Summary: The easy workaround to get Adobe Premiere Pro work with MTS footage from Panasonic AG-AF100 is to convert AG-AF100 movies to MPEG-2 video which ensures the best result
when using in Premiere Pro.
Panasonic AG-AF100 AVCHD camcorder with its high quality, is popular among the videographers; however, the output videos in AVCHD(a highly compressed format) are rather difficult to handle. And the video editing software for example, Adobe Premiere Pro can't support Panasonic AG-AF100 MTS videos on Mac OS X perfectly.
Q: Unable to import Panasonic AG-AF100 material to Premiere
“Having just tried dealing with AVCHD from my new AF100 and Premiere Pro CS5.5, I am hoping there is a better, workable way to deal with footage from this camera's on board SD cards. It seems Premiere Pro CS6 cannot directly access MTS files from the camcorder? Is this correct?”
You may got know that the latest version of Adobe Premiere Pro(CS6, CC7) tends to support AVCHD MTS videos, but we have to accept the truth that AVCHD, a highly compressed format is not ideal for editing. More than one problem has been occurred during the importing & editing process like the slow rendering, program crashed, can't recognize the camera... In order to import and edit MTS files in Premiere Pro without crashing problem and avoid rendering, you'd better transfer the Panasonic AG-AF100 AVCHD footages to Adobe native format.
Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac can help you achieve the goal smoothly. It can aid you to change AVCHD (*.MTS) files to standard MPEG-2 format for Adobe Premiere Pro, DNxHD mov for Avid Media Composer, ProRes for Final Cut Pro and more without losing any quality. In fact, it's an all-in-one converter for fast transcoding, deinterlacing AVCHD MTS footage from Canon, Panasonic, JVC, Sony full HD camcorder/cameras on Mac OS X(Leopard/Snow Leopard/Lion/Mountain Lion/Mavericks) that makes the MTS editing work much easier with Non-Linear System. If you are on Window, please turn to Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter.
Transcoding Panasonic AG-AF100 MTS recordings to Adobe Premiere Pro
Step 1: Install and Launch the MTS Converter for Premiere on your Mac and load your .mts/.m2ts files to it.
Step 2: Click on the Format box and select a proper format in dropdown-list. In order to edit Panasonic AF100 MTS files in Premiere Pro, select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) as output format.
Step 3: Click the Convert button on the main interface to start the Panasonic AG-AF100 to Adobe Premiere conversion. Once the process is at 100%, then the converted video is ready for importing and editing on Mac OS X.
Tips & Tricks:
1. Adjust audio and video settings
The Mac MTS to Premiere Pro Converter enables users to adjust audio and video settings before transcoding AVCHD files to MPEG-2. Click "Settings" button, then 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.
2. Basic video editing (optional)
This Mac MTS converter enjoys a built-in video editor, so you can touch up the video with basic video editing functions. The supported video editing operations are: Trimming, cropping, appending artistic visual effects, adding watermarks and load subtitles to the videos. Just note that this step is skippable if you want to keep the original video effects.
After the conversion is complete, get the resulted files via clicking the Open button and then you can import Panasonic AF100 MTS video to Adobe Premiere Pro for further editing without any hassle.
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