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EOS 80D H.264 & Resolve Workflow - Editing H.264 MOV from Canon 80D in Davinci Resolve 9/10/11/12

March 28, 2016

Are you mad that Canon EOS 80D H.264 MOV files can’t be used in DaVinci Resolve 11/10/9? No worries, this is a step-by-step guide about how to import Canon 80D H.264 MOV to DaVinci Resolve 11/10/9.

Canon's EOS 80D is a mid-range DSLR featuring a 24 Megapixel APSC sensor, 45-point AF system, 7fps continuous shooting and Full HD video up to 1080 / 60p. Announced in February 2016, it comes almost three years after the 70D which itself came three years after the 60D. Like those bodies, it sits in the middle of Canon's DSLR range, offering a step-up in speed, build, control and features over the triple-digit EOS / Rebel DSLRs, but without the cost and heft of semi-pro bodies like the 7D series.

DaVinci Resolve 11 sets a new standard for color grading and digital mastering, and is used on many of the most popular feature films, television shows, commercials, music videos, and documentaries you watch every day. Though DaVinci Resolve 11/10/9 can handle much more native video formats and camera files than any other real time editing system, it doesn’t mean that you can import every piece of video (such as H.264 MOV files from Canon 80D) into this world famous color corrector and amazing editor. In other words, importing Canon 80D H.264 MOV to DaVinci Resolve 11/10/9 is a trouble and it’s not as smooth as you imagined.



On this occasion, in order to make a smooth workflow of editing EOS 80D MOV on DaVinci Resolve, the quick yet easy method is to transcode 80D H.264 MOV to DaVinci Resolve preferred DNxHD or ProRes files initially.

Though there are many programs available can help you achieve your goal on the current market, if you want to create a piece of outstanding movie, Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac (Get Windows version here) is indispensable during your journey to success in movie creation by transcoding MOV to DNxHD.mov. Besides MOV, you are also allowed to decode/encode MKV, AVI, MTS, FLV, WMV, etc to fit seamlessly DaVinci Resolve, Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer and other NLEs with fast speed while retaining its pristine quality. Below are the detailed guides to convert Canon EOS 80D MOV to DaVinci Resolve compatible DNxHD codec.



How to convert and import Canon 80D H.264 MOV files to Davinci Resolve

Step 1. Install and launch the MOV to Davinci Resolve converter. Click the Add button to import your Canon 80D MOV videos to the program. Checking the "Merge into one file" box allows you to merge several videos into one file.



Step 2. Click the format bar and move mouse cursor "Avid Media Composer". Here we recommend the "Avid DNxHD 1080p (*.mov)" as the best video format.



Tip: You can click "Settings" button to adjust the resolution, bitrate, etc. Just customize the parameters to meet your need.

Step 3. Click "Convert" button to start converting EOS 80D H.264 MOV 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 9/10/11/12.

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