Solution-Can’t import MTS (AVCHD) videos to Premiere CC 2015.3

After update to Premiere CC 2015.3, no more MTS? This article will tell you how to simply and freely edit MTS (AVCHD) videos in Premiere CC 2015.3

It’s much annoying that my Premiere CC 2015.3 can not support MTS videos from Canon camcorder any longer. Yesterday everything worked fine with CC2015.2. I searched on Google and found a lot of users met the same issue. In fact, I was offered some solutions. After multiply tests, I got some clues. In this article, I will discuss how to import MTS (AVCHD) videos to Premiere CC 2015.3 without any issue.

Solution One: Rename the file

I followed some users’ suggestion on Adobe forum to rename the .mts files into .mpg. The new file could be imported and put into Premiere CC 2015.3 timeline. But the issue was that it was played with some green glitches. Not sure, but it seemed that the original file was damaged a little during the renaming process.

Solution Two: Downgrade to Premiere Pro 2015.2

A lot of users had to go back to Premiere CC 2015.2 to deal with MTS (AVCHD) videos. After testing, this is not work for me (but does work for some users).

Although Premiere CC 2015.2 worked well on my computer before, it did not act after updating and downgrading.

Solution Three: Encode MTS videos to Premiere friendly format

Finally, in order to edit MTS videos in Premiere CC 2015.3 simply, I had to turn to a professional tool to transcode MTS files to Premiere friendly format, MPEG-2. What I used is Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac. It not only can help users to encode MTS videos into Premiere codec, but also offers a lot of optimized codecs for other NLEs, like Apple ProRes for FCP, AIC for iMovie, DNxHD for Avid. If you are a PC user, Brorsoft MTS Converter Windows version is your first choice. Now, download the software and start conversion.

How to Edit MTS (AVCHD) videos to Premiere CC 2015.3

One: Run the program, you can click “Add Video” button to import the videos. Or you can drag&drop the files into the program directly.

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

Tip: In “Settings” button, you are allowed to customize size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel to your required ones before conversion.

Three: Tap the “Convert” button to start transcoding MTS to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015.3.

When the conversion is finished, you can click “Open” button to get the generated MPG files effortlessly. Launch Premiere Pro on your Mac, choose “File > Import to import converted MTS files in Adobe Premiere Pro for further editing.

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