Monday, March 7, 2016

Why DNxHD MXF Cannot Imported into Avid Media Composer?

DNxHD is a video codec intended to be usable as both an intermediate format suitable for use while editing and as a presentation format. DNxHD data is typically stored in an MXF container, although it can also be stored in a QuickTime container.

In general, the Avid DNxHD MXF can be imported into Avid Media Composer easily. However, from the forum, there are still many and many people has the import and edit issues with Avid DNxHD MXF & Avid Media Composer, just like this:

I am unsuccessful importing an Avid DNxHD 220 (MXF) file using the straight up Preset within Avid Media Composer. The error message in the Error Log is “Import Error Error compiling move. I/O Error.”As Avid MC CC documentation, there is supposedly no need to install any extra codec. Is that really the case?

Brief method if you would like to try

Avid Media Composer does support MXF import/export, but only for a several codecs (which are pretty much acquisition/camera codecs), and i don't believe DNxHD is included, but you could check the online manual for your version of Avid Media Composer for specifics.

You can definitely convert the MXF to an MOV container and keep the same codec (DNxHD) if you have the avid QuickTime components installed the steve mentions (they are a free download from avid). and you could export that from your Avid Media Composer.

All-in-one solution for transcoding DNxHD MXF to Avid Media Composer

The fast and easy solution is to transcode DNxHD MXF to Avid Media Composer favorable format Avid DNxHD MOV keep the same codec. You can get this professional and powerful Pavtube iMixMXF, applying which you can convert and deinterlace DNxHD MXF to DNxHD DNxHD MOV, the compatible video format for Avid MC on Mac OS X without any video and audio problem.

Other More Key Features of Pavtube iMixMXF
  • iMixMXF Supports batch convert DNxHD MXF files with amazing quality and fast speed.
  • iMixMXF can help you convert then import DNxHD MXF video to FCP X/7, iMovie, FCE, Avid MC, Premiere Pro/CS 4/CS 5/CS 6, Pinnacle Studio, QuickTime, iTunes and other editing applications.
  • iMixMXF supports import DNxHD MXF to all Apple/Android/Windows tablet and smartphone.
  • Batch conversion, concise guidance, friendly interface, three steps, fast speed and best quality.
  • Allows us to edit DNxHD MXF video files: Clip, Crop, Merge, Apply effect, set output parameter, Snapshot, Rotate etc.
The trail-before-purchase is supported, just feel free to try it, it is 100% clean and safe:


How to Convert DNxHD MXF Files to DNxHD Codec MOV for Avid Media Composer

Download and install Pavtube iMixMXF Converter on Mac (compatible with Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.5 Leopard and lower versions). Run this program, you will find the interface is very brief, this program is very easy to use.

Step 1. Add DNxHD MXF files

Click "Add Video" button to load DNxHD MXF files to the program. You can also directly drag the video files into the program directly.

Step 2. Select output format

From "Format" drop-down lists, you can select Avid Media Composer preferable editing codec from "Avid Media Composer" > "Avid DNxHD(*.mov)" as the output format.

Tip: If you like, adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality.

Step 3. Start the conversion

Finally, simply hig the big Convert button to start converting DNxHD MXF to Avid Media Composer friendly video formats. 

Within several minutes, you can find the converted file on your computer by clicking the "Open" button. And then you can import the converted files to Avid Media Composer easily.

Related program:

Pavtube Media Magician / Mac Version: A nice camcorder assistant manager, lossless camcorder video joiner, MTS/ M2TS/ MXF/ P2 MXF/ MOV/ MKV/ TiVo/ WMV/ AVI/ MPG converter and editor. Meamwhile it supported upload edited video to YouTube directly.

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