Is it possible to edit WebM in Davinci Resolve? How to import WebM to Davinci Resolve?
Actually, the WebM format is not a supported format for DaVinci Resolve to import or export. It is a video format compressed with VP8, VP9, and AV1 video codecs.
DaVinci Resolve accepts videos encoded in VP9 and AV1 (only the latest 18.5 version supports AV1). So if your WebM videos are encoded in VP9 or AV1, you can change the WebM container to the one that DaVinci Resolve supports, like MP4, MOV, etc. But if your videos are encoded in VP8, you have to convert WebM to Davinci Resolve-supported formats and codecs.
As stated previously, to fix the WebM and DaVinci Resolve incompatibility issue, you can change the WebM video container or convert WebM to a DaVinci Resolve-supported format and codec. Therefore, the following are the two ways for you!
If you ensure that your WebM videos are encoded in VP9 or AV1 (for the latest version of DaVinci Resolve), then we can simply change the file extension from .webm to other formats DaVinci Resolve supports to get the issue solved.
1. Just right-click on your .webm file and select "Rename".
2. Change the file extension to .mp4, .mov, etc.
3. Click "Yes" when a warning pops up.
Then you can put the renamed file into DaVinci Resolve to see if the video can be imported now.
Tips. Sometimes, changing the file extension does not work, and other issues like "import only video but no audio" may occur since the audio codecs in the video file are not supported by DaVinci Resolve. Moreover, if you are not sure about which codec your video uses, this method may not work. So whenever you encounter the WebM import issue with DaVinci Resolve, it is more recommended to transcode WebM for importing and editing videos without error.
Besides renaming the file extension, there's a 100% workable way for you to import WebM to DaVinci Resolve without error—transcoding WebM to other formats with WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro. This handy video converter can convert WebM to MP4, MOV, H.264, ProRes, VP9, and other formats and codecs supported by DaVinci Resolve without losing video quality. You can use it for high-quality conversions like 4K or even 8K.
Launch WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro and enter its “Converter” window from the initial interface. Click the “+ Add Files” or “Add Video Folder” button to import all WebM files you want to edit in Davinci Resolve.
Press the format image on the right side to expand the output format library. Under the “Video” tab, you can select any format that is supported by Davinci Resolve, like MP4, MOV, etc. Click to open the “Parameter settings” window, and you can customize the video encoder to a Davinci Resolve-supported one and modify other video & audio settings.
Press the bottom inverted triangle button to specify an output folder. Finally, tap on “Run” to start the conversion.
Above is all I want to share about how to fix the Davinci Resolve WebM importing issue. If renaming the file extension doesn't work, try to transcode the WebM video files. Hope you can successfully import your videos into DaVinci Resolve for editing. Thanks for your reading! Have a nice day!