Importing MTS AVCHD Files to Premiere Elements for Editing Smoothly

Published on by Chris King

To get Adobe Premiere Elements working perfectly with AVCHD .mts files, a best way is to convert MTS to MPEG-2 MPG, something ensuring best results when using .mts files in Premiere Elements 9/10/11/12/13/14. Read on to learn details.

Users who who want to edit MTS videos with Premiere Elements usually run into incompatibility issue. Or can't edit them smoothly after taking some time for importing MTS to Premiere Elements. Why? This is due to that MTS videos, which are already highly compressed by H.264 codec, are very hard to deal with during video editing. The best method to avoid any problems and save time is to [url=]transcode MTS footage into a Premiere Elements[/url] most compatible format like MPEG-2.

If you have problems when using MTS files in Premiere Elements 9/10/11/12/13/14 and want to make a smooth editing, you can read on the article to learn more. Here I will outline how to transcode AVCHD MTS files to MPEG-2 for smoothly importing and editing in Premiere Elements.

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Converting MTS files to MPEG-2 for Editing in Premiere Elements

The quick workaround is to use the easy-to-use yet professional app called Brorosft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac (Read the review) which can be used as an AVCHD MTS to Premiere Elements Converter under Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, Snow Leopard 10.6, etc. It is free, clean and safe to install and use. With it, you can effortlessly transcode MTS to MPEG-2 for Premiere Elements/Premiere Pro/After Effects, ProRes for Final Cut Pro, DNxHD MOV for Avid MC, etc. and it works well and converts flawlessly. If you running a Windows computer, please turn to the alternative Windows version - MTS Converter. Below is how to do it.

1. Import MTS to the converter

Run the MTS to Premiere Elements converter and click the Add Files button to import the MTS videos to be converted. The converter supports converting multiple files at a time.

2. Choose MPG/MOV as the output format

Click "Format" drop-down bar to select a proper video format. To edit AVCHD videos in Adobe Premiere Elements, then Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) is the suitable one.

3. Start MTS conversion with a click

Hit the big Convert button on bottom of the main windows and the conversion from MTS to Adobe Premiere Elements will begin immediately.

Tips & Tricks:

1. Adjust audio and video settings

The Mac MTS to Premiere Elements Converter enables users to adjust audio and video settings before transcoding AVCHD files to MPEG-2. 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.

2. Basic video editing (optional)

This Mac MTS 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.

After the conversion is complete, get the resulted files via clicking the Open button and then you can import MTS to Adobe Premiere Elements for further editing without any hassle. 


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