DaVinci Resolve as a world famous color corrector and amazing editor can capture and ingest kinds of file types. However, when you try to work with MKV files in DaVinci Resolve, you may find that it fails to recognize the file type or even crashes. Let's a related question:
"So, I have a few .MKV files that I am trying to edit in Resolve but as I have read here at the Creativecow forum and also on the official site these files are not supported by DaVinci Resolve. Any workaround for me?"
Actually, DaVinci Resolve supports a wide variety of video and audio file formats and codecs, but MKV is not included. That's why you can always see questions like "I wan't able to import MKV files to Davinci Resolve..." come up from time to time. So, what's the available workaround to fix the MKV and DaVinci Resolve incompatible issue?
If you have check-out or read other related articles, forums or frequently asked questions' site; you might end up with the same conclusion that I have. The easiest and quckiest solution is to convert your MKV files to a more editing-friendly format, such a DaVinci Resolve's DNxHD codec. Along with some help from third-party program like EaseFab Video Converter, you can effortlessly finish the task.
The program is the best video converter that can help you transcode MKV as well as MOV, AVI, DivX, MTS, WMV, etc to DaVinci Resolve compatible DNxHD format with high output video quality. For Mac users, please get Video Converter for Mac. Download it now and follow the steps to convert MKV videos to DaVinci Resolve for editing.
How to convert and import MKV to DaVinci Resolve for editing
Step 1. Add MKV files
Run the Video Converter and drag & drop your MKV files to the program, or click "Add Video" button to locate the MKV files you want to add. (Note: batch conversion is supported, so you can load more than one file to save time.)
Step 2. Select output format as DNxHD
Directly choose the DNxHD preset from "Editing Software". It is an ideal editing format for DaVinci Resolve 14/13/12/11/10. Of course, you can also click "Common Video" and choose "MOV" as the target format.
Tip: If you like, adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality.
Step 3. Start conversion
Simply click the Convert button to start converting MKV to DaVinci Resolve friendly video formats. Within several minutes, you can find the converted file on your computer by clicking the "Open" button. And then you can import the converted MKV files to DaVinci Resolve 10/111/12/13/14 easily.