The easy workaround is offered here to make Sony RX100 MTS files editable in Pinnacle Studio by converting Sony RX100 MTS to Pinnacle Studio natively supported format MPEG (MPEG-2).
I own a Sony RX100 and it captures AVCHD video to an SD card as .mts format. While enjoying the stunning HD image quality, I have troubles while importing Sony RX100 MTS files to Pinnacle Studio. I have tried my best and found an ultimate way to solve the issue. If you are in such situation, read this article to learn more about how to import Sony RX100 MTS videos to Pinnacle Studio 14/15/16/17/18.
Although, it claims that Pinnacle Studio can support AVCHD files, there are so many limits you are facing like the System Requirements: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.66 gHz or higher required for 1920×1080 AVCHD editing, 2GB system memory required for AVCHD and more. If you can’t meet these requirements, you will get troubles when importing .mts/.m2ts files to Pinnacle Studio for editing. Therefore, if you want to get a smooth Sony RX100 MTS to Pinnacle Studio workflow, you’d better get a third party program to encode Sony RX100 MTS to MPEG-2 first.
There are a lot of converting programs on the market for you to choose, what I used is Brorsoft MTS Converter. It is an easy-to-use and professional MTS Converter for MTS to Pinnacle Studio conversion with origianl HD quality at much faster speed. Besides Pinnacle, it also offers the optimized codecs for other NLEs such as Apple ProRes for FCP, DNxHD for Avid, WMV for Windows Movie Maker and so on. Now, download the software on computer and follow the guide below to start conversion.
Step 1. Load AVCHD footage to the program
Download, install and run the MTS to Pinnacle Converter, click “Add Videos” icon to load your source AVCHD videos.
Step 2. Set Sony Vegas supported format
Click “Format” bar to determine output format. Follow “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” and select “MPEG-2(*.mpg)” as the output format.
Step 3. Video/Audio quality settings
Adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., in the Profile Settings.
Step 4. Convert Sony RX100 AVCHD to Pinnacle Studio format
Click “Convert” button to finish the Sony RX100 MTS to MPG for Pinnacle Studio format conversion.
Once the conversion completes, you can click “Open” button to get the output files effortlessly. Now you have got it right, just to import and work Sony RX100 AVCHD files within Pinnacle Studio 14/15/16/17/18 at ease.