[Solved] Sony Handycam HDR-HC5 MTS can’t Edit in Premiere CC

This article aims to help you solve Sony Handycam HDR-HC5 MTS in Premiere Pro CC importing and editing issues.

Premiere accepts fine on all files EXCEPT most old camcorder of Sony Handycam HDR-HC5 MTS files . When I try to drag Sony Handycam HDR-HC5 MTS videos onto Premiere timeline, I get the error message”unsupported format or damaged file”. What’s the matter? Do you have best workflow for editing Sony HDR-HC5 MTS in Premiere Pro CC? A lot of users mentioned such issues in Adobe Premiere forums. This article will help you solve the trouble.

In fact, Adobe Premiere (including Premiere CC) does not like the way in .MTS from Sony Handycam. The file type is a compressed output format which is not a kind of ideal format for editing. To solve incompatible problems, the quick workaround is to transcode Sony Handycam MTS to Premiere Pro natively supported formats like MPEG-2. Along with some help from third-party software Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac, it can be done effortlessly.

With it, users can transcode Sony HDR-HC5 MTS to MPEG-2, Apple InterMediate Codec, Apple ProRes, DNxHD and more. This is a smart tool specially designed for AVCHD .mts users to preview and convert MTS files, so as to smoothly add them into Adobe Premiere Pro/Elements, iMovie, FCP, Avid Media Composer, Davinci Resolve to do further editing. If you have MTS editing issues on Windows PC like Windows Movie Maker, get the MTS Converter to solve the problem. Now, download the software and follow the step-by-step guide to start Sony HDR-HC5 MTS to Premiere CC conversion.

1: Launch the Sony MTS Converter, and click the “Add Files” button to load AVCHD .mts videos from Sony Handycam HDR-HC5 for converting.

2: 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.

3: Tap the “Convert” button to start transcoding Sony Handycam HDR-HC5 MTS to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro.

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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