Summary: Having problems when importing AVCHD MTS footage from Panasonic LX7 in Avid Media Composer? Follow the guide to know the best way to edit Panasonic LX7 MTS clips in Avid Media Composer 5.5 /6 with DNxHD codec.
I have recorded many HD footages from Panasonic LX7 camera that in AVCHD video format, now I would like to import these projects to Avid media composer 5.5 for editing. What I want is to edit AVCHD files natively in AMC on my Macbook, but I found the Avid MC can’t handle the 1080 60p files smoothly. Fortunately, I’ve worked out a solution to natively editing Panasonic LX7 MTS in Avid Media Composer. If you have a Panasonic LX7 camera and meet the similar trouble, get the workaround here.
Now the latest Avid MC is version 6, though it added many new features, it still can’t support Panasonic 1080 60p/50p AVCHD footages well. When importing 1080 60p/50p AVCHD to Avid MC, you will encounter importing and editing problems from time to time. In order to edit your Panasonic LX7 AVCHD in Avid natively, you should transcode Lx7 AVCHD MTS files to DNxHD MOV, which is best natively supported by Avid.
Brorsoft’s MTS Converter for Mac is the best tool to help you finish the MTS to Avid conversion task. I have used this tool to rewrap LX7 MTS files to AMC 5.5 natively format DNxHD MOV on Mac. In fact, this software can deal nearly all kinds of Sony and Panasonic AVCHD AVCHD videos and can convert to ProRes for FCP, AIC for iMovie, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premier and more Non-linear editing software. If you are on Windows PC, please get the AVCHD MTS Converter. Download the tool, and take a look at the brief guide below.
1. Run the professional AVCHD to Avid DNxHD Converter for Mac Click "Add" to load Panasonic LX7 AVCHD video files or directly drag the files into file list.
2. Click "Format" bar to determine output format. For natively editing in Avid, you are recommended to choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov) as the best profile for native editing Panasonic LX7 AVCHD in Avid Media Composer.
3. If you would like to customize the video and audio parameters, you can click “settings”, adjust the parameters as you want, like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sampling rate, bit rate, channels.
4. Click “Convert” to start to convert Panasonic AVCHD MTS to Avid MC DNxHD codec for native editing in Avid Media Composer 5/5.5/6 on Mac.
When the conversion is finished, you can import and edit Panasonic LX7 footages in Avid Media Composer easily and should be no incompatible issue.