Converting Canon MOV to Avid DNxHD for smoothy Editing

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Converting Canon MOV to Avid DNxHD for smoothy Editing

Post  lydia520622 on Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:04 pm

Summary: To get Avid Media Composer work perfectly with Canon MOV files, a best way is to convert Canon MOV to DNxHD, something ensuring best results when using Canon MOV files in Avid. Read on to learn details.

In usual, the MOV footage captured by Canon DSLR is encoded with H.264 codec. The advanced compression method of H.264 results in much less storage and the same picture quality comparing with MPEG-4. However, the highly-compressed content does not work well with video editing software except for few ones. Then, how to get Avid Media Composer working perfectly with Canon MOV footage? A best way is to convert Canon .mov files to DNxHD, something ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Avid MC.

If you have problems when using Canon MOV files in Avid Media Composer and want to make a smooth editing, you can read on the article to learn more. Here I will outline how to convert Canon .MOV files to DNxHD for smoothly importing and editing in Avid Media Composer.

Transcoding Canon MOV video to DNxHD for Editing in Avid Media Composer

The quick workaround is to use the easy-to-use yet professional app Brorosft Video Converter for Mac which can be used as a Canon MOV to Avid Converter under Mac OS X Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, etc. It is free, clean and safe to install and use. With it, you can effortlessly transcode MOV to DNxHD for Avid, MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro, ProRes for FCP, AIC for iMovie, etc., and it works well and converts flawlessly. If you running a Windows computer, please turn to the alternative Windows version - Video Converter. Below is how.

Step 1. Add Canon MOV footage to the MOV Converter.

Once you run it, click Add button to load your source files. When the MOV files are loaded, you can view the videos from the Preview window.

Step 2. Choose DNxHD MOV as output format

Brorsoft MOV to Avid Converter features the optimized format preset for Avid Media Composer. Go to 'Avid Media Composer -> DNxHD (*.mov)' and set it .

Tips: Advanced video/audio settings

If the default settings do not fit your needs, you can click “Settings” button to adjust audio and video parameters as you like.

Step 3. Convert Canon MOV to DNxHD for importing to Avid Media Composer

Click “Convert” button and the selected MOV files from Canon will be converted to DNxHD encoded MOV. You may check the converting progress and set auto shutdown in the conversion window. After conversion, click “Open” folder to find converted footage for importing to Avid Media Composer.

Source:How Do I best Edit Canon MOV files in Avid Media Composer t-edit-canon-mov-files-in-avid-media-composer.html


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