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  • Resolve can’s see Sony A7 III files?

     Nigel Cooper updated 3 weeks, 4 days ago 4 Members · 7 Posts
  • Nigel Cooper

    May 28, 2021 at 7:44 am

    I have a Sony A7 III and DaVinci Resolve can’s see the files.

    When I go to import media I an click on the AVCHD file, but when I click import it does not come in.

    I have a Panasonic GH5 and an iPhone and footage from both these comes in no problem.

    I don’t know why Resolve won’t recognise the Sony files, any ideas?

    I’ve attached a screen grab showing the file structure of the SD card with the Sony files.

  • Michael Gissing

    May 28, 2021 at 8:49 am

    Resolve can read Sony codecs. I find Sony file structures a nightmare and depending on the codec you choose internally the media can be in different folders. Have you checked all the folders in Resolve? On the Media page you will see the media when the correct folder is selected. Also you don’t say which version of Resolve you are using as an older version may not in fact be able to read some codecs. The latest version, 17.2 reads so many more codecs than older versions, it might be worth upgrading if you are on an older version

  • Nigel Cooper

    May 28, 2021 at 8:54 am

    I have latest Resolve. Version 17.2.0

    I’ve checked folders in Resolve, it just does not import the AVCHD file on the screen grab image in previous post.

  • Pete Anderson

    May 28, 2021 at 9:51 am

    Hi Nigel, I use Sony AVCHD with no issues with Resolve, my Sony PXW-X70 stores them in a folder called Stream, its buried quite deep – different file structure to yours but I would dig in to the Clip folder and search in there.



  • Nigel Cooper

    May 28, 2021 at 1:50 pm

    Hi Pete

    I’ve managed to find MP4 files, which do open in Resolve so I’m assuming the MP4 files are what I use?

  • Eric Santiago

    May 28, 2021 at 5:14 pm

    Yes indeed.

    AVCHD is h264 (MP4).

  • Nigel Cooper

    May 28, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    Thanks for that.

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