Working with .mts files in Davinci Resolve

In today’s NLE market, AVCHD is a widely-accepted format. Even though, videographers still encounter problems one or another while working with AVCHD .mts files. In this thread, we will demonstrate a recommended workaround to the MTS problem in DaVinci Resolve.
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Sony A99 .mts files no audio in Davinci Resolve
“Hi all, I’m having issues handling AVCHD .mts footage shot with Sony A99 in Resolve. Video plays fine but no audio. I am on Windows 8.1 using Resolve 12. Can anyone help me out of this? Thanks.”

.MTS is used by a huge number of people supplying footage to the media industry these days. If for whatever reason you are having issues working with .mts files in Davinci Resolve, the easy workaround is to transcode them to a format that is best suitable for editing in Resolve first. Check a recommended workaround to convert MTS clips to DNxHD/ProRes for DaVinci Resolve editing.

How to convert MTS files for editing in DaVinci Resolve?

Here’s what you need
HD Video Converter
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Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter as a professional MTS to DaVinci Resolve Converter. From the main menu, click ‘Add File’ button to add .mts video files from a camera, a card reader or a folder stored on your computer that contains your mts footage.
MTS problem in DaVinci Resolve

Step 2: Choose ProRes 422 or DNxHD as output format for DaVinci Resolve
To convert AVCHD MTS to ProRes 422, from “Profile” bar, choose ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Final Cut Pro’ column. The ProRes 422 is a good option for the .MTS files, and the file size is reasonable.
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Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.

To convert AVCHD MTS to DNxHD for Resolve, from ‘Profile’ bar, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.
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Step 3: Click “Settings” button to custom video and audio parameters on ‘Profile Settings’ panel. (Optional)

Step 4: Click ‘Convert’ button to start converting AVCHD video to Apple ProRes 422/DNxHD.

Step 5: After conversion finished, click “Open Folder” button to get the exported ProRes 422/DNxHD QuickTime files for using in DaVinci Resolve with optimum performance.

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