Summary: Having issues when importing and editing Canon XA10 AVCHD mts files in Avid Media Composer or Premiere Pro? Get the best Canon XA10 video converter here.
Canon XA10 AVCHD camcorders 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 Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer can't support Canon XA10 MTS videos on Mac OS X perfectly.
Q1: Canon X10 into Adobe Premiere Pro I am a newbie of Canon XA10. The format shows AVCHD Video (.MTS) - into Adobe Premiere. I have CS5, running on Windows 7, 32bit. I got know Adobe Premiere CS5 and later work with AVCHD video, but require a 64 bit computer. So, I have to convert the files. When I convert .MTS to another format do I lose lots of quality? That is my only worry.
Q2: Work with Canon X10 video in Avid Media Composer The footages I edit are always coming from a Canon XA10 HD Camera. My timeline always end with 1, 2 hours of duration. And i also make a lot of After Effects transitions with Alpha to use on Premiere for de edit, but with the new machine i want to start using Avid Media Composer 6 and stop using Adobe Premiere CS6 (on windows i get a lot of problems... Like the program shutting down all by himself and etc...)
You may got know that the latest version of these Mac applications Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid MC, Final Cut Pro tends to support AVCHD 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 Canon XA10 MTS files in Avid/Premiere without crashing problem and avoid rendering, you'd better transfer the Canon XA10 AVCHD footages to Avid or 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 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) that makes the MTS editing work much easier with Non-Linear System. If you are on Window, please turn to Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter.
Guide: How to convert Canon XA10 video for Avid MC/Adobe Premiere Pro
Step 1: Install and Launch the MTS Converter for Avid/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.
For Avid Media Composer, you can choose Avid Studio> Avid DNxHD(*.mov);
And select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) as output format for Premiere Pro.
Step 3: For editing XA10 1080p AVCHD in Adobe Premiere or Avid MC smoothly, the best Frame Rate is 30fps, so we recommend you set 1920*1080 as video size and 30fps as Frame Rate on the Profile Settings.
Step 4: Click the Convert button on the main interface to start the Canon XA10 to Avid/Premiere conversion. Once the process is at 100%, then the converted video is ready for importing and editing on Mac OS X.
Tips on AVCHD Converter for Avid/Premiere Pro:
1. Joining files: Tick the box "Merge into one" on the main interface.
2. Preview: Double click on the file and you can get a preview on the converter.
3. Crop: Edit --> Crop and you can get the imported videos cropped as you want.
4. Auto shutdown: Click Option and tick the box “Shut down the computer after conversion” before conversion starts.
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