Importing & editing MP4 files in Avid Media Composer

MP4, as the most popular video format, is widely used. You can access a pile of videos in MP4 in your ordinary life. However, you may as the other guys encounter the problem while importing MP4 to Avid Media Composer for further editing.

Q: “I got a bunch of video recordings in .MP4 format that from my GoPro Hero3 and Sony PMW-EX3. Whereas, when I wanna edit those MP4 footage in Avid Media Composer before sharing with my friends, I met problems: the Media Composer handled with the MP4 files so slowly and some files even couldn’t be recognized. I couldn’t edit my videos smoothly.”

As matter of fact, Avid Media Composer might not work with some MP4 files due to the codec issue or other reasons. In order to ingest MP4 files into Avid MC for editing smoothly, the easy workaround is to transcode MP4 footage to DNxHD, which is natively supported by Avid. To get the work done, you can take Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, which is one of the best Mac MP4 to DNxHD converter tool for you.

The program comes with optimized format for Avid Media Composer, which enable you to transcode MP4 to DNxHD .mov for using in Media Composer directly without any rendering or codec problems. Besides Avid, this video converter also provides the presets like ProRes for Final Cut Pro, Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro. For Windows users, please get Video Converter. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to convert MP4 files to Avid Media Composer on Mac(Mavericks/Yosemite/El Capitan).

How to Convert MP4 to Avid Media Composer supported DNxHD .mov

Step 1. Install and launch MP4 Video Converter on your Mac, and then import MP4 files to the converter. Check the “Merge into one” box, you can join several MP4 clips together.

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

Step 3. 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 4. Click convert button to start transcoding MP4 files to DNxHD .mov on Mac.

Click the Convert button of the MP4 to DNxHD converter, you can easily encode MP4 files to Media Composer.

When the conversion is finished, you can click “Open” button to get the generated files effortlessly. Afterwards, you can import converted MP4 clips into Avid Media Composer 5/6/7/8 for further editing.

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