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FIRST - YOU WILL NEED TO RENDER OUT YOUR FILES FROM DAVINCI RESOLVE - DO THESE STEPS: 

The go to the Deliver tab

Choose to Render the Entire Timeline

Click on Render Settings>

and use the slider to navigate to the AVID AAF tab

Click on Browse to select the hard drive and folder you want to render to

Navigate to the hard drive and you can choose to Add a new folder if needed
Name your new folder and click OK
Make sure you select the newly created folder and click OK

Choose Video Format MXF OP-Atom

 

Codec DNxHD 1080p 36 8-bit if you are doing a offline or proxy version of the media.

If you don't want to return to resolve and do an "Online and or Conform" then choose a codec that you can deliver for screening and distribution.

 

Choose Video Format MXF OP-Atom

 

Codec DNxHD 1080p 220/185/175 10-bit

 

 

This is the 2K 16 x 9 export setting if you are working with ARRI ALEXA footage

 

 

Please DON'T CHECK THE "RENDER AT SOURCE RESOLUTION" BOX this will mess things up

if you have F5 footage and effects.

Click on the Audio tab

Check the box for "Export Audio" if you want to export Audio

Do NOT choose "Same As Source" for the Channels drop down.

(your audio will come out as static)

 

Make sure to choose 2 for the Channels drop down.

Click on Add to Render Queue
Choose to Start Render once the Job has been added to the Render Queue

Job has completed.

The files need to be added to AVID MediFiles Folder

 

 

Quit Resolve>Save the project. Make a backup of the project and save it for the final color correction

and conform.

See this workflow for making a backup.

DaVinci Resolve - How to Save a Copy of a Project and Relink to Media on a Different Hard Drive

  

Job has completed.

The files need to be added to AVID MediFiles Folder

 

 

Quit Resolve>Save the project. Make a backup of the project and save it for the final color correction

and conform.

See this workflow for making a backup.

DaVinci Resolve - How to Save a Copy of a Project and Relink to Media on a Different Hard Drive


Put the Color Corrected files from Resolve into your AVID Project.
Open the exported Resolve files. There will be ONE .aaf file and several .mxf files.
This example is short - most projects will have a lot more .mxf files.

AVID reads media from the Avid MediaFiles folder on the root level of the hard drive. The .mxf files exported from Davinci Resolve must be moved to this folder. See example below.




Copy or Move the .mxf files to the AVID MediaFiles>MXF>1 folder.

After the files are moved to the Avid MediaFiles >MXF>1 folder on the hard drive open the AVID Project or make a new one.

Launch AVIDMediaComposer

Open your project

Make a New Bin

Title the new bin "Color Corrected Version"

Go to >File>Import

Navigate to the .aaf file in the Resolve exported media folder and select it.

The file will come in and a timeline will be created along with some Master Clips in the AVID bin. The media in the newly created timeline should automatically relink to the .mxf files exported from resolve. If the files don't link double check the workflow explained in this document. Make sure you put the .mxf files in the right place so AVID will read them.
This last step will remove any previously applied LUTs and random color correction.
Select your timeline in your bin

Go to Clip and choose Refresh Sequence>All