Import Sony F5/F55 MXF to Davicni Resolve

Trouble importing MXF files from Sony F5 or Sony F55 to Davinci Resolve? Check this article to get solutions. 


I’ve searched a lot for this throughout Google and and didn’t find a way to quickly import MXF from Sony F55 to Davinci Resolve. Any help?

If you get some MXF files recorded from Sony F5, Sony F55 and intend to edit MXF files in Davinci Resolve, you’ll get a bit disappointed.

Actually, MXF or AVCHD, or any other similar format is very efficient for encoding video data into small file sizes. It is not however easy or quick to decode for high-quality finishing and post production processing. In other words, it’s hard to work your Sony F5/F55 MXF footage in Davinci Resolve(even the latest version Resolve 14).

A fast way to get rid of the issue is to convert Sony F5/F55 video to Davinci Resolve compatible format with third-party software. Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac or Windows is the best choice for you.

It supports converting Sony F5, Sony F55 MXF to DNxHD or ProRes with fast encoding speed and without quality loss. With it, you can effortlessly import and edit your Sony F5 or Sony F55 footage within Davinci Resolve. This will help you import the file correctly and saving the rendering time and any other issues. Just download it and follow the step-by-step guide to transcode Sony F5/F55 MXF files for editing in Davinci.

How to convert and import Sony F5/F55 MXF files to DaVinci Resolve 

Step 1. After downloading, install and run this MXF Converter for DaVinci Resolve, just copy the .mxf 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 Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as output format. It is an ideal editing format for Resolve. Of course, you can also click ” “Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422 (*.mov)” as the target format.

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

More features of the MXF to DaVinci Resolve converter:

1. Adjust audio and video settings (optional)
The MXF 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 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, get the resulted files via clicking the Open button and then you can import converted Sony F55/F5 MXF files to DaVinci Resolve 11/12/13/14/15 for further editing without issue.

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