Transfer/Ingest Sony MC50U M2TS videos to Avid MC editing

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Transfer/Ingest Sony MC50U M2TS videos to Avid MC editing

Postby lydia622520 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:31 am

Do you like editing videos with Avid Media Composer? The Avid MC is more and more popular for us, it can surpport to edit with P2, XDCAM, R3D, Quicktime and AVCHD (MTS/M2TS) native material directly without capture or transcoding with AMA. But the more functions, the more shortcomings. Avid can create an m2t stream from an HD timeline, but it can't import m2ts files directly. Below is question from a user:

I am having a TON of trouble importing m2ts files into Avid Media composer. The footage was shot on a Sony HXR-MC50U Digital HD Camera. The files have been saved to an external Hard drive using the cameras suggested software.."PMB" The PMB software offers the option to convert to MPEG-2 and WMV files. I tried the MPEG-2 conversion but when I tried to import it into Avid I got the notice that the format was not supported. Any idea? Thanks!!!
From the above issue, we can know the user want to convert Sony HXR-MC50U M2TS videos to MPEG-2 or WMV files for editing in Avid Media Composer. But the converted video file is also can't be edited in Avid by using PMB software. In fact, the most friendly video format is DNxHD (*.mov) for Avid. Thus, you need to choose the professional M2TS to Avid MC Converter to encode or change M2TS to Avid DNxHD first. It has own Avid Media Composer profile. With it, you can fast trasncode M2TS to Avid DNxHD codec for Avid MC which is lossless enough and will take less drive space.

Step 1: Connect your Sony HXR-MC50U or ingest your MTS/M2TS recordings to your computer with USB2.0 and then archive your files. Launch the best MTS/M2TS Converter to load your MTS/M2TS files to it.

Step 2: Click the Format option, and move your pointer to Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD 1080p(*.mov).

Step 3: Hit the Settings icon to adjust the codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel as you need. 30fps video frame rate and 1920*1080 video size are recommended.

Step 4: Click the Convert button and you can start to convert Sony MC50U M2TS to Avid DNxHD for Media Composer.


After the fast conversion, you will be able to get the output files by clicking on “Open” button effortlessly. Afterwards, you can transfer converted Sony MC50U 1080/60i AVCHD MTS to Avid Media Composer for editing without any trouble.

Tips for AVCHD MTS/M2TS to Avid MC conversion:

1) If you wanna join MTS/M2TS files for easier editing in Avid Media Composer, please check the "Merge into one" box.

2) If your files were recorded in AVCHD FX (24Mbps) 920x1080/60i recording option, you will find lots of lines on your videos which don’t look clearly. So if want a filter to remove all these interlacing artifacts from videos, just click “Edit” to enter editing window, find the Effect tab, and then make sure the checkbox of “Deinterlacing” is ticked.


3) If you wanna shut down the computer after the conversion automatically, just click Option and tick the box “Shut down the computer after conversion” before conversion starts.

PS: Have you got round to watch the 2012 Olympic Games? In the live games, you may have record some exciting moments with your full HD cameras in AVCHD. If you want to edit the 2012 Olympic Games AVCHD video files with your video editing program, this MTS/M2TS Converter will be your best choice. It can help you to convert AVCHD footages to editable format for various video edit programs Sony Vegas Pro, Adobe Premiere, Avid Studio, Windows Movie Maker, Cyberlink PowerDirector and more.

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