Panasonic LUMIX GH3 is a multimedia camera with built-in creative controls and an ease of use. Full-area touchscreen-controlled AF and auto exposure, even in video mode, make HD video capture a breeze. Have you added the innovative GH3 to your camera bag to change your photography.
However, the new 60 progressive recording mode in GH3 is not friendly for post-production. Over majority non-linear editing software like iMovie, FCP as well as the Avid systems do not use the same native AVCHD .mts format as Panasonic Lumix GH3 memory cards. And on Avid official website, it recommends DNxHD or XDCAM codec for editing, and DNxHD codec is the first choice. So, if you get the Avid Symphony(It is Avid's high end SD/HD finishing platform for long form work, such as documentary and episodic TV) installed on your Mactonish and wanna edit the GH3 footage, you need to convert Panasonic Lumix GH3 AVCHD to DNxHD for smooth editing.
1. Download and install the best Mac AVCHD to Avid Converter, a professional transcoder that lets you convert Lumix GH3 footage into Avid compatible DNxHD codec on Mac OS X.
2. You’d better transfer shootings from Panasonic Lumix GH3 memory card to your computer and make backup.
Here's a simple and quick workaround for getting Panasonic Lumix GH3 video into Avid Symphony:
Step 1: Run the MTS Converter for Mac and click Add to import Lumix GH3 .mts/.m2ts footage.
Step 2: Select a proper format from the drop-down list of "Format" bar. To make Panasonic Lumix GH3 footage be compatible with Avid, you’re advised to select “Avid Media Composer>> Avid DNxHD (*.mov)” format.
Step 3: (Optional) You can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the Profile Setting to get the output in best quality. 1920*1080 video size and 30fps video frame rate are recommended.
Step 4: Press on the big "Convert" button to transcode Panasonic MTS to Avid DNXHD codec for natively editing.
After the conversion, click the Open button, you can get the transcoded videos there. Now, you can import and edit Lumix GH3 footage in Avid Symphony instantly.
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