Davinci Resolve 12.5 and .mts files, how to import?

Having troubles loading .mts files into Davinci Resolve 12.5? Read this post to learn a workaround to transcode MTS videos to DNxHD/ProRes .mov for use in Resolve 12.5 fluidly.

How to import MTS files into Davinci Resolve 12.5?
“Hi everyone, I am new with DaVinci Resolve 12.5 and I am trying to import a few .MTS files to edit in Resolve. My issue is that I am not able to see them in Resolve. What should I do to work with .mts files in DaVinci Resolve 12.5? I really hope that someone will help me about this. Thank you in advance.”

DaVinci Resolve 12.5 is a massive update with over 1,000 enhancements and 250 new features that give editors and colorists dozens of new editing and trimming tools, incredible new media management and organization functions, new retiming effects, enhanced keyframe controls, on-screen text editing, new ResolveFX plug-ins and much more! If for whatever reason you are unable to use MTS files in Resolve 12.5 smoothly, we would recommend transcoding the files into DNxHD/ProRes .mov files and after that you will be able to use these MTS files in DaVinci Resolve 12.5 flawlessly. Here’s how.

How to convert MTS files for use in Davinci Resolve 12.5?

Here’s what you need
HD Video Converter
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Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter as a professional MTS to DaVinci Resolve Converter. From the main menu, click ‘Add File’ button to add .mts video files from a camera, a card reader or a folder stored on your computer that contains your mts footage.
MTS problem in DaVinci Resolve

Step 2: Choose ProRes 422 or DNxHD as output format for DaVinci Resolve
To convert AVCHD MTS to ProRes 422, from “Profile” bar, choose ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Final Cut Pro’ column. The ProRes 422 is a good option for the .MTS files, and the file size is reasonable.
transcode MTS videos to DNxHD/ProRes .mov for Resolve 12.5
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.

To convert AVCHD MTS to DNxHD for Resolve, from ‘Profile’ bar, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.
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Step 3: Click “Settings” button to custom video and audio parameters on ‘Profile Settings’ panel. (Optional)

Step 4: Click ‘Convert’ button to start converting AVCHD video to Apple ProRes 422/DNxHD.

Step 5: After conversion finished, click “Open Folder” button to get the exported ProRes 422/DNxHD QuickTime files for using in DaVinci Resolve with optimum performance.

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