Edit VIXIA HF M41/M400/M500 MTS in Avid MC on Mac 10.8
Summary: This tutorial mainly shows you how to import and edit Canon VIXIA HF M41/M400/M500 AVCHD footage in Avid Media Composer smoothly under Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 by transcoding/converting Canon VIXIA HF .mts footage to DNxHD MOV for Avid MC.
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Some users have got problems when they import Canon VIXIA HF M41/M400/M500 projects to Avid media composer for editing. "I shot footage using the Canon VIXIA HF M41. When I import the footage into Avid, I found the Media Composer 6.5 cannot handle the AVCHD files well, and some the footage looks washed out and the preview is loggy. Is there anyway to solve the problem? Thanks!"
As the Avid can’t import Canon VIXIA HF M41/M400/M500 recorded AVCHD video, the codec is not friendly to AMC for editing, on Avid official website, it recommends DNxHD codec for editing, and DNxHD codec is the best choice. So if you want to edit your Canon VIXIA HF M41/M400/M500 MTS in Avid smoothly, you should transcode MTS format to DNXHD codec, which is best supported by Avid Media Composer.
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Transcode Canon VIXIA HF M41/M400/M500 MTS footage for Avid MC
1. Download Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac, follow the prompts to install the program. Drag and drop Canon VIXIA HF M41/M400/M500 MTS video files into file list.
2. And then click “Format” bar to choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNXHD (*.mov), this format is best presetted for Avid Media Composer editing.
3. “Settings” button in the main interface is very useful for you to customize the Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sampling rate, bit rate, channels.
4.After these, you can click “Convert” to start to convert Canon VIXIA MTS to Avid Media Composer DNXHD codec for native editing.
Now you can follow the steps and have a try, after converting, import videos to Avid MC and then you can eidt easily without problems.
If you want to backup your recorded Canon AVCHD videos on DVD, you can use Pavtube DVD Creator to burn AVCHD videos to DVD disc/ISO for backup and playback.
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