Codec for Avid MC 6.5/6/5.5/5 edit with Sony A99 DSLR AVCHD
Summary:If you need to better edit Sony A99 AVCHD in AMC, just follow the guide to know the best way to import Sony A99 AVCHD to Avid Media Composer 5/5.5/6/6.5 with DNxHD codec.
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"I have recorded many HD footages from Sony A99 camera that in AVCHD video format, now I would like to import these projects to Avid media composer 5/5.5/6/6.5 for editing. What I want is to edit AVCHD files natively in AMC on Macbook, what video codec should I use? Can you recommend some software which can help me import and convert AVCHD to AMC 5/5.5/6/6.5 natively?"
If you have a Sony A99 camera, you may want to edit Sony A99 AVCHD files in Avid media composer, now the latest AMC is version 6.5, though it added many new features, but it can’t support A99 AVCHD footages well, you will encounter importing and editing problems.
In order to edit your Sony A99 AVCHD in Avid natively, you should transcode AVCHD format to DNxHD codec, which is best natively supported by Avid.
Pavtube AVCHD converter for Mac is the best choice, I have used this tools for some time, and I also rewrap Sony and Sony AVCHD files to AMC 5/5.5/6/6.5 natively on Mac, this software can deal nearly all kinds of AVCHD videos, it can convert Sony A99 AVCHD files natively for Avid Media Composer on Mac, that is to convert AVCHD video to DNxHD codec MOV format, and then you can edit Sony A99 AVCHD files natively in Avid MC 5/5.5/6/6.5. Just take a look at the brief guide below.
1. Download Pavtube AVCHD Converter for Mac, run this program. Drag and drop Sony A99 AVCHD video files into file list.
2. Click "Format" bar to determine output format. For natively editing in Avid, you are recommended to choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov), this format is best for Avid Media Composer native editing.
3. If you would like to customize the video and audio parameters, you can click "settings", adjust the parameters as you want, like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sampling rate, bit rate, channels.
4. Click "Convert" to start to convert Sony A99 to Avid Media Composer DNxHD codec for native editing.
With this Mac Sony AVCHD to Avid converter, it becomes easy for you to convert Sony A99 AVCHD video to Avid Media Composer natively for editing. After converting, you can follow this media to Avid importing guide to know the importing process. If you want to get more information, you can refer to Pavtube MTS column.
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