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    Convert DVX200 UHD MP4 video to MOV for AVID Media Composer
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    I recently purchased the Panasonic DVX 200 about 6 months ago. It's a great camera, but had no idea I would have trouble importing video into AVID Media Composer. I shot Ultra High Definition (UHD) 3840x2160 as an MP4. AVID says I need to convert the video to .MOV but no one so far can tell me how to do it. Help is appreciated.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wes2rain View Post
    I recently purchased the Panasonic DVX 200 about 6 months ago. It's a great camera, but had no idea I would have trouble importing video into AVID Media Composer. I shot Ultra High Definition (UHD) 3840x2160 as an MP4. AVID says I need to convert the video to .MOV but no one so far can tell me how to do it. Help is appreciated.
    That seems odd. The DVX200 codecs are quite standard. I import into Premiere Pro CS6 without issue. Anyway, you might want to try using "Handbrake" (free) to do the conversion.

    https://handbrake.fr/


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    Quote Originally Posted by wes2rain View Post
    I recently purchased the Panasonic DVX 200 about 6 months ago. It's a great camera, but had no idea I would have trouble importing video into AVID Media Composer. I shot Ultra High Definition (UHD) 3840x2160 as an MP4. AVID says I need to convert the video to .MOV but no one so far can tell me how to do it. Help is appreciated.
    Yep, Avid doesn't eat the DVX200's mp4:

    http://pro-av.panasonic.net/en/produ...port/n_mc.html


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    It is important not to re-encode because that is not necessary and will create quality loss.

    You could use ffmpeg:

    ffmpeg -i in.mp4 -acodec copy -vcodec copy -f mov out.mov


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cary Knoop View Post
    It is important not to re-encode because that is not necessary and will create quality loss.

    You could use ffmpeg:

    ffmpeg -i in.mp4 -acodec copy -vcodec copy -f mov out.mov
    Isn't that re-encoding?


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    No it is no reencoding. On difference.net you can read: MOV and MP4 are just containers and they do not present any real effect on the quality of the encoded videos. That is up to the codec like H.264 and the others. Choosing between MOV and MP4 should be based solely on where you want to play the resulting videos. If it is only meant to circulate around the Mac community, then you are pretty safe with MOV but if you want to put it in your PSP or any other non Apple portable device, then you are better off with MP4
    So it is just the container not the codec itself!


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    Call me crazy, but try just renaming the file extension from .MP4 to .MOV
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nate Haustein View Post
    Call me crazy, but try just renaming the file extension from .MP4 to .MOV
    I was about to say that, except it might work for playback but I don't know about NLE ingestion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JRJphoto View Post
    I was about to say that, except it might work for playback but I don't know about NLE ingestion.
    Sounds like he is experiencing NLE inDigestion which causes a lack of ingestion.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Chapman View Post
    Isn't that re-encoding?
    No, first the video and audio streams are demuxed and them copied and finally muxed with the Quicktime container.


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