How to Import DAV files to DaVinci Resolve for Editing?

Posted by admin on December 3, 2017 under Convert DAV to Editors | Be the First to Comment

DAV is a proprietary encrypted format created by DVR365 digital video recorders.  These recorders capture video images that have been recorded by CCTV (closed circuit TV) cameras in a modified MPEG file format, and is commonly used for recording video captured by CCTV cameras in China (where many security cameras and DVR’s are manufactured). DaVinci Resolve is a valuable on set tool for logging and organizing footage. As it claimed, DaVinci Resolve allows full unlimited editing and grading of DPX, CIN, EXR, QuickTime, ProRes, DNxHD and MXF files all in real time. But things are different when we import DAV to Davinci Resolve for editing: DaVinci won’t import the DAV files… What we need is to find a fast way to get around the DAV Files to Davinci Resolve incompatible issue.

Based on our multiple testing, we finally work out a solution to editing DAV Files in DaVinci Resolve flawlessly. In fact, it is easy, fast and worth the effort. The best way to let DaVinci Resolve work with DAV clips is to convert these DAV files to Davinci Resolve most compatible format like DNxHD. UFUSoft DAV Converter is just what you want.

Overall, it is an easy-to-use yet powerful high-quality DAV converter, player and editor. This software can deal with almost all kinds of DAV videos. With it, users can effortlessly transcode DAV 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 Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas Pro, Pinnacle Studio, Windows Movie Maker and more. For Mac users, please get DAV Converter for Mac. Below is how. Just take a look at the brief guide below.

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How to import DAV files into DaVinci Resolve?

1. Add DAV movies

Run the DAV to Pinnacle Converter; click the Add button to load .dav files to the program from your computer. You can also directly drag the video files into the program.

DAV video converter

2. Select the output format

Click “Format” and move your pointer to “Avid Media Composer” Category and choose “Avid DNxHD(*.mov)” as output format.

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Tip: Click “Settings” button if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.

3. Start to convert DAV to DNxHD MOV for DaVinci Resolve

Click the Convert button to start encoding DAV video to DNxHD MOV for DaVinci Resolve friendly formats.

Soon after the conversion is finished, you can find the converted file on your computer by clicking the “Open” button. And then you can import the converted files to DaVinci Resolve for editing via its “Import” option.

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