Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Importing and Organizing 1080p/1080i avchd from Sony VG900 into Avid Media Composer on Mac OS X
Summary: Avid Media Composer can’t import and edit Sony NEX-VG900 AVCHD footage smoothly? Just follow this article to convert Sony VG900 MTS to native codec DNxHD MOV, which ensures best results when working with Avid.
Source: Edit Sony NEX-VG900 1080p/1080i AVCHD on Mac Avid MC
As one the latest camcorders from Sony, the NEX-VG900 camcorder captures Full HD 1080/60i/60p/24p. It’s all about quality. Laser-sharp precision and detail is apparent in everything you shoot–even in dimly-lit environments. This massive leap forward delivers astounding high quality video in Full HD in 24p, 60p and 60i frame-rates plus uncompressed video via the HDMI out. In other words, however you want it, this VG camcorder delivers with impeccable clarity and buttery-smooth motion.
Some users have made complaints there are always some troubles around them while importing Sony VG900 AVCHD to Avid Media Composer 6.5. That’s because AVCHD is a proprietary form of H.264, is not the compatible video format of Avid Media Composer, which makes it difficult to load AVCHD clips to Avid Media Composer 6.5 for editing. Although, Avid MC has added some plug-ins as the bridge between AVCHD footage and Avid, the Avid still cannot handle AVCHD files well. In order to get Sony NEX-VG900 MTS clips into Avid for smoothly editing, youcan use 3rd-party software to rewrap and convert AVCHD to DNxHD mov, which is native codec ensuring the best results when working with Avid Medi Composer. For this purose, this article will show you how to transcode Sony NEX-VG900 AVCHD Footage to DNxHD MOV in detail.
Converting Sony NEX-VG900 AVCHD to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer
The quick workaround is to use the easy-to-use yet professional app called Brorosft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac which can be used as a Sony AVCHD MTS Converter under OS X Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8). It is free, clean and safe to install and use. With it, you can effortlessly transcode MTS to DNxHD MOV, ProRes, Apple Intermediate Codec, which maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro and iMovie, and it works well and converts flawlessly. Below is how.
Step 1: Import Sony AVCHD videos to the program
Assuming you’ve downloaded the excellent Sony AVCHD to Avid Converter to your Mac, install and run it. Click “Add” button on the main interface to load your MTS/M2TS camera recordings.
1. If necessary, you can click the button “Merge into one” to combine several videos to one file to save your conversion time.
2. If the supposed size of the imputed file is 1GB, then the memory space should be up to 40GB.
Step 2: Select output format
Click the format bar or the pull down menu of “Format” to select output format. Just choose Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as an output format.
Tip: You may as well click Settings to set video size to 1920*1080, frame rate to 30fps for easy editing.
Step 3: Start the Sony AVCHD to DNxHD Conversion on Mac
Click “Convert” button to start converting Sony NEX-VG900 MTS video to DNxHD MOV for Avid Media Composer.
Once the conversion completes, simply click “Open” button to get the converted DNxHD MOV files. And now you can bring the output MOV files into Avid Media Composer to create your own masterpieces.
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