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WMV Files Won't Import in Avid Media Composer - Solution


Avid Media Composer is one of the most popular non-linear editing systems(both on Windows and Mac), that allows for film editing, uncompressed standard definition (SD) video and high definition (HD) editing and finishing. However, if you want to import WMV to Avid Media Composer for editing, you'll be disappointed as Avid MC can't support WMV format. So, what's the available workflow for directly importing WMV files to vid Media Composer?

In general, we can try Sony's AMA plugin to import some videos like MXF, MTS to Avid for editing. But when we tried AMA, the plug-in does not seem to support WMV. To make WMV files compatible with Avid MC, the easy workaround is to convert WMV to DNxHD, which ensures best results when using in Avid Media Composer. Brorsoft Video Converter is the solid tool to help users make the WMV to DNxHD .mov transcoding on Windows(Windows 10 included).

With it, you effortlessly convert WMV video clips to Avid MC highly compatible DNxHD MOV, ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Avid Media Composer. Besides, its also exports advanced encoders like MPEG-2, WMV, etc. allowing you to convert video to seamlessly fit Sony Vegas Pro, Adobe Premiere, Windows Movie Maker, etc. If you are handle WMV files on Mac(macOS Sierra), please get Video Converter for Mac. Below are the steps on converting WMV to DNxHD for Avid.

Download the WMV to Avid Converter:

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Converting WMV for Editing in Avid Media Composer

Step 1: Import WMV videos

Install and run the WMV to DNxHD Converter on your computer, then run it. Click on "Add", and browse your files; select all the .wmv files you wanna convert. If you want to combine all the files together for easy importing to Avid, please tick the box "Merge into one" on the main interface.


Step 2: Choose DNxHD as output format

You just need to go to "Avid Media Composer -> DNxHD (*.mov)" as the best video format for editing WMV in Avid with good video quality.


Tips: Adjust video, audio settings

Click the "Settings" button and customize proper video/audio parameters including Video size, bitrate and fame rate and more.

Step 3: Start WMV to DNxHD conversion

After all necessary settings, hit the convert button to start encoding WMV to Avid DNxHD. Once the conversion process shows in 100%, click Open to get the output videos. Create a project and start editing WMV in Avid Media Composer 5/6/7/8 smoothly.

Additional Tips:
Besides WMV, Brorsoft Video Converter also enables you to compress and convert a wide range of formats like AVI, VOB, MXF, AVCHD, TiVo, MPEG, MP4, FLV, 3GP, MKV, etc with the best video quality. What's more, it can also be used to fix interlacing and aspect ratio issues. That way you're removing the burden of compressing and reformatting the video from the render process, which makes the end result much nicer quality.

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