Summary: If you are having incompatibility issues or performance issues while working with Canon EOS C100 Mark II AVCHD in Avid, Adobe Premiere or Sony Vegas, you may come to the right place. This post is to show you how to convert C100 Mark II AVCHD files for editing in Avid, Premiere and Vegas maintaining original quality of the .mts file.
Unable to open Canon C100 Mark II raw .mts files in Avid MC 5.5
“Hey, there, one of my clients sent me a bundle of raw MTS clips taken with a Canon C100 Mark II for producing sales video. Unfortunately, I was unable to open them in my editing program (Avid MC 5.5) without the entire folder structure preserved. Do you or anyone have any idea how to fix this issue? Is some kind of conversion step necessary, and if so what’s the best way to accomplish that? Thanks a lot for your help.”
Having performance issues with EOS C100 Mark 2 AVCHD footage in Premiere Pro CS6
“Hi, guys, I shot with a Canon EOS C100 Mark II video camera and use Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 to edit the AVCHD footage. I know PP CS6 is able to work with the native AVCHD files, but I’m having unhappy performance issues, so I need something else (a converter program) to first convert them to .mov or .mpeg format before editing. Anyone suggest a converter that gives results that will closely match the original .mts file? I would appreciate any help.”
If you shot with a Canon C100 Mark II camera, you may run into the same situation as mentioned above while editing its AVCHD footage in Avid, Premiere and Vegas. In that case, converting the file to an intermediate format that you know works with your editing program would be the best option. This requires third party software like Video Converter. The Video Converter is very simple and straightforward. It doesn’t try to do too much. It just does what it’s designed to do and does it very well.
You can download a demo version (for both, PC and Mac) to have a try. They are not free but it totally worth it.
How to convert C100 Mark II AVCHD MTS files to MOV for Avid, Premiere and Vegas?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Start up Video Converter as a professional C100 Mark II Converter for Avid/Premiere/Vegas. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to input your source media.
Step 2: Select output format for your NLEs
1) Create editable file from Canon C100 Mark II AVCHD for Avid MC
From ‘Format’ bar, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.
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.
2) Convert Canon C100 Mark II MTS files for Premiere
If you are running Premiere Pro on a Windows PC, you can from ‘Format’ bar, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.
If you are using Premiere Pro on a Mac, you can select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Final Cut Pro’ column.
In addition to DNxHD and ProRes, you can also select ‘MOV (AVC) (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas’ option.
3) Transcode Canon C100 Mark II AVCHD video for Sony Vegas
Click the drop-down list besides ‘Profile’, choose ‘Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MOV (AVC) (*.mov)’ as the most compatible format for Vegas with best quality. You can choose ‘MPEG-2 (*.mpg)’, or ‘WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv)’ as well.
This method is also available when you want to edit Canon C100 Mark II AVCHD files in Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects.
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 C100 Mark II AVCHD MTS files to 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 MOV files for use in Avid apps, Adobe Premiere or Sony Vegas with optimum performance.
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