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Best Way to Edit AVI files in Avid Media Composer


Avid Supported File Import Formats:
Stills: All common graphic file formats including .TGA, .TIF, .PSD, .G, .DKO, .VPB
Clips (optional): QuickTime movie files, .DV, .TNF, .AVI, .MP2 + .WAV, and sequential .TGA or .TIF files

Although Avid official website announced that Avid Media Composer can support and edit AVI videos smoothly, a lot of users still met the importing and editing problem while trying to load AVI videos to Avid.

"Pretty much anyone have any suggestions on how I might be able to import an AVI file into Avid Media Composer Thanks!

"Importing video clips AVI to Avid Media Composer. Once the clip is imported and dragged to the source monitor it cannot be view only white display is visible...Grateful if someone could help to overcome this problem..."

The reason you cannot ingest and open AVI files in Avid Media Composer is simple: file format, but unlike other formats like MP3 or JPEG, AVI is a container format, meaning it can contain video audio compressed using many different combinations of codecs. Some codecs are not compatible with Avid, so you will encounter problems when importing AVI to Avid Media Composer.

Then, how do we edit AVI videos in Avid Media Composer smoothly? If you do more research, you will easily find that DNxHD codec is highly recommended by Avid official website for editing. So we need to find a third party program to transcode AVI to DNxHD, and then get the results videos into Media Composer.

To get the work done, Brorsoft Video converter is a professional tool that can deal with most kind of AVI videos regardless of the different codec to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer editing without quality loss.

If you also want to edit your AVI videos in Avid Media Composer, FCP, iMovie, Adobe Premiere on Mac, then Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is your first choice.

Free Download AVI to DNxHD MOV Converter:

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Guide: How to Convert AVI to DNxHD MOV for Avid Media Composer

Step 1: Load AVI files
Run AVI to Avid Media Composer Converter and load AVI clips to it by clicking "Add" button.


Step 2: Choose Avid compatible format
Click "Format" bar to select Avid Media Composer->Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as output format.


Step 3:Start conversion
Tap "Convert" button to start converting AVI to DNxHD MOV for importing to Avid Media Composer.

Before conversion, you can click "Settings" button right besides "Format" and enter "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.


Once the conversion process is at 100%, click "Open" button to get the exported files for Avid Media Composer. Now you can edit the videos in Avid Media Composer 8/7/6/5 without problem.

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