If for some reason you need to convert Canon G30 AVCHD MTS files to Premiere Pro editable format, you may wish to read this post. It displays a workaround to transcode Canon G30 AVCHD MTS video to DNxHD/ProRes .mov for editing in Premiere Pro with optimum performance.
What program would be suitable for converting Canon G30 MTS files to Premiere Pro CS5?
“Hi, there, I have some AVCHD footage shot on a Canon G30 which I want to edit in Premiere Pro CS5. I have a problem that Premiere Pro CS5 refused to import the audio from my Canon G30. There is audio in the original MTS video clips. I’ve tried the trick with importing the whole sd-folder from the desktop to the CS5 via the “media browser” but it still doesn’t work. This leads me to think that I might have to convert the files before importing them. But then, what is the best program to use so as to convert the G30 AVCHD files with as little quality loss as possible? Thanks in advance to my kind helping hand out there…..”
If you are still using Premiere Pro CS5, possibly there might be a compatibility issue with the Canon G30 AVCHD footage with that older CS5 software. In this situation, you will need to use third party software to convert them to a format (e.g. DNxHD) that is compatible with Premiere Pro CS5. This method is also suitable when you experience issues editing Canon G30 MTS files in Premiere CS6 or Premiere CC. And HD Video Converter will do the trick. It can convert Canon G30 AVCHD footage to DNxHD .MOV or ProRes .MOV for use in Adobe Premiere Pro smoothly. Read on to discover a step-by-step guide on how to convert Canon G30 AVCHD footage for editing in Premiere fluidly.
Here’s what you need
HD Video Converter
[Guide] How to encode Canon G30 AVCHD video to Premiere editable files?
Follow these steps:
Step 1. Start up HD Video Converter as the best Canon G30 AVCHD Converter for Premiere. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ button to import your source AVCHD files to it.
1. This MTS Converter supports batch conversion, so you can load multiple MTS files to it for conversion at a time.
2. By ticking off ‘Merge’ option, you can combine the selected MTS clips into a single file.
Step 2: Select output format for your NLE
If you are running Premiere on a Windows PC, you can go to ‘Profile’ list and 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.
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.
This method is also available when you want to edit Canon G30 AVCHD files in After Effects and Sony Vegas.
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 G30 AVCHD 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 Adobe Premiere with optimum performance. Nothing could be simpler or more immediate.
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