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Converting Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V AVCHD footage to DNxHD MOV for Avid natively editing

    Fuel your fervor for photography with this Cyber-shot HX200V camera. Advanced yet user-friendly features give you the control you want with the results you crave. It is a feature-packed super-zoom camera, offering 1920x1080 60p AVCHD Full HD video recording with stereo sound and HDMI output.

    With the Sony HX200V in hand, you can keep the unique memory when you are traveling or on some special and important occasions. You must not want to enjoy the exciting videos you captured alone. Before sharing with your friends or family members, you may want to edit Sony HX200V videos in Avid Media Composer. However, things turn to be different that you couldn't successfully import the 1080p AVCHD videos to Avid.

    Avid claims in its “File-based support” page that the Avid Media Composer has "full native direct access to AVCHD media and metadata”, while users continuously have problems one or another when importing Sony AVCHD to Avid MC for edit. As we all know, the Sony HX200V videos are encoded with H.264/ AVC. The advanced compression method of H.264 results in much less storage and the same picture quality comparing with MPEG-4. However, this highly-compressed content are not so friendly for editing software. What to do if you insist to import Sony HX200V 1080p MTS files to Avid MC?

    Actually, the simplest and fastest way to solve the above mentioned problem is converting Sony AVCHD to DNxHD MOV - one of Media Composer preferred editing format. To get the work done, you can get Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter Mac, which can help you transcode Sony AVCHD footage to DNxHD MOV for using in MC without visible quality loss and ensures audio and video in perfect synchronization. The contents below present the detailed steps.

    How to Convert DSC-HX200V AVCHD MTS to DNxHD MOV for Avid Media Composer

    Notes: If you are a Windows user and also want to make the MTS clips compatible with Avid Media Composer, Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Windows is the alternative for you.

    Step 1:Download the best Sony AVCHD MTS Converter Mac, and install the program. Run it. Click "Add" button to load Sony HX200V MTS video files or directly drag the files into the software blank.


    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:Click "Format" bar to choose output format. For natively editing in Avid, you are recommended to choose Avid Media Composer -> DNxHD (*.mov).


    Step 3: After choosing the compatible video format, pls click the "Settings" to enter "Profile Settings" page to adjust the parameters you want, such as like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sampling rate, bit rate, channels.

    PS: video size should be 1920*1080(keep your original resolution), video frame rate should be 30fps. If the clips are recorded at 50fps(PAL), then 25 frame rate is the best choice for you.


    Step 4:Click "Convert" button to start converting Sony HX200V AVCHD to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer.

    When the conversion is finished, you can get the output files effortlessly by clicking "Open" button to locate the converted videos. Now, importing and editing Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX200V footages in Avid Media Composer should be no incompatible issue.

    About DNxHD
    DNxHD is a proprietary Avid format, which is a video codec intended to be usable as both an intermediate format suitable for use while editing and as a presentation format. DNxHD offers a choice of three user-selectable bit rates: 220 Mbit/s with a bit depth of 10 or 8 bits, and 145 or 36 Mbit/s with a bit depth of 8 bits. DNxHD data is typically stored in an MXF container, although it can also be stored in a Quicktime container. Here Brorsoft Sony MTS Converter for Mac just packs it in a Quicktime (MOV) container for edit use in Avid Media Composer.

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