Showing posts with label MTS Converter for Mac. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MTS Converter for Mac. Show all posts

Monday, June 17, 2013

Sony HDR-PJ790V/PJ780 AVCHD footage Compatible with Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer on Mac

Description: This article offers a brief guide about how to transcode and transfer Sony Handycam HDR-PJ790V/PJ780 AVCHD footages to editing programs like Avid and Adobe Premiere Pro on Mac.

Sony recently announced new member to their Handycam family - Sony HDR-PJ780/PJ790V, which is capable of recording 1920x1080 24p/60p Full HD digital video footages and high quality 24.1MP still images.

The PJ790V/PJ780 camcorder will be the first flagship Handycam in years to arrive without the option to ditch the built-in projector. Meanwhile, technology like WiFi remains an optional add-on which make much easier to share recorded videos and images with family members and friends.

All these new features together contribute to make Sony Handycam HDR-PJ790V/PJ780 become an excellent camera for us to record vivid videos, especially the AVCHD format can deliver stunning picture quality.

Unfortunately, most editing programs on Mac including Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, FCP, iMovie don't favor AVCHD .MTS videos from your camera Sony PJ790V/PJ780.

To obtain Sony HDR-PJ790V/PJ780 AVCHD footages into Avid/Premiere Pro on Mac, you'd better transcode Sony AVCHD MTS footages to Avid/Adobe Premiere Pro compatible .MOV format first.

Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac is highly recommended, which considered as a Mac Sony AVCHD MTS Converter, a Canon Vixia MTS Converter for Mac, a Panasonic AVCHD Converter for Mac etc., is specially developed for AVCHD camera/camcorder users to tanscode any AVCHD MTS/MTS footage to iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro,Premiere ProAvid, Apple Aperture 3, Kdenlive, Adobe After Effects CS6 and more similar video editing software compatible file types with least quality loss.


How to transcode Sony Handycam HDR-PJ790V/PJ780 AVCHD MTS footage to Avid/Premiere Pro on Mac?

PS: Please refer to the guides "Sony AVCHD MTS to Premiere" and "AVCHD MTS to Avid MC" if you are running Windows.

Step 1. Load Sony HDR-PJ790V/PJ780 AVCHD MTS files.

Connect your Sony Handycam camcorder to your Mac via USB, or insert your SD card to Mac, browser the .mts files from AVCHD > BDMV > STREAM. Load your source media from Sony Handycam camcorder or local computer which you have copied from camcorder before into Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac. 

Step 2. Select Output format.

Click on the "Format" bar and you would see all profile presets this Mac Sony AVCHD to MOV Converter provides. You are recommended to choose "Avid DNxHD (*.mov)"as output format for Avid Media Composer:


and "MOV (AVC) (*.mov)" as output format under Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas catalogue for Adobe Premiere Pro:

Tip: You are allowed to adjust profile preset before conversion, including codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel according to your needs and optimize the output file quality. But it's better you use the default profile settings because they are the most optimized for each output devices.

Step 3. Convert Sony Handycam HDR-PJ790V/PJ780 AVCHD footages to MOV.

Click the "Convert" button to start the fast transcoding Sony HDR- PJ790V/PJ780 MTS to MOV for Avid/Adobe Premiere Pro on Mac.

Once finished, you could locate the generated .MOV files by clicking "Open" icon and transfer these MOV files to Avid and Adobe Premiere Pro for video editing on Mac.

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Import MTS Clips from Canon C100 to Final Cut Pro on Mac

Many of us only copy the Canon C100 .mts files to Mac hard drives without knowing that Final Cut Pro doesn't work with individual .mts/.m2ts files unless the AVCHD file structure is preserved from the camera archive. If you'd like to import single .mts file from C100 to Final Cut Pro 7/6, here's a Canon C100 camera user's issues.

"I'm using a Canon C100 AVCHD camera. I want to log and transfer the raw footage to Final Cut Pro 7 for editing, then export the video and compress it to H.264 HD for normal playback. But I am confronted with a warning that reads "Invalid directory structure."…

Is there any easy way to do this?"

It's kinda complicated but could be easy if you have every step done easily and efficiently.

The correct way to backup AVCHD is copying the entire AVCHD folder with all directories and files to your Mac HDD. The AVCHD folder structure and all of its files must stay intact. If not, the video editing program will throw an error message when trying to import. You can try importing AVCHD from C100, or getting an AVCHD to Apple ProRes decoder that reads single .mts files, for instance, above mentioned Pavtube MTS Converter for Mac.

Here you need to do two conversions, first convert Canon C100 MTS clips to ProRes 422 MOV for FCP editing, then convert ProRes MOV to H.264 MOV for normal playback. Have a try firstly.


  • The free trial version is provided for you to see if it would be able to convert your AVCHD format video from a Canon C100 camera.
  • The trial version will create videos with PAVTUBE logo standing in the center of the output image. To bypass the watermark, you should purchase its full version. 

How to import Canon C100 raw footage to edit in Final Cut Pro? First convert C100 MTS clips to ProRes 422.

Step 1. Load source mts files shot with your Canon C100 camera

Launch Pavtube MTS Converter for Mac as C100 MTS to ProRes Converter. Click "Add video" or "Add from folder" icon to load your source files directly from your Canon C100 camera, or from a card reader, or from the file folder that contains the source MTS videos stored on your computer's hard disk drive. Or drag and drop Canon C100 AVCHD MTS file to the program. You can batch load several files to the program directly.

Step 2. Select "Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as output format for Final Cut Pro

Go to "Format" menu, move to "Final Cut Pro" option, and choose "Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as target format for FCP 6/7 or FCP X.

Tip: If you want to get to a smaller file, you’d better choose ProRes 422(LT)(*.mov).

Do some settings as you want before conversion:

Click "Edit" to deinterlace 1080i MTS files for FCP.

Step 3. At last, hit the "Convert" button to convert Canon C100 MTS clips to ProRes 422 MOV for FCP editing.

After the fast conversion process, you are able to get the converted file by clicking "Open". Then you can import C100 MTS files to FCP 7 for editing.

Launch Final Cut Pro 7, choose "File > Import > Files…", and browse to where you save the converted AVCHD clips to. Choose the videos that you'd like to add.

Apple ProRes encoded videos should be added instantly to FCP project. No rendering is required. Just drag the clips to timeline for editing.

If you want to export the video from FCP and compress it to H.264 HD for normal playback, Pavtube HD Video Converter for Macis the best choice for you.

Good Luck

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