Davinci Resolve AAF export settings
1. Instructions for the video editor
NOTE: These instructions may only work well using latest Resolve v17 as they rely on a feature that was fixed in v17.
On the deliver page select the “Pro Tools” preset.
Go to video tab. Turn off “export video”. There is issue that can prevent other features working if you try to include video in the AAF. Instead you should render a reference video separately to send along with audio AAF.
Go to the audio tab . Use these settings below.
Turn off “render one track per channel.” This enables multichannel clips which is more convenient for sound editing. Stereo clips will remain as stereo clips on a single stereo track rather than be split across two mono tracks.
You may increase the bit depth if the sound editor needs more than 16 bit audio. However this will create larger files.
Go to the file tab. Use these settings below. Select a folder for the output.
Then add to render queue.
Render the export and you should now have an AAF with a folder of WAV files to send to the sound editor.
2. Instructions for the sound editor
First go to AAF input stettings in Vordio and turn off “wrap source media.” There is an issue with Resolve AAFs that prevent this feature working properly. Also this feature is unnecessary as the settings recommended above already produce media with reasonable file names.
Next add the AAF file to Vordio convert input tab using drag and drop or using the browse button.
Next go to the convert output tab and hit convert. If you have not set an output folder you will be asked for one. Then you should be done. Your Reaper project will be found in a folder inside the output folder you chose.