon XF605 and Canon XF705 video on Davinci Resolve arbitrarily, or share with your family and friends. Thank you for reading.