Sony DSC-H7/B AVCHD MTS and Adobe Premiere workflow

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You can start editing Sony DSC-H7/B AVCHD .MTS clips in Adobe Premiere Pro without transcoding. However, if your computer struggles to handle the Sony DSC-H7/B AVCHD footage, you’d better transcode them to an intermediate format first, such as ProRes for Mac based Premiere, and DNxHD for Windows based Premiere.

If you edit Sony DSC-H7/B AVCHD .MTS files using Premiere Pro, simply use the Media Browser within the application to import your footage to your bins. Media Browser is familiar with the storage methods used by various manufacturers, and can go straight to the media without you hunting around at all. If for any reason you cannot import Sony DSC-H7/B AVCHD footage into Premiere Pro for editing properly, you will need to transcode them first. Here’s a guide displaying how to encode Sony DSC-H7/B AVCHD .MTS clips for editing in Premiere Pro flawlessly.

Video Converter (It is available for Mac and Windows, simply download the proper version depending on your computer’s OS.)
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Part 1. How to transcode Sony DSC-H7/B AVCHD .mts files for use in Adobe Premiere on Mac?

Step 1: Import Sony DSC-H7/B AVCHD .mts files
Start up Video Converter for Mac and click “Add File” to load Sony DSC-H7/B AVCHD .mts files that you need to convert into this program. This converter supports batch conversion, so you can import a bundle of Sony DSC-H7/B AVCHD .mts files into it to do conversion at a time.

import AVCHD video files

Step 2: Click “Profile” to select output format.
For Mac based Premiere, we would recommend choosing “Final Cut Pro” > “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format. The ProRes 422 codec will ensure a good balance between file size and file quality.

Select output profile format

Tips:
If necessary, you can click “Settings” button to modify video and audio parameters like encoder, resolution, frame rate, bitrate, aspect ratio, sample rate, and audio channels. You can also “Enable 3D Settings” to add 3D effect to your source media.
Settings for video files

Step 3: Start file conversion.
Click “Convert” to start transcoding Sony DSC-H7/B AVCHD .mts files for Premiere on Mac. As soon as the conversion is complete, click “Open Folder” to get the generated files for editing in Premiere Pro on your Mac with optimum performance.



Part 2. How to transcode Sony DSC-H7/B AVCHD .mts files for use in Adobe Premiere on Windows?

Step 1: Import Sony DSC-H7/B AVCHD .mts files.
Start up Video Converter for Windows and click “Add File” to load Sony DSC-H7/B AVCHD .mts files that you need to convert into this program. This converter supports batch conversion, so you can import a bundle of Sony DSC-H7/B AVCHD .mts files into it to do conversion at a time.

import AVCHD videos

Step 2: Click “Profile” to select output format.
For Windows based Premiere, we would recommend choosing “Avid Media Composer” > “Avid DNxHD 1080p(*.mov)” as output format.

Select output profile format

Tips:
If necessary, you can click “Settings” button to modify video and audio parameters like encoder, resolution, frame rate, bitrate, aspect ratio, sample rate, and audio channels. You can also “Enable 3D Settings” to add 3D effect to your source media.
Settings for video files

Step 3: Start file conversion.
Click “Convert” to start transcoding Sony DSC-H7/B AVCHD .mts media for Premiere on Windows. As soon as the conversion is complete, click “Open Folder” to get the generated files for editing in Premiere Pro on your Windows PC with optimum performance.

That’s all. Hope this post will help those who are having issues working with Sony DSC-H7/B AVCHD .mts footage in Adobe Premiere Pro.

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