Best video file from PC AVID for native

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Best video file from PC AVID for native

Postby SteveCeltic » Fri Nov 30, 2018 00:32

The ProRes files I get from Apple editors plays back brilliantly on my Native Pyramix with the latest version 7 software. I am trying to work out the best video files from an editor who works on a PC with Avid.

Any suggestions?

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Re: Best video file from PC AVID for native

Postby fgoupil » Sat Jan 05, 2019 16:34


DNxHD in 8 bit works great and it's Avid's native file format. However, I believe it's not part of all Pyramix packages so you might have to check that... An other solution would be to transcode the DNxHD files to proxy ProRes using Davinci Resolve or any other video transcoder that can go between these two formats but keep in mind that most transcoders that run in Windows cannot export to ProRes due to limitations set by Apple - I can't remember if Windows' version of Resolve can export to ProRes.