Make 1080 60p/50p AVCHD editable for Avid MC Mac

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Make 1080 60p/50p AVCHD editable for Avid MC Mac

Postby jacknjchn » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:28 am


Avid Media Composer is the standard editing system used by professionals in the film and television industries and with its many capabilities available at a low price, it’s well within the range of serious non-professionals too. It is a pity that Avid doesn't do 1080p 60/50 according our multi-testing. 1080 60p (50p for PAL) AVCHD is not a sstandard video format for editing, so many users can't import or transfer 1080 50p/60p AVCHD to Avid MC for editing. Below are two questions from 60p/50p users.

Q1: I have recently bought a Panasonic HD camcorder TM900 and got some 1080/50p AVCHD files. When I try to import clips into My Avid MC 5.3, I get a message; "this mpeg is not supported." I was told that Avid solved in problem of importing .mts files in version 5. Does anyone has a solution?

Q2: I wanted to edit the 1080 60p recordings from Sony Nex 7 in Avid MC 5. But I couldn’t successfully importing the videos to MC with AMA. Any idea?

How to make 1080 60p/50p AVCHD editable for Avid Media Composer on Mac for easier editing

Since Avid Media Composer natively supported video format is Avid DNxHD, thus, you should transcode 1080 60p/50p AVCHD to Avid DNxHD with this professional Mac AVCHD to Avid DNxHD Converter. The AVCHD to Avid Converter for Mac comes with an optimized format preset for Avid editing software, which enables users to convert AVCHD to DNxHD MOV for using in Avid Media Composer directly.

Step 1: Launch the recommended AVCHD to Avid MC Converter for Mac program and then click the adding button to import your MTS/M2TS files to it.

Step 2: Click Format on the main interface and choose Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as output format.

Step 3: Tap the Settings icon, and you can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the Profile Setting to get the output in best quality.
1. For 1080 50p AVCHD files, you can set the video size as 1920*1080, and set the video frame rate as 25fps.
2. For 1080 60p AVCHD videos, set the video size as 1920*1080; while, set the video frame rate as 30fps.

Step 4: All the settings have been done; you can start to convert 1080p AVCHD to Avid DNxHD for Media Composer by clicking the “Convert” button on Mac. Then you can get the converted DNxHD (*.mov) files for editing in Avid MC by clicking the “Open” button.


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