DaVinci Resolve to AVID - How to make AVID Project and .mxf MediaFiles

Use this workflow to transcode or convert Blackmagic Cinema DMG, XAVC, XAVC s, and XAVC HD footage shot with the Alexa MINI, Sony A7s, and A7r, Sony FDR-AX100 and other prosumer cameras

Launch Resolve Application

Click the "New Project" button in the lower left corner to create a new project

Title the project – click Create

Double click the project to load it

Next load your media into the media pool>

Navigate to the folder containing the media and select

Add Folder to Media Pool

Create a Timeline
Go to Edit Tab

Go to >File>New Timeline

Name it

Select all the files in the Media Pool that you want to use

Add a LUT to them or not. To add a LUT right click on the clip or clips.

Popular LUT to use is the 3D LUT > Arri > Arri Alexa LogC to Rec709

Next select all the clips and right click and choose >Insert Selected Clips to Timeline

The go to the Deliver tab

Choose to Render the Entire Timeline

Click on Render Settings>

and use the slider to navigate to the AVID AAF tab

Click on Browse to select the hard drive and folder you want to render to

Navigate to the hard drive and you can choose to Add a new folder if needed
Name your new folder and click OK
Make sure you select the newly created folder and click OK

Choose Video Format MXF OP-Atom

Codec DNxHD 1080p 36 8-bit if you are doing a offline or proxy version of the media.

If you don't want to return to resolve and do an "Online and or Conform" then choose a codec that you can deliver for screening and distribution.

Choose Video Format MXF OP-Atom

Codec DNxHD 1080p 220/185/175 10-bit

Click on the Audio tab

Check the box for "Export Audio" if you want to export Audio

Do NOT choose "Same As Source" for the Channels drop down.

(your audio will come out as static)

Make sure to choose 2 for the Channels drop down.

Codec = Linear PCM

Channels = 2

Bit Depth = 16 or 24

Tracks = One per channel

Click on Add to Render Queue
Choose to Start Render once the Job has been added to the Render Queue

Job has completed.

The files need to be added to AVID MediFiles Folder

Quit Resolve>Save the project. Make a backup of the project and save it for the final color correction

and conform.

See this workflow for making a backup.

DaVinci Resolve - How to Relink Offline Media from a Exported Project

In Finder on the Mac

Copy or Move the .mxf files to the AVID MediaFiles>MXF>1 folder

This is so AVID can see the files when the .aaf file is imported.

TO COPY FILES OVER TO SHARED STORAGE LIKE EditShare or AVID ISIS Servers use this workflow/wiki/spaces/comm/pages/33424518

Once the files are copied over Launch AVID

Make a new AVID Project or use an Existing one

Make a New Bin

Title the new bin "My XAVC Transcoded Footage"

Go to >File>Import

Navigate to the .aaf file in the Resolve exported media folder and select it.

The clips and the timeline will import into AVID. They should be linked to the transcoded media.

Edit the files in AVID developing a picture locked sequence that you can then export out of AVID

back into Resolve.