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Sep 24

DNxHD Codec – Import Olympus E-P3 AVI/AVCHD to Avid Media Composer

Summary: Pavtube Avid DNxHD Converter is the best Olympus AVI/AVCHD to Avid DNxHD (*.MOV) Converter which can convert Olympus E-PL1, E-P2, E-PL2, E-5, E-PM1, E-PL3, E-P3 AVI/AVCHD to Avid DNxHD (*.MOV) before importing Olympus AVI/AVCHD recording to Avid Media Composer for editing on Mac or Windows.

What is Avid DNxHD?

Avid DNxHD –  which stands for “Digital Nonlinear Extensible High Definition”, is a lossy high-definition video post-production codec engineered for multi-generation compositing with reduced storage and bandwidth requirements. DNxHD codec was developed by Avid Technology, Inc. It is comparable with Apple’s ProRes 422 which uses similar bit rates and has the same purpose. This codec can be used as both an intermediate editing format and as a presentation format. DNxHD data is typically stored in an MXF container and it can also be stored in a QuickTime container.

Why use Avid DNxHD codec?

Native HD camera compression formats are efficient, but simply aren’t engineered to maintain quality during complex post production effects processing. Uncompressed HD delivers superior image quality, but data rates and file sizes can stop a workflow dead in its tracks. Avid DNxHD delivers both efficiency and quality without compromises.

Key benefits of Avid DNxHD codec

– Optimal mastering picture quality

– Minimal degradation over multiple generations

– Reduced storage requirements

– Enables real-time HD sharing and collaboration

– Improved multi-stream performance

AVCHD Users:

1. If you have any problem editing AVCHD files in Avid Media Composer on Mac, you can convert AVCHD to a format/codec that work perfectly with Avid Media Composer. Avid DNxHD Converter is absolutely your practical choice to convert AVCHD to Avid DNxHD mov. The program supports to create 1080p and 720p Avid DNxHD mov codec from various formats and device formats:

Formats: TS, MTS, M2TS(Blu-ray), M2T, MXF(partial), MKV, Tivo, TOD, MOD, AVI, Divx, MP4, MOV, FLV, MPG, F4V(Youtube, Hulu, Fox, etc), M4V, DV, VOB, DAT, 3GP, 3G2, RM, RMVB, etc.

Device Formats: Olympus/Panasonic/Sony/Canon/JVC AVCHD, Sony HDCAM SR, Sony NXCAM, Sony XDCAM, Panasonic P2, Panasonic AVCCAM, RED.


Software: Free Download Olympus E-P3 AVCHD to Avid Converter on Windows or Mac.


Operating system

Windows Supported OS: Windows XP/2003/Vista/Windows 7

Mac Supported OS: Mac OS X Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8)

Guide: How to convert Olympus E-P3 AVI/AVCHD recordings to Avid DNxHD MOV for smoothly editing in Avid Media Composer (include Avid MC 6/5.5/5) on Mac.

Step 1: Connect your Olympus E-P3 with USB and ingest AVCHD recordings to your Mac. Launch and run the best Mac Olympus AVCHD/AVI to Avid Converter. And click “Add” to import your Olympus E-P3 AVCHD files.

Step 2: Click the Format option, and move your pointer to “Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD (*.mov)” to chosse the best codec for Avid.


1. If the default settings do not fit your needs, you can click “Settings” button to adjust audio and video parameters as you like. Of course, you should keep a balance on the appropriate video size and best video quality.

2. You can go to “” and get the imported videos cropped, trimmed, flipped, added effect as you want and deinterlace 720i AVCHD or AVI in the Effect.

3. Many users find their output file is too large. So if you want to to limit the size and length of the video, just press on “Split the selected task” in the main interface by specifying the clip quantity, duration time and file size to cut the selected video file into required video clips.

Step 3. Click “Convert” button to begin convert Olympus E-P3 AVCHD/AVI to Avid DNxHD MOV.

After conversion, click “Open” folder to find converted footage, then you can import the converted Olympus E-P3 AVCHD/AVI files to Avid Media Composer for further editing on Mac.

This Mac Olympus AVCHD Converter can also convert HD videos for FCP (X) on Mac Mountain Lion with good quality, what’s more, it supports nearly all Olympus compact cameras, such as convert Olympus E-PM1, E-PL3, E-P3 AVCHD/AVI to FCP 7/X, convert Olympus E-PL1, E-P2, E-PL2 AVI to FCP 7/X, etc. just download the Video Converter for Olympus and have a try.

Tip: If you want to watch AVCHD recording MTS videos on your widescreen TV through a regular DVD player, first you need to burn recording MTS to DVD.

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  1. Adaling

    Thanks for sharing such great article. i appreciate the post. keep posting mor

  2. Arfaaz

    thank you so much it really work that had been a fanatstic help without this tutorial i would not had been able to burn my favorite youtube record to dvd thank you so much may god bless you

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