AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is an HD format for camcorders that uses H.264 video and Dolby AC-3 audio compression. Based on the Blu-ray format, which includes menu navigation and subtitles, the first AVCHD camcorders came out in 2006. AVCHD supports resolutions of 1280x720p (AVCHD Lite) and 1920x1080i and 1920x1080p. Earlier camcorders recorded an anamorphic frame at only 1440x1080i. Sony and Panasonic, creators of the format, support AVCHD in their Blu-ray players, but other, earlier Blu-ray players may not.
Although some Adobe editing software on Win/Mac is clarified to add AVCHD support, but stilll are some users are experiencing problems with importing AVCHD footage to the well-known post-production video editor like Adobe Premiere Pro and Creative Suite 6 on Win/Mac.
Basically, Adobe Premiere Pro and Creative Suite 6 not favor this AVCHD format, the easy workaround is encoding AVHCD .mts/.m2ts files to MPG/MOV/WMV or other editable formats for native editing in Adobe Premiere Pro and Creative Suite 6 on Win/Mac. In the following guide I’ll show you how to transcode Panasonic/Sony/Canon AVCHD files to MPG for importing to Adobe Premiere Pro and Creative Suite 6 on Win/Mac.
First of all, you should download and install Pavtube AVCHD Converter for Mac on your computer.
Note: If you are Window users, Pavtube AVCHD MTS/M2TS Converter is the best choice for you. This AVCHD Video Converter for Mac is specially designed for Sony, Canon, JVC and Panasonic AVCHD Camcorder/camera owners to convert recorded AVCHD (.mts/m2ts) videos to various video formats for using in video editing software on Windows and portable devices:
How to Convert AVCHD MTS/M2TS to MPG, MOV, WMV for Adobe Premiere Pro and Creative Suite 6 on Win/Mac?
Step 1. Launch Pavtube AVCHD to Adobe Converter in standby mode at your computer. Input MTS shootings to Pavtube software via “Add video” or “Add from folder” icon. You can load your AVCHD source files directly from your camera, or from a card reader, or from the file folder that contains the source MTS videos stored on your computer’s hard disk drive. Or drag and drop .mts video files you want to convert into this converter.
Step 2. Select output format for Adobe Premiere Pro, Creative Suite 6 on Win/Mac
There are two choices:
1. Click on “Format” bar and choose “Adobe Premiere /Sony Vegas” as category, then choose WMV, MPG, or MOV format from the sub-list. Here I recommend the MPEG-2 (*.mpg) format.
Step 3. Transcode AVCHD to MPG/MOV/WMV for Adobe Premiere Pro and Creative Suite 6.
Click on the big red “Convert” button to begin encoding AVCHD to MPG/MOV/WMV for Adobe Premiere Pro and Creative Suite 6.
While converting AVCHD to MPG/MOV/WMV etc. format, the app also converts AVCHD (1080i) video from interlaced to progressive scanning. It will achieve better image quality than original.
Step 4. When conversion task finished, you can right click on the task list and Press “Open” to locate converted MPG, MOV or WMV video, then import the videos to Aobe Premiere Pro and Creative Suite 6 for further editing.
1. The MTS/M2TS Converter can convert files in batch so you may import all that you would like to convert.
2. This MTS/M2TS Converter can help you join the several clips into one via ticking the box “Merge into one” box.
PS. If you want burn AVCHD MTS videos from Panasonic, Sony, Canon, JVC camcorders to DVD, pls reference the guide.