Transcoding Sony DSLR-A290L AVCHD mts to DNxHD for Avid

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If you have difficulty with editing Sony DSLR-A290L AVCHD footage in Avid Media Composer, you may try to convert Sony DSLR-A290L mts clips to DNxHD first. Not ideal to have to go through an extra step, but it does work. Here in this article, we will guide you through the process of transcoding Sony DSLR-A290L AVCHD .MTS files to DNxHD .mov for Avid editing.

“Hi guys, I’ve been trying to import Sony DSLR-A290L AVCHD .MTS files but having issues in Avid Media Composer. I’m getting the following few errors. The files will look like it’s importing but then I’ll get following errors:

  • – Exception: NEMFile Writer:Execute Internal TIMEOUT – NEMFILE Writer has detected upstream pipe stall.
  • – This file (00081) is not the first file of a spanned clip. This clip will be out of sync if the first file is not selected first.

The AVCHD file seem to be importing but all it does is starts importing again and again and again… Is there any solution for this issue? Please help.”

Converting the Sony DSLR-A290L AVCHD .MTS files into Avid preferred DNxHD would solve the issue.

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Part 1. How to transcode Sony DSLR-A290L AVCHD .MTS files to DNxHD for Avid editing on Windows?

To transcode Sony DSLR-A290L AVCHD .MTS files to DNxHD for Avid editing on Windows, follow these steps:

Step 1: Click “Add File” to load video files that you want to convert into this program.

import AVCHD .MTS video files

Step 2: Click “Profile” to select “Avid Media Composer” > “Avid DNxHD 1080p(*.mov)” as output format. DNxHD is Avid’s favorite editing codec, which Avid will recognize and handle well.

Select output profile format

Tips:
If necessary, you can click “Settings” button to modify video and audio parameters like encoder, resolution, frame rate, bitrate, aspect ratio, sample rate, and audio channels. You can also “Enable 3D Settings” to add 3D effect to your source media.

Step 3: Click “Convert” tostart Sony DSLR-A290L AVCHD .MTS files to DNxHD conversion on Windows.
As soon as the conversion is complete, click “Open Folder” to get the generated DNxHD .mov files for editing in Avid on your Windows PC with optimum performance. Hope it helps.



Part 2. How to transcode Sony DSLR-A290L AVCHD .MTS files to DNxHD for Avid editing on Mac?

To transcode Sony DSLR-A290L AVCHD .MTS files to DNxHD for Avid editing on Mac, follow these steps:

Step 1: Click “Add File” to load video files that you want to convert into this program.

import AVCHD .MTS video files

Step 2: Click “Profile” to select “Avid Media Composer” > “Avid DNxHD 1080p(*.mov)” as output format. DNxHD is Avid’s favorite editing codec, which Avid will recognize and handle well.

Select output profile format

Tips:
If necessary, you can click “Settings” button to modify video and audio parameters like encoder, resolution, frame rate, bitrate, aspect ratio, sample rate, and audio channels. You can also “Enable 3D Settings” to add 3D effect to your source media.
Settings for AVCHD .MTS video files

Step 3: Click “Convert” to start Sony DSLR-A290L AVCHD .MTS files to DNxHD conversion on Mac.
As soon as the conversion is complete, click “Open Folder” to get the generated DNxHD .mov files for editing in Avid on your Mac computer with optimum performance. Hope it helps.

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