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What if AVCHD plugin NOT working?

    As we all know, the most popular video format produced by cameras and camcorders is AVCHD. The AVCHD codec is such kind of processor intensive codec that it is difficult for computers and edit tools to display and edit. Thus, many edit tool manufactories have to release some AVCHD plugin to support AVCHD videos, such as Log&Transfer in FCP, AVCHD AMA in Avid.

    While even though you have the plugin on your computer to help you to import your AVCHD videos to FCP and Avid, you still met some frustrating problems, the longer rendering time and the huge size of the file. What's more, if you have iMovie, Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas in your computer, owing to the computer configuration and the version of the edit tools, it is also hard for you to import AVCHD videos to iMovie, Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas smoothly.

    I use a Canon FS200. The format shows AVCHD Video (.MTS) - into Adobe Premiere, but it will not go into Adobe Premiere. Can someone explain the best way to get my video into the editing software?

    I newly got Sony AVCHD camcorder in hand. And I captured many outstanding videos, I want to edit them it Avid Media Composer. But I can not , though I have AMA plugin installed. What's going on? It's annoying!!?

    Hello, I am new on here and I nedd a question answered. I have seen that there is no definite answer on how to import .mts files from my Canon Vixia HFR20 to iMovie. I get "The file has an unsupported compression type" message. Can you help me? I am in deadline. Thank you!

    A lot of AVCHD users met the AVCHD importing problem while they are trying to load the AVCHD videos to the edit tools. Then how to get rid of the trouble? Firstly, we need to know that every edit tools has its own compatible and editable video format, such as Apple ProRes for FCP, Apple InterMediate Code for iMovie, MPEG for Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas, DNxHD for Avid and so on. So we just need to transcode these AVCHD videos to the above video format so that the edit softwares can recognize and support AVCHD videos easily without rendering. It is obvious now that we need to find a third party program to convert AVCHD videos for editing.

    Here Brorsoft MTS Converter Mac is highly recommended to you which is preset many output formats for you to choose, such as FCP, iMovie, Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer and so on.

    If you are a Windows user and want to edit AVCHD videos in Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas, then Brorsoft MTS Converter Windows is specially designed for you.

    Free Download AVCHD Converter Mac:

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    Guide: How to Convert AVCHD MTS clips to FCP/iMovie/Adobe premiere/Avid

    Step 1: Set up and launch MTS Converter for Mac on your Mac. Transfer your AVCHD footages to the converter.

    Tip: If you want, you can merge several AVCHD clips by ticking “Merge into one” box.


    Step 2: Click "format" bar to choose the output format.

    For FCP: Click and choose Final Cut Pro-->Apple ProRes 422(*.mov) as the output format.

    FCP 6 or ealier version only can support ProRes 422 and ProRes 422(HQ). FCP 7 or above can support Pro Res 422(LT), Pro Res 444Pro and Res 422(Proxy).

    For iMovie: Click and choose "iMovie and Final Cut Express--> Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov)" as the output format

    For Avid Media Composer: Click and choose Avid Media Composer-->Avid DNxHD(*.mov)

    For Adobe Premiere: Choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas-->MPEG-2(*.mpg)


    Step 3: You can tap "settings" to customize the output parameters, adjust the resolution, bitrate as you want. Set video size as 1920*1080, video frame rate as 30fps is better (If the original recordings are 1080 50p, pls set 25fps)


    Step 4: Click conversion button to start converting AVCHD to Apple ProRes/AIC/DNxHD/MPEG on Mac OS X.

    After AVCHD conversion finished , you can click “open” to find the output file, then you can import converted files into FCP/iMovie/Avid MC/Adobe Premiere for editing easily.

    1. For your original 1080/60i footages, you need to deinterlace 1080/60i AVCHD footages to remove all these interlacing artifacts from videos via ticking the “Deinterlacing” box in the Video Editor interface.
    2. 3D conversion. The Red-Blue/Red-Green 3D conversions are supported.
    3. Crop: Edit --> Crop and you can get the imported videos cropped as you want.
    4. Double click the imputed file, you can preview your footages in the software window.

    Related Guides:
    How to import AVCHD to FCP
    How to edit AVCHD to Adobe Premiere
    How to convert AVCHD videos for iMovie
    How to load AVCHD to Avid Media Composer