How to Convert DAV to Apple ProRes on Mac OS X?

Posted by admin on June 22, 2017 under Convert DAV to Video Formats | Be the First to Comment

A DAV file is a video created by a DVR365 digital video recorder, such as the DSD304, DSD308, or DSD316 DVR. However, Mac’s DAV support is not that good and Mac user may suffer stuttering playback and editing issues especially they want to use DAV files in Final Cut Pro or other NLEs. ProRes, a lossy video compression format that developed by Apple Inc., is a appropriate format for smooth editing in Mac. Thus, when you get many DAV videos and want to edit them with Final Cut Pro, iMovie, or Adobe Premier, it’s better to take advantage of the ProRes codec.

To transcode DAV to ProRes quickly and easily, UFUSoft Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended. This program features high efficiency and seamless conversion. With it, you can do batch conversion from DAV, MKV, AVCHD, MTS, AVI, VOB, MP4, MOV and more to ProRes in simple clicks of mouse. Besides ProRes, the program also support outputing various professinal encoders – Apple Intermediate Codec, DNxHD, DVCPRO, HDV, MPEG-2 – ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with iMovie, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere and more. Just download the program and follow the step-by-step guide below to start converting DAV  to ProRes.

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Guide: Converting DAV to Apple ProRes on Mac(macOS Sierra included)

Step 1. Add DAV files

Run the DAV to ProRes Converter and drag & drop your DAV files to the program, or click “Add Video” button to locate the DAV files you want to add. (Note: batch conversion is supported, so you can load more than one file to save time.)

Step 2. Choose ProRes as the output video format

Now click the Profile icon to reveal output panel. And and mouse cursor to “Editing Software” category. You’ll find several ProRes formats are provided. Generally, ProRes 422/4444 or ProRes LT are suitable choices for MTS, M2TS, DV videos shot with camcorders. ProRes HQ is usually for film based source media. To edit your DAV videos in Final Cut Pro, you can also directly select Final Cut Pro as the output format to get videos with optimized settings to fit the video editing app.

Tip: Click the “Settings” button and customize proper video/audio parameters if necessary. Video size, bitrate and fame rate are flexible and can be adjusted as you like. Usually 1920*1080 video size and 30fps video frame rate are recommended for FCP editing.

Step 3. Start encoding DAV to ProRes

At this point, you can change the output filename or output path if you wish. If you feel satisfied with your options, Just hit the Convert button to activate DAV file to ProRes conversion.

When all conversions completed, you’ll get a pop-up notice. Just click “Open” button, you can fast find where your converted files are saved.

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