Can’t edit 4K video files within Avid Media Composer smoothly? Convert the 4K media to DNxHD codec first before you start editing in Avid MC would solve the issue.
“4K” has become the hottest word in the digital photography and video field in recent years. Lots of 4K products such as 4K camcorders(Blackmagic 4K, Panasonic GH4, Sony FDR AX1/AX100…), 4K TVs, 4K movies are springing up. However, format compatibility issue is quite common in the video world, which is also true to the stunning 4K. In this article, we will talk about the 4K and Avid compatibility. If you’re having issues working with 4K video in Avid Media Composer, read on to find something you need.
You will be wondering what to expect in terms of 4K support in Avid, since it seems like everything is shooting 4K these days. Although Media Composer has already had 4K and “high-resolution” (i.e., higher-than-4K) support via Avid Media Access (AMA) in previous versions and now the 4K to Avid Media Composer workflow has been even improved in Media Composer 8. Whereas, there’s actually no way to edit a 4K project natively with Avid. In most cases, editing 4K raw in Avid Media Composer is very taxing on your computer. An ultimate solution we found would be to transcode/compress 4K to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer.
Different from 720p/1080p videos, the conversion of 4K video is in a higher standard, a professional 4K Video Converter is what you need. Featured with the most advanced converting technology, HD Video Converter is now providing the most reliable and professional 4K solutions to all format issues including 4K HEVC (H.265), 4K VP9, 4K XAVC/XAVC S, 4K MP4, 4K MOV, 4K MXF and more.
It provides hundreds of output format presets for 4K videos, such as DNxHD for Avid, Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro X, Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere. Besides, this 4K converter is also available to customize the output resolutions to any size like 1080p, 2K, 4K as users want.
How to convert 4K video to DNxHD for editing in Avid Media Composer
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as a 4K to Avid DNxHD Converter.
Step 2: Click ‘Add File’ to import your source media to the program.
Step 3: Select output format
Navigate to the “Profile” bar, and choose ‘Avid DNxHD 1080p (*.mov)’ as output under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column. (See the screenshot above)
Step 4: Custom video and audio settings (for advanced users)
Click ‘Settings’ button, the ‘Profile Settings’ panel pops up, on which you are able to modify video and audio settings like resolution, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel.
Step 5: When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start transcoding 4k files to Avid MC supported DNxHD files. As soon as the conversion is complete, click ‘Open Folder’ button to locate the generated files and now you are able to open them in Avid Media Composer for further editing smoothly.
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