I have tried to find out from Sony what this should be. My problem is this: Sony calls it an AVCHD Camera with 1080 30p recording. They lie. According to the manual it is actually 60i. If I drag and drop this camera's footage to a new sequence it make it AVC-Intra 100 1080i 60Hz with Upper field first. Any idea how to make a smooth editing in my Premier with these 60i AVCHD clips.
First thing you need to know that the form in which your camera records progressive footage is called PSF - Progressive Segmented Frame. Unfortunately most consumer cameras produce progressive video files of this type that Premiere does not recognize as progressive. That’s the main reason for your problem. To make easy editing with your recordings in Adobe Premiere, you need to deinterlace Sony HDR-XR150 AVCHD 1080/60i first and convert these files to Premiere Pro most compatible format MPEG-2.
After many trials, here we highly recommend the top AVCHD to MPEG-2 Converter. It is great and professional in converting AVCHD videos from Sony XR150 to MPEG-2 without any loss of quality. In addition, you will be surprised to find that the MTS Converter is developed with many useful editing functions. With it, you are capable of combining several clips into one for easy editing in Premiere Pro. The most important is that it can help you to deinterlace your 1080i videos.
How to make Sony HDR-XR150 AVCHD easily editable in Adobe Premiere Pro
Step 1: Get the top MTS Video Converter and install it on your computer. Import your AVCHD (.mts/.m2ts) recordings from Sony HDR-XR150 to the converter.
Step 2: Hit the Format box to get the dropmenu of output options, among which we recommend Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas --> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output format.
Step 3: 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.
Step 4: Enter the Video Editor panel to check off the Deinterlacing box via clicking Edit > Effect for your 1080/60i video deinterlacing. Finally, press the convert button; it will start to convert Sony HDR-XR150 AVCHD to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro immediately.
After conversion completes, you can easily handle Sony HDR-XR150 footages in Adobe Premiere Pro for smoothly editing as you want.
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