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Tips for Editing MP4 files in Avid Media Composer

September 11 2015 , Written by Bonnie Published on #mp4toavidmediacomposer

Description: As an ideal video editing tool, Avid Media Composer widely used by video professionals and hobbyists. However, if you want to import MP4 to Avid Media Composer for editing you'll be disappointed since Avid MC might not work with some MP4 files sometimes due to the codec issue or other reasons. Fortunately, we've figured out the solution to MP4 to Avid MC incompatible issue and will be introduced in details in the following paragraphs.



When you add video files like MP4 to Avid Media Composer, you may come across problems like "The Media Composer deals with the MP4 files at quite a slow speed" or "some MP4 files even cannot be recognized by Avid MC". This could happen because of the different video or audio codecs in a number of MP4 files as Avid Media Composer (including Avid MC 8/7/6/5) might not support all of these codecs.

To solve the MP4 and Avid MC issues, the easy workaround is to adjust MP4 to a more editing-friendly format, such an Avid's DNxHD. Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac can be of great help in this task for it's easy-to-use and able to convert quickly, as well as efficiently. The program can help you change MP4 into Avid native editing-friendly formats - DNxHD without quality loss. You should then be able to import the new file into Avid MC 8/7/6/5 with smooth editing without any trouble. An Avid preset is included for easy access. If you are running Windows systerm, get Pavtube HD Video Converter. Now download the program and follow the step-by-step gudie below to convert MP4 files to Avid DNxHD for smoothly editing.

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Transcoding MP4 to Avid DNxHD for Media Composer

Step 1: Install and launch MP4 Video Converte, and then click "Add video" button to import MP4 files to the converter. When the MP4 files are loaded to the program, you can view the videos from the Preview window. Simply select an item and click the "Play" button. When the video is playing, you are allowed to take snapshoot.


Tip: Check the "Merge into one" box, you can join several MP4 clips together.

Step 2: 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.

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: After all the settings are done, simply click the "Convert" button at the bottom right corner to start transcoding MP4 files to DNxHD mov on Mac.

When the conversion is finished, you can click "Open" button to get the generated MOV files effortlessly with optimum performance. Now, it's much easy for you to import MP4 files in Avid Media Composer 8/7/6/5 to make engaging movies.

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