Premiere Pro and Avid MC editing workflow with Sony Handycam

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Premiere Pro and Avid MC editing workflow with Sony Handycam

Postby jacknjchn » Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:38 am

Summary: This article offers a brief guide about how to transcode and transfer Sony Handycam AVCHD footages to Mac editing programs like Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere Pro.


Sony HDR-PJ790V, PJ780, PJ650V, PJ230, PJ380, HDR-CX220 and more camcorders are all very popular sellers in the Sony Handycam series, and also in the photography market. You may have bought one and need to edit Sony Hanycam MTS files on Mac. So, come with a question- how to transfer Sony Handycam videos to Mac and edit with Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro or other programs? Perhaps you can get the answer from the following paragraphs.

Due to its high rate compression and special codec of the Sony Handycam output AVCHD video, it seems to be a bit difficult to play and edit the Hanycam videos with Premiere Pro and Avid MC on Mac. To help you solve the issues, I will give you a fast solution- transcoding Sony Handcam MTS to Mac compatible video like MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro, DNxHD mov for Avid Media Composer.

Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac (a yet professional Mac MTS to Avid/Premiere Pro Converter tool) is a quick fix for you. It can generates best editing format/codec for filmmakers and video enthusiasts to use in different NLE apps, such as Adobe Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6, Avid Media Composer, Adobe After Effects, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro 6/7/X, and more. You can also get the Windows version MTS/M2TS Converter. Download and follow the step-by-step tutorial below.

Step 1. Launch Sony Handycam video covnerter Mac and click add button to import MTS, M2TS files to the program.


Step 2. Click "format" bar to choose the output format. Choose Avid Media Composer->Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as output format for Avid, Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) for Adobe Premiere.



Tip: Adjust the video and audio parameters as the below screenshot, including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality before starting conversion.

Step 3. Hit the Convert button to start the conversion; it will convert Sony Handycam 1080p AVCHD to Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer friendly format on Mac OS X.

After the conversion, you can transfer video from Sony Handycam to Mac for further editing with Premiere Pro, Avid MC without any issue.

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