Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Mac Compatibility: Canon HF R20 AVCHD footage to Adobe Premiere Pro CS5

With this guide, you can smoothly import and edit Canon HF R20 AVCHD footage in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 by transcoding Canon .mts to Premiere Pro most compatible MOV or MPEG-2 video.

Canon's VIXIA HF R20 Flash Memory Camcorder is a mid-range high definition camera that's packed with useful features and functions. Record 1920 x 1080 video to the R20's 8GB internal flash memory or to SD/SDHC or SDXC cards using the dual memory card slots. The VIXIA HF R20 allows you to record up to 3 hours of crisp high definition video to an 8GB internal flash drive or to two removable SD memory cards.

With 24Mbps recording, video is captured from Canon HF R20 at the highest bit rate in AVCHD. You get exceptionally lifelike tone and exacting detail. However, if you've got some of those MTS files from Canon HF R20 camcorder, you may find you can' open the mts files in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5. Although Adobe claimed that Premiere Pro CS5 and above offer much better native AVCHD support than its predecessor, there are still some video, audio codec problems while importing/editing AVCHD MTS clips in Premiere Pro. Plus, even the Adobe program can ingest your MTS files directly, it takes a long time for rendering.

As Canon HF G20 mts footage can't be supported well by Adobe Premiere Pro CS5, the best method to avoid the importing problems is to transcode Canon HF G20 MTS footage into a Premiere Pro most compatible format like MOV or MPEG-2. Here's a way to convert Canon HF G20 MTS to Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 without losing the quality.

At first, a 3rd party converter is needed. Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac (Only $29) is the one I choose.Easy convert AVCHD .mts from Canon HF R20 1080/60p MTS to mov files, which will fast import into Premiere Pro for editing. As for video quality, at least I cannot distinguish any loss by naked eyes.

Steps to transcode Canon HF R20 MTS for Adobe Premiere Pro CS5

1. Free download Pavtube AVCHD Converter for Mac. Install and launch. Click "Add" or "Add from folder" to import your mts files from Canon HF R20.

2.Click format bar to choose the output format, you can click and choose "MOV (AVC) (*.mov)"  or "MPEG-2(*.mpg)" as output format under Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas catalogue for Adobe Premiere Pro CS5:

Tip – Profile Settings:

In case the default settings do not fit your requirement, you can click “Settings” button and enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

In order to get customized videos, you can add subtitles to your own videos.

The free Subtitle Edit will help you to edit your own subtitles then put it into videos.

3.Click convert button to start to transcode Canon HF R20 MTS files to Adobe Premiere CS5.

After conversion completes, you can import your converted media files to Adobe Premiere Pro on Mac for editing. In this way, you can easily and fast ingest your Canon HF R20 MTS videos in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 on Mac.

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