Transcoding M2T files to Avid DNxHD MOV for using in Avid Media Composer


Summary: Trying to put M2T files to Avid Media Composer for editing but encountered some issues? This article will help you get better Avid MC and M2T Workflow. Just follow it.


M2T is a HDV Video File- High-definition video recording format used by many HD camcorders; commonly referred to as "HDV;" uses MPEG-2 compression to store HD video data on DV or MiniDV tapes; supports resolutions of 720p and 1080i. Many users has reported issues when using M2T files:

Q1: My problem deals specifically with 60i HDV footage shot using a Canon XH-A1 while simultaneously recording onto a Citidisk hard drive as a .m2t file. I import the file into AVID using the DNxHD codec and I get error message. Tried searching on Google and on this forum, and haven't found anything. Anyone can hep me out?

Has anyone experienced this problem where Avid will only import 24 minutes of a M2T footage that is an hour long? I found this thread in Avid's forum but so far no one seems to know what the solution is.

If you you are also unable to import m2t file to Avid Media Composer, just get the easyworkarund here, that is to is to convert M2T to Avid MC supported DNxHD mov format, which is best for Avid Media Composer, and then you can edit the converted videos in Avid Media Composer without problems.  
To get better work with M2T file in Avid Media Composer, you can get help with this professional MTS Converter for windows and MTS Converter for Mac from Pavtube, which can convert M2T to Avid DNxHD MOV with perfect quality and fast conversion speed. What's more, it is the ideal conversion tool that offers several editing functions like cropping video dimension, trimming file length, adjust playing effects, etc. The converted videos are native for using in Avid Media Composer you can get smooth editing process. Following is our workflow.

Part I: Transcoding M2T files to Avid DNxHD MOV for using in Avid Media Composer

1. Run Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Win/Mac as the best M2T Converter for Avid MC. Click "Add Video" or "Add from folder" icon to load .m2t video.

2. Choose "Avid Media Composer -> DNxHD (*.mov)", this format is best for Avid Media Composer native editing.

3. Click "Settings" button and enter "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video and audio settings if necessary. Users are free to reset codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channels.

4. Click the big button "Convert" to start converting M2T to Avid DNxHD MOV for Avid Media Composer.

Part 2: Import converted video to Avid Media Composer.

Launch Avid Media Composer, and import the converted video files to Avid MC.

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