Friday, August 12, 2016

Converting MTS to After Effects CC 2015.3 (13.8) format

“After updating to 2015.3, can't import AVCHD file, I can't import AVCHD (.mts) files. Yesterday everything worked fine with CC2015.2. Why?” 

After Effects CC 2015.3 (13.8) is now available. This version is focused on performance and how to make the things you touch everyday faster. However, we still found some guys have trouble in editing MTS files with this After Effects CC 2015.3 (13.8) from Google. Although Adobe announced that AVCHD is supported natively in After Effects CC 2015.3 (13.8), and mostly the software allows you to import MTS to After Effects CC 2015.3 (13.8) and edit them, the MTS videos may hop back and forth when you play them.

Firstly, you need to learn a bit about the MTS format .mts is a filename extension used for AVCHD, a high-definition recording format designed by Sony and Panasonic that uses H.264 (conforming to H.264 while adding additional application-specific features and constraints) codec. H.264 encoded MTS video is highly compressed, good for transporting, but poor for editing. By the way, in order to play MTS videos on PC smoothly, your processor must be very powerful. In a word, if you want to make a short film from MTS footage with After Effects CC 2015.3 (13.8) and prefer fluent playback, an MTS to After Effects CC 2015.3 (13.8) Converter definitely helps.

The easy workaround is to convert the MTS files to After Effects friendly video formats. Converting temporally compressed footage to a spatially compressed format is always recommended for performance reasons. To get the work done, Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac (read review) is a nice application for you. The program converts MTS footage to editable formats (*.avi, *.mpg, *.f4v, *.mov, *.mp4, *.wmv, etc) and obtain HD quality (1920*1080, 1440*1080, 1280*720). Converted file can be easily imported to After Effects for editing.

Besides After Effects, this Mac MTS to MPEG-2 Converter also generates best editing format/codec for filmmakers and video enthusias ts to use in different NLE apps, such as Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro, DaVinci Resolveand more. It has an equivalent Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter that brings you fast AVCHD MTS conversion on Windows (Windows 10 included).

Just get the right version according to your computer's operating system and follow the step-by-step guide below to achieve your goal smoothly.


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Step-by-step-Guide to Convert MTS to After Effects CC 2015.3 friendly format

Step 1. Add MTS videos

Install and run the MTS to After Effects CC 2015.3 Converter on your computer, then click "Add Video" button to browse and load your videos.

Step 2. To encode MTS to After Effects, you can select MOV, WMV or MPEG-2 from "Editing Software" as the output format. All output videos will keep the original quality of MTS video and seamlessly fit 2015.3, After Effects CC, CS6, CS5.5, CS5, CS4 and more. Here you're recommended to choose "MPEG-2".

Tips: The default settings may not satisfy you, and you can click the "Settings" button to change the settings by yourself including video resolution, bit rate, audio sample rate, audio channel etc. for full screen playback smoothly. Or keep no changes, which is also a good choice.

Step 3. Click the "Convert" button on the main interface and the software will start to convert MTS to After Effects CC 2015.3 friendly video formats immediately. When the conversion finishes, click "Open" to find the converted video files. Then you can effortless transfer the MTS video files to After Effects CC 2015.3 for nice editing.

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