Canon’s XF-AVC does not work with DaVinci Resolve. To be able to import Canon XF605 MXF to DaVinci Resolve 17, 16, 15 for editing, you’ll need to convert MXF to H.264, DNxHD or ProRes codec using a professional 4K Video Converter software.
Canon has announced the Canon XF605, which the company has managed to keep very close to its vest. The new XF-series professional camcorder comes equipped with a 1.0-inch CMOS sensor and the ability to record 4K/60p/4:2:2/10-bit/HDR video to dual onboard SD card slots. Featuring a Canon L-Series lens with 15x zoom, 3-ring operation, a 1.0-inch CMOS sensor, and a DIGIC DV7 image processor, the XF605 allows for the capture of in-camera HDR video. If you plan to get a 4K cancorder in 2021, XF605 is a good idea. Unfortunately, as a new device, it has no discount recently.
On the video front, the Canon XF605 now supports the MXF and MP4 formats, which can record 4K/60p video at 60Mbps. All that and more make Canon XF605 a versatile tool content creation. If you shot with XF-AVC format, you will find that Canon’s MXF/XF-AVC does not work with DaVinci Resolve. Blackmagic Design claims that DaVinci Resolve supports most commonly-used video codecs, including the MXF (XF-AVC). However, problems like “DaVinci Resolve won’t Open MXF files” come up from time to time. In such a case, you can convert Canon XF605 MXF to H.264, DNxHD or ProRes, the best friendly codecs for Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve. Considering ease of use, reliability and final output quality, we would recommend Acrok Video Converter Ultimate (MXF to DaVinci Resolve Covnerter) to do format transcoding.
More than converting Canon XF605 MXF format to DaVinci Resolve, this MXF Video Converter software is also able to encode H.265/HEVC, MP4, MOV, MTS, TOD, MOD and RAW footage to other intermediate formats for using in Premiere Pro, Vegas Pro, Final Cut Pro, iMvoie, Avid Media Composer, After Effects CC and more.
Convert Canon XF605 MXF for using in DaVinci Resolve
Step 1: Import MXF videos
Install and run the MXF Video Converter on your computer, then run it. Click on “Add file”, and browse your files; select all the Canon XF605 video files you wanna convert. If you want to combine all the files together for easy importing to DaVinci Resolve, please click “Settings” button than select all Canon XF605 files and click “Merge all fime into one”.
Step 2: Set output format
Click the “Format” bar and select 4K Video > H.264 Video (*.mp4) as output format. If you like, you can select ProRes MOV and DNxHD MOV as the output format too. For Windows users, you can get these profiles under “Editing Softwre” category. For Mac users, you can get ProRes options under “Final Cut Pro” category.
Tips: Adjust video, audio settings
Click the “Settings” button and customize proper video/audio parameters including Video size, bitrate and fame rate and mroe. Usually 1920*1080 video size and 30fps video frame rate are recommended for DaVinci Resolve editing. Well, if you prefer to work with 4K video, you can adjust video size to get 4K for DaVinci Resolve.
Step 3: Start video conversion
After all necessary settings, hit the “Convert” button to start the MXF video to DaVinci Resolve 17/16/15 supported video format conversion. Once the conversion process shows in 100%, click “Open” to get the output videos. Create a project and start editing Canon XF605 MXF video in DaVinci Resolve with light speed.