If you are using a Canon XF705 camcorder with DaVinci Resolve 16 or its earlier versions of 15, 14, you may see the error “ERROR COMPILING MOVIE: UNKNOWN” coming up when exporting a movie composed of H.265 clips, whether it’s to MKV, WMV, etc., this error comes up, in particular when the movie is “long”, i.e. a half minute to a minute. Otherwise, with short clips there is no problem. It’s enough to make you want to pull your hair out. The Internet is full of discussions on this issue, but we don’t know why Adobe can’t fix it? The bottom line, however, is that once you convert your Canon XF705 H.265 files to QuickTime MOV using H.265 to DaVinci Resolve ConverterAcrok Video Converter Ultimate, there are absolutely no problems regardless of file length…which in our case is perhaps a four minute movie.

We were concerned with possibly losing quality by transcoding Canon XF705 video for importing to DaVinci Resolve 16/15/14 with Acrok. But a side-by-side comparison showed us there was absolutely no discernible difference. We thought some users might want to know this because it permits DaVinci Resolve users to rectify this problem and continue on with it. So we share the workaround here for people who wanna import H.265 to DaVinci Resolve for edit without meeting the error “ERROR COMPILING MOVIE: UNKNOWN”.

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How to convert Canon XF705 H.265 to QuickTime MOV to open successfully in DaVinci Resolve?

Step 1: Run H.265 to DaVinci Resolve Converter and load source 4K H.265 clips to it. You can import Canon XF705 clips to the program through “Add File” icon or “Add from folder” icon. You can also directly drag the video files into the program directly.

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Step 2: Choose MOV as output format for DaVinci Resolve. Acrok H.265 Video Converter offers optimized format preset for DaVinci Resolve. Encoding Canon XF705 4K H.265 to QuickTime MOV, please click “Format” menu firstly and then follow “4K Video” > “4K MOV Video(*.mov)”.

Convert H.265 video to QuickTime MOV for DaVinci Resolve 16

To import and edit Canon XF705 4K H.265 videos in DaVinci Resolve 15, 14 and other lower versions, please choose “Editing Software > Avid DNxHD 1080P (*.mov)” or “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as our put format.

Convert H.265 to DNxHD MOV for editing in DaVinci Resolve

Convert H.265 to ProRes 422 MOV for using in DaVinci Resolve

Step 3. Adjust parameters if you need. In case the default settings do not fit your requirement, you can click “Settings” button and enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

Step 4: Click “Convert” button to convert Canon XF705 H.265 video to DaVinci Resolve compatible MOV. When the conversion task is finished, click “Open” button to get the exported QuickTime MOV files for DaVinci Resolve 16/15/14 to do further editing. Acrok Video Converter Ultimate enables anyone with H.265/HEVC files to use any non-linear editor as long as they convert H.265 to a recognizable format, easily done with Acrok!

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