Getting your project into Resolve v9

Importing your edit into DaVinci Resolve

If you’re looking for a one stop place to find out how to import your project into DaVinci Resolve this quick post should get you in and out in any NLE.

Final Cut Pro X to DaVinci Resolve

This half hour tutorials from We Make Movies walks through how to move your project from FCPX to Resolve and which filters, effects, scale, orientation, multi-cam etc will move across successfully.

Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 to DaVinci Resolve

This is a quick round trip tutorial for importing Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera footage into Adobe Premiere Pro (via Resolve). Jessie quickly moves through the steps which are pretty simple – just jump on the ”Final Cut Pro XML” band wagon.

Avid Media Composer to DaVinci Resolve

Here’s a short video tutorial on how to get your timeline from Avid Media Composer to DaVinci Resolve and back again… Skip to 4 minutes to get past the preamble.

Final Cut Pro 7 to DaVinci Resolve

I haven’t found a FCP7 to Resolve 9 video tutorial, but the steps are almost identical to those for Premiere Pro with a simple XML interchange. Instead check out this post from who has a great 11 page pdf which you can send to clients who are preparing their own FCP7 projects to hand over to you the colorist. They don’t need Resolve to follow these steps but it will make for a much smoother handover process. Mathieu’s pdf is also a great primer for any colorist on what notes to include when accepting a grading project.

Accepting a grading project


  • Hi Jonny! Great article. The round trip of a Premiere multicam sequence to Resolve would be the same? I’ve tried to export XML from Premiere to Resolve and it doesn’t link the media of the Premiere multicam sequence. Do you know how can i solve it? Thanks.

    • Hey George
      Great question, I’m afraid I don’t know the answer but can’t you just flatten your multicam sequence first as you won’t need to grade the unused angles? I don’t know premiere too well though… Any better suggestions anyone?

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