Came upon issues importing 1080 60p files to Avid, Adobe Premiere and Sony Vegas for further editing? If so, you may have interest in this post. It gives useful information regarding working with 60p files in Avid, Premiere and Sony Vegas.
Issue about loading 1080/60p files to Avid
“Hi, there, I am using MC 7.03 and have a Panasonic GH4 video camera that can create AVCHD 60p files. I’m trying to link up to these 60p AVCHD footage shot on my GH4, but get an error message saying ‘Unable to link – You may need to download an AMA plugin…’ My issue is that the AVCHD AMA installer won’t work with MC 7.0.3. Is there an import file update or patch available that will allow me to bring these into Composer? Thanks for your help.”
For a fast and fluid 60p workflow with Avid/Premiere/Sony Vegas, we sometimes need to transcode 60fps files to a more “edit” friendly codec. In this post, we would like to guide you through the process of converting 1080 60p files for editing in Avid, Adobe Premiere and Sony Vegas with excellent quality.
How to convert 1080/60p video files for Avid, Premiere and Vegas?
You need third party software like HD Video Converter to process file conversion.
First of all, download a demo of HD Video Converter
Then follow these steps:
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as a professional 1080/60p video Converter for Avid/Premiere/Vegas. 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 1080/60p video 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 1080/60p 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 1080/60p 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 1080/60p 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 1080/60p video 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 files for use in Avid apps, Adobe Premiere or Sony Vegas with optimum performance.
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