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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