Having problems importing MP4 files to Avid Media Composer for editing? Simply follow this tutorial to find the reason and the solution.
As a quite hot file extension, MP4 is widely used for saving media data and can be found in lots of places online or off line, which means, you may download MP4 videos from video sharing sites such as YouTube and Fox, or shared some MP4 videos from others. But the problem is, when you plan to edit the MP4 file with Avid Media Composer, you may be able to do this, but may be unable to. So what’s the matter? What if Avid can’t work with some MP4 files.
In fact, this is due to the MP4 files codec. The Avid might not work with some MP4 files due to the codec issue or other reasons. To fix the problems, you could adjust MP4 to a more editing-friendly format, such an Avid’s DNxHD. The article would show you how to convert MP4 to Avid Media Composer on Mac step by step with a professional Video Converter for Mac (compatible with 10.10 Yosemite) from Brorsoft. By running it, there is no need to to set the codec yourselft, the program has an optimized preset for Avid. With it, you can convert any video to Avid DNxHD encoded MOV files without quality loss.
If you’re using a Windows PC, please turn to Brorsoft Video Converter for Windows, which has the same function as the Mac version. Just download, install and launch this great MP4 to Avid converter and then follow the tutorial to edit the MP4 files in Avid Media Composer smoothly.
How to convert MP4 to DNxHD mov for Avid
Step 1: Install and launch MP4 Video Converter on your Mac, and then import MP4 files to the converter. You can also drag and drop your video files formatted in .vob, .avi, .mov, .mts, .mxf, etc. to the program.
Tip: Check the “Merge into one” box, you can join several MP4 clips together.
Step 2: Click “Format” bar and move mouse cursor to “Avid Media Composer” category. Here you will find “Avid DHxHD (*.mov)”, just select it as the output format. The output videos seamlessly fit Avid Media Composer 8, 7, 6, 5, etc.
Tip: Click “Settings” button if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.
Step 3: After all the settings are done, simply click the Convert button to start transcoding MP4 files to DNxHD mov on Mac.
When the conversion is finished, you can click “Open” button to get the generated MOV files effortlessly. Now, it’s much easy for you to import MP4 files in Avid Media Composer 5/5.5/6/6.5/7/8 for further editing.