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Mar 12

Convert Panasonic HC-X920 AVCHD 50p/60p MTS files to Avid Media Composer compatible codec

Panasonic HC-X920 3MOS Ultrafine Full HD Camcorder features three 1/2.3″ BSI MOS sensors for recording Full HD 1080/60p video in the AVCHD format. The 12x Leica Dicomar zoom lens has a fast max aperture of f/1.5 and a 35mm equivalent of approximately 29.8-399.2mm, and the optical zoom is supplemented by an 25x Intelligent Zoom. Built-in Wi-Fi enables real time streaming and remote control via a smartphone or tablet. Other features include a 3.5″ LCD touchscreen monitor, Five Axis Hybrid OIS, 5.1-channel surround sound, and iA Plus Mode. The HC-X920 HD camera stores videos in .mts format with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression.


  • Class-leading image quality
  • Manual controls including lens focus ring
  • Extensive new WiFi features


  • Optional 3D just as limited as previous flagship model

The 1080/50p mode for Europe and 1080/60p for US produce higher quality video comparing to other consumer camcorders with similar pricing range, but the saved 1080/50p and 1080/60 MTS is not AVCHD standard compliant. Avid Media Composer does not work with the Panasonic HC-X920 1080 50p/60p AVCHD video footage very well.Pavtube AVCHD to Avid Converter for Mac comes as the solution partner with Avid on Mac OS X for converting Panasonic HC-X920 1080/50p and 1080/60p MTS to Avid compatible format: DNxHD MOV.

(Note: If you want convert Panasonic HC-X920 1080 50p/60p MTS videos to MP4 for uploading to YouTube/Vimeo, sharing or playing on Android, Apple, Windows 8 devices etc. on Mac, I recommend a Free Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac from Mac App Store, you can click to view details of the function.)

Well, here I demonstrate the simple steps using Mac AVCHD to Avid Conversion program to transcode Panasonic HC-X920 AVCHD 1080 50p/60p MTS to DNxHD MOV for Avid Media Composer on Mac(Supported OS: Mountain Lion 10.8, Lion 10.7, Snow Leopard 10.6, Mac OS X Leopard 10.5).

How to Convert Panasonic HC-X920 1080 50p/60p MTS videos to DNxHD MOV for Avid on Mac?

First, free download Pavtube Mac AVCHD to Avid Conversion

Step 1. Load Panasonic HC-X920 video to Pavtube AVCHD to Avid Converter for Mac.

After transferring 1080 50p/60p .mts videos from Panasonic HC-X920 camcorder to iMac via USB cable, run Pavtube AVCHD to Avid Converter for Mac as the perfect Mac Panasonic AVCHD Converter for Avid, and click the “Add” button to load the .mts videos from hard drive disk. You may also open the folder with the 50p/60p .mts files and drag and drop to the converter interface.

Step 2. Choose the best codec for Avid Media Composer.

Click “Format” on the main interface and choose “Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov)” as output format.

Step 3. The best profile settings for Avid MC.

Tap the “Settings” icon, and you can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the Profile Setting to get the output in best quality.


  • 1. For 1080 50p AVCHD files, you can set the video size as 1920*1080, and set the video frame rate as 25fps.
  • 2. For 1080 60p AVCHD videos, set the video size as 1920*1080; while, set the video frame rate as 30fps.

Step 4. Convert Panasonic HC-X920 AVCHD 1080 50p/60p MTS videos to DNxHD MOV.

All the settings have been done; you can start the Panasonic HC-X920 1080 60p/50p AVCHD to DNxHD MOVconversion for Avid Media Composer on Mac by clicking the “Convert” button.

Once finished, click “Open” button to get the generated DNxHD MOV files for using in Avid MC.

How to Import exported DNxHD MOV files to Avid Media Composer for further editing on Mac?

1. Open up Avid MC and create a project. When you create a project, it is crucial that you set-up the project correctly or you could have serious problems later and lose a great deal of your work.

2. Once you’ve created your project, you will only need to open it to begin editing. In your project and open, select the bin you wish the video clip to appear in. From the “File” menu, click “Import”…

Learn More Details: Import Medis files to Avid

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