How to import and edit Canon G30 AVCHD MTS files in Avid Media Composer? If you are looking for an easy and direct way to ingest Canon G30 AVCHD MTS files to Avid MC, you may wish to read this post. It presents a workaround to transcode Canon G30 AVCHD MTS files to DNxHD .mov for use in Avid system with optimum performance.
The Canon VIXIA HF G30 Full HD Camcorder supports MP4 recording at up to 35Mbps and AVCHD recording at up to 35Mbps. Both formats support Full HD 1080/60p resolution. The VIXIA HF G30 also features a Native 24p Progressive Mode that allows 24 frames per second to be captured and recorded (instead of the standard 60i), which will give your footage a more cinematic look.
If for whatever reason you have issues loading Canon G30 AVCHD MTS files into Avid MC for further editing, we would recommend transcoding the footage to a format that is suitable for use in Avid system, such as DNxHD encoded MOV format, Avid’s favorite editing codec, which Avid will recognize and handle well. To process file conversion, a third party converter is required. Considering the ease of use and excellent output quality, we would recommend AVCHD Video Converter. You can read on to find a step-by-step guide on how to encode Canon G30 AVCHD MTS video to DNxHD for Avid editing.
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HD Video Converter
[Guide] How to encode Canon G30 AVCHD video to Avid editable files?
Follow these steps:
Step 1. Start up HD Video Converter as the best Canon G30 Video Converter for Avid. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ button to import your source AVCHD files to it.
1. This HD 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 Avid
To convert Canon G30 MTS 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.
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 Canon G30 AVCHD MTS files to DNxHD 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 with optimum performance. Nothing could be simpler or more immediate.
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