If you are searching for a solution to Canon XA10 .mts files no sound issues in DaVinci Resolve, you are in the right place. This post presents a workaround to transcode XA10 .mts files to DNxHD/ProRes for editing in DaVinci Resolve with optimum performance.
Canon XA10 .mts files no sound in DaVinci Resolve
“Hey, guys, I have some .mts video files taken with my Canon XA10 which I’d like to use in DaVinci Resolve 12. I can import and use AVCHD files from my XA10 but there’s no sound in the video. Is this a known fact, a bug or something I am doing wrong? In the feature list it says that .mts files should work in Resolve 12. Can someone clear this up for me? Thanks in advance for your insight!”
Although AVCHD MTS files are supported by DaVinci Resolve, you will find out that there are definitely different flavors of it, some of which work and others are not compatible. If DaVinci Resolve gives you issues with any particular flavor of AVCHD MTS files, you can simply transcode the files to DNxHD .mov or ProRes .mov before editing using a tool like HD Video Converter and they will then all play just fine, both video and audio.
How to convert Canon XA10 .mts files to DaVinci Resolve editable files?
This converter is easy to use and supports many different formats. Picture quality is very good for 4K and HD conversions. It will do what you want at a reasonable price.
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as a Canon AVCHD .mts Converter for DaVinci Resolve. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to input your source media.
Step 2: Choose output format for DaVinci Resolve
To convert Canon XA10 .mts files to DNxHD for DaVinci Resolve, from ‘Profile’ bar, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.
To encode Canon XA10 .mts files to ProRes 422 for DaVinci Resolve, you can choose ‘Final Cut Pro’ > ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as target format.
1. The ‘ProRes’ profile is only available in the Mac version of HD Video Converter.
2. 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.
Step 3: Custom video and audio settings
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.
Step 4: Start Canon XA10 .mts files to DNxHD/ProRes MOV Conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start format conversion. As soon as the conversion is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the exported DNxHD/ProRes MOV files for use in DaVinci Resolve with optimum performance.
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