Can't import Sony a1 4K MP4 into DaVinci Resolve? Resolved

Does DaVinci Resolve support Sony a1 (Alpha 1) 4K MP4? Actually, it is stated that DaVinci Resolve 17, 16, 15 supports DPX, CIN, EXR, QuickTime, ProRes, DNxHD, etc. If you can’t import Sony a1 files to DaVinci Resolve for editing, it might be the format codec issue. To solve your problem, you need to find a powerful tool that is specially designed for DaVinci Resolve.

With the Sony a1, we can records  4K XAVC S and XAVC HS videos in MP4 format, but most users may find a problem when loading/transferring the recorded 4K MP4  footages to DaVinci Resolve for editing. While DaVinci Resolve 17, 16, 15 does work with Sony a1 .mp4 files, these XAVC HS and XAVC S versions are clunky to edit requiring much rendering when in a  DaVinci Resolve timeline.

DaVinci Resolve, the premium choice for any video editing, brings in tons of improvements that have in turn helped propel the success of this editing tool in the market today. While there are many video formats that DaVinci Resolve supports, there are even move it doesn’t support. And XAVC HS is one of the incompatible media file format in DaVinci Resolve. That’s why you will get file import failure problem when you tried to import the Sony ai files to DaVinci Resolve for further editing. But this problem can be easily solved by transcoding XAVC HD into a format (e.g. DNxHD) that works natively within DaVinci Resolve 17, 16, 15.

Best Tool to Convert Sony a1 4K MP4 to DaVinci Resolve Compatible Codecs

Sony a1 MP4 file import failure in DaVinci Resolve is due to incompatible file format, which can easily solved by transcoding MP4 to other DaVinci Resolve friendly formats. To do this, you can use the easy-to-use yet powerful video converter and deocder –  Acrok Video Converter Ultimate. It’s an all-in-one media processing tool, with media converter and editor embedded in.

Acrok Video Converter Ultimate – Best Sony a1 (Alpha 1) to DaVinci Resolve Converter

  • Convert Sony a1 video to DaVinci Resolve with the native codecs like ProRes and DNxHD
  • Convert Sony a1 footage to any format including MOV, MKV, AVI, and even 3D & HD videos
  • Rip and convert purchased Blu-ray/DVD disc movies to any format any device
  • Convert videos at 30 X faster speed and ZERO quality loss
  • Support more than 300 formats for conversion
  • Support batch processing for converting multiple files at a time
  • In-program editing tools helps in file customization, like trimming, cropping, adding watermark, subtitles, etc.

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How to convert and import Sony a1 videos to Davinci Resolve?

Step 1: Add Sony a1 4K videos

Here you can directly drag & drop the Sony a1  files to the converter, or click the Add File button to load the source .mp4 files. The app supports batch conversion, so you can add more than one file at one time.

Edit Sony a1 4K MP4 in DaVinci Resolve smoothly

Step 2: Choose an DaVinci Resolve Compatible Format

The “Fomat” tray locates in the buttom of the window. From Editing Software you can select 1080P DNxHD (*.mov) (encoded with DNxHD Codec)  as the output file. Both of the profiles can generate files with best image quality and better editing performance for DaVinci Resolve 17, 16, 15.

Edit Sony a1 4K MP4 in DaVinci Resolve smoothly

You can also go to the Common Video category and select MP4 (encoded with H.264 codec) or HEVC MP4 as the output file. The generated file can preserve image quality with the smallest file size when using in DaVinci Resolve.

Tip: You can adjust codec, resolution, frame rate, bitrate, etc. using its Settings function.

Step 3:  Start Sony a1 video conversion

Click “Convert” button to start converting Sony a1 (Alpha 1) XAVC HS or XAVC S 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 17, 16, 15.

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