AVCHD .mts files without sound in Premiere

Adobe users have reported a number of .mts files no sound issues in Premiere. The easy workaround we find to solve the problem is to transcode .mts files to a more edit friendly format for Premiere. Read this post to learn how to convert AVCHD .mts files to DNxHD/ProRes for use in Premiere with optimum performance.

Sony .mts files no sound in Premiere Pro CC
“I was starting a new project in Premiere Pro CC with MTS files taken with my Sony A7 camera. When I import the files and put them in the timeline all I see are the video tracks. No audio tracks. It’s just like if there’s no sound for Premiere. The MTS files play fine in VLC player. I reinstalled the CC. Still not working. I’m pretty desperate.
Sony .mts files no sound in Premiere Pro CC
Here’s the screenshot. The first file is an mp4 video (and the audio works fine as usual), the second one on timeline is the .mts without audio track.

Is there any workaround to go through this? Can anyone kindly suggest a solution? Thanks a lot in advance.”

If you are having the same issue as mentioned above, we would recommend using HD Video Converter to transcode .MTS files to a format that is best suitable for use in Premiere. Here’s how.

How to solve mts no sound issue in Premiere by converting mts files to DNxHD/ProRes .mov?

Here’s what you need
HD Video Converter
.mts files no sound issues in PremiereMTS Converter for Premiere

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

Step 2: Select output format for your NLE
If you are running Adobe Premiere on a Windows PC, you can from ‘Profile’ bar, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.
.mts files no sound issues in Premiere
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 on a Mac, you can select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Final Cut Pro’ column.
transcode .mts files to a more edit friendly format for Premiere

In addition to DNxHD and ProRes, you can also select ‘MOV (AVC) (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas’ option.
transcode .mts files to a more edit friendly format for Premiere

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 AVCHD MTS files to Premiere 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 files for use in Adobe Premiere with optimum performance.

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