Import 4K H.265 form Canon EOS C70 to DaVinci Resolve 17
“I know that DaVinci Resolve 17 is h.265 compatible, but apparently not with Canon EOS C70 version. It won’t import. Any work arounds?”
“I decided to give a trial a shot of DaVinci Resolve 17, I have never used it before (coming from Premiere Pro). But it won’t import any of my h265 files that were recorded from my 4K H.265 footage. These are the raw files from the Canon EOS C70 , have not been transcoded or touched. When I try to import them it says “unsuported format or damaged file”. I can import h264 recorded footage from the same camera without issue. Any ideas?”
More and more cameras shoot videos at 4K, for example, we can record 4096 x 2160p at 119.88/120 fps with Canon EOS C70. The file size is very big. The bitrate of such ultra-high definition 4K video is also larger than that of 480P/720P/1080P recordings. H.265 is much more efficient than H.264 when it comes to compressing videos for saving space and reducing the pressure of bandwidth while data transferring. Thus, most of the 4K videos are compressed in H.265 codec.
However, editing Canon EOS C70 H.265 videos isn’t an easy thing. Even those users who work with DaVinci Resolve 17 are reporting various problems, such as getting codec unavailable while importing EOS C70 videos and choppy or lagging 4K video playback after importing. To edit EOS C70 4K H.265 videos in DaVinci Resolve 17 without encountering those issues, we need to transcode Canon EOS C70 videos to avoid codec incompatibility issue and compress 4K or create proxy for smooth and fast editing.
How to Edit Canon EOS C70 4K H.265 Video in DaVinci Resolve 17 – Step 1. Solve DaVinci Resolve 17 Not Import H.265 Issue
DaVinci Resolve 17 does support to import and export H.265 4K videos. However, this doesn’t mean that all 4K H.265 files can be imported into DaVinci Resolve 17 without errors. Many DaVinci Resolve 17 users can’t import Canon EOS C70 videos and get ‘codec missing or unavailable’ error message instead.
To edit Canon EOS C70 H.265 footage in DaVinci Resolve 17, 16, 15, the first thing is to fix H.265 not importing issue. And the easiest and most efficient solution is either to install the H.265 codec or to transcode EOS C70 videos to any native DaVinci Resolve format using third-party software.
Acrok Video Converter Ultimate (available for both Windows and Mac users). Apart from changing file format, this software can also convert your VFR videos to constant frame rate. This converter works fast while keeping high quality.
Acrok Video Converter Ultimate – Best H.265 to DaVinci Resolve Covnerter
- Convert all 4K H.265 video wrapped MP4, AVI, MOV and MKV to DaVinci Resolve compatible 4K formats
- Provide super fast transcoding speed by enabling full GPU hardware acceleration.
- Rip and convert Blu-ray/DVD to any format for playing, sharing and editing.
- Also allow users to tweak resolution, bit rate, and other parameters.
- Transcode Canon EOS C70 videos to FCP X, Premiere Pro, Vegas Pro, Avid supported editing format
- Easy editing experience: cut, crop, merge, add effects…
Free download and install this H.265 to DaVinci Resolve Converter and you’ll be able to convert Canon EOS C70 H.265 to DaVinci Resolve accepted format with constant framerate in 3 simple steps.
Transcode Canon EOS C70 H.265 to other DaVinci Resolve 17 Friendly 4K Formats
After downloading and installing Canon EOS C70 Video Converter on your computer, you can start transcoding 4K H.265 videos for DaVinci Resolve.
Step 1. Load 4K videos
Open VideoProc and load the source Canon EOS C70 video: click Add file icon in the main UI to to load the source file. You can load multiple files at once for batch transcoding.
Step 2. Select DaVinci Resolve supported video format
Click the Fomrat bar at the bottom. Choose a format preset that DaVinci Resolve 17 can support. And MP4 and MOV (encoded by H264) from 4K Video category is recommended since the output MOV/MP4 H.264 files can preserve image quality with the smallest file size. You can also choose Apple ProRes 422 MOV and DNxHD MOV under Editing Software category as the output file.
Step 3. Start video conversion
Hit Convert and it will begin fast video decoding, conversion and processing your Canon EOS C70 video files at one go. After the conversion is complete, get the resulted files via clicking the Open button and then you can import the result files to DaVinci Resolve 17, 16, 15 or lower version without any trouble.
How to Edit Canon EOS C70 4K H.265 in DaVinci Resolve 17 – Step 2. Solve 4K Editing Not Smooth Issue
After fixing Canon EOS C70 H.265 incompatible with DaVinci Resolve issue, we may still discover that it is hard to get 4K video editing run smoothly. It may be lagging, choppy, jittery or unresponsive, and even causes Premiere crashing. The reason for such kind of problem is probably that the computer is too weak to work with the large 4K footage. Working with 4k content requires for fast CPU, fast GPU, a lot RAM, a large SSD, and more.
To edit 4K video on a relative budge ($1,100), you can build your computer with
CPU: Intel i7-9700K
Graphics Card: GTX 1050 Ti
Motherboard: MSI Z390-A Pro
RAM: 16GB DDR4
Storage 1: 500GB Crucial MX500 SSD
Storage 2: 2TB Seagate HDD
Power Supply: SeaSonic G-650
CPU Cooler: Cryorig H7
Case: Fractal Define R5
Operating System: Windows 10
If you’re currently not planning to make the upgrade, how can you edit Canon EOS C70 4K H.265 footage in DaVinci Resolve smoothly? Here’re two solutions: 1) Downscale Canon EOS C70 4K video to 1080p by using Acrok Video Converter Ultimate. 2) Create proxies video in Premiere.
Solution: Compress Canon EOS C70 4K to 1080p for later editing.
Sometimes there’s unnecessary to keep videos in 4K. In this case, we can compress Canon EOS C70 4K to 1080p to reduce the strain on your computer during editing. This process is easy and can be quickly done with the help of hardware-accelerated Acrok Video Converter Ultimate which we have mentioned above. If you haven’t yet convert Canon EOS C70 H.265 for DaVinci Resolve, you can convert and compress Canon EOS C70 4K videos at one go.
Step 1. Load Canon EOS C70 source: open Acrok Video Converter Ultimate, click Video, and then click Add file in the pop-up window to import target Canon EOS C70 4K H.265 recordings.
Step 2. Select output and set resolution to 1080p: click the Format tab and choose an DaVinci Resolve compatible format, and then double click Settings button to get access to a new panel where you can set the resolution to 1080p or other desired resolution. Here, you can select HD MP4 as output directly.
Step 3. Start downscaleing Canon EOS C70 4K to 1080p: click Convert button to begin converting and compressing.
Once finished, you will find that you can import the 1080p MP4 files to DaVinci Resolve 17/16/15 for smooth editing.
So, above is the guide on how to smoothly edit Canon EOS C70 4K H.265 videos in DaVinci Resolve. You can choose a solution based on your own needs.