How to Convert and Import MPG files to Avid Media Composer
As one of the most popular non-linear editing systems, the Avid Media Composer allows for film editing, uncompressed standard definition (SD) video and high definition (HD) editing and finishing. Although Avid can support MPEG format, it's only based on MPEG-2(Long GOP), MPEG-4 codec. When you import MPG to Avid Media Composer but Avid don't accept it, that means the MPG codec is not compatible with the editing software. Here let's talk about how to get MPG files compatible with Avid.
As mentioned above, Avid MC generally can recognize MPG files. However, if your MPEG files are muxed (multiplexed) MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 videos, Avid Media Composer won't accept them because of the codec incompatibility. On this occasion, you need to convert MPEG to Avid compatible codecs, so as to edit your videos in Avid. To achieve that, a video conversion application that can convert MPEG files to Avid Media Composer is needed.
Here Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is recommended as the best choice to help your change MPG to Avid Media Composer. It has built-in presets for Avid Media Composer so that users can directly select it to get Avid files. With it, you can effortlessly convert MPG and other video formats like AVI, VOB, MTS, MP4 etc. to DNxHD codec - ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Avid Media Composer. The conversion is easy to be finished with only three clicks without loss of video quality. For encoding MPG to DNxHD on Windows, please get Brorsoft Video Converter. Just get the software and check out the easy steps to convert and import MPG to Media Composer without any troubles.
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How to Convert MPG files to Avid DNxHD MOV
1. Import MPG videos
Install and run the Avid DNxHD Converter program after downloading. Then click Add to load the MPEG videos you want to edit in Avid for conversion. Alternatively, you can add files by simple drag&drops.
2. Choose output format
Click Format on the main interface and choose Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as output format. It ensures the best quality while working with the output files in Avid. You are also allowed to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels by clicking "Settings" icon.
3. Start the MPG to DNxHD conversion
After all the settings, now you've come to the last step: click the Convert button to start converting your videos. The conversion time depends on your computer speed, file length, etc. Generally, it won't take much a long time. When the conversion completes, get the converted Avid compatible videos in the output folder and import them to Avid Media Composer(5/5.5/6/6.5/7/8) without any troubles.