Transcode CX160 AVCHD to Avid Media Composer on Mac
The article is about how to transcode Sony HDR-CX160 1080/60P AVCHD to Avid Media Composer 5.5.3 on Mac OS X Lion. With its back-illuminated “Exmor R” CMOS sensor, the HDR-CX160 HD Handycam? camcorder delivers superior low-light video. Full HD 60p recording capabilities offer incredibly detailed playback of your precious memories.
The wide angle Sony G Lens lets you capture more of the action with sharp images and brilliant, accurate colors. Also equipped with 32GB embedded Flash memory, you can record and store up to 13 hours of high-definition video footage (HD LP mode). A vibrant 3.0″ touch-screen display lets you compose and view your shots while a built-in GPS receiver gives you the ability to view your current location on the LCD map display, as well as “tag” your shooting locations.
Many users want to edit their shootings in the AVCHD recording mode with the latest version of Avid Media Composer 5.5.3 to make a personalized home movie. Now we introduce you the best Mac Sony CX160 AVCHD Converter which enables you to import Sony HDR-CX160 1080/60P AVCHD to Avid Media Composer 5.5.3 on Mac easily without any trouble.
Conditions for converting Sony HDR-CX160 1080/60P AVCHD to Avid Media Composer 5.5.3 on Mac OS X Lion：
1. Free Download Software: BrorsoftMac Sony CX160 AVCHD Converter (Free for trial version)
2. System requirement: Mac OS X Lion with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor or better
Part 1: Copy and transfer Sony HDR-CX160 1080/60P AVCHD files to Mac.
Connect your Sony HDR-CX160 camcorder to Apple computer via USB cable, find the .mts files by following the camera folder AVCHD > BDMV > STREAM. Then copy and transfer the .mts files from camera to the Apple hard drive disk.
Part 2: Transcode Sony HDR-CX160 1080/60P AVCHD to Avid Media Composer 5.5.3 on Mac OS X Lion.
Step 1: Import HDR-CX160 1080/60P AVCHD to the best Mac Sony CX160 AVCHD Converter.
Launch Mac Sony CX160 AVCHD Converter. Click the button for adding to import HDR-CX160 1080/60P AVCHD to the best Mac Sony CX160 AVCHD Converter. You can tick the box in front of the file you want to convert.
Tip: If you have multiple MTS/M2TS video files, you can tick the “Merge into one” box to combine the multiple video files into one single file so that you can play these files without interruption.
Step 2: Choose an output format for Avid Media Composer 5.5.3.
Click on the dropdown menu of “Format” and then move you pointer to Avid Studio> Avid DNxHD(*.mov). The Avid DNxHD .mov format is the only available format when your Avid Media Composer 5.5.3 is installed on Mac.
Step 3: Click “Settings” icon to adjust audio and video parameters.
Click the “Settings” icon and you will go into a new interface named “Profile Settings”. You can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality. You can refer to the screen shot below.
Note: You’d better set the video frame rate as 60fps, and select the audio channels as 5.1 channel to keep the best quality for editing in Avid Media Composer 5.5.3.
When you finish the process of streaming the CX160 1080/60P AVCHD MTS to Avid DNxHD MOV, the output files for Avid Media Composer 5.5.3 can get by clicking on “Open” button effortlessly. So you can easily import Sony CX160 merged Avid DNxHD (*.mov) to Avid Media Composer 5.5.3 for editing without interruption.
1. If you wanna convert/transcode AVCHD MTS/M2TS to FCP for editing, you can transcode MTS/M2TS to Apple ProRes (*.mov), DVCPRO HD(*.mov) or HDV(*.mov) for FCP. Obviously, the professional Brorsoft Mac Sony CX160 AVCHD Converter is your best and first choice.
Summary: Have trouble of editing Blade Chroma 4K video files in Avid Media Composer? Just follow the post to get some tips and tricks.
"Can you help me to edit Blade Chroma 4k files with Avid Media Composer natively? I borrowed the newly released Blade Chroma camera from my friend and recorded a lot of videos recently, now I need to edit the footages in Avid Media Composer, I tried to load and edit them, but I found the files can't be handled smoothly, it is hard to edit the original 4K footages with Blade Chroma. Any suggestion is appreciated, thanks!"
This is the Ready-to-Fly(RTF)version of the Chroma Camera Drone from Blade, which includes the ST-10+ transmitter/personal ground station combination. It incorporates the CGO3-GB, a 3-axis ginbal-stabilized able to capture 4K video, 1080p video at up to 120 fps, and shoots photos at 12-megapixels. Photos can be captured in JPEG or DNG RAW and it is possible to snap photos while recording video.
However, based on our multiple testing, 4K video from Blade Chroma CGO3 is not supported well for editing in Avid Media Composer. On the other hand, working 4K raw with Avid Media Composer is usually very taxing on your computer. On this case, to ensure a smooth workflow of importing and editing Blade Chroma 4K footage in Avid Media Composer, a recommeded suggestion is to transcode/compress 4K to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer in 1080p.
To finish the task, Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is the optimal choice for you! This video converter program provides hundreds of output format presets for 4K videos, such as DNxHD for Avid, Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere, Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie, etc. Besides, this 4K converter is also available to customize the output resolutions to any size like 1080p, 2K, 4K as users want. With it, you can easily convert Blade Chroma 4K to Avid MC most compatible format in proper video settings. If you are working on Windows(Windows 10 included), please turn to Brorsoft Video Converter. Download the tool and start the 4K video conversion.
Convert Blade Chroma CGO3 4K video for Avid Media Composer
Step 1. Install the Mac 4K Converter program and run it. Drag the 4K .mov files to the software. Or you can also click "Add" button on the top of the main interface to import video to the program.
Step 2. Set output format, choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov) as the target format.
Step 3. If you'd like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels, please turn to "Settings" page. Usually 1080p is the optimal setting for using in Avid Media Composer. You can downscale Blade Chroma 4K to 1080p.
Step 4. Hit the convert button; it will start converting Blade Chroma 4K for importing to Avid MC. Soon after the conversion, just click "Open" button to get the generated files for editing in Avid Meida Composer perfectly.