4K Prores to Avid Media Composer
Have shot some 4K Prores footage with your Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K and wish to load them into Avid Media Composer. The following article will show you how to get the best workflow of 4K Prores with Avid Media Composer.
Can Avid Media Composer support import 4K Prores codec?
From Avid Media Composer supported file formats, we can see that Avid Media Composer lacks the ability to native import 4K Prores format. To get a smooth workflow of 4K Prores with Avid Media Composer, it’s highly recommend you to transcode 4K Prores to DNxHD codec, which is a lossy high-definition video post-production codec developed by Avid for multi-generation compositing with reduced storage and bandwidth requirements.
Transcode 4K Prores to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer
To produce DNxHD codec from 4K Prores, we highly recommend you to download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac. The program has full support for all 4K Prores format recorded by Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K including Apple Prores 422 (HQ), Apple Prores 422, Apple Prores 422 LT and Apple Prores 422 Proxy. The program supports batch conversion mode, so that you can load multiple 4K Prores format into the application for conversion at one time. With the program, you can easily produce Avid Media Composer best compatible DNxHD codec with best quality and super fast conversion speed. For those people who don’t own a powerful computer, you can choose to compress 4K to 1080p for smooth post editing workflow with Avid Media Composer.
For Mac users, you can switch to download Pavtube Video Converter to perform the conversion on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X Mavericks.
Step by Step to Transcode 4K Prores to DNxHD for Avid Best Editing Workflow
Step 1: Load 4K Prores into the application.
Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or click the “Add Video” button on the top tool bar to import 4K Prores video files into the program.
Step 2: Define the output format.
Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select Avid Media Composer best compatible “Avid DNxHD(*.mov)” under “Avid Media Composer” main category.
Step 3: Adjust output profile parameters.
Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, here, you can flexibly adjust the output profile parameters including video codec, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to get better output video and audio quality. If your computer is not powerful enough, you can compress 4K to 1080p from “Size(pix)” drop-down list.
Step 4: Begin the final conversion process.
After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion process from 4K Prores to Avid Media Composer DNxHD.
When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then you will have no problem to import and edit 4K Prores with Avid Media Composer.