How can I import and edit Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K video in Avid MC? If you are looking for an easy and fluid workflow to work with DVX200 4K MP4/MOV video in Avid Media Composer, you are in the right place. This post displays an easy and direct way to convert AG-DVX200 4K footage to DNxHD codec for use in Avid system with optimum performance.
Panasonic has announced the AG-DVX200 4K large-sensor, 4/3” handheld camcorder here at NAB 2015. The DVX200 will offer many top-end features including 4K/60p recording, a 13X optical zoom and a V-Log L gamma curve (12 stops of latitude, target).
The new AG-DVX200 handheld 4K camcorder will offer such resolutions as true 4K DCI at 24p, and UHD at the respectable ranges of 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p. Video recordings will be wrapped in either MP4 or MOV file format. The camera also supports dual SD card slots to ensure backup and roll over recording. It will allow for a clean 4K output via the SDI and HDMI connectors.
To be able to work with Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K video smoothly, videographers sometimes need to process “transcoded editing”. That means you convert Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K video to a format that is fully compatible with your editing program first, and then import the converted files to your editing app for a fluid workflow. In our previous post, we have talked about how to transcode AG-DVX200 4K video to ProRes 422 for FCP X editing, and here in this post, we will continue talking about how to encode Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K video to DNxHD for use in Avid system.
A quick guide on how to convert Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K video to DNxHD for Avid MC
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as a Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K 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 Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K footage 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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