How to Import MP4 files into Avid Media Composer
Media Composer, frequently referred to as "The Avid" is wildly used for professional film and video editing. For example, we would like to use Avid Media Composer to edit MP4 media, including YouTube MP4 videos, GoPro MP4 videos, Sony XDCAM EX MP4 camcorder videos, etc. in order to get better videos or more wonderful video files. Well, Avid MC might not work with some MP4 files sometimes due to the codec issue or other reasons. To import MP4 files into Avid, you need to convert MP4 to Avid Media Composer friendly format first.
On Avid official website, it recommends DNxHD or XDCAM codec for editing, and DNxHD codec is the first choice. So if want to get Avid Media Composer work perfectly with MP4 videos, the easy workaround is to convert MP4 to DNxHD mov. Brorosft Video Converter for Mac can be of great help in this task. With it, you can effortlessly transcode 720p/1080p MP4 files to DNxHD encoded MOV for Media Composer 5/5.5/6/7/8, and it works well and converts flawlessly. Meanwhile, the Mac Video Conversion tool can create files compatible with various non-linear editing systems like FCP, FCE, iMovie, and Adobe Premiere (Pro), etc. If you are running on Windows, get Brorsoft Video Converter. Now just, download the program and achieve your goal smoothly.
Download the MP4 to Avid Converter:
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How to convert MP4 format to Avid supported DNxHD MOV
Step 1. Click Add button to load the MP4 movies you want to convert for iMovie. Or simply drag your videos to the left item bar for converting. Batch conversion is supported so you can add many files at a time to save the conversion time. And as you see, added files can be previewed in the right Preview window and you can take snapshots of your favorite video scenes.
Step 2. Click "Format" bar to select Avid Media Composer->Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as the best video format for editing MP4 in Avid with good video quality.
Tip: Before conversion, you can click "Settings" button right besides "Format" and enter "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.
Step 3. Hit "Convert" button and your files will be converted into DNxHD .mov files ready to be imported into Avid Media Composer. Now you can edit the encoded MP4 video files in Avid Media Composer without problems.