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Convert Sony AVCHD MTS/M2TS clips to DNxHD MOV for Avid Media Composer

Recording movies is no longer an additional function for most portable digital cameras, but a key feature for saving memories. If you have a camera like Sony Cyber-shot RX100, Sony A77, Sony A57, Sony A65, Sony NEX-5n, NEX-VG20, or Sony HXR-NX30, it's usual to have hundreds of or even more MTS footage clips stored in the camera once you finished a holiday journey or a business journey. If you are running Avid Media Composer on your Mac OS X, and intending to import these MTS clips into Avid MC to create your own masterpieces, you may meet importing issues. Let's see a user experience, "I just recorded some video clips in my Sony NEX-FS3 camera, they are in AVCHD MTS format, and I want to import these Sony MTS to Avid Media Composer, but when attempting a basic import this error message appears: "The file format for 'xxxx' is not supported for import." Avid Media Composer didn't recognize them at all, what's the matter? I searched in the Avid Knowledge Base for the problem, but nothing can convince me that AVCHD is a supported format in Avid. I've heard in some forums that 3rd party software is needed to convert Sony AVCHD to Avid. Does anyone know a workable app?"


To solve the above mentioned import problem, you can give Pavtube MTS to Avid Converter for Mac a shot. This program does a good job in converting Sony AVCHD to Avide Media Composer preferred DNxHD format. In this article, we will demonstrate how to use it to process Sony MTS to Avid Conversion in detail.

DNxHD Quick Learn:

DNxHD is a proprietary Avid format, which is a video codec intended to be usable as both an intermediate format suitable for use while editing and as a presentation format. DNxHD offers a choice of three user-selectable bit rates: 220 Mbit/s with a bit depth of 10 or 8 bits, and 145 or 36 Mbit/s with a bit depth of 8 bits. DNxHD data is typically stored in an MXF container, although it can also be stored in a Quicktime container. Here Pavtube Sony MTS Converter for Mac just packs it in a Quicktime (MOV) container for using in Avid Media Composer. (learn more about DnxHD from wikipedia).


How to Convert Sony AVCHD MTS/M2TS clips to DNxHD MOV for Avid Media Composer?

Step 1: Free download Pavtube Sony AVCHD Converter for Mac, install and launch it.

After run the Sony MTS to Avid Converter, click "Add video"or "Add from folder"button to load your MTS/M2TS camera recordings. The software supports importing video clips in batch through "Add from folder"button, so you need not waste time to add them one by one. To combine imported MTS files into one file, you can simply tick off "Merge into one file"option.


Step 2: Select output format for Sony AVCHD MTS to Avid Conversion

Click the format bar or the pull down menu of "Format" to select output format. The Sony AVCHD to MOV Converter for Mac features an optimized format preset for Avid Media Composer, to transcode Sony AVCHD MTS videos to Avid Media Composer, just choose Avid DNxHD (*.mov) as target format under "Avid Media Composer" tab.


Step 3. Adjust your settings to according to your needs

The default setting of Frame rate about this format is "original", which may be the best choice, but you can still choose to adjust it if you want. You can see the "Task Information" about your output file size in this tablet.


Step 4: Transcode Sony AVCHD videos to DNxHD MOV

Click "Convert" button to start converting Sony AVCHD MTS/M2TS video to DNxHD MOV for editing with Avid Media Composer. When the conversion is finished by Pavtube, simply click "Open output folder" button to get the converted DNxHD MOV files. And now you can bring the output MOV files into Avid Media Composer to create your own masterpieces.

Additional Tips:

1. If you want to know more about playing , editing , DVD burning, then you can go for this AVCHD Page.

2. If you want to playback them on some portable devices, you can choose H.264 HD Video from "HD Video" which will output your format as H.264 high profile while maintain the most of your quality. For some 4K TV, H.265/HEVC may be a good choice.

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