Converting Video files for Pro Tools

For years I have been converting video files into DNxHD where necessary for working in Pro Tools as I have previously written about in my blog. For users of Mac OSX Catalina however processes have needed to change as 32 bit QuickTime movies are no longer supported properly. In theory since Pro Tools 2020.3 you should be able to import QuickTime movies with the most common video codecs into Pro Tools without audio, but in practice I have found a lot of my students having issues with this on their systems, so it is generally recommended to encode video files into MXF formats for importing on those systems. Thankfully you can use the free/donationware Shutter Encoder to do this, and Production Expert have made a short tutorial video showing the settings to use which is posted below for reference.

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