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How to Import & Edit Sony 1080 50p/60p AVCHD footage in Premiere Smoothly

Sony's DSLR cameras like A57/A65/A77 as well as NEX Interchangeable Lens Cameras like NEX-5N/NEX-7 are all very popular among the videographers. The fashion body, compact design and easy-to-use features make it excellent. It's great for you to use Sony cameras to record full HD 1080p 60/50 videos when we travel or spend holidays. Whereas you will be probably disappointed with the incompatibility of the Sony 60p/50p AVCHD footage and Adobe Premiere Pro (sometimes with no sound, sometimes needs rendering with long time), one of the popular non-linear video editing software.

Although, Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 and above version offer full native support for the high-definition video format AVCHD, when ingesting the AVCHD footages, it still takes long time. The reason of this problem lies on the huge file size of AVCHD format. Plus, AVCHD is not the most compatible format for the Premiere Pro. Thus, it will take more time for rendering AVCHD files for it.

If you want to import the Sony 1080 50p/60p AVCHD file to Adobe Premiere Pro for editing smoothly, a best solution is to rewrap AVCHD (.mts/.m2ts) to MPEG-2, a favorite format for Premiere. With the help of Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac, a top Sony AVCHD Converter, this can be done easily. Apart from fast converting Sony AVCHD to Premiere Pro basically, it also supports encoding all 1080p or 1080i AVCHD MTS files to Apple ProRes for FCP, AIC for iMoive, and DNxHD for Avid Media Composer and more. So, you can easily import the Sony, Panasonic, Canon camcorder recordings to different video editing software without any video/audio problem and save the rendering time. For Windows PC user, please get the right Windows version MTS/M2TS Converter. Just download it and follow the step-by-step guide to transcode Sony MTS to Adobe Premiere Pro.

  (Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

How to Convert Sony 60p/50p AVCHD footage to MPEG-2 for Premiere

1. Download, install and launch the top Sony MTS Converter for Mac, and then import 60P or 50p AVCHD files to the converter.

2. Click format bar to choose format for output; you can choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas -> MPEG-2 (*.mpg).

3. You can click settings button to adjust the output parameters, such as resolution, frame rate, etc.

Tip: For editing MPEG-2 in Adobe Premiere, the best Frame Rate is 30fps, so we recommend you set 1920*1080 as video size and 30fps or 29.97fps as Frame Rate on the Profile Settings.

4. Click convert button to start transcoding Sony 1080 60P/50P AVCHD to Adobe Premiere Pro(CS4/CS5/CS5.5/CS6) MPEG-2 format on Mac(Mountain Lion included).

After the conversion, you can get the re-encoded videos for Adobe Premiere from the output folder effortlessly. Now, you are able to edit Sony NEX-5N/NEX-7/A57/A65/A77 1080p footage in Adobe Premiere Pro on Mac easily.

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