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Summary:You may want to import DAV to Avid Media Composer to edit the DAV videos. However, Media Composer does not support DAV importing. Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix this issue. Let's find it out here. Learn to use DAV on Avid MC.

DAV files, created by a DVR365 digital video recorder (the DSD304, DSD308, or DSD316 DVR), are used for recording video captured by CCTV cameras. DAV files are created by the SightBoss Central Station software installed on a DVR. However, DAV is not a universal file format and cannot be played on computers, portable devices, media players or be edited in video editing software like Windows Movie Maker,Sony Vegas, iMovie, Final Cut Pro 6/7/X, FCE, avid or more.

As an ideal video editing tool, Avid Media Composer widely used by video professionals and hobbyists. However, if you want to import DAV to Avid Media Composer for editing you'll be disappointed since Avid MC only accepts QuickTime movie files, .DV, .TNF, .AVI, .MP2 + .WAV, and sequential .TGA or .TIF, 2K, 4K, 5K film formats.

So we can easily find that DAV is not a compatible format for Avid Media Composer, but DNxHD .mov is. So we need to encode DAV to Avid DNxHD first with a professional video conversion software, here i recommended you use UFUSoft Video Converter for Mac, which is a powerful DAV to Avid MC converter which can fast convert DAV to DNxHD .mov with high quality. It supports batch conversion and setting relative output parameters before starting to convert DAV to Avid Media Composer. It can not only finish conversion between DAV and Avid DNxHD, but also guarantee the output files without audio and video out of sync issues. For Windows users, please get HD Video Converter.

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Now, let's learn to how to convert DAV to Avid Media Composer without quality loss via the help of UFUSoft Video Converter for Mac in detail, just read on it to get what you need at will.

Step 1. Add DAV to converter Download, install the Mac DAV Converter. As long as you launch it, the following main interface will pop up. Now you can click on “Add” button to import DAV files which you want to convert into this program.

Tip: if you want to join all the DAV files you loaded as a single file, you can tick checkbox “Merge into one file”.

Step 2. Choose DNxHD as output format Click on “Format”, and select output format from the drop-down list. Follow “Avid Media Composer” > Avid DHxHD (*.mov)”.


P.S. This Mac DAV to Avid MC Converter can also help users to transcode DAV to FCP, iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro with the optimal presets including Apple ProRes, Apple InterMediate Codec, MPEG-2…

Step 3. Set advanced settings By clicking the Settings icon, you can adjust video and audio parameters like codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, etc., in that way, you can take charge of the size and quality of the output files. In principle, the larger input values, the better output quality, but the corresponding larger file size.

Step 4. Start DAV to Avid conversion As soon as all the above settings are completed, you can press “Convert” button to start conversion. You can follow the conversion process via the pop-up windows.

After conversion is done, simply click "Completed" to back to main interface, and click "Open" button to find generated DNxHD videos. Afterwards, you can transfer the converted DAV clips into Avid Media Composer 5/5.5/6/6.5/7 for editing smoothly on Mac with ease.

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