I want to edit the filmed shot by my Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 digital camera on Adobe Premiere. However, Adobe Premiere does not recognize the .mts files from my camera. I am using Adobe Premiere 7.0. I know that Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 and CS5 support avchd videos, but I am not going to upgrade it yet. I finally get the mts video to avi for Adobe Premiere for video editing.
Thinking that there are many people facing the same problem like me, I would like to share my solution to you for making AVCHD camcorder .mts and .m2ts videos editable on Adobe Premiere Pro version 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, CS3. The software I use is Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter, and it not only converts avchd video to avi for Adobe Premiere Pro, but also deinterlaces the 1080i, 720i camera videos and removes interlacing artifacts.
Here are the simple steps for converting AVCHD .mts and .m2ts videos to AVI for editing on Adobe Premiere.
Step 1. Add AVCHD camera videos to Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter.
After transferring the videos from camera to computer hard drive, I run Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter and click the Add button to load my 1080i .mts videos to the MTS to AVI converter.
Step 2. Choose HD AVI output format.
Click the Format option and choose HD Video > Divx HD (*.avi) for my high resolution video. To make sure the output video in high quality, I also click the Settings button and choose original for the Bitrate option.
Step 3. Deinterlace MTS and convert to AVI for Adobe Premiere.
Click the convert button and the program starts converting .mts videos to avi for Adobe Premiere. One of the most important functions of the MTS to AVI converter is removing camera interlacing artifacts to make the deinterlaced videos works great on Adobe Premiere.
Step 4. Add the output AVI to Adobe Premiere for editing.
Run Adobe Premiere (version 1.0 on my PC) and choose File > Import to load the output AVI video to Adobe Premiere. Actually there are many ways to import videos to Adobe Premiere, like drag and drop. Below is the screenshot of the output avi video to Adobe Premiere Pro.