Best Way to Import AVCHD MTS/M2TS Files to Avid Media Composer
When you record some videos by an AVCHD camcorders(no matter from Sony, Panasonic, Canon), the captured footage may carry MTS, M2TS extension. While the problem is, most video editing programs including Avid Media Composer won't support MTS/M2TS format natively till now. So how to get Avid Media Composer work with all kinds of MTS, M2TS files? This article will explain how to import MTS/M2TS to Avid MC perfectly.
As far as we know, since Avid Media Composer 6 has added the MTS format support, but AMA plug-in is needed. What's the basic reason we can't import MTS clips to Avid directly? Actually, it's due to the codec incompatibility. The MTS/M2TS footage is mostly encoded with H.264/AVC codec which does not work well with video editing software except for few ones. Therefore, if you want to edit MTS/M2TS in Avid Media Composer, the best way is to convert MTS files to DNxHD, something ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Avid MC 4/5/6/7.
To get the work done, Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac is highly recommended for you. It can help you to convert MTS, M2TS clips to Avid Media Composer compatible DNxHD .mov format without loosing quality. Apart from fast converting AVCHD to Avid basically, it also supports encoding all 1080p or 1080i MTS files to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premier Pro, ProRes for FCP, AIC .mov for iMovie, etc. What's more, the conversion is easy to handle and only with a few simple clicks, you can finish the conversion without facing any glitches. If you have problems when using MTS files in Avid Media Composer on Windows, please get MTS/M2TS Converter. Download the program and you can edit MTS in Avid Media Composer smoothly as you wish.
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Converting MTS/M2TS files to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer
Step 1: Load source files
Launch the MTS/M2TS Converter on your Mac. Click the "Add Video" or "Add from folder" button on to load your MTS or M2TS videos. If you would like to join MTS files together, just select these files and check the "Merge into one" box.
Step 2: Choose Avid supported format
Click "Format" and move your pointer to "Avid Media Composer" Category and choose "Avid DNxHD(*.mov)" as output format.
Step 3: Determine video resolution, bit rate, frame rate
Click "Settings" button, then you will be able to adjust audio and video parameters on the popup window to customize the output file quality. These adjustable parameters include codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel. You're advised to adjust the A/V parameters to be the same with source MTS files so as to bear least quality loss at proper file size.
Step 4: Start MTS to DNxHD conversion
Click the convert button, the MTS to Avid converter will start encoding .mts/m2ts for importing to Avid Media Composer immediately.
Once the conversion is finished, you can click "Open" button to get the output files effortlessly, and now you are ready to import and edit MTS/M2TS files with Avid Media Composer 7/6/5/4 without any issue.