Best AVI to MOV Converter – edit Insignia AVI in Avid, Premiere & Vegas

Summary: Haven’t figured out the proper way to work with Insignia AVI in Avid, Premiere and Sony Vegas? Read this post to find the easiest way of converting Insignia AVI video files to MOV for editing in Avid, Premiere and Sony Vegas with very good quality.

How can I edit Insignia AVI in Avid, Premiere & Vegas smoothly?
“Hey, guys, I shot with an Insignia HD camcorder and would like to edit its video recordings using Avid MC 5.5. The thing is that Avid allows for easy and direct importing of AVI videos from my camcorder, but it is very unstable and buggy. Do I need something else to convert these files to another format or how do I import them into Avid so I can edit them fluently? Any help or direction would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.”

Insignia AVI video files are encoded in H.264 codec, a most advanced codec that compresses video in highest compression ratio which is quite suitable for capture and delivery, but not fit for editing. That’s may be the reason caused your issue. If you run into this problem, convert the file to your favorite format that you know works with Avid, such as DNxHD .mov. In our older post, we have talked about how to edit Insignia AVI in iMovie, FCE, and FCP X, and in this post. We will present how to convert Insignia AVI to QuickTime .mov for use in Avid, Premiere and Sony Vegas with best quality.

Software requirement
Video Converter
You can download a demo version (for both, PC and Mac) to have a try. They are not free but it totally worth it.
best AVI to MOV ConverterInsignia AVI Converter for Avid/Premiere/Vegas

How to transcode Insignia AVI files for editing in Avid, Premiere and Vegas using the best AVI to MOV Converter?

Follow these steps:
Step 1: Start up Video Converter as a professional Insignia AVI Converter for Avid/Premiere/Vegas. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to input your source media.

Step 2: Select output format for your NLEs
1) Create editable file from Insignia AVI for Avid MC
From ‘Format’ bar, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.
create editable file from Insignia AVI for Avid MC
Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.

2) Convert Insignia AVI files for Premiere
If you are running Premiere Pro on a Windows PC, you can from ‘Format’ bar, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.

If you are using Premiere Pro on a Mac, you can select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Final Cut Pro’ column.
convert Insignia AVI files for Premiere
In addition to DNxHD and ProRes, you can also select ‘MOV (AVC) (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas’ option.

3) Transcode Insignia AVI video for Sony Vegas
Click the drop-down list besides ‘Profile’, choose ‘Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MOV (AVC) (*.mov)’ as the most compatible format for Vegas with best quality. You can choose ‘MPEG-2 (*.mpg)’, or ‘WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv)’ as well.

This method is also available when you want to edit Insignia AVI files in Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects.

Step 3: Custom video and audio settings
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.

Step 4: Start Insignia AVI files to MOV Conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start format conversion. As soon as the conversion is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the exported MOV files for use in Avid apps, Adobe Premiere or Sony Vegas with optimum performance.

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