How to edit MP4 files in Edius?

Is there a worktable Edius MP4 plugin? Having issues working with MP4 files in Edius? Read this post to learn a workaround to transcode MP4 files for use in Edius with optimum performance.
Edius MP4 plugin

MP4 is a container format, allowing a combination of audio, video, subtitles and still images to be held in a single file. The MP4 container usually utilizes MPEG-4 encoding, or H.264, as well as AAC or AC3 for audio. However, along with new video compression standards come up, you will almost certainly come across MP4 files that encoded with many different types of codecs, such as XAVC S, XDCAM EX, HEVC/H.265, etc. That’s why some MP4 files are editable in Edius, but others are not. In this case, we would recommend transcoding them to a format that is best suitable for use in Edius first. Here’s how.

How can I create Edius compliant files from MP4?

Software requirement:
HD Video Converter (for both PC and Mac)
working with MP4 files in Ediustranscode MP4 files for use in Edius

The steps:
Step 1: Open up HD Video Converter as a professional MP4 to Edius Converter. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to import your source files.
create Edius compliant files from MP4

Step 2: Select output format for Edius
This converter provides a wide variety of formats as output. You can select a format that is natively supported by Edius as target, such as ‘WMV’ and ‘MOV’ under ‘HD Video’ column and ‘DNxHD .mov’ under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.

Convert MP4 to HD WMV for Edius
MP4 files are editable in Edius

Transcode MP4 footage to DNxHD .mov for Edius
MP4 to Edius Converter

Step 3: Modify 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 conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start file conversion. As soon as the conversion finished, you can click ‘Open Folder’ to get the exported files for working in Edius easily and directly.

If you don’t want to wait for the entire conversion process, you can tick off ‘Shutdown computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.

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