This article discusses how to freely import and edit Canon/Sony/Panasonic/JVC MTS videos in HitFilm 4 Express. Keep reading.
I’m trying to help out a friend. We started using Hitfilm 4 Express with her mts files (recorded with a sony camcorder). Spent half the day to find that Hitfilm doesn’t handle mts that well. And then we spent the left half the day to figure out how to perfectly import MTS videos to Hitfilm 4 Express. In this article, I will offer you a simple way to open Canon/Sony/Panasonic/JVC MTS videos in HitFilm 4 Express.
In fact, Hitfilm 3 and 4 will directly edit the msts file, however express (as you know) will need the the Premium Formats add on or transcode to an editing desirable codec. There are a lot of programs online for you to choose including freeware cliptoolz, mpeg streamclips .etc. But since the tech support at HitFilm has assured that the best video codec to use for editing with HitFilm is the Avid DNxHD codec and also for the video format to be .mov, you’d better get a more professional MTS Converter.
Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac is just one of the best AVCHD Converter for you to transcode MTS/M2TS files for Avid smooth editing on Mac (High Sierra included). The program is capable of converting Canon/Panasonic/Sony/JVC AVCHD to DNxHD, MPEG-2, Apple ProRes, AIC, etc on Mac OS X for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Hitfilm 4/3/2/1, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, iMovie and more. If you’re using a Windows PC, please turn to its equivalent Windows version-MTS Converter. Below is the workflow of AVCHD MTS/M2TS to DNxHD MOV for HitFilm 4 Express conversion.
Transcoding MTS for Hitfilm 4 Express Editing
Step 1: Install and run MTS Converter on Mac. Drag and drop MTS videos to this software. Or you can click “Add” button to import your MTS videos to the program.
Step 2: Click format column to Choose Avid Media Composer->Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as output format for Hitfilm 4.
Step 3: Tap convert button to start transcoding MTS to DNxHD for Hitfilm.
Adjust the video and audio parameters as the below screenshot, including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the “Settings” button on the main interface for getting the best quality before starting conversion.