Sunday, June 26, 2016

Import Canon EOS Rebel T6/1300D MPEG-4/H.264 to Davinci Resolve 12

The powerful media management tools in DaVinci Resolve are compatible with virtually every workflow and file type imaginable, making it the perfect media manager on set or in a large post production facility. But not all videos are imported into Davinci Resolve 12 smoothly. So if you have the Canon EOS Rebel T6/1300D MPEG-4/H.264 footages and want to import them into Davinci Resolve 12 for editing and sharing with families and friends, you can get this solution in this article.

First you should know DaVinci Resolve allows full unlimited editing and grading of anything in real time: (read detail DaVinci Resolve formats)

  • Video codec: QuickTime, Prores, DNxHD, MXF, DPX, CIN, EXR 
  • Image format: TIFF, JPEG, MOV, TGA, BMP 
  • Camera raw format: Blackmagic CinemaDNG RAW, ARRI Alexa RAW and Amira. RED One, EPIC , Scarlet and Dragon R3D files including +5K, monochrome and HDRx images, Cineform , Cineform 3D, Phantom Raw, GoPro, Nikon, Canon C300, C500 and 1D, 5D, 7D, Sony F65/F55/F5 RAW, Sony XAVC variants 
According to Davinci Resolve's supported formats, Resolve only support some MPEG-4/H.264 files, or any compressed audio file formats. How can we freely load/import Canon EOS Rebel T6/1300D MPEG-4/H.264 files in Resolve 9/10/11/12? The answer is change Canon EOS Rebel T6/1300D MPEG-4/H.264 files to a more editing-friendly format, such a Resolve's DNxHD .mov (the best editable format for Davinci Resolve 12). To change Canon EOS Rebel T6/1300D MPEG-4/H.264 files, you can adopt Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac to get help. It is a professional yet easy-to-use tool to help you finish the MPEG-4/H.264 to Davinci Resolve 12 conversion on Mac. And if you want to convert the Canon EOS Rebel T6/1300D MPEG-4/H.264 videos to Avid Media Composer, FCP, iMovie, Premiere Pro etc, you can also use this powerful video converter to help you quickly.

Plus, with the built-in video editing feature of the program, you can trim, crop, add watermark/subtitles and more to your video files. If you are a Mac user, just get the Pavtube HD Video Converter. Here we go to the  MPEG-4/H.264 to Davinci Resolve Mac task.


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Guide on How to make MPEG-4/H.264 video reable by Davinci Resolve 12

Step 1: Load source MPEG-4/H.264 videos

Launch the Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac, and you may either click "Add video" button to import MPEG-4/H.264 files, or directly drag and drop the files into this program. If you'd like to combine multiple MPEG-4/H.264 files to be a single file, you can tick the checkbox "Merge into one file".

Step 2: Select Resolve 12 readable format

Click the "Format" to select output format. Choose "Avid Media Compose > Avid DNxHD(*.mov)" as the output format.

Additional Tip:

If you want to edit any camera recordings in Final Cut Pro, please choose the "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as output; For iMovie or FCE, choose the "iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)". For Adobe Premiere Pro, choose "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas" > "MEPG-2(*.mpg)".

Note: Before conversion, you can click the "Settings" icon to customize the video/audio settings including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc for iMovie, Final Cut Express.

Step 3: Converting MPEG-4/H.264 video files to Davinci Resolve 12

After all the necessary setting have been done, click the "Convert" button at the bottom right corner to start transcoding MPEG-4/H.264 to DNxHD .mov. Finally, launch Davinci Resolve 12. Find the file in the Library panel, and then double click your clip or Right-click and select "Add into Media Pool." Now the clip is added to your Media Pool. You can also import entire directors or a range of clips into the Media Pool.

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