Rip, Convert and Import Blu-ray to DaVinci Resolve 11/9

Diana Joan

Apr 25, 2015 06:11 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: BD/DVD Tools

DaVinci Resolve (DaVinci Resolve 11/9) is the go-to tool for colorists working on Hollywood films, commercials, and corporate video. It is well-known as an easy-to-use video editing and acquisition tool for Mac users. No wonder so many people want to import Blu-ray to DaVinci Resolve 11/9 for further editing.

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Unluckily, when you want to copy Blu-ray to DaVinci Resolve, you’ll find that the Blu-ray files grey out. Why? That’s because DaVinci is extremely picky on what codec it will accept as an XML from any non linear editing programs. And video formats accepted by DaVinci Resolveare limited, not all the formats can be edit in DaVinci Resolve 11/9 including Blu-ray.

To transfer Blu-ray movies to DaVinci Resolve 11/9 for editing, you’ll need to convert Blu-ray to DaVinci Resolve compatible video formats first. This article focuses on how to get Blu-ray to DaVinci Resolve 11/9 on Mac OS X for editing to create your own videos.

At first, the best Blu-ray ripper Mac from Pavtube- Pavtube BDMagic for Mac (Read why choose it) is highly recommended to help you rip videos from copy protected Blu-ray to DaVinci Resolve supported Avid DNxHD. mov with fast ripping speed and high output video quality in Mac OS X (including OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.9 Mavericks and 10.10 Yosemite) in only 3 steps. After the conversion, you can edit your converted mov files in DaVinci Resolve 11/9 without any troubles. Download the program and then check out the steps below to finish the Blu-ray to DaVinci Resolve 11/9 conversion on Mac.


Convert and Add Blu-ray to DaVinci Resolve 11/9 for editing

1. Install and run Pavtube BDMagic for Mac on your Mac computer. Run it and then click load disc button to import your Blu-ray movies from BD drive.

2. After loading the Blu-ray, please click “Format” column and choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as the best output format for editing Blu-ray in DaVinci Resolve 11/9.

Tip: You can also click “Settings” to set up frame rate, video quality, bitrate and check the generated file size.

3. Click “Convert” to start the Blu-ray to DaVinci DNxHD conversion and let it go! It will help to shut down computer if you have many videos to convert.

3..2..1..Bingo! Ok now you can click “Open” to locate your converted mov videos and load/import them to Da Vinci Resolve 11/9 for editing without any problems.

Now let’s learn about How to import converted video files into DaVinci Resolve

DaVinci Resolve can be used to either:

Create Dailies, Proxies or Intermediary codecs, or
Color grade locked edits

To do the former, you import either file-based codecs or capture via camera directly. Since the latter option has both feet in the grave, I’ll ignore it. To import file-based codecs:

Find the file in the Library panel.
Double click your clip or Right-click and select ‘Add into Media Pool.’
The clip is added to your Media Pool.
You can also import entire directors or a range of clips into the Media Pool.

To import RAW files you will first need to decide how they are debayered (demosaiced). For that you go to the Project Settings and select ‘Camera Raw’:

You can set the defaults on how you want to treat each supported RAW format. Resolve supports debayering up to 16-bit, which is as good as it gets currently.

Once you’ve imported your clips, you can:
Log them.
Apply LUTs, gamma curves or whatever.
Color grade if you must.
Export for further use.

Resolve gives you a lot of control over your import process, read this page to learn more. Hope the article can help you! Thanks for your reading.

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