Convert 60p MTS to DNxHD .mov to work with JVC GZ-R70 in Avid MC (Media Composer)

Summary: This article will guide you to transcode JVC GZ-R70 60P AVCHD Progressive footage to DNxHD MOV for Avid Media Composer 6/6.5/5/HD editing smoothly.

JVC injects action into the camcorder market with the introduction of a line of rugged, weather-proof Everio models. At the CES 2014, JVC unveiled its latest Everio camcorders, GZ-R70 and GZ-R10. The JVC GZ-R70 features a 2.5-megapixel backside-illuminated CMOS, 40x optical zoom, 3-inch touchscreen, and 32GB internal storage. Becides, R70 is capable of recording 1920x1080/60p video,while enjoying the pretty darn cool recordings, you may face the probelm that some mac editors like Avid Media Composer doesn't support loading JVC GZ-R70 60p Progressive AVCHD fotoage smoothly, no matter the version 6/6.5/5/HD.

The reason lies in the 60p Progressive AVCHD video, the frame rate is so high and the codec is not friendly to AMC for editing. On Avid official website, Avid only works with standard film and broadcast formats. Although, Avid MC has added some plug-ins, actually background converters for the high-definition video format AVCHD, the importing process are unbelievably slow.

As DNxHD codec is the first choice for editing in Avid Media Composer, so in order to import the JVC GZ-R70 60p Progressive AVCHD to Avid for editing, the easy workaround is to transcode MTS to Avid MC compatible DNxHD .mov format.

Here, Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac does a good job in converting MTS to Avid Media Composer preferred DNxHD format with best video quality. Following we will offer you a tutorial on importing and editing JVC GZ-R70 60p Progressive AVCHD to Avid Media Composer 6/6.5/5/HD on Mac.

1.Download the best mts to Avid Converter, follow the prompts to install the program. Click "Add Video" or "Add from folder" to load R70 60p MTS video files or directly drag the files into file list.

2. Click "Format" bar to choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNXHD (*.mov), this format is best presetted for Avid Media Composer editing.


Pavtube AVCHD Converter for Mac can also convert JVC R70 60p mts files to FCP, iMovie and FCE, QuickTime, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, DaVinci Resolve or Apple Aperture 3 compatible video format for editing.

a. For FCP and Aperture 3: Click and choose "Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422(*.mov)" as the output format. FCP 6 only can support ProRes 422 and ProRes 422(HQ) codec.

b. For iMovie and Final Cut Express: Click and choose "iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)" as the best output codec.

c. For Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects: Click "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas", choose "MPEG-2 (*.mov)" or "MOV(AVC)(*mov)" or "WMV (VC-1)(*.wmv)" as the best video format.

d. For playing Panasonic AVCHD video on QuickTime: Choose "Common Video -> MOV-QuickTime(*.mov)" as the best video format.

3. "Settings" button in the main interface is very useful for you to customize the Video Codec aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate,Audio codec, sampling rate, bit rate, channels.

4. After these, you can click "Convert" to start to transcode JVC GZ-R70 60p Progressive MTS to Avid DNXHD codec for native editing in Avid Media Composer 6/6.5/5/HD.


a. If you need to know more conversion application on MTS video, you can view Pavtube MTS Column which has so many solutions.

b. If you want to watch AVCHD recording MTS videos on your widescreen TV through a regular DVD player, first you need to burn recording MTS to DVD.

Hope this guide: "How to import/edit JVC GZ-R70 60p Progressive MTS to Avid Media Composer 6/6.5/5/HD"can do great help to you. Happy every day!


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Comments: 2
  • #1

    WLP (Thursday, 18 June 2015 04:43)

  • #2

    jvc gz-rz320 to fcp premiere (Tuesday, 31 May 2016 03:59)

    Follow the guide below and you will know how to import JVC GZ-R320 AVCHD to Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro and Avid Media Composer for editing without any issues.