Simple way to Import Canon C100 AVCHD files to Avid

Summary: Having problems while importing Canon C100 AVCHD videos to Avid Media Composer? Follow this article, you will know how to edit Canon C100 AVCHD files in Avid smoothly.

Canon C100 is one of the
digital camera in Canon's Cinema EOS line. Ulike C300 and C500, the Canon C100 records footages in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compressed AVCHD format instead of MXF container which causes new issues while importing Canon C100 AVCHD files to Avid Media Composer.

"I've recently upgraded to a C100 from a 60D. But why I cannot import Canon MTS videos into Avid? I always got some Error message. What's the problem? I need it to be fixed immediately in that I am in deadline. Thank you"

Avid announces that it offers the possibility of significant workflow improvements using AMA with Dynamic Media Folders, background transcoding and AMA media management. That is to say, some videos can be linked to Avid directly via AMA. However, owing to Avid version and computer configuration, a number of users still could not transfer Canon C100 MTS videos to Avid via AMA.

In fact, editing process will become simple if you get a Canon C100 AVCHD Converter at hand for transcoding AVCHD files into DNxHD MOV directly. I have used Brorsoft MTS Conveter for Mac for several years which saves my life. It not only can help me encode MTS videos to Avid friendly format, but also supplies other NLEs' codec, like Apple ProRes for FCP, AIC for iMovie/FCE .etc. If you are a PC user, pls turn to Brorsoft MTS Converter windows version. Now, I will take my own converter as an example to teach you how to Transcode Canon C100 MTS videos to DNxHD for Avid.

How to Transcode Canon C100 MTS videos to DNxHD for Avid

Step 1: Install and run Canon MTS Converter on Mac. Drag and drop AVCHD videos to this software. Or you can click "Add" button to import the videos.

Step 2: Click format column to Choose Avid Media Composer->Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as output format for Avid.

Tip: Adjust the video and audio parameters as the below screenshot, including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality before starting conversion.

Step 3: Tap convert button to start transcoding Canon C100 AVCHD to DNxHD for Avid MC.

After conversion, you will be able to get the output files by clicking on "Open" button effortlessly. Afterwards, you can put converted Canon C100 AVCHD MTS to Avid Media Composer for editing without any trouble.

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