Searching online, I found many guys have the confusion can we link or import MOV to Avid Media Composer? Now in this article, we will talk about it.
Actually, it all depends on exactly what format/codec is contained inside that .MOV! MOV is just a container – it can hold many different actual formats, such as Avid DNxHD, Apple ProRes, XDCam, H.264, Animation, DVCProHD, DV, and many, many, many others. Some of those codecs are installed on the system by default. Others aren’t.
If QuickTime can play the file, then you should be able to link or import it. If not, then you might need to install the QuickTime component for that particular codec. You may have a try. Alternatively, you can simply convert MOV to DNxHD codec for editing in Avid Media Composer nativley. Below is how to.
First download and install Brorsoft Video Converter, which is a professional tool that can deal with most kind of MOV videos regardless of the different codec to DNxHD for Avid editing without quality loss. Plus, with the built-in video editor, you can also choose to trim, crop, add watermark, subtitles to your original videos. For Mac users, please turn to Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac. Now just download it and follow the below guide to transcode MOV for playing and editing in Media Composer perfectly.
How to Convert MOV to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer
Step 1: Load MOV files
Run MOV to DNxHD converter and load MOV clips to it by clicking “Add” button. You can check the “Merge into one” box to merge several video files together for easier editing.
Step 2: Choose Avid compatible format
You just need to go to “Avid Media Composer -> DNxHD (*.mov)” as the best video format for editing MOV footage in Avid keeping good video quality.
Tip: Tap “settings” to customize the output parameters- adjust the video size, bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate, audio channel, etc to get a decent video for editing in Avid MC.
Step 3: Start conversion
Click Convert button to start converting MOV to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer with the best MOV to DNxHD converter. Once the conversion is done, you can transfer the converted MOV footage into Avid Media Composer 4/5/6/7/8 for editing smoothly.
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