Panasonic Lumix GF5 to Avid Media Composer importing Tips

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Panasonic Lumix GF5 to Avid Media Composer importing Tips

Postby lucy198754 » Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:46 am


Panasonic new camera Lumix GF5 is an advanced photographic tool for recording not only great photos but also beautiful full HD 1,920 x 1,080 videos in AVCHD (MPEG-4 / H.264) format. Some users want to make the high quality MTS/M2TS video from GF5 better effect and plan to import/edit AVCHD in Avid Media Composer, but they will meet some troubles about Panasonic Lumix GF5 to Avid importing.

The reason why the importing problem occurs is easy to find out. The AVCHD (*.mts) is, a proprietary form of H.264, is not the compatible video format of Avid Media Composer (Avid MC), thus you can not deirectly import AVCHD clips into Avid MC. Its most friendly video format is DNxHD (*.mov). Converting Panasonic GF5 AVCHD to DNxHD is your necessary step. Although Avid MC has added some plug-ins, actually background converters, for AVCHD editors, the importing process is unbelievably slow. To find a powerful and profession AVCHD to DNxHD converter becomes more important.

Here recommended the MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac. Its great performance makes it much faster to transcode AVCHD footages to DNxHD (.mov) with original quality. In addition, it is capable of deinterlacing 1080i files, adding text/image/video as water mark, combining imported clips for easy editing, replacing audio tracks, customizing converted settings, etc. Due to these amazing features, it is the top MTS to Avid MC Converter for Mac users.

Guide and Tips on AVCHD to DNxHD conversion:


Step 1: Free download the Mac AVCHD to Avid MC Converter and load your MTS clips into it.

1. If you want to join the files as one, please tick the box "Merge into one".
2. You can also copy the videos to your Mac and put the .m2ts files to the Mac MTS Converter.

Step 2: Choose Avid Media Composer --> Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as output format by clicking Format box on the main interface.


Step 3: Adjust video and audio parameters as you need in the Profile Setting. You can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel there.

You'd better set the video frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080 and select the audio channels as 5.1 channels to keep the best quality for editing in Avid Media Composer.

Step 4: Click the button for Convert and you can start trascoding Panasonic GF5 AVCHD to Avid DNxHD for editing in Media Composer.

When the AVCHD to DNxHD conversion is completed, you can easily put Panasonic GF5 recordings to Avid MC for editing without any problem. What's more, the Mac AVCHD Converter can also make AVCHD footages editable in iMovie, FCE, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc.

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