Tips for Editing Nikon D5 4K/1080P MOV files in Avid Media Composer 5/6/6.5/7

Well, I’ve found out the solution to fix the Nikon D5 MOV in Avid Media Composer issues. If you are also the Nikon D5 owner and had the similar trouble with Avid MC, go through the article to check out the solution.

The D5 is the latest in the acclaimed series of flagship FX-format professional DSLR cameras. The D5 boasts a myriad of powerful new imaging innovations, including a Nikon-developed 20.8-megapixel CMOS sensor, an all-new 153-point AF system, 4K UHD video capture and EXPEED 5 image processing to give photographers the best balance of performance, precision and low-light ability.

Well, it is good for us to take high quality images and record vivid 4k and full HD videos. The NikonD5 cam encodes footage with H.264 codec and save the files in MOV container format. However, I usually saw the camcorder users encounter importing issues when attempting to edit Nikon h.264 MOV footage with Avid Media Composer like import it slowly, and couldn't edit videos smoothly.



The H.264 codec is a final delivery codec; it is not one you want to use for editing in Avid Media Composer. To fix the problem, the easy workaround is transcode Nikon D5 H.264 .mov to DNxHD, a more editing-friendly format for Avid MC.

Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is a professional tool that can deal with most kind of MOV videos regardless of the different codec to DNxHD for Avid editing without quality loss. Plus, with the built-in video editor, you can also choose to trim, crop, add watermark, subtitles to your original videos. For Windows users, please turn to Brorsoft Video Converter. Now just download it and follow the below guide to transcode MOV for playing and editing in Media Composer perfectly.

Download MOV to Avid Media Composer Converter:

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

Transcoding Nikon D5 H.264 4K MOV to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer

The quick solution for the problem likewise is to use Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, a top Mac Nikon 4k h.264 MOV Converter. It supports transcoding all Nikon 4K and 1080p MOV files to DNxHD so that you can easily import the Nikon h.264 recordings to Avid Media Composer for editing on Mac(Yosemite & El Capitan included). This will help you import the file correctly and saving the rendering time. If you are on Windows, get Video Converter. Below is a brief guide for you.

1. Free Download and run the best Nikon MOV to Avid Converter and drag Nikon MOV files to the software.

Tip: If you have multiple MOV files, you can select the “Merge into one” box to join your MOV files into one single file.



2. Click “Format” bar to choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNXHD (*.mov), this format is best preset for Avid Media Composer editing.



Tip: Before start the conversion, you can:

a. Settings- click to set video resolution(1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrate(from 1Mbps to 20Mbps), frame rate (24p/30p)

b. Editor (next to “Add” icon)- click to set deinterlace, trim, crop, add watermark, etc.



3. Click convert button in the main interface to start transcoding Nikon H.264 MOV to DNxHD .mov.

After the conversion, you can easily transfer and edit Nikon D5 .mov files in Avid MC 5/6/6.5/7 smoothly.

Additional Tips:

This Nikon MOV Converter Mac can also help you to Nikon files to FCP, iMovie, FCE, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc. If you want to edit Nikon MOV files in Final Cut Pro, please choose the "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as output in the second step; for iMovie and FCE, select "iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)"; For Premiere Pro, choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output.

More Topics:
How to Import MOV files to iMovie
How to Import .MOV files to Adobe Premiere
How to Convert MP4 clips to Sony Vegas Pro
How to Import MOV files into Sony Vegas Pro
Import Nikon D5 videos to FCP for smoothly editing
How to Convert MKV to Panasonic TV supported format
Convert MOV to AVI/WMV Video on Windows (10/8/7)
Edit Nikon D5 H.264 MOV in Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5
Convert FLV to ProRes MOV for Editing in Final Cut Pro
Convert AVI to WMV for playing on Windows Media Player

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