I've just started using DaVinci Resolve for dailies, and I'm working on a project where the editor needs files transcoded so that they can import (not link) them into AVID Media Composer. I'm transcoding Black Magic 4K ProRes into 1080p. It seems like I've tried every MXF export that Da Vinci offers (MXF OP-Atom, MXF OP1A, the AVID AAF Round Trip preset), and I keep getting error messages from AVID MC in one form or another:
*Importing MXFs I get: "You cannot import this file into a bin."
* Importing AAFs I get: "Failed to get sample position form the AMA plug in."
I've used the proper folder structure for AVID MC, so no issues there. I'm really scratching my head on this one. Any thoughts? I'm using DaVinci Resolve 12 and AVID MC 8.4.1.
You want MXF OPtom, then select the DNxHD data rate such as DNxHD36.
You can't import MXF OPAtom files into Media Composer. Since these are native, they can be copied directly into the Avid MediaFiles/MXF/1 (or any numbered folder)
I like to create a new numbered folder for each day's dailies starting at 10 or higher.
Launch MC then in a bin, right-click import, and navigate to that numbered folder and import the msmMMOB.mdb file.
This will populate the bin with master clips.
I do not trust AAF export for dailies when audio is involved. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. But the method above should work for both picture and sound. I always recommend syncing audio in Media Composer as it makes Pro Tools workflow easier.
If you are using any other logged metadata from Resolve via ALE, be sure to merge it as per my blog:
Thanks so much for this. It worked! I'll check out your blog and the alternate suggestion you made for syncing audio. Again, thank you so much. You've helped cure the tremendous headache this issue was giving me.
Only Media Composer creates a msmMMOB.mdb file. It does so upon starting up and will either create a new one, or validate/update an existing one. Once you put the OPAtom MXF files into the Avid MediaFiles/MXF/(number) folder structure, it will be created after startup.