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How to Add VOB to Davinci Resolve for Editing?

VOB (Video Object) is the container format in DVD-Video media. VOB can contain digital video, digital audio, subtitles, DVD menus and navigation contents multiplexed together into a stream form. If you have a group of VOB files, you can edit them before posting to YouTube, Vimeo. However, we found more than one guys are complaining the issues when importing VOB to Davinci Resolve for post production. In this page, we’ll talk about how to import and edit VOB files in Davinci Resolve.

Does Davinci Resolve Support VOB?

First, let's learn Davinci Resolve supported formats

Video codec: QuickTime, Prores, DNxHD, MXF, DPX, CIN, EXR
Image format: TIFF, JPEG, MOV, TGA, BMP
Camera raw format: Blackmagic CinemaDNG RAW, ARRI Alexa RAW and Amira. RED One, EPIC , Scarlet and Dragon R3D files including +5K, monochrome and HDRx images, Cineform , Cineform 3D, Phantom Raw, GoPro, Nikon, Canon C300, C500 and 1D, 5D, 7D, Sony F65/F55/F5 RAW, Sony XAVC variants

Second, VOB is basically the mpeg-2 video file stored in the Video_TS folder on DVD. A video file like VOB usually contains one or more audio tracks and subtitle tracks, which are multiplexed together into a stream form. So, it is not an ideal format for editing purposes.

In addition, comparing to VOB, DNxHD will work much better in Davinci Resolve. So if you want to edit VOB in Davinci Resolve smoothly, you'd better convert AVI to DNxHD with a video converter.

Transcode VOB to DNxHD for Davinci Resolve

First download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac, an easy-to-use yet powerful VOB converter and editor which is compatible with any Mac OS system. With it, you can effortlessly transcoding VOB files for smoothly editing in Davinci Resolve. The original quality of VOB video will be kept. 

Furthermore, you can configure audio and video settings when it comes to the resolution, bit rate, channel mode, frame rate, sample rate, etc to make the output video more compatible with Davinci Resolve. On top of that, you can merge and crop VOB videos, trim them by marking the start and end time values or position, make image adjustments (e.g. contrast, saturation), apply special effects (grayscale, negative), add external subtitles, remove/replace audio and more.

If you're editing VOB files with Final Cut Pro, Windows Movie Maker, Premiere Pro, After Effects, etc, chances are you already installed this great utility. If not, download it now. For Windows users, Pavtube Video Converter is the best choice.

Step by Step to Convert VOB to Davinci Resolve for Best Workflow

Step 1: After downloading, install and run this VOB video converter, click the "Add" button to load the .vob videos. You can also drag and drop the .vob files to the software directly.

Step 2: Click "Format" pull down list to select "“Avid Media Composer” > “Avid DNxHD (*.mov)” as output format. It is an ideal editing format for Davinci Resolve.

Step 3: Click the “Convert” icon under the preview window, and the Mac video converter will start encoding VOB to Davinci Resolve on Mac (macOS High Sierra included). 

After the conversion, click “Open” to locate the result videos and then launch Davinci Resolve, choose File > Import > Files…, and browse to where you save the converted VOB clips to. Choose the videos that you’d like to add. Now you can start fun away with editing VOB video in Davinci Resolve all versions without problems.

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