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Best MKV to Avid Media Composer Workflow

In this post, we'll share the best way to import MKV video clips into Avid MC by transcoding MKV to Avid edit-friendly video format (DNxHD. mov).

Similar to other video formats like AVI, MP4 or MOV, MKV is multimedia container. It's more flexible in compression and usually renders in a smaller size with same quality video/audio output, especially for HD videos. However, it's not designed for NLE editing softwere including Avid Media Composer.

In order to import MKV files to Avid Media Composer for editing, we suggest you transcode and convert MKV to DNxHD .mov, an editable format that Avid Media Composer will work with on Mac OS X. To finish the task, Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac is highly recommended to transcode MKV to DNxHD. mov for Avid MC in fast conversion speed and excellent quality. Besides, it also provides more customized presets for more NLE editing software like Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, FCE, etc. For windows users, please switch to Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate.

Download MKV to Avid Media Composer converter:

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Guide: Convert MKV to DNxHD MOV for AVID MC Editing

Step 1. Load MKV files

Free download the best video converter, click the "Add Video" button (or "Add from folder") to load MKV source files.


Step 2. Set 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 best 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

Tap the “Convert” button to start transcoding MKV to DNxHD .mov for Avid Media Composer.

Once finished, 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 5/6/7/8 for editing smoothly.

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