Firstly, I have to admit that it’s indeed a good idea for us to edit HC-X1000 4K MTS in Avid MC. Unfortunately, Avid Media Composer doesn’t support 4K MTS files. You may ask why not Avid cannot support 4K MTS videos, due to the best video formats no matter for HC-X1000, we need some other measures.
The HC-X1000 is a full-fledged 4K camcorder supporting various recording formats, like 4K/Cinmea 4K/Full-HD, frame rates including 60p/50p/24p and a host of professional functions. Its 4K resolution produces stunning, lifelike images, and its compact body adds agile mobility, idea for professionals shooting documentaries and events.
Versatile recording formats and bit rates prepare HC-X1000 for use in a wide range of applications. The AVCHD recording format is joined by MTS for quick and easy editing. Full-HD recording employs all-intra compression for a maximum bit rate of 200Mbpa. This brings outstanding quality to image production. “I have got a Panasonic HC-X1000 for days. Just curious if people have been able to work with the HC-X1000 4K MTS in Avid MC natively yet. Is there anybody that has found a fast reliable workflow that actually saves time? Is there conversion software that will actually use all available processor cores and available memory to make this process go fast?”
On Avid official website, it recommends DNxHD or XDCAM codec for editing, and DNxHD codec is the first choice. Since Avid MC cannot support the HC-X1000 4K AVCHD MTS files owing to the codec problem, then how can we import HC-X1000 4K MTS to Avid MC for smooth editing? The workflow will be based on Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac, a professional video converter, player and editor. If you running on Windows, you can refer to the equivalent version Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter.
How to convert HC-X1000 4K MTS to Avid Media Composer for editing?
Step 1: Once you run the HC-X1000 4K MTS Converter on your Mac, click “Add video” button or “Add from folder” button to load your source 4K MTS files from HC-X1000.
Step 2: This HC-X1000 4K MTS Converter offers optimized format presets for Avid Media Composer. Choose “Avid Media Composer>>Avid DNxHD (*.mov)” as output format. This format is best for Avid Media Composer native editing.
Tips: If you want to combine several 4K MTS clips into one, please tick the box “Merge into one file” under the preview window. This Mac MTS Converter also includes the editing function to let you trim, crop, edit audio, add watermark and subtitles and etc. before conversion.
Step 3: Click “Settings” button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you’d better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bit rate, frame rate as you need.
Step 4: When ready, click “Convert” button to start format conversion.
Conclusion: As soon as the conversion is complete, you can click “Open” to get the exported DNxHD MOV files for use in Avid Media Composer with optimum performance. Now, enjoy editing HC-X1000 4K MTS in Avid MC!
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