I use a Sony Alpha a6000. The format shows AVCHD Video (.MTS). This works just fine in Windows Movie Maker, but it will not go into Adobe Premiere(CS6). I had searched the method online, some guys recommend me to install an earlier version of Premiere Pro like 4 – 5 depending what version fits what you do……(DO NOT UPDATE!!!). Well, I don’t think it’s an ultimate solution for me. An alternative way I found to get Sony a6000 MTS into Premiere Pro CS6 flawlessly is to convert Sony a6000 MTS to Adobe PP most compatible format MPEG-2. I’ve tried the workaround. Yes, it works. Now I’m going to share the details for you.
AVCHD MTS is a delivery codec rather than editing codec and the 1080 60p from Sony a6000 is a non-standard format for NLE including Adobe Premiere Pro, a quick workaround is to transcode MTS clips into Adobe Premiere Pro compatible format and relink against the transcoded version. To do that, a MTS file converter is needed.
Among so much software on the market, it is strongly suggested using Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac. I tried the trial and it worked so I bought it right away I have no complain, the program works fine in 60p .mts to .mpg conversion for editing in Adobe Premiere Pro. Plus, it provides optimal presets like ProRes for FCP, Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie, DNxHD for Avid MC on Mac OS X. Moreover, it allows you to do simple editing to the videos such as cropping, altering video dimension, adding special effect, and adjusting video or audio parameters like Video Resolution/Frame Rate or Audio Sample Rate freely as you like. It has never disappointed any users in due to its splendid performance and easy-to-use operation which goes as below:
(P.S. If you only want to deal with AVCHD MTS footages on Windows Editors: Sony Vegas, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere, Windows Movie Maker and Pinnacle Studio, etc, just try Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter.)
Tutorial on converting Sony a6000 AVCHD to Premiere Pro CS7 in simple steps
Step 1. Install and launch the MTS converter for Mac. Afterwards, click the Add Files button to import your MTS videos. The program supports converting multiple files at a time.
Step 2. Click “Format” drop-down bar to select a proper video format. To edit AVCHD videos in Adobe Premiere, then Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) is the suitable one.
Tip: The MTS to Premiere Pro Converter enables users to adjust audio and video settings before transcoding AVCHD files. Click “Settings” button, then you will enter the following interface, on which you are allowed to customize size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel to your required ones.
Step 3. Finally, hit the big Convert button on bottom of the main windows and the conversion from MTS to Adobe Premiere CS6 will begin immediately.
After the conversion is complete, get the resulted files via clicking the Open button and then you can import Sony a6000 MTS files to Adobe Premiere CS6 for further editing without any hassle.