[Solved!] Can't Import MOV Files to Davinci Resolve For Editing

Published on October 12 2017


Q: "Hi guys, I need to edit some of my .mov files in Davinci Resolve (actually version 9). However, it seems to not even recognize MOV files. Anybody know why and how to solve? Thanks in advance!"

Davinci Resolve lets you create images, videos that are simply impossible with other tools. It is the world’s fastest growing and most advanced editing software. However, some of you still have editing problems like: Davinci Resolve won't import MOV files, can't edit mov files in Davinci Resolve, etc. If so, you're in the right place. The post will provide a simple way to solve MOV and Davinci Resolve editing questions.

As a matter of fact, MOV is actually a container format that contains various video codec and audio codec. If your MOV files are not recognized by Davinci Resolve, it's probably because of the video or audio codec imcompatibility. In order to import MOV files to DaVinci Resolve for editing, the best solution for you is to convert MOV to DaVinci Resolve compatible DNxHD or ProRes files via a third party video converter.

To save your time, I suggest you use Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac the best MOV to Resolve video converter that can convert any MOV files to Resolve compatible video/audio formats without losing its original quality. Besides, you can also convert MKV, AVI, MTS, FLV, WMV, etc videos for editing in DaVinci Resolve, Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer and other NLEs in ultra fast speed and excellent quality. For equivalent windows version, please turn to Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate.

Free download Best MOV to Resolve Video Converter:

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Guide: Convert MOV Files to Davinci Resolve Compatible Formats

Mac Version Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate taken as example, Windows Version share the same steps. Just keep in mind you have download the right version, Mac platform .exe files cannot be installed on Windows OS – and vice versa.

Step 1. Load MOV Files

Install and launch the best MOV to Davinci Resolve Video Converter, simply click “Load File” to load your MOV files to the program.


Step 2. Choose output format

Click "Format" drop-down list, select Davinci Resolve best supported format i.g. "Avid DNxHD (*.mov)" from "Avid Media Composer" main category menu extended list.


Step 3. Start Converting MOV Files

With all settings, tap the Convert button to convert MOV to DaVinci Resolve compatible DNxHD (*.mov) formats.

Once the conversion is complete, click Open button to locate the converted files and then you can import the converted MOV files to DaVinci Resolve 9/10/11/12 for further editing without any hassle.

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