This article will teach you how to edit 4K MXF Exported from Premiere in Davinci Resolve. Keep reading.
“I′m trying to find a way to create a 4K Flat Intermediate of a film I′m working on. Tried exporting to Quicktime DNHHR 444 but Premiere 2015.2 nor After Effects opens it, the video is distorted, like a Münch painting. But if I open it in Resolve, it looks fine.
The I did an MXF export using the same codec, Premiere Pro and After ingest the file and plays it fine, but I can′t open it in any other software, now Resolve is not interpreting the file correctly, Scratch Play is not even importing it, just hangs forever.
Did a lot of searching for the last couple of weeks, but couldn′t find anyone having the same issues.”
In fact, I encountered the same issue as mentioned above. After searching online for a few hours, I found an ultimate solution. Use a third party program to encode 4K MXF Exported from Premiere to Davinci Resolve friendly codec like DNxHD. There are a lot of programs on the market for you to choose. What I used now is Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac.
Overall, it is an easy-to-use yet powerful high-quality MXF converter, player and editor. This software can deal with almost all kinds of MXF videos. With it, users can effortlessly transcode MXF files for smoothly editing in DaVinci Resolve. What’s more, it can generates more optimal editing formats/codecs for you to use in different NLE apps, such as FCP, iMovie, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro. For Windows users, please get MXF Converter. Below is how. Just take a look at the brief guide below.
How to edit 4K MXF Exported from Premiere in Resolve
Step 1: Install the program on Mac and run it. Drag the MXF files exported from Premiere to the software. Or you can also click “Add” button on the top of the main interface to import video to the program.
Step 2: Click the format bar and move mouse cursor “Avid Media Composer”. Here we recommend the “Avid DNxHD 1080p (*.mov)” as the best video format.
Tip: You can click “Settings” button to adjust the resolution, bitrate, etc. Just customize the parameters to meet your need.
Step 3: Click “Convert” button to start converting 4K MXF to DNxHD for importing to Davinci Resolve.
After the conversion is finished, just run Davinci Resolve and import the generated DNxHD .mov files. You will find the output video work perfectly on DaVinci Resolve 9/10/11/12. Enjoy!