"I have for recordings from tv a Humax iHDR-5200C HD recorder and the recorded files can be uploaded to my pc. Sometimes the recordings needs to be edited but importing these .ts files to Avid MC8 is not possible. Anybody knows how these files can be translated to a file that can be imported?"
TS files are MPEG-2 video files and recordings of television broadcasts in high definition. However, TS video format is not so easy for editing tools to recognize and support owing to codec problem. Avid is no exceptation. To import .ts files to Avid Media Composer for editing further, you'll need to transcode the TS files to Avid editing-friendly codec.
To re-encode the TS files for Avid, here EaseFab Video Converter is highly recommended. The program can be used as a professional yet easy-to-use TS video converter. With it, you can effortlessly TS file to DNxHD encoded MOV file, which ensure the maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Avid MC8/7/6.5/6/5.5/5, etc. If you're using a Mac computer, please turn to Video Converter for Mac, which can convert TS files to Avid DNxHD under Mac OS X (El Capitan included). Just download the right program and follow the step-by-step guide below to finish the task.
Transcode and Import TS files to Avid Media Composer
Step 1. Load TS files
First of all, locate your local TS files and then drag them directly onto this program's conversion pane. All uploaded files will then be displayed on the interface as shown in the screenshot below. The other method you can use to add files is to click "Add Video" button to import the TS files. You can also add MKV, AVI, FLV, MOV, WMV, and more to convert. (Note: batch conversion is supported, so you can load more than one file to save time.)
Step 2. Select output format as DNxHD
You can directly choose the DNxHD preset from "Editing Software" category for Avid Media Composer which has been supplied by the Avid to Avid Converter. The settings also works for Avid MC 8, Avid MC 7, Avid MC 6 and Avid MC 5 etc.
Tip: By clicking the Settings icon, you can adjust video and audio parameters like codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, etc., in that way, you can take charge of the size and quality of the output files. In principle, the larger input values, the better output quality, but the corresponding larger file size.
Step 3. Start the TS to Avid DNxHD conversion
Tap "Convert" button to start converting .TS files to DNxHD MOV for importing to Avid Media Composer.
Once the conversion process finished, click "Open" button to get the exported files for Avid Media Composer. Now you can edit the TS footage in Avid MC 5/5.5/6/7/8 with the maximum editing quality and efficiency.