Summary: Like most NLEs, Avid Media Composer is unable to recognize an orphan mts file without the entire AVCHD folder structure. But what to do if you only have some separate MTS files on hand? In that case, you will have to transcode MTS files that Avid couldn’t ‘read’ to an intermediate codec that is compatible with your editing program. In this post, we are going to talk about how to convert Panasonic AF100 AVCHD MTS to DNxHD MOV for working with Avid in detail.
Needed to transcode MTS files that Avid couldn’t ‘read’
“Hi, all. Can you please help? I’m looking for a workable converter program to convert Panasonic AF100 MTS files to Avid without sacrificing any quality. Several days ago, one of my clients copied a couple of MTS clips to me without preserving the complete AVCHD structure (I produce corporate, marketing and training videos for a range of clients.). Avid couldn’t read these loose MTS clips from AF100, so I have to transcode them before editing. I have tried several MTS programs but most hung, stopped unexpectedly, or didn’t sync. What a hair-pulling thing! Can anyone kindly recommend a reliable and helpful converter app to do so? Thanks a lot.”
By using HD Video Converter, you are able to encode AF100 AVCHD MTS files for use in Avid with lossless quality. It comes in both Windows and Mac version, and offers optimized DNxHD .mov format preset for use in Avid apps with optimum performance.
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Panasonic AF100 to Avid Converter – how to convert AF100 AVCHD to DNxHD for Avid?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Start up Video Converter as a Panasonic AF100 AVCHD Converter for Avid. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to input your source media.
Step 2: Choose output format 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 Panasonic AF100 MTS 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 DNxHD MOV files for use with Avid apps.
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