Edit Canon Vixia MTS recordings in After Effects CS6/CC

Summary: In this article, we recommend the best solution to help you solve Canon Vixia MTS to After Effects importing and editing issues quickly and easily.

Canon VIXIA series camcorder is a hot line among Canon HD camcorders. You may have bought one like Canon VIXIA HF M300/M30, HF R42, HF G20… and need to edit Canon Vixia MTS in After Effects. So, come with a question- can After Effects import & edit MTS files from the Canon Vixia camcorder?

A bit frustrating. The Canon VIXIA MTS footages are not well supported by After Effects CS6, even the latest CC, as you may encounter many audio and video problems. A typical one is quoted as below:

"I have a Canon Vixia HF200, which is wonderful to be taken to record full HD videos(AVCHD) when I’m travelling. Whereas, when I wanna edit those AVCHD MTS footage in After Effects before sharing with my friends, I met problems: the AE handled with the 1080p files so slowly, and I couldn't edit my videos smoothly, please help."

As far as I know that Adobe After effects can’t handle all raw MTS files natively. So, how to import Canon Vixia MTS to After Effects CS6/CC for editing smoothly? The best way is to convert Canon Vixia MTS footage to After Effects compatible format, like MOV (AVC) or MPEG-2.

Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter (a professional MTS to After Effects Converter tool) is the best choice for you. It can generates best editing format/codec for filmmakers and video enthusiasts to use in different NLE apps, such as Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas Pro, Avid Media Composer and more. For Mac user, get Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac.

Transcoding Canon Vixia MTS video to Adobe After Effects:

Step 1. After downloading, install and run this MTS converter, just click Add button to import the files to the software.

Step 2. Choose output format. This video converter offers optimized format preset for After Effects. Just click "Format" menu firstly and then follow "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas" to set MPEG-2 format.

Step 3. You can click "Settings" button to adjust the parameters, such as resolution, bitrate, etc.

Step 4. Click "Convert" button to start transcoding Canon Vixia .mts to .mpg for importing to After Effects on Mac.

After the conversion is finished, just run Adobe After Effects and import the generated .mpg files. You will find the output video work perfectly on After Effects CC, CS6, CS5, CS4.

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