Tricks Using Apple ProRes in Avid Media Composer 7

Published on by Chris King


Have trouble importing Apple ProRes files into Avid Media Composer for further editing? If so, follow the quick-start guide to learn how to prepare ProRes videos for editing in Avid Media Composer without quality loss.

Tricks Using Apple ProRes in Avid Media Composer 7
I just switched to Avid MC 7 coming over from Premiere Pro. I will be shooting Prores files with the Blackmagic Pocket camera. My question is: What is the best way to get my ProRes into Avid Media Composer 7? Does ver. 7 of Media Composer have improved ProRes support? 

Searching the Avid forum, I got some clues. As some guys suggest, the best way to import ProRes into Avid MC is to AMA link. Tried it. The problem is that there seems to be a problem with ProRes in MC7 (might only be on Windows). I just tried to import one clip.. it didn't work and have heard other saying the same thing.... The performance suffers when AMAing but it's much better since 7.

Well, if it gets slow, actually you can transcode Apple ProRes to a better codec like DNxHD for Avid. And Brorsoft Video Converter is recommended by more than one guys which can do the job well and bring you the best result.

With this professional ProRes to DNxHD converter app, you can easily convert all ProRes files like ProRes 4444, ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes 422, ProRes 422 (LT), and ProRes 422 (Proxy) to DNxHD for using in Avid Media Composer smoothly and flawlessly. Besides, with it you can also convert ProRes to any other video or audio formats including AVI, MP4, WMV, MOV, 3GP, MKV, VOB, FLV, AAC, MP3 and more. Some simple video editing functions like trim, crop, add watermark are also provided for you. If you are a Mac user, please turn to the Video Converter for Mac version. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to convert ProRes to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer.

How to encode Apple ProRes 422 to DNxHD .mov for Avid

Step 1: Install and launch MP4 Video Converter on your Mac, and then import ProRes files to the converter.

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



Step 2: Click “Format” bar and move mouse cursor to “Avid Media Composer” category. Here you will find “Avid DHxHD (*.mov)”, just select it as the output format. The output videos seamlessly fit Avid Media Composer 8, 7, 6, 5, etc.



Tip: 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 3: After all the settings are done, simply click the Convert button to start transcoding ProRes files to DNxHD.

When the conversion is finished, you can click “Open” button to get the generated DNxHD files effortlessly. Now, it’s much easy for you to import Apple ProRes video to Avid Media Composer 7 for further editing.

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