How to import Canon XA25 MTS files to Premiere Pro/Avid MC

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How to import Canon XA25 MTS files to Premiere Pro/Avid MC

Postby jacknjchn » Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:19 am

Summary: In this article, you will learn the best way to import and edit Canon XA25 files in Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer without rendering or any other issue on Mac. Just follow it.


The Canon XA25 is a compact, high-performance professional camcorder designed specifically for "run-and-gun," ENG-style shoots with enhanced I/O connectivity. With its high quality, XA25 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 like Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer can't support Canon XA25 MTS videos on Mac OS X perfectly.

Q1: Import AVCHD from Canon XA25 to Premiere Pro CS6

When importing AVCHD 1080 60p from new Canon XA-25 to Premiere Pro CS6, video is choppy, and continues to be after placing on timeline and rendering. The timeline was created by dragging clip onto new item. 1080 24 and 30 works fine and 1080i 60 works fine. Thoughts?

Q2: Work with Canon XA25 video in Media Composer

I have an iMac and installed Avid Media Composer 5; the question is whether Avid Media Composer or Xpress Pro works with mts videos for XA25? So it would be great if someone could provide me some timely advice.

Well, as far as I 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... To import and edit Canon XA25 MTS in Premiere/Avid without crashing problem and avoid rendering, you'd transfer the Canon XA25 AVCHD footages to Avid or Adobe native format.

Fortunately, 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.

How to: Converting Canon XA25 MTS recordings to Avid/Premiere

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.

Select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) as output format for editing MTS in Premiere Pro.


And for Avid Media Composer, you can choose Avid Studio> Avid DNxHD(*.mov);


Step 3: For editing XA25 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.


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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Source:Make Canon XA25 compatible with Premiere Pro/Avid MC
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