How to get Media Composer import MTS/M2TS footages?
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How to get Media Composer import MTS/M2TS footages?

November 19, 2013 6:31 pm / Posted by to Cameras/Camcorders
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Have shot short films with your handy camcorder like Canon HF10. Tried to edit the recorded .mts files in Avid Media Composer, however, you were so frustrated that the imported movie became no audio, only image and transition. Any solution?

Though it is reported by Wikipeida that the Avid Media Composer 5 and its later version supports for the AVCHD file format, it does partially work. The fact is that there are still some MC 5 owners having kinds of hassles in importing their M2TS footages into Avid for editing. It results from the highly compressed MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (AVCHD codec). The MTS footages with the H.264 codec isn’t friendly to Avid Media Composer.

Take ease! Here show you an easy solution: convert AVCHD to Media Composer compatible file format like MPEG-4 or MPEG-2, then edit the converted file from AVCHD content with Avid. In the case, Doremisoft M2TS to Avid Converter for Mac can be your nice choice, for it can fast convert the MTS file to the Avid supported file formats without quality loss.

Note: According to which OS your computer runs, choose the right version of the program. If you use Windows OS, please refer to the Windows version of AVCHD to Avid Media Composer Converter. Both Mac and Window version has the same operating procedures. Below takes its Mac version as an example.

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Step by Step guide on how to convert 1080p MTS footages to Avid on Mac (Mountain Lion):


Download the AVCHD MTS/M2TS Converter for Avid on Mac

Download the program via the provided link. Follow the wizard to finish installing it, then launch the software.


Add 1080p .mts or .m2ts file(s) into the program

Connect your camcorder to Mac and transfer the .mts file to your desktop. Then, load the MTS footages into the MTS to Avid Converter. If you prefer to edit several segments together, you can combine them into one: import them and check the "Merge into one" box.

MXF to AVID Media Composer


Choose the Avid MPEG-4 or MPEG-2 as output file format

Click the "Profile" bar menu, you can access to all the output selections. Choose "Avid" and its optimally supported file formats like MP4 or MPG. Maybe you still hope to edit MTS footage in Final Cut Pro, just go to "Final Cut Pro" and select Apple ProRes 422(*mov), H.264 as output format.

MXF to AVID Media Composer

Tips: If necessary, you can click "Setting" to do some advanced video or audio parameter settings: video resolution, bit rate and frame rate.

MXF Settings for FCE

Hit "START" to begin the conversion. After conversion, click "Open" folder to find converted footage for importing to Avid.

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