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How-To: Import Canon XA20 1080/60p AVCHD footage to Avid Media Composer

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Description: Avid Media Composer can’t support importing Canon XA20 1080/60p AVCHD footage. The easy workaround is to transcode MTS to DNxHD mov, native codec ensuring the best results for using Media Composer.

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The Canon XA20 Professional Camcorder is ideal for any type of professional content project. An ultra-compact professional device, it is a great mix of dual-format recording and outstanding image quality.

If you need an entry-level camcorder that can perform on par with top-tier models, then you’d want to get your hands on the Canon XA20. Whether you’re an amateur or professional videographer, you should grab a Canon XA20 of your own. The XA20 combines dual-format recording with outstanding image quality, making it a superb cam choice for almost all types of content creation, professional or otherwise.

Experience the new Canon XA20 Digital Camcorder and after recording some 1080 60p AVCHD footage, I wanna get the videos to Avid Media Composer on my Mac OS X. But frustratingly I met the importing problems as the Avid can’t import the recorded 1080 60P AVCHD video, the frame rate is so high and the codec is not friendly to Avid MC for editing.

On Avid official website, it recommends DNxHD codec for editing in Avid Media Composer. So to work with the 1080/60p AVCHD MTS videos in Avid MC perfectly, firstly you have to transcode XA20 MTS foootage to Adobe Media Composer compatible DNxHD codec for further editing. Now try this Canon MTS to Avid Converter, you can easily accomplish this within a few clicks.

Convert Canon XA20 1080/60p MTS to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer on Mac

Step 1. Connect your Canon XA20 to mac; get this Pavtube AVCHD MTS/M2TS Converter installed, launch it and click the top left two icons to load individual videos or the entire folder.

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Step 2. Click “Format”, choose Avid Media Composer>Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as the best video codec for AMC.

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You can choose to fix the presets by clicking Settings; video size, bitrate, frame rate, all included here.

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Step 3. Click the red circle at right bottom to start converting Canon XA20 1080/60p MTS to DNxHD MOV for Avid Media Composer. Wait for a while or check “start streaming server after conversion”, you can edit the converted video in Avid Media Composer smoothly.


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