A perfect pair: MainConcept brings you the first codec plugin approved by Blackmagic Design for DaVinci Resolve Studio

Now creators can render project timelines from DaVinci Resolve Studio 17 into professional camera formats from Sony, Panasonic and others.  With the MainConcept Codec Plugin for DaVinci Resolve Studio, the complete production chain—from filming, capturing, editing and playout—can remain in the same broadcast format so your workflow remains seamless and efficient.

MainConcept’s Codec Plugin allows native access to HEVC Main and Main 10 profiles, making use of our industry-leading HEVC/H.265 software video encoder. And, it’s fast—up to 20% faster than open source.*

With encoding in up to 8K resolution and 10-bit 4:2:2, our video encoder satisfies the needs of most broadcast and OTT use cases. It also supports AS-11 UK DPP project rendering directly from the DaVinci Resolve Studio timeline management tool.

Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Studio

Gone are the days of moving between different applications to finalize and deliver content. With direct integration into the DaVinci Resolve Studio user interface, creators enjoy a seamless experience throughout their project workflow while benefiting from new encoding formats.

*Source: Moscow State University 4K codec performance comparison

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HEVC Encoding up to 8K

Encode HEVC/H.265 Main and Main 10 in up to 8K in MP4 file format, widely used in OTT workflows and environments.

Metadata Compliant

The included XML metadata template file can be modified to set all descriptive metadata required to create AS-11 UK DPP compliant content.

AS-11 UK DPP Rendering

Supports AS-11 UK DPP SD (MPEG-2) and HD (AVC/H.264) project rendering with ready-to-use SD and HD presets, including metadata handling, direct from the DaVinci Resolve Studio timeline.



Runs on Windows, macOS, or Linux.
Requires installation of DaVinci Resolve Studio 17.

Pro Camera Formats and Preset Groups

Supports a wide range of professional camera formats and preset groups including:

  • Sony XDCAM EX, HD & IMX and XAVC & XAVC-S
  • Panasonic P2 AVC Ultra (Intra and LongG)    
  • MP4 HEVC (8 or 10 bit)
  • MXF (AS-11 UK DPP SD or HD & RP2027 AVC-Intra)

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