Avid DAV Solution: How to Convert DAV Files to Avid Media Composer?

Posted by admin on December 3, 2017 under Convert DAV to Editors | Be the First to Comment

DAV is a proprietary encrypted format created by DVR365 digital video recorders.  These recorders capture video images that have been recorded by CCTV (closed circuit TV) cameras in a modified MPEG file format, and is commonly used for recording video captured by CCTV cameras in China (where many security cameras and DVR’s are manufactured). In the meantime, there are an increasing number of professional NLE’s that can work with many files natively including Avid Media Composer. However, while importing DAV footage into Avid Media Composer for further editing, users always encounter video and audio problems. This article aims to solve the DAV files and Avid MC incompatible issues for you.

What we’ve found is that DNxHD format delivers both efficiency and quality without compromises. So, before getting DAV files into Avid Media Composer, you’d better convert DAV to DNxHD MOV first. This format will allow you to drop your DAV files directly into Media Composer without rendering. And UFUSoft Video Converter for Mac is the ideal tool to achieve your goal smoothly.

Overall, the program is a professional app which allows for creation of DAV files with the Avid DNxHD codec under Mac OS X. It is free, clean and safe to install and use. With it, you can effortlessly transcode DAV file to edit in Avid Media Composer, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Express and more without problems. It works well and converts flawlessly. If you are running a Windows PC, please turn to DAV Converter. Below is how.

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How to import DAV files into Avid Media Composer?

1. Add DAV movies

Run the DAV to Pinnacle Converter; click the Add button to load .dav files to the program from your computer. You can also directly drag the video files into the program.

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2. Select the output format

Click “Format” and move your pointer to “Avid Media Composer” Category and choose “Avid DNxHD(*.mov)” as output format.

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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.

3. Start to convert DAV to DNxHD MOV for Avid Media Composer

Click the Convert button to start encoding DAV video to DNxHD MOV for Avid Media Composer friendly formats.

Soon after the conversion is finished, you can find the converted file on your computer by clicking the “Open” button. And then you can import the converted files to Avid MC for editing via its “Import” option.