Category: Avid Media Composer

Sony a7 III to Avid-Edit a7 III XAVC S in Avid Media Composer

Does Sony a7 III XAVC-S work natively in Avid Media Composer or with an AMA Plug-in? If not, is there any possibility to edit a7 III XAVC-S footage in Avid? If you are having troubles importing Sony a7 III XAVC-S video to Avid, you are in the right place. This post explains how to transcode XAVC-S files taken with Sony a7 III to Avid preferred DNxHD for editing flawlessly.

The Alpha a7 III Digital Camera from Sony is a well-rounded camera suitable for both photo and video applications in a variety of working situations. Refined for improved speed and low-light performance, the full-frame 24.2MP Exmor R BSI CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor pair to realize an impressive 10 fps continuous shooting rate and improved autofocus performance for faster, more reliable subject tracking along with wide frame coverage. This updated Fast Hybrid AF System employs a combination of 693 phase-detection points and 425 contrast-detection areas for quicker acquirement of focus in a variety of lighting conditions, and also maintains focus on subjects more effectively. In addition to speed and AF, the processing improvements also help to realize greater image clarity and reduced noise throughout the sensitivity range from ISO 100-51200, which can further be expanded to ISO 50-204800. Video recording capabilities have also been extended for enhanced quality when recording UHD 4K video with the full width of the full-frame sensor to minimize moiré and aliasing. Additionally, benefitting both stills and video operation, the a7 III utilizes a 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE sensor-shift image stabilization, which is now effective to minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to 5 stops.


How do you edit Sony a7 III XAVC S files in Avid?

“Hello all, I just recently purchased a Sony a7 III. It records 4K video in XAVC-S format. I’m trying to edit the a7 III footage in Avid Media Composer. But it seems that Avid won’t import the XAVC S files at all. I can neither use ‘import’ command nor AMA plug-ins. What’s your best workflow dealing with Sony a7 III XAVC-S video in Avid MC? Any ideas? Thanks.”

As far as we know, Avid is the only NLEs that can not edit Sony XAVC-S files. Fortunately, there are workarounds to go through this. One easy way is to transcode the footage to Avid format. Learn a guide on how to convert Sony a7 III XAVC-S files to DNxHD for use in Avid with optimum performance.

How to transcode Sony a7 III XAVC S files for Avid editing?

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Follow these steps:

Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as a Sony a7 III XAVC S Converter for Avid. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to input your source media.

Step 2: Choose output format for Avid MC
From ‘Profile’ list, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.

 XAVC to DNxHD

Step 3: Custom video and audio settings
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.

Step 4: Start Sony a7 III XAVC S to DNxHD MOV Conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start format conversion. As soon as the conversion is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the exported DNxHD MOV files for use in Avid apps with optimum performance.

After conversion is done, simply click “Completed” to back to main interface, and click “Open” button to find generated DNxHD videos. Afterwards, you can transfer the converted XAVC S clips into Avid Media Composer 5/5.5/6/6.5/7 for editing smoothly on Mac with ease.

Canon C700 workflow with Avid – rewrap Canon MXF to DNxHD

Summary: What to do if Avid AMA Plugin for Canon EOS  didn’t work for you? For that you need to use external options, like a Canon MXF to Avid Converter to do format conversion before you start. To make things easier, this post displays the detailed steps required to link Canon C700 MXF to Avid without plugin.

Put Canon‘s mastery of image processing into a cinema-grade production-ready form factor and you get the EOS C700 Cinema Camera. This version of the C700 comes stocked with Canon’s EF lens mount with a positive-locking mechanism, minimizing play found in traditional spring-loaded bayonet-style mounts. Beyond the lens mount is the first stop in the C700’s imaging pipeline, the 4.5K CMOS image sensor. With a physical resolution exceeding that of DCI 4K and a dynamic range of approximately 15 stops, the C700 is ready for today’s 4K and HDR productions

Common Issues with C700 MXF in Avid:
– Avid is not able to import the XF-AVC .MXF video clip;
– Avid Media Composer crashes after C700 MXF file imported;
– AMA plug-in doesn’t work;
– No audio in MXF from MXF after imported to Avid

A common solution to get Avid Media Composer to ingest Canon EOS C700 MXF files natively is to transcode the XF-AVC MXF to DNxHD format, which is best supported by Media Composer.

The article mainly shows you how to transcode Canon C700 MXF files to DNxHD MOV for Avid Media Composer in detail so that you can get Avid Media Composer work with MXF footage smoothly.

Yes, it’s correct to re-encode Canon C700 MXF to QuickTime for editing in Avid. Since DNxHD .mov is Avid’s most friendly editing codec, we would recommend that you use Video Converter for Mac to convert C700 MXF files to DNxHD mov for Avid, so that you can expect optimum performance while using them in Avid apps.

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Canon C700 workflow with Avid – rewrap Canon EOS C700 footage to DNxHD mov for use in Avid systems

Follow these steps:

Step 1: Start up Video Converter as a Canon MXF Converter for Avid. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to input your source media.

Step 2: Choose output format for Avid MC

From ‘Format’ bar, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.

 XAVC to DNxHD

Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.

Step 3: Custom video and audio settings
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.

Canon XF400/405 workflow with Avid – rewrap Canon MXF to DNxHD

Summary: What to do if Avid AMA Plugin for Canon XF400/405 didn’t work for you? For that you need to use external options, like a Canon MXF to Avid Converter to do format conversion before you start. To make things easier, this post displays the detailed steps required to link Canon XF400/405 MXF to Avid without plugin.

The Canon XF405 HD Camcorder is a compact, ergonomic camera featuring UHD 4K capture, a 1″ CMOS sensor, Dual-Pixel CMOS AF, and two XLR audio inputs. The XF405’s optics include an integrated 15x HD optical zoom with up to 30x Advanced Zoom, a nine-bladed iris for more natural highlights, and five-axis optical image stabilization. Pro-style HD features include Dual-Pixel Autofocus (DPAF), and dual DIGIC DV 6 image processors with high sensitivity and low noise, supporting Wide DR Gamma.The camera records full HDMI and UHD 4K up to 60 fps, captured to dual SD card slots, and outputs via HDMI 2.0 and 3G-SDI ports. On the audio side, the XF405 features four channels of audio with manual/automatic recording levels, and two XLR inputs. Built-in Wi-Fi allows you to control the camera’s functions via browser and transfer proxy files. Camera control is also available using the included WL-D89 remote. XF-AVC UHD 4K 60p Long GOP recording is scheduled to be available through a firmware update in 2018.

Can anyone recommend a helpful Canon MXF Converter for Avid Mac version?

“Hi, everyone, I’m hoping for your help. I could not install the Avid AMA Plugin for Canon XF400 so I have to convert XF400 MXF media to QuickTime for use with Avid MC 7 on an old iMac. Actually, I have other converters, but they did not convert the footage as I wanted. So I’m wondering if you can recommend a helpful Canon MXF Converter for Avid that is able to transcode XF400 MXF clips to MOV for editing in Avid Media Composer version 5.5 without quality loss. The converted MXF files will be edited in Avid systems to produce videos non-profit but for social, educational and religions. Any thoughts? Thanks a lot for your help.”

Yes, it’s correct to re-encode Canon XF400/405 MXF to QuickTime for editing in Avid. Since DNxHD .mov is Avid’s most friendly editing codec, we would recommend that you use Video Converter for Mac to convert XF400/405 MXF files to DNxHD mov for Avid, so that you can expect optimum performance while using them in Avid apps.

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Canon XF400/405 workflow with Avid – rewrap Canon XF400/405 footage to DNxHD mov for use in Avid systems

Follow these steps:

Step 1: Start up Video Converter as a Canon MXF Converter for Avid. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to input your source media.

Step 2: Choose output format for Avid MC

From ‘Format’ bar, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.

 XAVC to DNxHD

Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.

Step 3: Custom video and audio settings
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.

Import Sony HDR-AS300 XAVC S MP4 into Premiere Pro and Avid

This article just aims to give you some tips and tricks for importing and editing Sony HDR-AS300 XAVC S MP4 in Premiere Pro and Avid beautifully. The Sony HDR-AS300 video Converter is your good helper.

The HDR-AS300 Action Camera from Sony uses optical (rather than digital) stabilization to capture smooth, full HD, live streamable video. This NTSC/PAL–switchable camera features up to 1080p60/50 capture in both XAVC S and MPEG4-AVC formats. High-speed recording for slow-motion playback is available in 120 fps and 240 fps (100/200 in PAL). The MPK-UWH1 housing is waterproof to a depth of 197′ and protects against dust and dirt out of water.

Hey, I am a diving enthusiast, and I was very satisfied with Sony HDR-AS300, HDR-AS300 waterproof case not only support about 60 meters of water to shoot, and can achieve underwater autofocus and I was wondering if I use Sony HDR-AS300 shoot some beautiful video when I was diving, and whether those XAVC S MP4 footage can be placed into Premiere Pro for best editing.

Help! Who can tell me how to import Sony HDR-AS300 XAVC S MP4 into Avid, I am ready to buy the newest camera Sony HDR-AS300, so I would like to know in advance about the process on Sony HDR-AS300 XAVC S MP4 with Avid, and which detail need I notice important.

Whether you adventure takes you above or below the water line, the HDR-AS300 Full HD Action Cam from Sony has you covered. Able to record 1080p60 video in the low-compression XAVC S codec. If you want a large collection of stunning scenes, HDR-AS300 strengthen the resolution of the lens edge, make the picture more through Che. If you want to sign at the time of travel pictures, zoom function can also filter out background clutter, make the topic more clearly.

However, XAVC S MP4 format video from Sony HDR-AS300 are not supported by many popular editing software like Premiere Pro, Avid, FCP X, etc. Some people may ask is there any other ways to enable them to smoothly edit these Sony HDR-AS300 XAVC S MP4 videos in Premiere Pro and Avid? The answer is of course yes! You just need to convert your Sony HDR-AS300 to Premiere Pro and Avid best supported format via a third-party software. Luckily, with a versatile Sony Video Converter- UFUSoft HD Video Converter, you are capable of converting any XAVC S MP4 from Sony HDR-AS300 for editing in Premiere Pro and Avid. What’s more, this XAVC S to Sony HDR-AS300 Video Converter can supply some editing functions like trimming, cropping, adding some subtitle and watermark, and customizing the video audio bit rate, video resolution, frame rate and changing aspect ratio,etc. This video converter is one of the most popular video converter on the market.

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How to transcode Sony HDR-AS300 XAVC S MP4 files to Premiere Pro and Avid editable format?

Step1: Install and lunch the UFUSoft HD Video Converter on Mac, drag your Sony HDR-AS300 XAVC S MP4 videos to the Sony video converter. You also can click “Add files” to import files.

Step2: Click the Format bar, to choose the best output for Premiere Pro and Avid.

For Premiere Pro users, it is recommended to choose “Editing Software” > Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas MOV (AVC)(*.mov) as the target format.

For Avid users, it is recommended to choose “Editing Software” > “Avid DNxHD 1080p (*.mov) as the target format.

 XAVC to DNxHD

Tips: If you want to make your videos into 3D effect, you can click “editing” button to choose

Step3: Tap the “Convert” button to start the Sony HDR-AS300 XAVC S to Premiere Pro and Avid conversion.

Step4: Once the conversion is finished, you can click “Open” to find the converted files and then import them into Premiere Pro and Avid for further editing.

Sony A9 to Avid-Edit A9 XAVC S in Avid Media Composer

Does Sony a9 XAVC-S work natively in Avid Media Composer or with an AMA Plug-in? If not, is there any possibility to edit a9 XAVC-S footage in Avid? If you are having troubles importing Sony a9 XAVC-S video to Avid, you are in the right place. This post explains how to transcode XAVC-S files taken with Sony a9 to Avid preferred DNxHD for editing flawlessly.

Bringing the speed Sony mirrorless shooters have been waiting for, the Alpha a9 Mirrorless Digital Camera takes impressive multimedia capabilities and ups the processing capabilities for ultra-fast continuous shooting. Making use of a 24.2MP full-frame Exmor RS stacked CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor, the a9 is capable of shooting at up to 20 fps, recording UHD 4K video internally, and shooting with an expanded sensitivity range to ISO 204,800. Balancing the quickness of the processor is a well-matched 693-point phase-detection autofocus system that covers 93% of the image area for accurate and quick subject tracking in a variety of lighting conditions. Additionally, complementing both the imaging and focusing assets, the a9 also sports 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization to minimize the appearance of camera shake when shooting handheld.

Matching its professional imaging capabilities is a well-rounded physical construction that is fully weather-sealed for use in trying environmental conditions. For clear, uncompromised viewing, a quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder is featured with an impressive 3.686m-dot resolution and 120 fps refresh rate for clear, bright, and smooth eye-level viewing. Alternatively, a 3.0″ 1.44m-dot tilting touchscreen LCD is also available to benefit working from high and low angles. Dual SD memory card slots, a customizable menu system, and a variety of physical control dials further round out the camera’s intuitive design, and built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enables wireless image sharing and remote camera control from linked mobile devices.

How do you edit Sony a9 XAVC-S files in Avid?

“Hello all, I just recently purchased a Sony a9. It records 4K video in XAVC-S format. I’m trying to edit the a9 footage in Avid Media Composer. But it seems that Avid won’t import the XAVC S files at all. I can neither use ‘import’ command nor AMA plug-ins. What’s your best workflow dealing with Sony a9 XAVC-S video in Avid MC? Any ideas? Thanks.”

As far as we know, Avid is the only NLEs that can not edit Sony XAVC-S files. Fortunately, there are workarounds to go through this. One easy way is to transcode the footage to Avid format. Learn a guide on how to convert Sony a9 XAVC-S files to DNxHD for use in Avid with optimum performance.

How to transcode Sony a9 XAVC S files for Avid editing?

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Follow these steps:

Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as a Sony a9 XAVC S Converter for Avid. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to input your source media.

Step 2: Choose output format for Avid MC
From ‘Profile’ list, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.

 XAVC to DNxHD

Step 3: Custom video and audio settings
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.

Step 4: Start Sony a9 XAVC S to DNxHD MOV Conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start format conversion. As soon as the conversion is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the exported DNxHD MOV files for use in Avid apps with optimum performance.

After conversion is done, simply click “Completed” to back to main interface, and click “Open” button to find generated DNxHD videos. Afterwards, you can transfer the converted XAVC S clips into Avid Media Composer 5/5.5/6/6.5/7 for editing smoothly on Mac with ease.

Edit Canon 6D Mark II MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 MOV in Avid Media Composer

Summary: Are you looking for the way of fixing problem with editing Canon EOS 6D Mark II video in Avid Media Composer? You have come to the right place, please continue reading to get the method.

Step up into the full-frame game with the EOS 6D Mark II DSLR Camera from Canon. Making high-performance full-frame imaging more accessible, the 6D Mark II makes numerous advancements over its predecessor to improve upon every aspect of image capture and creation. The main update comes in the form of a 26.2MP CMOS sensor and the use of the DIGIC 7 Image Processor to deliver sharper, more vivid imagery in a variety of shooting situations. This setup offers an improved native sensitivity range of ISO 100-40000, which can then be expanded to ISO 50-102400, as well as speedy shooting rates of up to 6.5 fps.

Canon EOS 6D Mark II is able to shoot 1920×1080 (60p/30p/24p) recordings and they are encoded in .MOV (MPEG-4 AVC / H.264) format. After shooting some Full HD video footages with the Canon EOS 6D Mark II, you may want to do some editing work with them in Avid Media Composer. Some users have reported abut the choppy output video from Avid Media Composer, and there are lags or skipped frames even when exported to 1080p.

The possible reason behind the problem above may be the codec of Canon EOS 6D Mark II video is not supported natively by Avid Media Composer. As far as we know, the most suitable codec for Avid Media Composer is DNxHD codec. So in order that we can work with Canon EOS 6D Mark II video in Avid Media Composer with no issue, we’d better transcode Canon EOS 6D Mark II video to DNxHD codec. If you install a professional third-party video converter, then the problem will be solved in a short time.

Here UFUSoft Video Converter(Mac Version) will be a good choice for you to work with Canon EOS 6D Mark II video in Avid Media Composer. It makes it very easy to convert Canon EOS 6D Mark II footage to Avid DNxHD 1080p (*.mov) format without any size(pix) loss.

Main Features about this App

  • Fully compatible with the latest Windows 10 and the previous version – Windows 7.
  • Process the Canon EOS 6D Mark II video to Avid DNxHD 1080p (*.mov) conversion in an amazing speed with GPU Acceleration.
  • Additional video editor enables you to customize Canon EOS 6D Mark II video before the conversion.
  • You can keep the original frame rate with Canon EOS 6D Mark II video with this App.
  • Various Output profiles are all preset for you.

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How to Work with Canon EOS 6D Mark II video in Avid Media Composer

Step 1.
First of all, launch this video converter to enter its clear UI, then click “Add Video” or “Add from folder” button(“+” icon) to browse and choose your Canon EOS 6D Mark II videos or the whole folder. Or you can drag and drop media files to this App to load them.

Step 2.
For working with Canon EOS 6D Mark II video in Avid Media Composer, just click on the “Format” bar and follow “Avid Media Composer” to select “Avid DNxHD 1080p (*.mov)” as the target format.

 XAVC to DNxHD

Step 3.
The last step is hitting on the big “Convert” button in the bottom-right of main UI to start converting Canon EOS 6D Mark II video to Avid DNxHD codec 1080p (*.mov) format. Few minutes later, this video converter will finish the conversion, then you can work with Canon EOS 6D Mark II videoin Avid Media Composer with no issue. Enjoy!

Import Nikon COOLPIX A300 MOV Files to Avid Media Composer

A slim, pocketable point-and-shoot for everyday shooting, the COOLPIX A300 from Nikon features versatile imaging capabilities along with a convenient form factor. Revolving around a 20.1MP 1/2.3″ CCD image sensor, the A300 produces high-resolution stills along with HD 720p video, and offers an extended sensitivity range up to ISO 3200 for working in low-light conditions. A NIKKOR 8x optical zoom covers a 25-200mm equivalent focal length range, and is benefitted by Hybrid VR to minimize the appearance of camera shake. Additionally, the camera also incorporates a 2.7″ 230k-dot LCD monitor, as well as SnapBridge wireless connectivity for transferring your imagery to a smartphone or tablet using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi + NFC.With Nikon COOLPIX A300, you can also capture MOV recordings.

Though Avid Media Composer has built-in features that allow users to edit hd videos on even the most anemic of systems. You will have to install a Video Converter to your computer so that it can transform the video to a compatible form with either Windows or Mac depending on what you are using. With a powerful UFUSoft HD Video Converter, you will be able to convert Nikon Coolpix A300 HD videos to Avid supported formats for editing.

UFUSoft HD Video Converter(Windows/Mac)  is a professional HD MOV Video to Avid Converter. With it, you can convert your Nikon Coolpix A300 mov video to Avid editable DNxHD for smooth editing. Besides, this powerful HD video converter can also convert various video to Avid Media Composer, FCP, FCE, iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS, Sony Vegas Pro, DaVinci Resolve, etc supported formats for editing.

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Import Nikon Coolpix A300 HD MOV video to Avid for editing

1.Install and launch the HD Video Converter as the Nikon A300 to Avid Converter on your Mac. Click the “Add File” button to import Nikon A300 HD videos to it. You can also click “Add from folder” button to import several HD video files to the converter at one time.

Nikon A300 to Avid Converter

2. Click “Profile” bar and choose “Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD 1080p(*.mov)” as Avid Media Composer compatible format for editing Nikon A300 HD video files in Avid smoothly.

Convert Nikon Coolpix A300 HD video to DNxHD codec MOV

3. Click on the “Convert” button to convert Nikon A300 HD video to DNxHD MOV for Avid on Mac.

After the Nikon A300 HD MOV video to DNxHD conversion process is finished, you can click “Open Folder” button to get the generated DNxHD .mov files. Then transfer the converted Nikon Coolpix A300 HD videos to Avid Media Composer for native editing on Mac OS(Sierra, El Capitan, etc) or Windows 7/8/10/Vista.

Import H.265/HEVC to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer

HEVC, also known as H.265, is a new codec that has been growing in popularity since it’s recent unveil. It has proven to be faster and much more efficient than H.264 and in a few years there’s a good chance we’re all going to be using it. However, there is no support for HEVC/H.265 from non-linear editing systems such as Avid, Adobe Premiere, FCP X, etc. currently. If you would like to import H.265/HEVC videos to Avid Media Composer, the easy workaround is to get a third-party program to transcode H.265 to Avid editing-friendly format.

To convert H.265 to Avid formats, UFUSoft Video Converter for Mac, an easy-to-use yet professional H.265/HEVC Encoder is highly recommended here. By running it, there’s no need to set the codec by yourself: the Mac program has a optimized preset for Avid. If you’re a Windows users, you can turn to the Windows version, which can help you transcode H.265/HEVC files to edit in Avid smoothly. Now follow the step-by-step guide to work with H.265/HEVC files in Avid smoothly.

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Steps of converting H.265/HEVC to DNxHD for Avid

Step 1. Load H.265/HEVC files to the software

Click “Add Video” button or “Add from folder” button to import the H.265/HEVC files to the Mac H.265 converter.

Step 2. Select DNxHD as the output format

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.

 XAVC to DNxHD

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. Start H.265 to Avid conversion

After all the settings are done, simply click the Convert button to start transcoding H.265/HEVC 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 H.265/HEVC files in Avid Media Composer 5/5.5/6/6.5/7/8 for further editing.

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Convert/Import DAV Files to Avid Media Composer for Editing

Summary:You may want to import DAV to Avid Media Composer to edit the DAV videos. However, Media Composer does not support DAV importing. Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix this issue. Let’s find it out here. Learn to use DAV on Avid MC.

DAV files, created by a DVR365 digital video recorder (the DSD304, DSD308, or DSD316 DVR), are used for recording video captured by CCTV cameras. DAV files are created by the SightBoss Central Station software installed on a DVR. However, DAV is not a universal file format and cannot be played on computers, portable devices, media players or be edited in video editing software like Windows Movie Maker,Sony Vegas, iMovie, Final Cut Pro 6/7/X, FCE, avid or more.

As an ideal video editing tool, Avid Media Composer widely used by video professionals and hobbyists. However, if you want to import DAV to Avid Media Composer for editing you’ll be disappointed since Avid MC only accepts QuickTime movie files, .DV, .TNF, .AVI, .MP2 + .WAV, and sequential .TGA or .TIF, 2K, 4K, 5K film formats.

So we can easily find that DAV is not a compatible format for Avid Media Composer, but DNxHD .mov is. So we need to encode DAV to Avid DNxHD first with a professional video conversion software, here i recommended you use UFUSoft Video Converter for Mac, which is a powerful DAV to Avid MC converter which can fast convert DAV to DNxHD .mov with high quality. It supports batch conversion and setting relative output parameters before starting to convert DAV to Avid Media Composer. It can not only finish conversion between DAV and Avid DNxHD, but also guarantee the output files without audio and video out of sync issues. For Windows users, please get HD Video Converter.

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Now, let’s learn to how to convert DAV to Avid Media Composer without quality loss via the help of UFUSoft Video Converter for Mac in detail, just read on it to get what you need at will.

Step 1. Add DAV to converter Download, install the Mac DAV Converter. As long as you launch it, the following main interface will pop up. Now you can click on “Add” button to import DAV files which you want to convert into this program.

Tip: if you want to join all the DAV files you loaded as a single file, you can tick checkbox “Merge into one file”.

Step 2. Choose DNxHD as output format Click on “Format”, and select output format from the drop-down list. Follow “Avid Media Composer” > Avid DHxHD (*.mov)”.

 XAVC to DNxHD

P.S. This Mac DAV to Avid MC Converter can also help users to transcode DAV to FCP, iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro with the optimal presets including Apple ProRes, Apple InterMediate Codec, MPEG-2…

Step 3. Set advanced settings By clicking the Settings icon, you can adjust video and audio parameters like codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, etc., in that way, you can take charge of the size and quality of the output files. In principle, the larger input values, the better output quality, but the corresponding larger file size.

Step 4. Start DAV to Avid conversion As soon as all the above settings are completed, you can press “Convert” button to start conversion. You can follow the conversion process via the pop-up windows.

After conversion is done, simply click “Completed” to back to main interface, and click “Open” button to find generated DNxHD videos. Afterwards, you can transfer the converted DAV clips into Avid Media Composer 5/5.5/6/6.5/7 for editing smoothly on Mac with ease.

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