Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 AVCHD import fails across Avid

Summary: What to do if Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 AVCHD import fails across Avid? No worry, this post aims to help you out of this issue. It presents how to convert Lumix FZ1000 MTS files to DNxHD .mov for editing in Avid MC smoothly.
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Having trouble with FZ1000 AVCHD footage in Avid MC
“I am having trouble with AVCHD footage shot with the Panasonic FZ1000. I use Avid Media Composer to edit FZ1000 footage, but the import fails time and time again. Someone says that I need to convert FZ1000 AVCHD to MOV or something compatible with my editing program, so that Avid will recognize them as import successfully. Is that true? If so, which program should I use and what format should I convert to? Any help are greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot.”

If you have AVCHD .mts files shot on a Panasonic FZ1000, you may probably fall into the same situation as mentioned above. In this case, we would recommend that you use Video Converter to transcode FZ1000 MTS files to DNxHD MOV, Avid’s favorite editing codec, which Avid accepts and edits well before editing.

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How to encode Panasonic FZ1000 AVCHD footage to QuickTime for Avid?

Follow these steps:
Step 1: Start up Video Converter as a FZ1000 AVCHD Converter for Avid. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to input your source media.
convert Lumix FZ1000 MTS files to DNxHD .mov

Step 2: Choose output format for Avid MC
From ‘Format’ bar, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.
trouble with FZ1000 AVCHD footage in Avid MC
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.

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 FZ1000 MTS to DNxHD 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 DNxHD MOV files for use in Avid apps with optimum performance.

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