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1080 50p Workflow within Adobe Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6/CC

July 15, 2014

Summary: Want to import/edit 1080 50p AVCHD .mts footages in Adobe Premiere Pro without rendering; check out the guide to learn how to convert 1080 50p MTS to Premiere Pro compatible MOV/MPEG-2 video format.

I did a few searches online but didn’t find a solid answer about 1080/50p MTS and Adobe Premiere Pro workflow. The source (Canon XA20) I have generates 1080/50p files (among other things). File extension is MTS on the card itself and m2ts once copied on the hard drive. When I want to work with these 1080/50p files in Premiere Pro CS5, I have an issue.

The .m2ts files are not even displayed in the media browser when I select "all supported files" in the appropriate directory;
The .mts files on the card are displayed but a double click on them generates an error message "file format not supported";
Same error when doing drag & drop from the media explorer to the project windows- the project is empty is and I tried with or without sequence in it.

Some guys recommend using CS5.5, CS6 or the latest CC7 to edit those 1080 50p AVCHD clips, but when I use Adobe PP CS6 trial version to import 50p MTS files, still no luck. Luckily, I get some tech support from Adobe forum and know that the 1080 50p .MTS videos are not standard AVCHD format and thus are not acceptable by editing software. So, it would be hard work to edit 1080 50p MTS in Adobe Premiere Elements, Premiere Pro, iMovie and more NLE apps.

The easy workaround to import and edit 1080 50p MTS/M2TS in Premiere Pro is to convert the AVCHD MTS files to Premiere Pro preferred editing format. Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac comes out to achieve your goal smoothly. This Mac AVCHD converter features full support for almost all Canon, Sony and Panasonic AVCHD cameras, and it converts 1080 60p, 50p, 60i, 50i, 720p MTS/M2TS files to editable format for using in Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, FCE, etc without visible quality loss. If you're using a Windows, please turn to MTS/M2TS Converter. Below is a simple guide to follow for transcoding 1080 50p MTS to Premiere Pro.

How to Convert 1080 50p AVCHD footages into Adobe Premiere Pro for editing smoothly

Step 1: After launching the MTS Converter for Mac, load your footage to it from your camcorder or hard drive. If necessary, you can click the button "Merge into one" to join several MTS videos to one file.



Step 2: Click the format bar or the pull down menu of "Format" to select output format. To get 1080p/50 MTS into Premiere Pro, the best format is "Adobe Premiere> MPEG-2 (*.mpg)". “MOV (AVC) (*.mov)”, “WMV(VC-1)(*.wmv)” are also the proper format for Adobe Premiere Pro.



Tip: You may as well click Settings to set video size to 1920*1080, frame rate to 25fps for easy editing.

Step 3: Click Convert button to start transcoding 1080 50p MTS to Adobe Premiere Pro.

Once the conversion completes, simply click “Open” button to get the converted videos. And now you can bring the converted 1080 50p AVCHD footage into Adobe Premiere Pro to create your own masterpieces.

P.S. This versatile 1080 50p MTS Converter Mac not only can finish the MTS to Premiere Pro conversion task easily, but also can transcode 1080 50p MTS to FCP 6/7 or FCP X, iMovie, Avid Media Composer, Premiere Elements, etc. Just need to choose a proper output format to achieve your goal.

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Source:How to Import and Edit 1080 50p video in Adobe Premiere

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