Canon XA30 tips: How to Open Canon XA30 AVCHD videos in Premiere

How to convert AVCHD mts/m2ts files from Canon XA30 to Adobe Premiere Pro formats? Three simple steps help you to edit Canon XA30 AVCHD in Adobe Premiere Pro with best output quality.

Canon has announced the latest additions to its compact “XA” line of professional camcorders: the XA30. Like the previous models, it records AVCHD or MPEG4 format video at resolutions up to 1080p and at frame rates of 24, 30, or 60 (23.98, 29.97, 59.94) fps. While enjoying the stunning HD image quality, many folks are having problems when importing Canon XA30 AVCHD footage to Premiere (even with the latest Premiere CC). If you’re in such a situation, you can read on the article to learn more, which mainly shows you how to edit Canon XA30 MTS footage in Premiere beautifully.

Read related posts about the MTS to Premiere Pro issue, some guys recommend the Media Browser, so I tried that instead of dragging MTS files into Adobe Premiere. Unfortunately it still does not work. To get rid of the issue, transcoding Canon XA30 MTS files to Premiere Pro recommended as an efficient and ultimate workaround.

First you need to download Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac, an easy-to-use yet powerful high-quality MTS converter, player and editor under Mac OS X. I’ve used this tool for a long time. With it, I can effortlessly transcode C100 MTS videos(no matter from the whole AVCHD structure or just single MTS video) for smoothly editing in Premiere Pro without quality loss. Plus, it also can help you edit MTS files with Avid MC, Final Cut Pro, iMovie and more NLE systems smoothly. For Windows user, please get MTS/M2TS Converter.

Tutorial on editing Canon XA30 MTS videos in Adobe Premiere Pro

One: Run the Canon XA30 MTS to Premiere Pro converter and click the Add Files button to import the MTS videos to be converted. The converter supports converting multiple files at a time.

Two: Click “Format” drop-down bar to select a proper video format. To edit Canon XA30 AVCHD videos in Adobe Premiere, then Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) is the suitable one.

Tip: The Mac MTS to Premiere Pro Converter enables users to adjust audio and video settings before transcoding AVCHD files to MPEG-2. In”Settings” page, you will enter the following interface, on which you are allowed to customize size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel to your required ones.

Three: Tap the big Convert button and the Canon XA30 to Premiere conversion will begin immediately.

After the conversion, click “Open” to browse where you save the converted AVCHD clips. Run Premiere and choose the videos that you’d like to add. Now you can start fun away with editing Canon XA30 video in Premiere (CC) without any issue.

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