MTS to Premiere: Import and edit MTS video files into Premiere smoothly

Summary: Can't make MTS clips to be recognized by Premiere? In this article, we will give you the tips on how to import and edit AVCHD MTS files in Adobe Premiere Pro CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6 without problems.

MTS files are part of the AVCHD video format used by a number of digital camcorders including Canon, Panasonic, Sony, JVC and so on. However, users may meet troubles while importing these MTS clips to Premiere or other NLEs for further editing.

"I could use "log and transfer" to see my individual MTS files in FCP before. But now, I turned to Premiere. So I am looking for a cleaner simpler solution. Does Premiere have a way to "log and transfer" individual AVCHD MTS clips?"

Although Adobe claimed that Premiere Pro CS5 and above offer much better native AVCHD support than its predecessor, there are still some video, audio codec problems while importing/editing AVCHD MTS clips in Premiere Pro. Plus, even the Adobe program can ingest your MTS files directly, it takes a long time for rendering. The best method to avoid any problems and save time is to transcode MTS footage into a Premiere Pro most compatible format like MPEG-2.

What I used is Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac, which can freely convert MTS files to Adobe Premiere (CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6 included) compatible format MPEG-2 without loosing quality. With it, users can import MTS videos into FCP, iMovie, Avid with optimized codec like Apple ProRes, AIC, DNxHD and more. If you are a PC user, then Brorsoft MTS Converter windows version is designed for you. Now, download the software on computer and follow the guide below to start conversion.

Workflow: editing MTS videos in Premiere

One: Set up the MTS to Premiere Pro converter and click the "Add" button to import the MTS footage.

Two: 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.

Tip: In"Settings" page, 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.

Three: Hit the big Convert button to start MTS to Adobe Premiere Pro conversion immediately. After conversion, you can get the generated MTS videos via "Open" Panel. Now, it is much easy for you to transfer MTS videos to Adobe Premiere Pro.

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