If you are looking for a fast and fluid workflow between Sony HDR-TD10 and Avid/Premiere/Vegas, you may have interest in this post. This post displays a way of converting HDR-TD10 3D AVCHD footage for use in Avid, Premiere and Sony Vegas stably and reliably.
The Sony HDR-TD10 High Definition consumer 3D Handycam Camcorder is set to expand the world of 3D while redefining the meaning of home video. Up until now, high quality 3D image capturing was only possible with professional cameras, but with the HDR-TD10, anyone can shoot stunningly beautiful Full HD 3D videos. From the occasional big moments, to the day-to-day small moments, you can now capture all that in Full HD 3D.
The HDR-TD10 Handycam camcorder utilizes two Full HD sensors for capturing true 1920×1080 3D video delivering an immersive 3D experience, as well as Full HD 2D video. The HDR-TD10 camcorder makes MVC format 3D files, which are high end AVCHD files with Full HD resolution. This is the same format as the 3D Blu-rays you see in the stores.
If for some reason you are unable to work with HDR-TD10 3D AVCHD in Avid, Premiere and Sony Vegas fluidly, you are suggested to transcode them first. This requires third party software like HD Video Converter. Read on to discover a step-by-step guide on how to convert Sony HDR-TD10 3D AVCHD footage for editing in Avid, Premiere and Sony Vegas with optimum performance.
[Guide] How to encode Sony HDR-TD10 3D AVCHD video to Avid, Premiere and Sony Vegas editable files?
Follow these steps:
Step 1. Start up HD Video Converter as the best 3D AVCHD MTS Converter. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ button to import your source AVCHD files to it.
1. This 3D MTS Converter supports batch conversion, so you can load multiple MTS files to it for conversion at a time.
2. By ticking off ‘Merge’ option, you can combine the selected MTS clips into a single file.
Step 2: Select output format for your NLEs
1) Convert Sony HDR-TD10 3D AVCHD files to DNxHD for Avid MC
From ‘Format’ bar, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.
Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.
2) Convert Sony HDR-TD10 3D AVCHD files for Premiere
If you are running Premiere Pro on a Windows PC, you can from ‘Format’ bar, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.
If you are using Premiere Pro on a Mac, you can select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Final Cut Pro’ column.
In addition to DNxHD and ProRes, you can also select ‘MOV (AVC) (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas’ option.
3) Transcode Sony HDR-TD10 3D AVCHD video for Sony Vegas
Click the drop-down list besides ‘Profile’, choose ‘Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MOV (AVC) (*.mov)’ as the most compatible format for Vegas with best quality. You can choose ‘MPEG-2 (*.mpg)’, or ‘WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv)’ as well.
This method is also available when you want to edit Sony HDR-TD10 3D AVCHD files in Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects.
Step 3: Custom video and audio settings
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.
Step 4: Start Sony HDR-TD10 3D AVCHD files to MOV Conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start format conversion. As soon as the conversion is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the exported MOV files for use in Avid apps, Adobe Premiere or Sony Vegas with optimum performance. Nothing could be simpler or more immediate.
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