If you are facing issues working with Nikon D5/D500 4K MOV files in Avid Media Composer, you may wish to read this post. It presents a workaround to transcode Nikon D5/D500 4K MOV video to DNxHD for use in Avid system with optimum performance.
Issues working with 4K files from Nikon D5 in Avid
“Hi, there, I have a Nikon D5 camera which creates 4k recordings in MOV format. I’m having issues working with 4K files from Nikon D5 in Avid Media Composer. I guess my old PC is not powerful enough to handle 4K files. Is there workaround to go through this? Any help would be appreciated.”
If for whatever reason you are unable to edit Nikon D5/D500 4K MOV files in Avid MC smoothly, we would recommend transcoding them to a format that is best suitable for use in Avid first, such as DNxHD .mov, Avid’s favorite editing codec, which Avid system will recognize and handle well. To process format conversion, a third party files converter app is required, considering the ease of use and optimal output quality, we would recommend HD Video Converter. Read on to learn a simple guide on how to convert Nikon D5/D500 4K MOV video to DNxHD for use in Avid beautifully.
How to convert Nikon D5/D500 4K MOV files to DNxHD for editing in Avid?
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as a Nikon 4K MOV Converter for Avid. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to input your source media.
Step 2: Choose output format for Avid MC
From ‘Profile’ list, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.
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 Nikon D5/D500 4K 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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