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How to Convert Sony Handycam Footage for Editing in Premiere


Sony Handycam camcorders are great for us to record Full HD footages when we are travelling or spending holidays. If you have recorded some vivid videos with Sony Handycam, you may have the need to edit the MTS footage from Sony Handycam in Adobe Premiere Pro before sharing with others. However, due to the video codec, frame rate, some Sony Handycam videos are not easy to be used in Adobe Premiere- it takes long time to render or even won't be recognized by Adobe PP. You can not import Sony Handycam MTS to Premiere Pro for editing smoothly as you wish.

If you are one of the owners of Sony Handycam like HDR-XR500, HDR-CX160, HDR-PJ230, HDR-CX440V, HDR-PJ260V, HDR-PJ440, FDR-AX33 and are facing issues when importing AVCHD .MTS from Sony Handycam to Premiere Pro, don't worry. Now we share a simple guide on how to make Sony Handycam files compatible with Adobe Premier Pro for editing smoothly. Just read on to find the answer.

As far as we know Adobe Premiere Pro(including the recent Premier Pro CS6, CC7) does not like the way in .MTS from Sony Handycam. The file type is a compressed output format, but not ideal for editing in NLE system. To solve those problems, the quick workaround is to transcode Sony Handycam MTS to Premiere Pro natively supported formats (MPG/WMV/MOV are highly recommended). Along with some help from third-party software Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac, it can be done effortlessly.

Overall, the program is the best Sony Handycam converter. With it, you can effortlessly transcode Sony Handycam MTS to MPEG-2 or MOV, which will create an Adobe Premiere friendly file format keeping the original quality. Besides Premiere, this software can also export DNxHD for Avid, Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro, Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie and more NLE systems for native editing. For Windows users, MTS/M2TS Converter is the alternative choice. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.

Download Sony Handycam MTS converter:

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Step 1. Download, install and run the Sony Handycam to Premiere Pro Converter. Click Add to load your source AVCHD footage from Sony Handycam camcorder to the program.


Tip: This program supports batch conversion, so you are allowed to add multiple files to convert at a time. Meanwhile, if you wanna combine multiple MTS/M2TS clips into a single file, you can check the "Merge into one file" box.

Step 2. Click "Format" pull down list to select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as the best video format for Premiere Pro. WMV, MOV formats are the good choice as well.


Tip: You can click "Settings" button and enter "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.


Step 3. Click "Convert" button; this top Sony Handycam AVCHD Converter will start transcoding Sony Handycam MTS files to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premeire Pro immediately.

Once the conversion completes, you can click "Open" button to get the generated .mpg files for Adobe easily. Then, it would be easy to import and edit Sony Handycam footage with Premeire Pro CC/CS6/CS5/CS4.

Related Guides:

How to Convert Sony Handycam files to MP4
How to Convert Sony Handycam to Final Cut Pro
How to Play Sony Handycam files on Mac/Windows

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