Canon XA20 Workflow in Avid Media Composer on Mac

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Canon XA20 Workflow in Avid Media Composer on Mac

Postby lydia622520 » Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:26 am

Summary: In this article, you can learn the best way to import and edit Canon XA20 60p AVCHD MTS to Avid Media Composer 6.5/6.0/5.5/5.0 without rendering or any other issues on Mac OS X. Find out the solution.

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Canon XA20 has much to recommend it as a compact “run-and-gun” camera. It can shoot 1080 60p (50p for PAL) full HD resolution AVCHD/ MPEG-4 video. However, users find it's difficult to import 60p AVCHD clips to Avid Media Composer.

In fact, Avid doesn't do 1080p60. Very few NLE's do. Actually, 60fps at 1080 is a non-standard format and Avid only works with standard film and broadcast formats. Although, Avid MC has added some plug-ins, actually background converters for the high-definition video format AVCHD, the importing process are unbelievably slow. In order to import the Canon XA20 AVCHD to Avid MC for editing, the easy workaround is to transcode 60p MTS to Avid compatible video formats DNxHD .mov. Along with some help from a top AVCHD MTS Converter, it can be done. To help those who wanna edit MTS files in Avid Media Composer without problems, here I share with you a simple guide on how to convert Canon XA20 AVCHD clips to edit in Avid MC on Mac.

First of all, downloading the App- Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac

Overall, it’s an easy-to-use AVCHD Converter that can deal nearly all kinds of 1080p, 1080i, 720p MTS, M2TS videos. It can convert Canon XA20 MTS files natively for Avid Media Composer on Mac with the editable DNXHD codec .mov format, and then you can edit Canon XA20 60P AVCHD natively in Avid MC 5/5.5/6. Besides, this program can also transcode MTS to an editable format like ProRes for FCP, AIC for iMovie/FCE, MPEG-2 for Adobe; to a playable format like MOV, MP4, WMV, FLV, etc for putting on portable devices iPad, Apple TV, Nexus 10, Kindle Fire HD, Galaxy Tab, etc or uploading to YouTube. Of course, if you are running on Windows, turn to the MTS/M2TS Converter Windows version.

Converting Canon XA20 60p AVCHD to DNxHD .mov that Avid Media Composer 6.5/6.0/5.5/5/4 handles well:

1. Download the Mac AVCHD to Avid MC Converter, follow the prompts to install the program. Click “Add” to load Canon XA20 MTS video files or directly drag the files to the program.

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2. Click “Format” bar to choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNXHD (*.mov), this format is best presetted for Avid Media Composer editing.

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3. Tap Settings” button in the main interface to customize the Video Codec, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sampling rate, bit rate, channels as you want.

4. Hit the convert button under the preview window, the Mac MTS to Avid converter will start transcoding Canon .mts to Avid MC on Mac OS X immediately. Soon after the conversion is finished, just click “Open” button to get the generated files for editing in Avid Media Composer perfectly.

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Source:Canon XA20 Workflow in Avid Media Composer on Mac
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Re: Canon XA20 Workflow in Avid Media Composer on Mac

Postby jacknjchn » Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:37 am

Summary: The easy workaround to get Avid Media Composer work with Canon Vixia HF G30 MTS files is to convert MTS to Avid DNxHD, which ensures best result when working with Media Composer 5/6/7.

Canon Vixia HF G30 is a new flagship G-series camcorder introduced by Canon, it is produced for advanced amateur videographers. The improvements include 1080/60p MP4 recording capabilities alongside the existing AVCHD Progressive option, along with a 2.5-inch OLED touchscreen and a Wi-Fi radio. Recording options provide control over color temperature, shutter speed and storage to dual SD cards.

Camcorder users who want to capture high quality, long length videos that look great on the big screen may take Canon Vixia HF G30 into consideration, it is built around enhanced features, some trickled down from the company’s professional products.

Although videographers can capture the superb recordings with the help of Canon Vixia HF G30, they still meet the problem while intending to import Canon HF G30 AVCHD to Avid for further editing.

In fact, 1080 60p AVCHD files are not so friendly with common editing tools, such as FCP, iMovie, Adobe as well as Avid. Then how the users can edit Canon Vixia HF G30 MTS in Avid smoothly? Professional editors should know that the most compatible video format for Avid editing is DNxHD MOV, so they find a technical converter to help them to finish the job previously.

Brorsoft AVCHD Converter for Mac recommended by many veteran editors is professional on transcoding AVCHD videos to the editable DNxHD MOV format for Avid on Mac OS X. More over, this converter is equipped with many output format , such as FCP, iMovie, Adobe and most popular portable devices.

Attention: If you are a PC user and willing to edit MTS videos in Avid or other windows editing tools, then Canon HF G30 AVCHD Converter Windows should be your first choice .

Free Download Brorsoft AVCHD Converter:

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Guide: Import Canon HF G30 AVCHD videos to Avid with DNxHD MOV

Step 1: Install and run Canon Converter on Mac. Drag and drop AVCHD videos to this software.

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Step 2: Click format column to Choose Avid Media Composer->Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as output format for Avid

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Step 3: Tap convert button to start Canon HF G30 AVCHD to Avid conversion.

Tip:
Adjust the video and audio parameters as the below screenshot, including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality before starting conversion .

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Source:How to load Canon Vixia HF G30 AVCHD to Avid MC
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