AVCHD Lite and Premiere Pro-How can I make AVCHD Lite files compatible with Adobe Premiere Pro

Summary: With this guide, you can smoothly import and edit AVCHD Lite in Adobe Premiere Pro(CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6) by transcoding VCHD Lite to Premiere Pro compatible WMV or MPEG-2 video.

If you've got some AVCHD Lite files from a Panasonic camcorder, you may want to open these AVCHD Lite in Adobe Premiere Pro or other editing programs for further editing. The problem here is that most of us would find that Premiere Pro can’t support AVCHD Lite footage well. You may come across lots of problems, such as nothing shows up on the screen, or there is only image or only sound in Adobe. No worry, get some tips from the following paragraphs.

In fact, "AVCHD Lite" is not a different recording format, it's a hardware designation for cameras that can only do 720p, there's no 1080 modes. So the actual files created are standard AVCHD files. Given that, they should work just like any other AVCHD files. Since Premiere Pro is not fully compatible with AVCHD (Lite), then you're going to have to convert them to a different format. Here's a way to convert AVCHD to Adobe Premiere Pro without losing the quality.

First download and install Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac

It is a highly-recommended video converting tool for you to convert AVCHD, AVCHD Lite files to Adobe Premiere (CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6/CC7 included) compatible format without loosing quality. With it, you can convert any video shooting in party or birthday with AVCHD camcorders to popular video format like MOV, AVI, WMV, MP4, FLV, etc. What’s more, the conversion is easy to handle and only with a few simple clicks, you can finish the conversion without facing any glitches. For Windows user, please get MTS/M2TS Converter. Download the program and you can edit AVCHD Lite in Adobe Premiere Pro smoothly as you wish.

Converting AVCHD Lite to edit in Adobe Premiere Pro

1. Import AVCHD MTS videos to the software

Once run the Mac MTS/M2TS Converter, you can click "Add Video" button (or "Add from folder") to load AVCHD Lite source files. Convert supports batch conversion, so you are allowed to add multiple files to convert at a time.

2. Select " Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg)" as output format

Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to " Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg)". By the way, the Mac AVCHD Converter also supports output Apple ProRes format for using in Final Cut Pro, Apple InterMediate Code for iMovie/FCE, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer.

Tips - Adjust audio and video settings

The Mac AVCHD Lite Converter enables users to adjust audio and video settings before transcoding AVCHD files to MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro. 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.

3. Start the conversion process

Click the "Convert" button to start transcoding MTS to MPEG for using in Adobe Premiere Pro.

When the conversion is finished, you can click "Open" button to get the generated MPG files effortlessly. Now you’re ready to edit your AVCHD Lite in Premiere Pro without any hassle.

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