Run into troubles bringing 3D AVCHD footage from Sony TD30V into Avid, Premiere and Sony Vegas? If so, you may have interest in this post. It displays a workaround to transcode Sony TD30V 3D AVCHD footage for working with Avid, Premiere and Vegas beautifully.
People who are avid 3D fans will be excited about the features and capabilities of the Sony Handycam HDR-TD30V. It offers compactness and a barrage of features that will give you a lot of fun recordings in full 3D.
The Sony Handycam HDR-TD30V HD camcorder allows you to capture 1080/60p and 24p recordings in 2D and 3D. A dedicated switch allows for easy switching from 2D to 3D recording. The HDR-TD30V can save video files in AVCHD and MP4 format. As for SD video, it can save in STD: MPEG2-PS format. Audio format comes in Dolby Digital 2 channel stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 channel and Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator. The memory card slot is SD, SDXC and SDHC compatible.
If for whatever reason you need to transcode TD30V 3D AVCHD footage for use in NLEs like Avid, Premiere and Sony Vegas, HD Video Converter will do the trick. Read on to find a quick guide on how to convert Sony TD30V 3D AVCHD media to Avid, Premiere and Vegas editable files.
How to convert Sony TD30V 3D AVCHD files for Avid, Premiere and Vegas?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as a professional Sony TD30V 3D AVCHD Converter. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to input your source media.
Step 2: Select output format for your NLEs
1) Create editable file from Sony TD30V 3D AVCHD video for Avid MC
From ‘Profile’ list, 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 TD30V 3D AVCHD video 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 TD30V 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 TD30V 3D AVCHD video 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 TD30V 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.
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