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  • DNxHD and Avid MediaFiles directory?

    Posted by Josh Petok on September 10, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Now that Resolve has officially been released… 🙂

    I noticed this item in their press release:

    Both Mac OSX and Linux systems now support read and write of DNxHD files with the optional DaVinci Resolve DNxHD Update. This optional $500 update allows native DNxHD media files to move instantly between Avid and DaVinci Resolve.

    Does this mean that you’ll be able to add the “Avid MediaFiles” directory to your media pool? I went through the manual last night and couldn’t find any info on that workflow.

    It would be nice if it was added into Resolve without an extra charge (like ProRes). However, if it works seamlessly, I won’t complain.

    Rohit Gupta replied 12 years, 10 months ago 5 Members · 7 Replies
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  • Jamie Allan

    September 10, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Hi Josh,

    If the Avid MediaFiles is seen as a standard directory that will be fine. You just add your volume media paths into the preference pane and they will be in your browse window.

    ProRes support is not free – you’re required to have FCP on the system (Or another program that will install the licensed ProRes codecs into your Quicktime library)



    Jamie Allan
    Post Production Consultant
    DaVinci Specialist (Linux/Mac)

    Jigsaw Systems Ltd. – IT & Broadcast specialists for the UK

  • Jamie Allan

    September 10, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Actually – I’m not sure about that

    Will check and get back to you

    Unless anyone else knows whether or not I just completely made that up?

    Jamie Allan
    Post Production Consultant
    DaVinci Specialist (Linux/Mac)

    Jigsaw Systems Ltd. – IT & Broadcast specialists for the UK

  • Josh Petok

    September 10, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    Thanks for clarifying the ProRes support. It’s actually MORE expensive than DNxHD support. My bad 😉

    Avid has several database files to keep track of it’s media (known as the MSM files). I’m not sure if the tape or timecode is readable from the actual MXF files or if Resolve can read those database files. I heard that Nucoda systems can utilize media that is stored on a unity, so I suppose it’s possible.

    Josh Petok

  • Jamie Allan

    September 10, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Sorry – realised there is another option

    On the FCS install disk there is a Qmaster node installer package in the Extras folder, if you install that it will give you the required Quicktime components – and a few others:

    FCP Uncompressed 422

    Jamie Allan
    Post Production Consultant
    DaVinci Specialist (Linux/Mac)

    Jigsaw Systems Ltd. – IT & Broadcast specialists for the UK

  • Stig Olsen

    March 5, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Hi Jamie and others,

    My resolve do have some problems reading/finding the mxf-files. The destination is found but the browser cannot see the files. And, they are holding the DNxHD codec. I have the DNxHD-update installed on the system.
    I guess resolve needs the database-files in the same folder? That is not possible because when I trancode the raw mxf-files from Avid (could be shot on dvcproHD, p2, XDCAM etc) Avid do not make new database-files that can be placed in the directory. It only gives me mxf-files (DNxHD) without databasefiles. And those are not readable in Resolve.
    Am I missing something?


  • Jeff Cooper

    August 12, 2011 at 12:18 am

    Our company just got a new Resolve and i have been trying to import an AAF.
    The clips come in but are black… One thing i noticed is that in the “browse window”, the divinci sees all the folders of my media drives, but sees NO .mxf media files. Does this mean that there is additional update to read these Avid files?????

    Thanks in advance.

  • Rohit Gupta

    August 12, 2011 at 2:23 am

    What format are you MXF files in?

    If they are DNxHD, you need the Resolve DNxHD Update license to read the DNxHD files.

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