Working with Sony DSC-RX100 III AVCHD MTS video in Premiere

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On some occasions, Adobe Premiere Pro users need to encode Sony DSC-RX100 III AVCHD .MTS files to other format for a smooth workflow. Here in this article, we demonstrate a step-by-step guide on how to transcode Sony DSC-RX100 III AVCHD .MTS clips to Premiere editing-friendly format.

Adobe Premiere Pro comes with native support for Sony DSC-RX100 III AVCHD (MTS) files. To be able to work with Sony DSC-RX100 III AVCHD footage in Premiere correctly, you need to copy the ENTIRE folder from the camera to your video hard drive and import from there. If you only have bare .MTS clips without the AVCHD folder structure, you will get stuck. If that’s the case, you will need to convert the Sony DSC-RX100 III MTS clips first. Check out a quick guide on how to re-encode Sony DSC-RX100 III MTS video for use in Adobe Premiere without a glitch.

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-RX100 III AVCHD .mts files for use in Adobe Premiere on Mac?

Step 1: Import Sony DSC-RX100 III AVCHD .mts files
Start up Video Converter for Mac and click “Add File” to load Sony DSC-RX100 III 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-RX100 III 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-RX100 III 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-RX100 III AVCHD .mts files for use in Adobe Premiere on Windows?

Step 1: Import Sony DSC-RX100 III AVCHD .mts files.
Start up Video Converter for Windows and click “Add File” to load Sony DSC-RX100 III 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-RX100 III 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-RX100 III 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-RX100 III AVCHD .mts footage in Adobe Premiere Pro.

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