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How to import a MKV file into Avid Media Composer

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Avid Media Composer (or simply Avid) is a popular and professional film and video editing software application. It can take the videos that you have and allow you to edit them to create the end results that you want. If you have videos stored in MKV format and want to import them to Avid Media Composer for editing, you'll be disappointed cause MKV is not supported by the Avid. Avid only accepts QuickTime movie files, .DV, .TNF, .AVI, .MP2 + .WAV, and sequential .TGA or .TIF, 2K, 4K, 5K film formats. Don't let that format issue stop you from showing your creativity. There are always solutions out there. The article is going to tell you how to convert and import MKV to Avid Media Composer for smooth editing.

First of all, you need a professional app to help you. EaseFab Video Converter for Mac is a nice program you can try. With it, you can fast convert MKV to Avid DNxHD .mov with high quality on Mac OS X (Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion, etc.). The output DNxHD mov video will ensure maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Avid Media Composer. It can convert almost any video including but not limted to AVCHD, MTS, M2TS, VOB, XAVC, XAVC S, AVI, MP4, FLV, MOV, etc. to DNxHD mov so you can import your source video files to Avid MC for editing. If you are running on Windows, please turn to its equivalent EaseFab Video Converter for Windows (Windows 8 compatible). Get it now and convert MKV to Avid DNxHD within clicks!

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How to convert MKV to Avid DNxHD for editing in Media Composer

Step 1. Add MKV files

Click "Add Video" button or drag and drop to add mkv files from your computer. You can add many files and convert them at one time.

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Step 2. Select output format as DNxHD

You can directly choose the DNxHD preset from "Editing Software" category for Avid Media Composer which has been supplied by the MP4 to Avid Mac Converter. The settings also works for Avid MC 8, Avid MC 7, Avid MC 6 and Avid MC 5 etc.

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Step 3. Set advanced settings By clicking the Settings icon, you can adjust video and audio parameters like codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, etc., in that way, you can take charge of the size and quality of the output files. In principle, the larger input values, the better output quality, but the corresponding larger file size.

Step 4. Start to convert MKV to Avid

As soon as all the above settings are completed, you can press "Convert" button to start conversion.

After conversion is done, simply click "Open" button to find generated DNxHD videos. Afterwards, you can transfer the converted MKV clips into Avid Media Composer 5/5.5/6/6.5/7/8 for editing smoothly on Mac with ease.