How to import Canon VIXIA HF R50 MTS files to Premier Pro?

If you need to convert Canon R50 AVCHD files to Premier Pro acceptable files for editing, you may have interest in this post. It explains how to transcode R50 MTS files to QuickTime MOV for working with Adobe Premier Pro.
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I’m looking for an MTS to Premier Pro Converter
”Hi, all, can anybody recommend an MTS converter for Premier Pro? I’m a Director and Editor for client. I need to edit a documentary and was given footage in the MTS format. These MTS files are from my client’s Canon R50 video camera. Unfortunately, my other converters could not convert them as I wanted. So I’m wondering if someone would suggest a workable converter. I would really appreciate any help. Thank you so much!”

Our Quick Answer
By using HD Video Converter, you are able to convert Canon AVCHD footage to whatever format you need for editing and playing. It comes with very easy to use menus and produces very good quality DNxHD/ProRes conversions as well as bulk processing so you could load it with files and leave it alone to do the job.

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How to convert Canon R50 AVCHD MTS to MOV for editing in Premiere Pro?

Follow these steps:
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as a Canon R50 MTS Converter for Premiere Pro. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to input your source media.
convert Canon R50 AVCHD files to Premier Pro

Step 2: Choose output format for Premiere Pro
1) Convert Canon R50 MTS to DNxHD MOV for Premiere Pro
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.
convert Canon R50 MTS to DNxHD MOV for Premiere Pro

2) Transcode Canon R50 MTS to ProRes MOV for Premiere Pro
If you are using Premiere Pro on a Mac, you can select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Final Cut Pro’ column.
transcode Canon R50 MTS to ProRes MOV for Premiere Pro

3) You can also select ‘MOV (AVC) (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas’ option.
Canon R50 MTS to MOV Conversion
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.

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 R50 MTS 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 Premiere Pro with optimum performance.

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