Issues importing MTS into DaVinci Resolve

Experienced issues importing MTS files into DaVinci Resolve? If so, this tutorial may shed you some light on this. It walks you through a workaround to solve DaVinci Resolve MTS import issue by transcoding MTS video to DNxHD/ProRes codec.

How can I open MTS video in DaVinci Resolve correctly?
“Hi there, I am having an issue importing MTS footage from a Sony camera to DaVinci Resolve. The video is fine, but there’s no audio. I can open the MTS files in VLC without problems. Is DaVinci Resolve supposed to be able to open an .mts file? Do I have to convert the mts into something else? How can I open MTS video in DaVinci Resolve? Can anyone help me with this? Thanks.”

If you experience any issues working with MTS files in DaVinci Resolve, the easy workaround is to transcode MTS files to a format that is best suitable for use in Resolve. Here’s how.

How to convert MTS files for use in DaVinci Resolve flawlessly?

Here’s what you need
HD Video Converter
importing MTS files into DaVinci Resolveimporting MTS files into DaVinci Resolve

The steps:
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as an MTS Converter for DaVinci Resolve. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to input your source media.
solve DaVinci Resolve MTS import issue

Step 2: Choose output format for DaVinci Resolve
To convert MTS video to DNxHD for DaVinci Resolve, you can from ‘Profile’ bar, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.
transcode MTS files to DNxHD .mov or ProRes .mov for Resolve

To encode MTS video to ProRes 422 for DaVinci Resolve, you can choose ‘Final Cut Pro’ > ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as target format.
open MTS video in DaVinci Resolve
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 MTS video to DNxHD/ProRes 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 DaVinci Resolve with optimum performance.

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