How can I import Panasonic VariCam 35 4K video to Avid?

In this post, you will find a step-by-step guide talking about how to import Panasonic VariCam 35 4K video to Avid via transcoding VariCam 35 4K footage to DNxHD .mov.
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For a fast and fluid VariCam 35 workflow with Avid system, videographers sometimes need to process “transcoded editing”. That means you convert the VariCam 35 4K media to an intermediate editing codec first, and them dump them into Avid for post-production. To process file conversion, a reliable third party converter tool is required. If your concerns are ease-of-use and excellent output quality, we do recommend HD Video Converter. This app is compatible with Windows PC and Mac platform, including the most recent Windows 8/8.1 and Mac OS 10.10 Yosemite. It can convert VariCam 35 4K footage as well as camera footage in format of MXF (P2 .mxf, Canon .mxf), AVCHD (.mts/m2ts), XDCAM (.mxf), XDCAM HD (.mxf), XDCAM EX (.mp4), XAVC (.mxf), XAVC S (.mp4), H.264 MOV, etc. to best suited editing codecs for use in a wide variety of NLEs, such as DaVinci Resolve, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro X, FCP 6, FCP 7, Sony Vegas, Avid, Adobe Premiere, After Effects, and more.

You can download a demo version (for both, PC and Mac) to have a try. They are not free but it is totally worth it.
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VariCam 35 and Avid – convert VariCam 35 footage to Avid editable DNxHD format

Follow these steps:

Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as a VariCam 35 4K Converter for Avid. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to input your source media.
convert VariCam 35 footage to Avid editable DNxHD

Step 2: Choose output format for Avid MC
From ‘Profile’ list, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.
VariCam 35 4K MOV/P2 MXF to DNxHD
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 VariCam 35 4K MOV/P2 MXF 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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