Davinci Resolve Won't Import MPG Video- Fixed
"I recently installed Resolve 12 and I have some MPG files i need to import. opening the drives in the media browser i can see the folder but not the files in it. are there any plugins i can use to add codecs to resolve?"
As you see, Davinci Resolve won't support MPG file. Actually, Davinci Resolve MPG import error is an common issue. First, users can try importing MPG video through the media browser to see if it works. If the result was the same, it sounds like a codec issue. In this case, you need to convert MPG to a different format that Davinci Resolve likes.
Some guys would prefer a freeware to transcode MPG file into a format for Davcini Resolve. But based on our testing, it slightly degrade the quality of the original file. If you pursue a high quality output, you'd better get Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, a more professional video converter.
Ovearll, this is a smart tool to preview and convert any 4K as well as 1080p, 720p videos, recordings like MPG, AVI, WMV, MOV, MKV, TiVo, VOB, FLV, MTS, MP4, MXF to your wanted video and audio formats, so as to smoothly add them into Davinci Resolve, iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro, Premiere Elements, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro do further editing. If you are on Windows, get the Video Converter to solve the problem.
How to convert and import MPG video to Davinci Resolve
Step 1. Add MPG files
Install and launch the MPG to Davinci Resolve converter. Click the Add button to import your .mpg videos to the program. Checking the "Merge into one file" box allows you to merge several videos into one file.
Step 2. Choose Davinci Resolve friendly format
Hit Format bar to select output format. You can choose Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as output format. It is an ideal editing format for Resolve.
Tip: DNxHD codec just supports 1080p resolution. If you want to get original 4K resolution, you'd better choose "Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422 as the output format. It is supported by Resolve.
Step 3. Start conversion
Click "Convert" button to start converting MPG for importing to Davinci Resolve.
After the conversion is finished, just run Davinci Resolve and import the generated video files. You will find the output video work perfectly on DaVinci Resolve 11/12/13/14/15.