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How to Get Premiere Pro working with .MTS files without problems

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It's really a big boost that Adobe Premiere Pro CS5, CS6 offers much better native AVCHD support than its predecessor. However, different source files work differently in Premiere Pro. Many MTS to Adobe Premiere Pro issues still exist there and troubled the users:

Q1: "Is it possible to import .mts files from a memory card into Premiere Pro? Whenever I try to, I get a message that reads "Codec not supported". My camera is a Sony Alpha A55."

Q2: "I have a new Panasonic HD video camera. Video files are stored in AVCHD format. They have file extension MTS. When I try to import these, Premiere is telling me this is an unsupported format but the documentation says that it IS supported."

Q3: "Hi, I just got a Canon XA10 and I am learning how to edit files and make movies using Adobe Premiere CS5. I see some tutorials that recommend converting the .mts files to Mpeg-2. What apps should I get?"

To achieve your goal to edit MTS clips with Premiere Pro without problems, below is simple tutorial to make it smoother to get those .MTS files to Premiere Pro for post-production. So here is what you need to know specifically:

1. What is the best format for editing video in Premiere Pro?

We have made some searches ,and found that the Adobe Premiere Pro can edit the file formats of .mpeg2, .mov, etc. So, converting MTS file to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro editing is a best choice.

2. Since MTS does not import into PP, what program should you have?

Here we recommend the easy-to-use yet professional application Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac. Just download it and follow the simple steps below to transcode MTS for Adobe Premiere Pro editable format. P.S. For Windows user, please get MTS/M2TS Converter.

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Converting MTS files to edit in Adobe Premiere Pro

Step 1. Import AVCHD MTS videos to the software

Once run the Mac MTS to Premiere Pro Converter, you can click "Add Video" button (or "Add from folder") to load AVCHD MTS source files. Convert supports batch conversion, so you are allowed to add multiple files to convert at a time.

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Step 2. Choose a best output format

Click "Format" drop-down bar to select a proper video format. To edit AVCHD videos in Adobe Premiere, then Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) is the suitable one.

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Tips - Adjust audio and video settings

The Mac MTS Converter enables users to adjust audio and video settings before transcoding AVCHD files to MPEG-2. Click "Settings" button, then you will enter the following interface, on which you are allowed to customize size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel to your required ones.

Step 3. Start the conversion process

Click the "Convert" button to start transcoding MTS to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro.

When the conversion is finished, you can click "Open" button to get the generated MPG files effortlessly. Launch Premiere Pro on your Mac, choose "File > Import to import converted MTS files in Adobe Premiere Pro for further editing.

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Related Guides:
How to Import AVI files to Premiere Pro
How to Get VOB files Work in Premiere Pro
How to Open MKV files in Adobe Premiere Pro

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