Came upon issues importing Canon EOS-1D X II 4K/1080P footage to Avid Media Composer? If so, this post may shed you some light on this. It explains a workaround to transcode EOS-1D X II video recordings to DNxHD .mov for use in Avid with optimum performance.
Avid crashed handling EOS-1D X II 4k files
“Hi everyone, I got a new a Canon EOS-1D X II camera this week and have started shooting some 4096 x 2160 (4K) video with it. When I imported the 4K MOV files into Avid MC6, Avid crashed. I tried several times, but the same issue. I guess maybe my computer is not powerful enough to handle 4K files. Can someone clear this up for me? Thanks in advance for your insight!”
If for any reason you are unable to work with Canon EOS-1D X II 4K/1080P video in Avid system flawlessly, we would recommend transcoding the footage first. Here’s a tutorial showing how to convert EOS-1D X II video to Avid preferred DNxHD format.
How to encode EOS-1D X II 4K/1080P video to DNxHD for Avid editing?
HD Video Converter
You can download a demo version to have a try. They are not free but it is totally worth it.
Follow these steps:
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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