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Apple ProRes to Avid MC: Convert ProRes 422 to DNxHD mov Workflow

Apple ProRes to Avid MC: Convert ProRes 422 to DNxHD mov Workflow

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‘I have recently purchased Avid Media Composer 6 for Mac and want to export a sequence in Apple Pro Res 422 HQ but I can’t seem to find it as an option in my export settings? I thought Avid 6 had this option. Does anyone know why this option may be missing from my version of the program?’


How to nicely import the Apple ProRes files to Avid Media Composer for an easier editing? Have you met the related questions and now seek the best way to convert the Apple ProRes 422 to DNxHD MOV as the best format for Avid MC? Just follow this article to find the answers!

Further talking on Avid Media Composer

Avid Media Composer as one of the most popular non-linear editing systems, it allows for film editing, uncompressed standard definition (SD) video and high definition (HD) editing and finishing. While with the format limitation, we cannot import the Apple ProRes 422 files to Avid Media Composer, which also happens in XAVC, MXF, etc.

Best and easiest way offered to transfer ProRes files to Avid MC

Go through the Avid forum, some guys recommend trying to use ProRes files in Avid via AMA. While, it’s too long for AMA to be effective I tried it. An alternative way recommended by most users is to transcode Apple ProRes to Avid Media Composer more edit-friendly format like DNxHD. In this case, we would like to introduce the Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac, which can easily convert the Apple ProRes 422 to DNxHD mov for Avid MC.

More details on this Apple ProRes 422 decoder:

As the best Apple ProRes decoder, it supports all types of Apple ProRes codecs like ProRes 4444, ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes 422, ProRes 422 (LT), and ProRes 422 (Proxy). It enables you to convert ProRes files to DNxHD video for Avid native editing. Besides, with it you can also convert ProRes to any other video or audio formats including AVI, MP4, WMV, MOV, 3GP, MKV, VOB, FLV, AAC, MP3 and more. With a high quality and faster conversion speed, all of us can work it well.

Step-by-step on converting Apple ProRes 422 to DNxHD MOV for Avid MC:

Step 1. Install and launch the ProRes to DNxHD converter. Click ‘Add’ button to load individual videos for converting. If need, you can check the “Merge into one file” box to join several video clips together.


Step 2. Click Format preset and choose Avid Media Composer -> DNxHD (*.mov)” as the best video format for editing Apple ProRes in Avid with good video quality.


Tip: You can also click Settings to fix the frame rate, bitrate, audio and video quality to your needs.

Step 3: Hit “Convert” button to start ProRes .mov to DNxHD .mov conversion. You can follow the conversion process from the pop-up windows.

After the conversion, launch AVID Media Composer and import the convert ProRes files to Avid Media Composer to create a project for smooth editing. No more worries about the Apple ProRes incompatibility with Avid Media. Why not have a try on your own?

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