Avid claims in its “File-based support” page that the Avid Media Composer has “full native direct access to AVCHD media and metadata”, while users continuously have problems one or another when importing Panasonic AVCHD to Avid MC for edit. Let’s see a user problem, “I am using MC 5.03 and have a Panasonic video camera that can create AVCHD 60p files. I have tried importing the 60P files directly to MC but get a message ‘This type of mpeg file is not supported’. I was told that Avid doesn't do 1080p60, because 60fps at 1080 is a non-standard format, and Avid only works with standard film and broadcast formats. FCP and most non-linear video editors have the same issue. What to do if I insist to import 60p Panasonic MTS clips to Avid MC?”
Actually, the simplest and fastest way to solve the above mentioned problem is converting Panasonic AVCHD to DNxHD MOV - one of Media Composer preferred editing format. Here comes Pavtube Panasonic MTS Converter for Mac to help you out. This Mac Panasonic AVCHD to Avid Converter features full supports for almost all Panasonic AVCHD cameras, including Panasonic DMC-G5, DMC-FZ200, DMC-LX7, HX-WA20, HC-X900M, HC-X900, HDC-Z10000, HC-V700, HC-V500, HC-V100, Panasonic HC-V10 and so on. It converts Panasonic MTS files to DNxHD MOV for using in MC without visible quality loss and ensures audio and video in perfect synchronization. The contents below present the detailed steps.
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 Panasonic MTS Converter for Mac just packs it in a Quicktime (MOV) container for edit use in Avid Media Composer.
1. Launch Pavtube Panasonic MTS to Avid Converter for Mac, then click “Add video” or “Add from folder” icon to load your Panasonic MTS source materials.
2. Select “Avid DHxHD (*.mov)” as target format under “Avid Media Composer” option. This optimal format would guarantee a great performance when editing in Avid MC.
3. Click “Convert” button to encode Panasonic MTS clips to DNxHD MOV for Avid Media Composer. As soon as the conversion is completed, click “Open” button to get the generated MOV files for editing in Avid Media Composer. (Also learn to convert Sony MTS to DNxHD MOV)
More features of Panasonic AVCHD Converter for Mac
1. By ticking off the checkbox before “Merge into one file” option, you can combine all the checked Panasonic MTS/M2TS clips into one file.
2. If you wanna customize the video and audio parameters, you can click “Settings” button to enter “Profile Settings” panel to modify video and audio settings like video resolution, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel.
3. The MTS to Avid MOV Converter provides customers with several simple editing functions, including cropping, trimming, deinterlacing, watermarking, adding special effects, and audio replacing, which help you do a fast and necessary editing on your Panasonic AVCHD footage before importing them to Avid Media Composer.
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