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4K Workflow with Avid Media Composer

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"4K" has become the hottest word in the digital photography and video field in recent years. Lots of 4K products such as 4K camcorders(DJI Inspire 2, Blackmagic 4K, Panasonic GH4, Panasonic GH5, Sony FDR AX1/AX100...), 4K TVs, 4K movies are springing up. However, format compatibility issue is quite common in the video world, which is also true to the stunning 4K. In this article, we will talk about the 4K and Avid compatibility. If you're planning to import 4K video to Avid Media Composer for editing, read on to find something you need.

You will be wondering what to expect in terms of 4K support in Avid, since it seems like everything is shooting 4K these days. Although Media Composer has already had 4K and "high-resolution" (i.e., higher-than-4K) support via Avid Media Access (AMA) in previous versions and now the 4K to Avid Media Composer workflow has been even improved in Media Composer 8. Whereas, there's actually no way to edit a 4K project natively with Avid. In most cases, editing 4K raw in Avid Media Composer is very taxing on your computer. An ultimate solution we found would be to transcode/compress 4K to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer.

Different from 720p/1080p videos, the conversion of 4K video is in a higher standard, a professional 4K Video Converter is what you need. Featured with the most advanced converting technology, Brorsoft 4K Video Converter for Mac is now providing the most reliable and professional 4K solutions to all format issues including 4K XAVC/XAVC S, 4K MP4, 4K MOV, 4K MXF and more.

It provides hundreds of output format presets for 4K videos, such as DNxHD for Avid, Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro, Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere. Besides, this 4K converter is also available to customize the output resolutions to any size like 1080p, 2K as users want. If you are working on Windows(Windows 8 included), please turn to Brorsoft Video Converter. Download the tool and start the 4K to Avid video conversion.

Download 4K to Avid Media Composer Converter:

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Convert 4K video to DNxHD for editing in Avid Media Composer

1. Load Source 4K Video Files

First and foremost, download and launch the 4K Video Converter on your Mac. Then, press the "Add" button to add 4K video file into the program. Batch conversion is supported, so you can add several files to the converter at one time.

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2. Set Output Format

To encode 4K files to Avid Media Composer, choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov) as the target format.

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3. 4K Video Settings

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.

4. Start Conversion

After confirming everything is alright, click the "Convert" button on the bottom right to launch the conversion. Since 4K video file is usually very large, please be more patient for the conversion. Thereafter, import, play and edit the 4K videos in Avid Media Composer 5/6/7/8 freely!

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