Importing 1080/60i AVCHD MTS files from Sony HDR-CX200 into Avid Media Composer

This tutorial has been developed to make sure that the best is provided to the user in terms of Avid Media Composer usage and the avchd files from Sony HDR-CX200.

I use Sony HDR-CX200 to make great videos of my vacation, and the CX200 full HD Flash memory camcorder captured videos in MTS format. I tried to edit the .mts files in Avid Media Composer, but Avid got problems importing mts files in projects.Avid Media Composer most friendly video format is DNxHD (*.mov). Thus, i'd better transcode Sony HDR-CX200 footage to Avid Media Compose native format along with some help from a third-party software.

Then i got Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter, a top AVCHD Converter for Avid Media which is specially designed for Sony, Canon, JVC and Panasonic AVCHD Camcorder/camera owners to convert MTS to AVI, convert M2TS to WMV, convert MTS to MP4, and convert 3D MTS to any file format with excellent audio and image quality for using in video editing software and multimedia devices.

The Sony AVCHD MTS Converter supports for a wide range of video editing software, including Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere(AVCHD MTS to Premiere), Cyberlink PowerDirector, Avid, Magix Movie Edit Pro, Windows Movie Makeretc. Below, I will throw a quick tutorial up on how to convert Sony HDR-CX200 AVCHD to DNxHD MOV for Avid Media Composer editing smoothly.

( Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

How to Convert Sony HDR-CX200 AVCHD to DNxHD MOV for Avid MC in Windows or Mac

Step 1. Import AVCHD files to this MTS/M2TS converter

After installing and running this MTS/M2TS Converter, you need to import your Sony HDR-CX200 AVCHD files. This smart app gives you two different options to do this. You can choose any one.

1.Go to "Add"> "Load Media Files" to add the AVCHD files.
2.Directly drag one or more AVCHD files to this program.

Step 2. Choose an output format

Click on “Format” and you will get a dropdown menu, then move you pointer to “Avid Studio”, and from the sublist, “Avid DNxHD 1080p(*.mov)”, “Avid DNxHD 720p(*.mov)” are both the compatible format for you to edit HDR-CX200 AVCHD clips in Avid Media Composer. Then you can set the output folder by clicking “Browse” icon as you need.

Step 3. Start AVCHD to Avid Dnxhd conversion

When everything is done, you just need to hit "Convert" to convert Sony HDR-CX200 AVCHD to Avid Dnxhd MOV for Avid Media Composer. After the conversion, you'll be surprised to find that you can drag the output files to Avid MC for playback without any trouble.

Tips for AVCHD MTS/M2TS to Avid MC conversion:
1. If you wanna join MTS/M2TS files for easier editing in Avid Media Composer, please check the "Merge into one" box.

2. If your files were recorded in AVCHD FX (24Mbps) 920x1080/60i recording option, you will find lots of lines on your videos which don’t look clearly. So if want a filter to remove all these interlacing artifacts from videos, just click “Edit” to enter editing window, find the Effect tab, and then make sure the checkbox of “Deinterlacing” is ticked.

3. If you wanna shut down the computer after the conversion automatically, just click Option and tick the box “Shut down the computer after conversion” before conversion starts.

Further Reading:

Convert MTS to QuickTime MOV: You will learn how to convert MTS to QuickTime for iMovie and QuickTime Player on Mac with the best Mac MTS to QuickTime Converter. So, you can import MTS to iMovie, add MTS to QuickTime player on Mac.

Add/Import MTS/M2TS to iTunes for Playback: In this article, you will learn how to convert MTS to iTunes compatible format, so that you can play and sync MTS files with iTunes easily.

Get Premiere Pro working with .MTS files: Step-by-step tutorial to import and edit your .MTS files in Adobe Premiere Pro by converting MTS to Premiere native format.

:Transcoding MTS files to AVI/MOV/WMV/M4V: The article shows you how to transcode MTS files to MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, MPEG, M4V, FLV etc. video formats so that you can watch or edit your MTS videos freely.

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