Looking for info on H.264 Supported in Avid Media Composer ?

Wonder why H.264 files cannot not imported into Avid Media Composer? Or edit h.264 files in Avid MC slow? Here your solution is.

In fact, that's a common problem.

"Is anyone else having the same problem? Avid always crash when I try to export/import with h264 codec. I'm on MC5. The crash report is always "0x0 etc...", no more explanation."

Based on our multiple tests, some H.264 footage like from GoPro HD(H.264 .mp4), Canon EOS(H.264 .mov), Nikon DSLR(H.264 .mov) can’t be natively recognized by Avid Media Composer program. But, as all we know, DNxHD.mov is usually regarded as the most compatible format for all versions of Avid Media Composer, that's to say, in order to edit H.264 files in Avid Media Composer smoothly, converting H.264 to DNxHD.mov is your optimal choice!



To be frank with you, it's not hard as you imagine and can be well down with the help of Brorsoft H.264 Video Converter for Mac. Overall, it is one of the best Mac H.264 to DNxHD converter tool for you. The program comes with several optimized format for Avid Media Composer, which enable you to convert H.264 to DNxHD .mov for using in Media Composer directly without any rendering or codec problems. For Windows users, please get Video Converter. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to convert H.264 to Avid Media Composer on Mac OS X(El Capitan included).

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

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Tutorial: Encoding H.264 clips to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer

Step 1. Install and launch H.264 Video Converter on your Mac, and then import H.264 files to the converter.

Tip: Check the “Merge into one” box, you can join several H.264 clips together.



Step 2. Click on “Format”, and select output format from the drop-down list. Follow “Avid Media Composer” > Avid DHxHD (*.mov)”.



Step 3. Click “Settings” button if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.

Step 4. Click convert button to start transcoding H.264 videos to DNxHD .mov on Mac.

With the H.264 to Avid converter, you can easily encode H.264 files to Media Composer for editing. This software runs fast, so you can convert your source H.264 footages to Avid in less time, and video and audio synchronization is perfectly guaranteed.

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