Import Pentax K-1 H.264 MOV files to Avid and Davinci Resolve for native editing

The Pentax K-1 is Ricoh’s first full-frame DSLR. In addition to standard stills capture, the K-1 is capable of Full HD video at up to 30p or 60i using H.264 compression. This enables photographers to add high-resolution motion capture to their arsenal without needing to carry another camera. Also, when shooting in HD 720p, users can shoot at up to 60p. Overall we are expecting the image to be most exciting from the K-1. However, if you want to import the H.264 MOV files from Pentax K-1 to Avid/Davinci Resolve to edit the movies, you may find the high quality MOV files are not recognized by Avid or Davinci Resolve. So what’s the available workaround for Pentax K-1 and Avid/Davinci Resolve?

Pentax K-1 DSLR camera record footage with H.264/MPEG-4 codec and save the files in MOV container format. This is an ideal file type for video capture in an SLR camera, delivering relatively compact file sizes with image quality noticeably superior to alternate video compressions (such as Motion JPEG). However, the H.264 compression format is not ideal format for editing with NLE.

To import Pentax K-1 MOV videos to Avid/Davinci Resolve for smooth editing, the easy and quick workaround is to transcode the H.264 MOV to DNxHD MOV. Along with some help from third-party program like aPubsoft HD Video Converter for Mac, you can easily acheive your goal editing Pentax K-1 H.264 MOV files in Avid or Davinci Resolve without any problem. This Video Converter for Mac enables you to transcode video files to editable format for Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Pinnacle Studio, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas Pro, Cyberlink PowerDirector, Magix Movie Edit Pro and more other NLE. Download this software and enjoy your funny videos on the go now!

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Edit Pentax K-1 H.264 MOV files in Avid or Davinci Resolve

Step 1. Import Pentax K-1 H.264 MOV files

Run the Pentax K-1 Video Converter; click the “Add File” button to load Pentax K-1 H.264 MOV footages to the program from your Mac computer. You can also directly drag the H.264 MOV video files into the program directly.

Pentax K-1 to Avid/Davinci Resolve Converter

Step 2. Set output format

Click the “Profile” option and navigate the mouse cursor to choose “Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD 1080p (*.mov)” as output format. The DNxHD is native codec for Avid and Davinci Resolve editing.

Select DNxHD MOV for Avid and Davinci Resolve

Tip: If you like, adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the “Settings” button on the main interface for getting the best quality.

Step 3. Convert Pentax K-1 H.264 MOV to DNxHD MOV on Mac

Click on the “Convert” button to start the Pentax K-1 H.264 MOV to DNxHD MOV conversion on Mac with high video and audio quality.

After the Pentax K-1 H.264 MOV to DNxHD conversion completed, you can click the “Open Folder” button to get the generated DNxHD .mov files. And then you can import the converted Pentax K-1 H.264 MOV files to Avid Media Composer 6/7/8 or Davinci Resolve 9/10/11/12 for native editing on Mac OS(Sierra, El Capitan, etc).