Using Avid Media Composer with Sony/Canon/Panasonic/JVC AVCHD MTS files

This article provides best solutions to import and edit AVCHD MTS files in Avid Media Composer.

Q: I have several video clips from my new Sony Alpha A77, which are in the MTS format. I am using Avid Media Composer 8, and when I bring the AVCHD clips into Avid MC 8, they appear grayed out…

As a matter of fact, over majority non-linear editing software, including the Avid systems do not use the same native AVCHD .mts format, and you have to transfer shootings from your Sony/Canon/Panasonic/JVC HD camera to PC and have the footage converted into popular video format in order to edit the AVCHD.

Here we highly recommend you the best AVCHD to Avid Converter, which can help you convert Canon AVCHD to Avid Media Composer editable format at super fast speed with less quality loss. What’s more, if you have multiple MTS files and wanna combine them into one file, this professional AVCHD to Avid Converter can do you a favor.

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Converting MTS/M2TS files to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer

Step 1: Load source files

Launch the MTS/M2TS Converter on your Mac. Click the “Add Video” or “Add from folder” button on to load your MTS or M2TS videos. If you would like to join MTS files together, just select these files and check the “Merge into one” box.

Step 2: Choose Avid supported format

Click “Format” and move your pointer to “Avid Media Composer” Category and choose “Avid DNxHD(*.mov)” as output format.

Step 3: Determine video resolution, bit rate, frame rate

Click “Settings” button, then you will be able to adjust audio and video parameters on the popup window to customize the output file quality. These adjustable parameters include codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel. You’re advised to adjust the A/V parameters to be the same with source MTS files so as to bear least quality loss at proper file size.

Step 4: Start MTS to DNxHD conversion

Click the convert button, the MTS to Avid converter will start encoding .mts/m2ts for importing to Avid Media Composer immediately.

Once the conversion is finished, you can click “Open” button to get the output files effortlessly, and now you are ready to import and edit MTS/M2TS files with Avid Media Composer 7/6/5/4 without any issue.

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