AVCHD to DaVinci Resolve Converter

For a smooth editing workflow between AVCHD and DaVinci Resolve, it would be advantageous to convert the whole thing to ProRes (or DNxHD) before start. This requires a good quality video converter program. In this post, we guide you through the process of transcoding AVCHD .mts clips to DaVinci Resolve preferred editing codec.

Need a good AVCHD to DaVinci Resolve Conversion program
“Hi guys, I’ve recorded a bundle of AVCHD .mts clips via my Panasonic camera. Considering it’s going to need a lot of effects and CGI, I think it’s better to convert the whole AVCHD thing to DNxHD before I start editing in davinci resolve. Does anyone know of a good quality AVCHD to DaVinci Resolve Converter app? I shall be very grateful for any advice.”
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If you need to convert AVCHD to ProRes or DNxHD for using in Resolve smoothly, you can try out HD Video Converter, it does a good job in format transcoding.

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AVCHD workflow with DaVinci Resolve – convert MTS to ProRes 422/DNxHD

Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter as a professional AVCHD to ProRes/DNxHD Converter. From the main menu, click ‘Add File’ button to add .mts video files from a camera like Sony HXR-NX5U, FS100/700, a card reader or a folder stored on your computer that contains your AVCHD footage.
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Step 2: Choose ProRes 422 or DNxHD as output format for DaVinci Resolve
To convert AVCHD MTS to ProRes 422, from “Profile” bar, choose ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Final Cut Pro’ column. The ProRes 422 is a good option for the .MTS files, and the file size is reasonable.
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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.

To convert AVCHD MTS to DNxHD for Resolve, from ‘Profile’ bar, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.
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Step 3: Click “Settings” button to custom video and audio parameters on ‘Profile Settings’ panel. (Optional)

Step 4: Click ‘Convert’ button to start converting AVCHD video to Apple ProRes 422/DNxHD.

Step 5: After conversion finished, click “Open Folder” button to get the exported ProRes 422/DNxHD QuickTime files for using in DaVinci Resolve.

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