Edit Canon HF200 AVCHD footage in Sony Vegas Pro

Canon Vixia HF200 is not a new camcorder although, there are still many issues around it when users importing and editing its footage in NLEs. I thought Sony Vegas Pro supports the AVCHD format that this camera shoots in but as it turns out, Vegas can’t work the MTS files from Canon HF200 natively. So I was wondering if there is a method to load Canon HF200 MTS into Sony Vegas without losing quality.

I have scoured the internet, tried everything I could find, and have a decent solution. If you are just facing the issues while editing Canon HF200 MTS in Sony Vegas Pro(no matter Vegas Pro 11/12/13), read on to get the most efficient solution.

As you know, Canon HF200 records videos using an AVCHD codec for easy integration in existing production workflows. Although the Sony Vegas Pro 11 above offers much better native AVCHD support than its predecessor, there are still some video, audio codec problems while importing/editing AVCHD MTS clips in Sony Vegas. Plus, even the Sony Vegas Pro can ingest your MTS files directly, it takes a long time for rendering. The best way to import Canon HF200 MTS to Vegas Pro avoiding any problems and saving time is to transcode Canon HF200 MTS footage into a Sony Vegas most compatible format like MPEG-2.

To get the work done easily, here Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter, as the best video converter for Canon HF200 is highly recommended. With it, you can transcode C100 .MTS to MPEG-2 for Sony Vegas, WMV for Windows Movie Maker, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer…, which will save you both time and trouble. And all you need is to drag the result videos for playing & editing. Now the following article will show you how to transcode Canon HF200 AVHD to Sony Vegas Pro editable format in detail.

Steps to convert Canon HF200 MTS videos to Sony Vegas Pro MPEG-2 format

1. Import MTS to the converter

Run the MTS converter and click the Add button to import the MTS videos from HF200 or hard drive to be converted. The converter supports converting multiple files at a time.

2. Choose output format

Click “Format” bar to determine output format. Follow “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” and select “MPEG-2(*.mpg)” as the output format. Besides, you can also choose WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv) if you want to get a relatively smaller output file.

3. Start Canon HF200 MTS conversion

Hit the big Convert button on bottom of the main windows and the conversion from Canon HF200 MTS to MPEG-2 for Sony Vegas Pro will begin immediately.

Additional Tips:
a. Adjust audio and video settings

The best MTS to Sony Vegas 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.

b. Basic video editing (optional)

This AVCHD converter enjoys a built-in video editor, so you can touch up the video with basic video editing functions. The supported video editing operations are: Trimming, cropping, appending artistic visual effects, adding watermarks and load subtitles to the videos. Just note that this step is skippable if you want to keep the original video effects.

Once the conversion is done, you can click “Open” button get the output files. Now you have got it right. Just to import and edit Canon Vixia HF200 MTS with Sony Vegas Pro 10/11/12/13 with ease.

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