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Edit 3D MTS video clip in Avid Media Composer/Premier Pro

“There are plugins out there for 3D editing, but they are expensive even with the latest price cuts by GoPro. If you have Adobe Premiere Pro and Avid Media Composer and you’re on a budget then this workflow is for you.”

To convert 3D MTS video to Avid MC and Adobe Premiere Pro editable formats, UFUSoft HD Converter for Mac is the best 3D AVCHD MTS to Avid DNxHD(*.mov) for Avid MC and MPEG-2 (*.mpg) for Premiere Pro format converter software. Get the software for free trial and follow the 3D video clips to Avid Media Composer/Adobe Premiere Pro conversion guide step by step.

UFUSoft 3D MTS Converter for Mac is the right app for you.This 3D AVCHD convert program can handle both 3D and 2D MTS videos and transcode AVCHD to Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, etc Mac tools editable format(common 2D, or Anaglyphic 3D). It works excellent and converts seamlessly. What’s more, the 3D MTS files handling tool provides you the editing features, so you can also choose to trim, crop, add watermark to your original videos. If you have the 3D MTS playing and editing issues on Window PC, please turn to UFUSoft 3D MTS Converter to solve all the problems.

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Transcode/Import 3D MTS Video Clip to Avid MC/Premiere Pro Step by Step

Step 1: Launch the MTS Converter for Mac, and you may either click “Add” button to import .mts files, or directly drag and drop the files into this program.

If you want to join 3D AVCHD MTS clips together, select all files and click Merge.

Step 2: Click the format bar or the pull down menu of “Format” to select output format:

a. To edit your videos in Avid Media Composer, then just choose Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as an output format.

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b. To edit AVCHD videos in Adobe Premiere Pro, then Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) is the suitable video format.

Tip: Adjust the video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality before starting conversion.

Step 3: If necessary, click option under “Edit” icon to start video editing with your 3D files. The supporting editing functions include the cropping frame size, trimming the length, adding watermark, and so on.

Step 4: Click the convert button to start transcoding 3D AVCHD .mts/m2ts files to DNxHD .mov for Avid Media composer, MPEG-2(.mpg) for Adobe Premiere Pro immediately.

Once the conversion finished, tap the Open button to locate the converted files. Afterwards, it will be easy for you to bring 3D MTS files to Avid MC/Adobe Premiere Pro for easy editing.

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AVI to Avid MC Converter-Add/Upload AVI files to Avid Media Composer

Avid Media Composer, frequently referred to as “The Avid”, is the most widely used NLE for professional film and video editing. And recently, Avid has unveiled Media Composer 7, featuring accelerated and simplified file-based workflows including optimized HD delivery from high-res source material and automated media operations. Although Avid offcial website claimed that Media Composer supports most commonly-used video codecs, including QuickTime movie files, .DV, .TNF, .AVI, .MP2 + .WAV, and sequential .TGA or .TIF files. However, due to the wide range of media types, and the different ways manufacturers store video on these media types, not all AVI files are compatible with Avid Media Composer. And lots of folks have met the problems when they import AVI files into Media Composer like this:

“When I try importing .avi files, it says that the file type is not supported. I’ve tried all kinds of codecs, compressed, and uncompressed, but nothing works.”

“Pretty much anyone have any suggestions on how I might be able to import an AVI file into Avid Media Composer Thanks!”

In fact, the reason you cannot ingest and open AVI files in Avid MC is pretty simple: AVI format, unlike other formats like MP3 or JPEG, is a container format, meaning it can contain video audio compressed using many different combinations of codecs. Some codecs are not compatible with Avid, so you will encounter problems when get AVI files into Avid Media Composer. If you are still attempting to edit AVI files with Avid Media Composer, what’s the available workaround?

On Avid official website, it recommends DNxHD or XDCAM codec for editing, and DNxHD codec is the first choice. So if want to get Avid Media Composer work prefectly with AVI videos, the easy workaround is to convert AVI to DNxHD MOV. Below is how.

First you need to download UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac, a powerful highly quality video converter, player and editor which can be used as an Avid DNxHD Converter under OS X Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8), Mavericks (10.9), Yosemite (10.10). It is free, clean and safe to install and use.

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So, what does the workflow look like?

1) Run the Mac AVI to Avid Converter, load AVI clips into it.

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2) Click “Format” bar to select Avid Media Composer->Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as output format.


Tip: Before conversion, you can click “Settings” button right besides “Format”and enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

Finally, click “Convert” button and you files will be converted into DNxHD .MOV files ready to be imported into Avid MC. Now you can edit the encoded AVI video files in Avid Media Composer without problems.

P.S. UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac is an all-in-one video conversion app which offers the easiest way to transcode video/audio among AVI, WMV, MKV, MP4, MXF, MTS, TiVo, MOV, FLV, 3GP, VOB to fit various multimedia devices or to edit with iMovie (Apple Intermediate Codec), Final Cut Pro (ProRes), Avid (DNxHD), Premiere (MPEG-2/WMV), FCE and more on Mac (Yosemite/Mavericks/Mountain Lion).

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Import Sony HDR-PJ790V/PJ780/PJ650V AVCHD to Avid MC

The Sony Handycam PJ780, PJ650V as well as HDR-PJ790V are new to us, which won best camcorder at Consumer Electronics Show. These Hanycams are capable of recording 1920×1080 24p/60p Full HD digital video footages. Have you got one yet for full HD movie recording?

If so, you may have concern about Sony HDR-PJ790V/PJ780/PJ650V compatibility with common Non-Linear Editing programs like Avid Media Composer on your Mac. It’s pity the Sony Handycam MTS recordings are not supported by Media Composer well. As we all know, AVCHD is a superb format for recording videos in camcorders, so many camcorder manufactories choose this kind of format to meet the customers’ demands of the best video quality and the less space to store. However, AVCHD is not a good format for editing in Avid, as well FCP, iMovie. So how should we do?

First, you need to know that the most compatible codec for Avid is DNxHD. Thus, you need to transcode Sony HDR-PJ790V/PJ780/PJ650V MTS footage to DNxHD for Avid MC. UFUSoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac is highly recommended software which has the preset profile for Avid Media Composer and other Mac tools like FCP, Final Cut Express, iMovie, etc. You can transcode all AVCHD MTS files from Sony, Canon, Panasonic, JVC to an editable format on Mac without any quality loss. Download the Sony MTS Converter and below is how.

How to convert Sony Handycam HDR-PJ790V/PJ780/PJ650V AVCHD videos to Avid MC? 

Step 1: Install and launch the Sony Handycam video converter on your Mac. Transfer your footage from your Sony Handycam camcorder to the software. If you want, you can merge several AVCHD clips by ticking “Merge into one” box.

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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.

Step 4: Click “Convert” button to start converting Sony HDR-PJ790V/PJ780/PJ650V 1080 60p AVCHD to DNxHD .mov 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 Handycam HDR-PJ790V/PJ780/PJ650V footages in Avid Media Composer should be no incompatible issue.

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