Can I transfer 1080 50p MTS file from Panasonic GH3 to Avid MC

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Can I transfer 1080 50p MTS file from Panasonic GH3 to Avid MC

Post  lydia520622 on Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:20 pm

Summary: Have some1080/50p AVCHD from Panasonic Lumix GH3 but got error when importing to Avid Media Composer? In this article, we quickly walk you through the most effective way for getting Panasonic GH3 footage into Avid.

The Panasonic Lumix GH3 once again focuses on video as much as photo performance. From the specs we can see that the new Lumix DSLR records at much higher bitrate video. AVCHD capture is now at up to 1080/50p. While enjoying the stunning HD image quality, many folks are having problems when importing GH3 1080 50p AVCHD footage to Avid Media Composer(even with the latest MC 6//6.5/7). If you’re in such a situation, you can read on the article to learn more, which mainly shows you how to get Panasonic GH3 1080 50P footage and Avid Media Composer to work beautifully.

I’m also the GH3 owner and wanna get the output 50p videos to Avid Media Composer on my Mac OS X. But frustratingly, the Avid can't import the recorded 1080 50P AVCHD video, the frame rate is so high and the codec is not friendly to Avid MC for editing. On Avid official website, it recommends DNxHD or XDCAM codec for editing, and DNxHD codec is the first choice.

To edit 1080 50p MTS clips in Avid Media Composer smoothly, what I’ve figured out is that the best solution is to transcode MTS format to DNxHD codec, which ensures maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Avid Media Composer. For this purpose, this article will show you how to convert Panasonic Lumix GH3 AVCHD to DNxHD .mov in detail.

Transcoding Panasonic Lumix GH3 MTS recordings to Avid

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 Panasonic AVCHD MTS Converter under OS X Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.Cool, Mavericks(10.9). It is free, clean and safe to install and use. With it, you can effortlessly transcode MTS to DNxHD MOV for Avid Media Composer, and it works well and converts flawlessly. (Note: For Windows users, MTS/M2TS Converter is the choice.) Below is how.

Step 1: Load original MTS files to Mac MTS to DNxHD Converter

Install and Launch the MTS Converter for Avid on your Mac and load your .mts/.m2ts files to it.

Step 2: Choose output format

Click on the Format box and select a proper format in dropdown-list. For editing Panasonic GH3 footage in Avid Media Composer, you can choose Avid Studio> Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as target format.

Tip: You may as well click Settings to set video size to 1920*1080, frame rate to 30fps for easy editing.

Step 3: Edit the 1080 50P MTS video

By clicking “Edit” button, you can trim, crop the video, or add watermark, attach subtitles and adjust effect to the videos which you will convert.

Step 4: Start converting

Click the “Convert” icon under the preview window, and the Mac MTS to DNxHD Converter will start transcoding Panasonic GH31080p 50p/60p MTS to DNxHD MOV for Avid Media Composer on Mac.

After the conversion, click the “Open” button to locate converted files, then load DNxHD .MOV files in Avid MC for editing with best quality.

Source:Panasonic Lumix GH3 Workflow in Avid Media Composer

http://videoeditingusefultools.altervista.org/blog/pa-gh3-video-import-avid-media-composer-can-transfer-1080-50p-mts-file-panasonic-gh3-avid-mc/

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