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Encoding MKV to Davinci Resolve for Editing

This article teaches you how to convert MKV to Davinci Resolve most compatible format like DNxHD, thus you can import and edit MKV video in Davinci Resolve easily.

Encoding MKV to Davinci Resolve for Editing
There are so many digital video formats around the world for video storage. All different videos’ formats have individual prosperity, usage and benefits. Like MKV can support a 4K, 1080p movie with chapter support, 2ch stereo audio, 5.1 audio, 5.1 audio with commentary. However, MKV is not an ideal format for most popular video editing programs like iMovie, Sony Vegas, Windows Movie Maker, Apple's Final Cut, Davinci Resovle, etc. In this article, we put together a tutorial on how to work MKV files in Davinci Resolve. If you are planning to edit MKVs in Davinci Resolve, you're in the right place.

MKV is not the ideal format for editing purpose. Instead, raw clips like DNxHD perform much better in Davinci Resolve. Thus, to edit MKV in Davinci Resolve, it's not optional but a must to decode your MKV files to DNxHD if you want to achieve the best results.

After getting some reviews online and multiple testing, I found one of the best MKV to Davinci Resolve converter is Brorsoft Video Converter. With this software, you can effortlessly convert MKV to DNxHD, which will create a Davinci Resolve friendly file format keeping the original quality. Besides Davinci Resolve, this software can also export MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro, DnxHD for Avid Media Composer, WMV for Windows Movie Maker and more NLE systems for native editing. And Video Converter for Mac is designed for Mac users.

How to convert MKV clips to edit in Davinci Resolve smoothly

Step 1. Add MKV files to the program

Here you can directly drag & drop the MKV files to the converter, or click "Add Files" button to load the source MKV videos.

Tip: This MKV converter supports batch conversion, so you are allowed to add multiple files to convert at a time. Meanwhile, if you wanna combine multiple MKV clips into a single file, you can check the "Merge into one file" box.

Step 2. Select the output format

Click on the dropdown menu of "Format", and then follow Avid Media Composer->Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as the output format. You can click "Settings" button to adjust output parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc.

Step 3. Begin the VOB to Davinci Resolve conversion

Now click the "Convert" button, and then leave the MKV to Davinci Resolve Converter to do the rest automatically for you. BTW, the conversion speed is ultra fast, thanks to its leading NVIDIA CUDA and AMD APP acceleration technology.

After the conversion is complete, get the resulted files via clicking the Open button and then you can import converted MKV files to DaVinci Resolve 9/10/11/12 for further editing without any hassle.

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