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Import Youtube Video to Davinci Resolve for Editing

Tons of footage is uploaded to YouTube every minute, some of which might be the best source for you to add into your work when you produce your own film in Davinci Resolve. But not all YouTube videos can be loaded successfully into Davinci Resolve cause Davinci Resolve extends its support to four different types of file formats: QuickTime, AVI, R3D, MXF, Prores, DNxHD, MXF, DPX, MP4. So when you want to import YouTube video to Davinci Resolve for editing, you have to make sure the video is in Davinci Resolve compatible video formats.

Normally, there are two ways to make YouTube video acceptable in Davinci Resolve. One is that you download YouTube video in Davinci Resolve compatible format when another way is to convert your downloaded YouTube video to Davinci Resolve format with third-party video converter. Now, choose the method you need below to make YouTube video editable in Davinci Resolve.

Method 1: Download YouTube Video in Davinci Resolve Supported Format

There are many YouTube video downloader on the Web and some can make you change the format when you downloading YouTube video. Below is one of the YouTube video downloader that can help you download YouTube video in Davinci Resolve compatible video format. Following these steps, you can download YouTube video to MP4 format for Davinci Resolve. It is very easy.

1. Opent he URL: https://www.onlinevideoconverter.com/video-converter

2. Paste your YouTube video address in the search box. And Click Format to choose MP4 format, which is supported by Davinci Resolve.

3. Click More Settings to adjust video resolution. If you need 720p video, just choose HD 720p. If you need higher resolution, you can choose 1080p or 1440p.

4. Press on Start to begin to convert YouTube video to MP4 format for Davinci Resolve.

5. Once converted YouTube video to MP4,, you can click Download it to your computer by hitting Download.

Method 2: Convert Downloaded YouTube Video to Davinci Resolve Editable Format

Sometimes, you have some YouTube videos on your PC that have downloaded previously and you can't find it on YouTube now to re-download it in Davinci Resolve supported video. In this case, you can re-encode these YouTube video to Davinci Resolve format with video transcoder. Pavtube Video Converter for Mac is meant to help users save their clips to most common multimedia formats. This YouTube Video Converter can convert YouTube FLV, AVI, WMV, MP4 video and YouTube 4K video to Davinci Resolve supported DNxHD and Apple ProRes video. You can change video frame rate, resolution, bitrate, codec and audio channel, codec, sample rate, bitrate to make the output more compatible with Davinci Resolve. Therefore, you also can use it to compress YouTube 4K video to 1080p for Davinci Resovle.

Before export video, you can do some simple editing such as trim video footage, crop video border, replace/add audio track and subtitle streaming, etc. For Windows users, Pavtube Video Converter is recommended to convert YouTube to Davinci Resolve accepted video format.

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Step 1. Add YouTube video videos

First of all, locate your local YouTube video files and then drag them directly onto this program's conversion pane. All uploaded files will then be displayed on the interface as shown in the screenshot below. The other method you can use to add files is to click "Add Video" button to import the YouTube video files.

Step 2: Specify output file format for Davinci Resolve

Click "Format" bar, from its drop-down list, select Davinci Resolve best supported editing codec such as "Avid DNxHD (*.mov)" from "Avid Media Composer" main category menu extended list. Click “Settings” button if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.

Step 3: Edit video. (Optional)

Before loading your video into Davinci Resolve for professional video editing, you can complete some basic video editing task with the program's built-in video editing function. Check an item to active the "Video Editor" function, then click the pencil like icon on the top tool bar to open the "Video Editor" window, you can trim video length, crop video black bars, add watermark, apply sepcial rendering effect, remove/replace audio in video, etc.

Step 3. Start MPG to Davinci Resolve conversion

After all the settings are done, simply click the Convert button to start transcoding YouTube files to DNxHD mov for Davinci Resolve on Mac. When the conversion is done, click "Open Output Folder" button to pop out the folder with converted files, then you can add those files into DaVinci Resolve Media Pool without any issues.

How to Import Video into DaVinci Resolve?

In order to import media from your media storage to the media pool, you have to select the media that you want to upload and then just drag it to the media pool.

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If you get a pop up message that asks you if you want to change the frame rate of the timeline to the frame rate of your media because they don’t match, you should click on “Change”.

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By double clicking on a video in the media pool, and pressing the play button you can simply preview the shot.

In order to delete a video from the media pool just right click it and press “Remove Selected Clips”

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