Guide on Importing MOV to Avid Media Composer

Can’t edit MOV files in Avid Media Composer 5/6/7/8? In this part we’ll look at how Avid Media Composer deals with MOV videos, and how you can import them for smooth editing. 

Got a bunch of video recordings in .MOV format that from Fujifilm X-Pro2. Whereas, when I wanna edit those MOV videos in Avid Media Composer before sharing with my friends, I met problems: Avid handled with the MOV files so slowly and some files even couldn’t be recognized. I couldn’t edit my videos smoothly. 


I searched the MOV and Avid Media Composer on Google, and found the other users are also facing the importing problems. Well, I’ve found out the solution yet to fix the MOV to Avid Media Composer issues. 

Actually, MOV is a container format that means it can contain video, audio using many different combinations of codecs, and which usually decide the video compatibility with NLE, Media Player, etc. To have a smooth workflow with MOV files in Avid Media Composer, the best solution is to convert MOV to Avid Media Composer most compatible format/codec. 

Here you can take Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, which is one of the best MOV to DNxHD converter tool for you. The program comes with several optimized format for Avid Media Composer, which enable you to transcode MOV 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 MOV files to Avid Media Composer on Mac(Mavericks). 

How to Import MOV video clips to Avid Media Composer on Mac 

Step 1. Install and launch MOV Converter on your Mac, and then import .mov files to the converter. 

Tip: Check the “Merge into one” box, you can join several MOV 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 MOV files to DNxHD on Mac. 

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

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