Issues with Canon EOS 70D MOV files in Avid Media Composer

Summary: Avid Media Composer will not support Canon EOS 70D MOV footage? No worry, this post offers a solution for you to resolve issues with Canon EOS 70D MOV files in Avid Media Composer.

The benefit of Dual Pixel CMOS AF, a revolutionary autofocus technology, makes the Canon EOS 70D possible to capture video like a camcorder. Like other cameras in Canon’s EOS family, the EOS 70D shoots video in MOV recording format encoded with H.264 codec. The highly compressed H.264 compression method results in much less storage and the same picture quality compared with MPEG-4, but it also brings incompatibility issues one or another while working with editing programs like iMovie, FCE, FCP X, Avid, etc. In our older posts, we have talked about how to edit 70D MOV files in iMovie, FCE and FCP X, and in this post, we are going to display the best way to convert Canon 70D .mov files to DNxHD for editing in Avid systems with optimum performance.

How to convert Canon 70D MOV to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer?

Software requirement – Video Converter
Canon EOS 70D Converter for AvidCanon 70D MOV to Avid Converter
This video converter app can be used as a Canon 70D MOV to Avid Converter on both Mac and Windows platform. Additionally, it features ability to handle camera footage as well as HD/SD videos in format of MTS, MXF, AVI, MP4, NKV, MOV, MPG, and more. With it, you can effortlessly transcode your video files to almost whatever formats you need with best quality.

The steps:
Step 1: Start up Video Converter as a Canon EOS 70D Converter for Avid. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to input your source media.
Canon 70D H.264 MOV to DNxHD MOV Conversion

Step 2: Choose output format for Avid MC
From ‘Format’ bar, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.
Avid will not support Canon EOS 70D MOV
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.

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 Canon 70D H.264 MOV to DNxHD 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 DNxHD MOV files for use in Avid apps with optimum performance.

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