Transcode Sony Alpha 7R to DNxHD for Avid

Summary: This guide points out how to transcode Sony Alpha 7R to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer users; follow it you will get your Sony AVCHD footages working with Avid MC easily.

Sony Alpha 7R is the world's lightest interchangeable lens full-frame camera. I recently purchased it. Great camera… I fully recommend the a7R to all photographers. But recently I have a quesion:

I’ve spent the past few hours trying to find the best workflow to get the Sony Alpha 7R mts footage into Avid Media Composer. Unfortunately, Avid MC doesn’t support 60 fps from the camera Sony a 7R. Does anyone have any advice for me?

Answer:  In fact, import 60p AVCHD to Avid MC is not a tricky process. If you use one professional AVCHD to Avid Converter to transcode AVCHD to Avid DNxHD MOV format losslessly and then import to Avid Media Composer, you are able to edit the video smoothly. 

Try this MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac or MTS/M2TS Converter, you can easily accomplish this within a few clicks. Below are the mac workflow.

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How to convert Sony Alpha 7R AVCHD MTS to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer on Mac

Step 1. Connect your Sony Alpha 7R to mac; get this Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter installed, launch it and click the top left two icons to load individual videos or the entire folder.

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

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

Step 3. Click the red circle at right bottom to start converting Sony Alpha 7R 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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