Edit Samsung NX1 with Avid Media Composer on Mac Yosemite/Mavericks

Diana Joan

Apr 29, 2015 09:14 am / Posted by Diana Joan

Samsung, a newcomer in professional camera manufacturing, just announced the NX1, a mirrorless camera that deliveries many of the specs that we were hoping for. What really makes us excited is that the camera not only offers a 4K recording at 24fps, UHD at 30fps and 1080p at 60fps, but also encodes the recording video with the new, high-efficiency h.265 codec.

Samsung NX1 H.265 to Avid

Don't be happy too early. As we know, there's no support for HEVC from non-linear editing such as Adobe Premiere, FCP X, Avid, etc currently, if we try to import Samsung NX1 to Avid Media Composer, we will have to transcode to work with the NX1 files.

The best editing formats for Avid Media Composer

To maintain both high efficiency and quality, Avid developed DNxHD codec, which is a revolutionary encoding technology that significantly reduces storage and bandwidth requirements while providing mastering-quality HD media. Therefore, you can transcode Samsung NX1 to DNxHD codec as the ideal post work-flows format with Avid Media Composer.

To convert Samsung NX1 to Avid Media Composer compatible DNxHD codec, you can download PavTube Video Converter for Mac, which is superior to many other programs since it not only has perfect input support for the H.265 codec compressed footage captured with Samsung NX1 camera, but also allow user to output the optimized Avide Media Composer DNxHD format directly, then you will have no problem when importing and editing Samsung NX1 with Avid Media Composer.

How to convert Samsung NX1 to Avid Media Composer DNxHD on Mac?

Step 1: Add Samsung NX1 files to the program.

Click "Add Video" button or "Add from folder" button to import the Samsung NX1 files to the application.

Add Samsung NX1 H.265 videos

Tips: Before loading files to the program, you will first need to transfer the Samsung NX1 files to your local hard drive. You can connect the camera with memory card inside to your computer via a USB cable, then turn your camera on to locate and transfer the files to your computer hard drive.

Step 2: Select Avid DNxHD as output file format.

Click "Format" bar, from its drop-down list, select "Avid Media Composer">"Avid DNxHD(*mov)" as the desired format for editing in Avid Media Composer.

Select Avid DNxHD as output format

Step 3: Change output profile parameters.

Hit "Settings" on the main interface to open "Settings" window, here you can adjust otuput video codec, size, frame rate, bit rate and audio codec, sample rate, bit rate and channels.

Change output profile parameters

Step 4: Transcode Samsung NX1 H.265 to Avid Media Composer DNxHD.

After all the setting is finished, start NX1 H.265 to Avid Media Composer DNxHD conversion by hitting the right-bottom convert button.

When the conversion completes, locate and find the converted files by clicking the "Open" icon on the main interface to do the post work-flows with Avid Media Composer.

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