Fluid workflow for editing Sony AVCHD files in Sony Vegas
Summary: If you recorded lots of AVCHD footages in MTS/M2TS footages with your Sony A77, A65, A65, NEX-5N, you may want to edit those Sony MTS/M2TS files in Sony Vegas. Here you will find the way to transcode/import Sony AVCHD footages into Sony Vegas without any problem.
You may have got a camera like Sony A77, A65, A65, NEX-5N to take photos and record HD videos. If you have recorded many Full HD videos with those Sony cameras, you may have the need to edit the recorded files in Sony Vegas. However, the AVCHD footage in .mts/.m2ts format is not well supported by Vegas, you may encounter importing, rendering, codec, bitrate, frame rate and other limitations when you want to edit Sony AVCHD (.mts/.m2ts) from A77/A57/A65/Nex-5n in Sony Vegas.
So How to ingest and edit Sony AVCHD footage in Sony Vegas without any rendering?
In this case, you'd better transcode Sony AVCHD MTS/M2TS to a Sony Vegas native format such as the WMV along with some help from a third-party software. If you're looking for a solution for this, check out Pavtube's MTS/M2TS Converter, a top AVCHD Converter for Sony Vegas which is specially designed for Sony, Canon, JVC and Panasonic AVCHD Camcorder/camera owners to convert MTS to AVI, convert M2TS to WMV, convert MTS to MP4, and convert 3D MTS to any file format with excellent audio and image quality for using in video editing software and multimedia devices.
The Sony AVCHD MTS Converter supports for a wide range of video editing software, including Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere, Cyberlink PowerDirector, Avid, Magix Movie Edit Pro, Windows Movie Maker etc. Below, I will throw a quick tutorial up on how to convert Sony A77/A57/A65/Nex-5n AVCHD to WMV for Sony Vegas editing smoothly.
Guide: How to Convert/Import Sony AVCHD MTS files into Sony Vegas
Step 1. Free download the excellent AVCHD to Sony Vegas Converter, and import MTS/M2TS AVCHD footages from A77/A57/A65/Nex-5n to the program.
Step 2. Click format bar to choose format for use in Sony Vegas, here I recommend you choose Adobe Premiere -> WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv).
Tips: You can also click "settings" to adjust the resolution, bitrate, codec and other parameters before you encode Sony MTS/M2TS files for Sony Vegas.
Step 3. Click "convert" button to start transcoding Sony MTS/M2TS AVCHD for Sony Vegas.
Once the conversion completes, you can successfully import Sony A77/A57/A65/Nex-5n AVCHD files into Sony Vegas for editing smoothly without any problem.
You can follow the Sony Column and "Convert MTS AVCHD files" column to learn how to transcode Sony AVCHD MTS/M2TS footage to MPEG, AVI, MP4, ProRes and more for EDITING, PLAYING and DVD BURNING.
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