Hello. I'm somewhat new to using Premier Elements, and I'm looking for a way to convert the MTS files off of my Sony HD video camera without losing any quality. The playback is just for my PC. I do some streaming, so a WMV solution would be best for me, but if MPEG or AVI will work better, I'm open.
I've tried many of the default presets, and I've tried tweaking settings as well, but none of the final files have the same quality of the original MTS file. Does anyone have any experience with this, or any suggestions?
When you say "Sony HD video camera" do you mean hard drive or hi-definition camcorder?
Also, there are a number of formats for either, so if you can tell us which model of camcorder you're using, we can tell you how to proceed.
That's a tough one, Dan. AVCHD files are highly compressed hi-def video files and are some of the most challenging to edit. Most of the people who've been able to work with them in Premiere Elements are using quad-core computers with 4 gigs of RAM and many gigabytes of hard drive space!
One possible solution is a convertor program that sells for about $40. We talk about it in the FAQs to the right of this forum.
Thank you, but I'm not looking to purchase another program, as I just updated Premier Elements specifically for the avchd support. I have a dual core E8500 proc with 8GB of ram running 64bit OS, and although it takes a long time to compile, I can live with that.
At the present time, I'm not even trying to edit the files, as much as I'm just trying to convert them into a more friendly format.
Export them from PE7 using HDV MPEG2 format. I find this gives good quality for both playback on a PC (not so demanding on computer resources as AVCHD) and also good for editing. Use the 1080i MPEG2 preset and up the bitrate to 25Mb/s.
Go to the Organizer, then use "Get Media" and select the "AVCHD or other hard disk/memory camcorder" and import here. However, some folks have had issues importing this way, especially with Canons, you may be OK with the Sony. If you have problems use the software that came with your camcorder to get the files off you camcorder and then use the "Get Media" from "Files and Folders" to import them.
Paul, first off, thanks for this response. I'm trying to do the same thing as the original poster, as PE7 on my dual core 3GB machine just can't handle editing AVCHD video. I plan to use PE7 to convert each clip to a more easily editable format and then pull those clips into PE7 to do my editing. I do, however, have a couple of follow-up questions:
Thanks for any advice.
Definately go with the MPEG2 1080i... the H.264 is basically AVCHD and will be tough to edit.
I would set the bit rate to 25Mbps CBR... this is the HDV standard.
To be honest I am not to sure why it would not always be set to 5. Maybe raising to 5 might take a little longer to convert.
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Welcome to the forum.
Thanks for reporting on the conversion program. I am not familiar with it, but then do not use MTS files, so really have not researched the matter. You will likely help others in the future.
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I wanted to convert the MTS files for editing purposes as working with raw MTS files is too slow. I'm using Pavtube MTS Converter MAC to convert the HD video taken from Sony Handycam. I've had good results converting the .mts files to .mov, with the settings h.264, 12000kbps, 1280*720, 25fps, aac. The files look good on my Mac running Adobe Premiere, edit easily, and convert well to DVD format.
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Did you try to select HD MPEG as the output formats.
I use iCoolsoft mts converter ,and always select HD MPEG as the output formats Ｉthink the video quaility is OK.
I am not guarantee without any losing ,but the quaility can meet my need.
I think you can have a try.
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