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How to Transcode ProRes to DNxHD Easily and Quickly

"I have a 1080p video rendered out with the Apple ProRes codec on a PC. When I bring it over onto my Mac workstation that has Avid Media Composer and drag it onto a timeline the preview pane is just red with "Codec could not be opened". Any help for Avid Media Composer won't recognize ProRes codec issue?"


A typical ProRes to Avid Media Composer importing issue is quoted as above. Are you facing the same trouble in bringing ProRes files to Avid Media Composer? If so, read on to get some tricks. According to some suggestions of Avid users in forum, taking advantage of AMA to enable ProRes files to work for Avid may seems to worth trying. While, after frequent testing and customer's feedback, this method is sheer time-consuming and always doesn't work. In this case, a good suggestion is to use Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac to transcode ProRes to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer native editing.

With this professional ProRes to DNxHD converter app, you can easily convert all ProRes files like ProRes 4444, ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes 422, ProRes 422 (LT), and ProRes 422 (Proxy) to DNxHD for using in Avid Media Composer smoothly and flawlessly. Besides, with it you can also convert ProRes to any other video or audio formats including AVI, MP4, WMV, MOV, 3GP, MKV, VOB, FLV, AAC, MP3 and more. Some simple video editing functions like trim, crop, add watermark are also provided for you. If you are a Windows user, please turn to the Windows version. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to convert ProRes to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer.

Read More: How to convert DNxHD to ProRes on Mac

Steps to Convert Apple ProRes media to DNxHD on Mac

Step 1: Install and launch the ProRes to DNxHD converter. Click Add button to load individual videos for converting. If need, you can check the "Merge into one file" box to join several video clips together.


Step 2: Click Format preset and choose "Avid Media Composer" -> "Avid DNxHD (*.mov)" as the best video format for editing Apple ProRes in Avid with good video quality.


Tip: You can also click Settings to fix the frame rate, bitrate, audio and video quality to your needs.

Step 3: Hit "Convert" button to start ProRes .mov to DNxHD .mov conversion. You can follow the conversion process from the pop-up windows.

After the conversion, launch Avid Media Composer and import the convert ProRes files to Avid Media Composer to create a project for smooth editing. No more worries about the Apple ProRes incompatibility with Avid Media Composer.

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