Does DaVinci Resolve 14 import AVCHD/MTS files with audio?

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Philip Trans

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Does DaVinci Resolve 14 import AVCHD/MTS files with audio?

PostThu Nov 23, 2017 5:07 pm

Hi to all.

I just wanted to ask if DaVinci Resolve 14 avchd/mts file compatible? Does it import it with audio? I'm going to be practicing with my old Panasonic GM1 at least until Sony comes out with an updated a7s camera.

Just want to know so I can study ffmpeg if Davinci Resolve 14 cannot import.

Thank you very much
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Re: Does DaVinci Resolve 14 import AVCHD/MTS files with audi

PostFri Nov 24, 2017 2:26 am

This is not possible as far as I know. I remember a thread where the explanation was basically it is not a high end or professional format, neither an optimal one for editing. So you'll need to extract the audio, or you could try transcoding your files to something more friendly for resolve (DNxHD ro ProRes for instance).

you can easily do this with ffmpeg:

convert to wav:
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ffmpeg -i path/to/your/file -acodec pcm_s16le -ar 48000 -ac 2 path/to/new/wav/file.wav


convert to DNxHD (change the bitrate "-b:v", size "-s" and framerate "-r" depending on your needs):
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ffmpeg -i path/to/your/file -c:v dnxhd -b:v 60M -s 1280x720 -pix_fmt yuv422p -r 24000/1001 -c:a pcm_s16le -ar 48000 path/to/new/move/file.mov


convert to DNxHD (change the quality profile "-profile:v" and frame rate "-r" depending on your needs):
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ffmpeg -i path/to/your/file -c:v prores_ks -profile:v 3 -pix_fmt yuv444p10 -r 24000/1001 -c:a pcm_s16le -ar 48000 path/to/new/move/file.mov


The easiest is of course just extracting the audio and editing with your existing mts files.


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Re: Does DaVinci Resolve 14 import AVCHD/MTS files with audi

PostFri Nov 24, 2017 2:58 pm

AVCHD imports into Resolve 14 with no problems at all, including the audio.
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Re: Does DaVinci Resolve 14 import AVCHD/MTS files with audi

PostFri Nov 24, 2017 4:08 pm

The ability to import AVCHD with Dolby sound was added in 14, and was not in earlier versions. It probably only works on Windows 8 and 10 and not on Windows 7, but Windows 7 is not recommend for Resolve 14 anyway.
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Re: Does DaVinci Resolve 14 import AVCHD/MTS files with audi

PostFri Nov 24, 2017 6:09 pm

Hi,
Capable of importing an AVCHD + EAC3 7.1.
The 8 channels are perfectly recognized.

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V14.1 and V14.1.1
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Re: Does DaVinci Resolve 14 import AVCHD/MTS files with audi

PostFri Nov 24, 2017 6:21 pm

Nice, I apologize Philip. I haven't tried since 12.something. So good to know it's possible now. Using intermediate formats will always help though. :)
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Re: Does DaVinci Resolve 14 import AVCHD/MTS files with audi

PostFri Nov 24, 2017 6:29 pm

Hi Orlando,

Everything was noted in the releases notes. (also try between 2 important projects ... :? )
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