Open Sony NEX-VG20 MTS videos in Premiere

This article teaches you how to import and edit Sony NEX-VG20 MTS videos in Premiere. Keep reading.

“I know it is a frequently asked question in this Premiere forum. However, I tried everything workflow recommended in this forum, but failed. Do you have a simple Sony NEX-VG20 MTS in Premiere workflow for me? Thanks for any help!”

Some solutions for you:

Solution One:

Rename the .mts files to .mpg. This way is not recommended frequently since it will do harm to the raw files.

Solution Two:

In fact, there is a simpliest workflow for you-use Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac to encode Sony NEX-VG20 AVCHD to MPEG-2 for Premiere easily editing. It is the solid tool to help users transcode the Sony Handycam MTS files on Mac OS X(macOS Sierra included) with the optimal preset profiles offered for iMovie, Final Cut Pro 6/7 and FCP X, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, FCE and more. If you are a PC user, pls turn to Brorsoft MTS Converter. Now, download the software and follow the guide below to start conversion.

How to Edit Sony NEX-VG20 MTS videos in Premiere

One: Once run the Mac MTS to Premiere Pro Converter, you can click “Add Video” button (or “Add from folder”) to load AVCHD MTS source files from Sony NEX-VG20.

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.

Tips – Adjust audio and video settings

The Mac MTS Converter enables users to adjust audio and video settings before transcoding AVCHD files to MPEG-2. Click “Settings” button, then 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: Click the “Convert” button to start transcoding Sony NEX-VG20 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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Best Workflow for Sony AVCHD in Premiere CC 2015

Meet issues while importing Sony AVCHD videos to Premiere CC 2015? Follow this article, you will learn how to edit Sony .mts AVCHD files in Premiere without any issue.

Q: “I heard Sony AVCHD is supposed to work in Premiere Pro CC. I’m importing the SD Card folder via the media browser. Sometimes it works fine and other times I have frame skips and playback errors. Why does this sometimes happen and not always. I’ve heard some people transcode to Pro Res on their Mac. I have an iMac 17 with 8GB of ram and a SSD external that I store my media on. It should be fast enough for AVCHD files right?” (from

A: AVCHD files are very small. they are limited by CPU decoding resources. When you go to a larger, less compressed format, you have to playback more mb/sec. The simple way to make Sony AVCHD videos compatible with Premiere is to encode Sony MTS videos to Premiere friendly codec like ProRes or MPEG-2 with a professional third party program.

With the help of Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac, you can effortlessly transcode Sony MTS to MPEG-2 or MOV, which will create an Adobe Premiere friendly file format keeping the original quality. Besides Premiere, this software can also export DNxHD for Avid, Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro, Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie and more NLE systems for native editing. For PC user, Brorsoft MTS Converter is designed for you. Now, download the software and follow the guide below to start conversion.

Tutorial: Convert Sony MTS clips for Premiere editing

Step One: Set up and run the best MTS Converter on Mac (Macos Sierra included), and click Add to load your source AVCHD footage from Sony camcorder to the program.

Step Two: Click “Format” pull down list to select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as the best video format for Premiere Pro. WMV, MOV formats are the good choice as well.

Tip: Before conversion, you can go to “Settings” page to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

Step Three: Click “Convert” button; this top Sony AVCHD Converter will start transcoding Sony MTS files to MPEG-2 for Premeire CC 2015 immediately.

Once the conversion completes, you can click “Open” button to get the generated .mpg files for Adobe easily. Then, it would be easy to import and edit Sony MTS/M2TS footage with Premeire Pro CC/CS6/CS5/CS4.