Handle Sony HDR-CX260V MTS videos in Adobe Premiere Elements

Meet issues while importing Sony HDR-CX260V MTS videos to Adobe Premiere Elements for further editing? This article will help you edit Sony MTS videos in Premiere Elements without any issue.


Pixelated issue:

“I’m editing AVCHD – MTS files from Sony HDR-CX260V, which look fine when viewing them in Windows Media Player, but when I put them into Premiere Elements they become a bit pixelated and rendering doesn’t help at all. Is there anything I can do to fix this problem?”

According to my own tests, if you meet such issue mentioned above. You can check the Edit>Preferences>General and then change the render quality to High Quality from Draft quality. Also, you can right-click on monitor and change the playback quality to Highest. If the solutions do not work for you, an ultimate solution is supplied here to make Sony HDR-CX260V MTS videos editable in Adobe Premiere Elements.

Mostly, the MTS footage captured by Sony HDR-CX260V is encoded with H.264/AVC codec which does not work well with video editing software except for few ones. Despite of this, H.264 codec is acknowledged as a universal codec for camcorder videos, especially for HD contents. The advanced compression method of H.264 results in much less storage and the same picture quality comparing with MPEG-4. However, the highly-compressed content is not so friendly for editing software. On this occassion, a best way to avoid any problem and save time is to transcode MTS files to Premiere Elements more editing-friendly format by a professional third party program.

First of all, download and install the app-Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac, which can be used as the best AVCHD MTS to Premiere Elements Converter. Besides Adobe Premiere Elements, it also offers some professional codecs for other NLEs including Apple ProRes (FCP), AIC (iMovie), DNxHD (Avid) .etc. If you are a PC user, then pls turn to Brorsoft MTS Converter which also can help you edit MTS video files into Adobe Premiere Elements. Now, download the software and let’s start conversion.

Convert Sony HDR-CX260V MTS to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Elements

1: Download and run the top AVCHD Converter and you can import Sony HDR-CX260V MTS clips to the program through “Add Video” button or just drag and drop the files to the program.

2: Go to “Format” menu to follow “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” to set MPG, MOV or WMV format for Adobe Premiere Elements which are specially designed for Elements.

Tip: If the default settings do not fit you requirement, you can click “Settings” icon to and enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

3: Tap “Convert” button to start encoding Sony HDR-CX260V MTS to MPEG-2(.mpg) for Adobe Premiere Elements on Mac OS X.

When the MTS to Adobe Premiere Elements conversion task is finished, click “Open” button to get the exported files for transferring to Premiere Elements 10/11/12/13 without any issue.
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