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Unable to Edit MKV Files in Avid Media Composer?-The Solution

Can’t import and edit MKV files in Avid Media Composer? Find the best solution in this article.

Avid Media Composer is the media and entertainment industry’s most used video editing software, accelerating high-res, HDR, and HD workflows. Though, Avid MC supports a wide arrange video/audio formats such as QuickTime movie files, .DV, .TNF, .AVI, .MP2 + .WAV, and sequential .TGA or .TIF, 2K, 4K, 5K film formats as input, but it seems Avid Media Composer won’t edit mkv files correctly, as the .mkv container is meant for distribution of video, not for editing.

To import MKV files to Avid Media Composer for editing, we suggest you transcode and convert MKV to DNxHD .mov, an editable format that Avid Media Composer will work with on Mac OS X. The job can be done effortlessly with the help of Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac, which can help you convert MKV files into a different and ideally more edit friendly format like DNxHD .mov for Avid Media Composer. Besides, you can also convert MKV to Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, FCE, etc. If you are running on Windows, please turn to its equivalent Windows version: Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate.

Download MKV to Avid Media Composer converter:

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Step 1. Import MKV files

Click “Add Video” button (or “Add from folder”) to load MKV source files. Or just drag&drop your MKV videos into the MKV converter.


Step 2. Choose an output format

Click “Format” drop-down bar to select a proper video format. To edit MKV videos in Avid, “Avid Media Composer” > Avid DHxHD (*.mov)” is the suitable one.


Tip: Click “Settings” button if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.

Step 3. Start the conversion process

At last, tap the “Convert” button to start transcoding MKV to DNxHD .mov for Avid Media Composer.

Once finished, simply click “Completed” to back to main interface, and click “Open” button to find generated DNxHD videos. Afterwards, you can transfer the converted MKV clips into Avid Media Composer 5/6/7/8 for editing a breeze.

1 Response

  1. Dancy says:

    Change video format is good solution.

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