So I use a Canon T3i for all my videos, which shoots in the dreaded H.264 codec. For the longest time, I've been using MPEG Streamclip to transcode to DNxHD, which is amazing for editing - it runs smoother and it's not near as contrasted. The files weren't xml's because I converted to quicktime DNxHD - they always came out as .mov, and that really worked.
I've been told Streamclip no longer supports quicktime. There are ways to convert to mp4 - even renaming files to mp4 works - but that footage is still a little slow and contrasty. If I was a mac-user I'd try ProRes, but I'm on windows. The newer versions of HF use proxy files, but do those get rid of the camera's ugly H.264 compression?
So really what I want to know is this: is there any other software at all that can transcode to .mov DNxHD files?? This codec is beautiful, but people act like MPEG Streamclip is the only software in existence that can convert to .mov DNxHD files. But surely there's something else I can use? Or am I just out of luck?
Also, I apologize for the long post. It's just a very specific problem!