Convert MKV to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer 5/6/7
You may want to import MKV to Avid Media Composer for editing the MKV movies. However, Avid MC does not support MKV file type. As we know, Avid Media Composer only accepts QuickTime, MXF, HDV, MPEG-2, AVI, Windows VC1, etc formats. To add MKV to Avid Media Composer, you'll need to convert MKV files to Avid MC compatible video.
To encode MKV to Avid Media Composer on Mac (Mavericks and Yosemite included), Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac will be a great help. Overall, it's the optimal MKV converter for you, which can help you convert MKV files into a different and ideally more edit friendly format like DNxHD .mov for Avid Media Composer. So you can edit MKV footage with Avid MC smoothly. Beside, this video convert program can also help to convert MKV to Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, FCE, etc. Plus, with the built-in video editing feature of the program, you can trim, crop, add watermark and more to your video files. If you are running on Windows, please turn to its equivalent Windows version Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate.
Download MKV to Avid Media Composer converter:
(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)
How to Convert MKV to Avid Media Composer editable format
Step 1. Import MKV videos to the software
Click "Add Video" button (or "Add from folder") to load MKV source files. Or just drag&drop your MKV videos into the MKV converter.
Step 2. Choose an output format
Click "Format" drop-down bar to select a proper video format. To edit MKV videos in Avid, "Avid Media Composer" > Avid DHxHD (*.mov)" is the suitable one.
Tip: 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.
Step 3. Start the conversion process
Click the "Convert" button to start transcoding MKV to DNxHD .mov for Avid Media Composer.
After conversion is done, simply click "Completed" to back to main interface, and click "Open" button to find generated DNxHD videos. Afterwards, you can transfer the converted MKV clips into Avid Media Composer 5/5.5/6/6.5/7 for editing smoothly.
Additional Tips: If you want to edit MKV clips in Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7/6, you just need to choose the "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as output format in the second step; For iMovie, choose "iMovie -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)" as output; For Adobe Premiere Pro, choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output.
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