I have a new Panasonic HD video camera. Video files are stored on HDD and SD in AVCHD format. They have file extension MTS.
When I trry to import these, Premiere is telling me this is an unsupported format but the documentation says that it IS supported.
Thank you in advance!
Did you copy the complete folder structure to your hard drive from the flash media or HDD? Have you tried importing/previewing the clip(s) from the Media Browser?
FWIW, I have successfully imported Panasonic HMC150 clips into Pr on several occasions.
I was wondering:
I have been using Premiere Pro for about 6 weeks. I was previously a Premiere Elements user who was enticed by an Adobe offer to upgrade to Pro for a good deal.
I installed Premiere Pro along with all the other stuff that came in the package (Encore, Bridge, On Location, etc). I left Premiere Elements installed while all this was going on.
About a week ago, I responded to my primal need to keep my hard drive tidy and free of applications that were no longer in use. So I UN-installed Premiere Elements. I am wondering if the uninstallation of Elements caused some DLL to get deleted that is in fact also used by Pro.
Is this a valid theory? Should I re-install Pro?
Hi Again Jeff:
Since your last response, I have been scanning the forum for AVCHD related posts and becoming increasingly concerned. It seems that there was a LOT of trouble with the AVCHD files from the HDD cameras. PPro wasn't supporting the format? Users were having to buy third party codecs and perform all manner of gut-wrenching conversions? Formats required too much system resources?
Most of these posts, I think, pre date the release of CS4. Did Adobe address these problems in CS4? Will I be able to edit these files? I have a dual core system with 4GB of memory. I updated from 2GB to 4GB just after going to PPro because PPro and Encore kept crashing.
Hi - I am able to import MTS files produced by my Panasonic SD200 AVCHD camcorder in to Premiere Pro CS4 with no problem. I strongly advise you to copy the entire SD card contents on to your SD card though. If you have the SD card directory structure and supporting files present then Premiere is able to work with the MTS files in the media browser and recognises them to be AVCHD.
To answer your original question though - I am able to import MTS files from panasonic in to Premiere Pro CS4.
Hi Jeff (and everybody else):
It turns out that my hunch was correct. I had UN-installed Premiere Elements some weeks after installing Premiere Pro. Then, after picking up a new Panasonic HD camera this weekend, I tried to import AVCHD files. It seems that the de-installation of Elements took some files with it that it shouldn't have.
Anyway, I re-installed PPro and the AVCHD files imported without a hitch.
Thanks everybody for your input.
Greetings, I have just downloaded the trial version of Adobe premiere pro CS 4... I have CS 4 web premium and should have probably purchased the master collection. I also just recently purchased a canon of the vixia HF S10 high definition video camera. In your list of compatibility its states that MTS file format is recognized by this program . I also confirmed that with your sales of staff . I was reading your information that you were giving to other people using the program my concern is if I spend all this money on this program which, I might add, seems to be very complete and something that I could see myself using quite often. My problem is how do I know if it will work with the format of my very expensive camera. How do I know your program will do what I need it to do before I make a commitment and purchased a very expensive program . I know it will work with my canon XL2s because those formats work in many other programs. What guarantee do I have that it will work ?
I've been having a similar problem - since today, my premiere pro cs4 can't handle .mts files anymore... I've been working with the same camera and system for 2 years now, and when I opened the project (one I've been working on just yesterday) today, it says that .mts is not a supported file format. The files themselves seem to be ok, vlcplayer plays them without issues, and they are located on a local drive. I haven't done anything different, no windows updates, nothing. what the hell could be wrong?
It's premiere pro cs4 full version on a vista system.
[Moved to CS4 and Earlier.]
Conversion isn't always a good idea. In fact, it's more often a bad idea, as it usually involves a generation loss and introduces artifacts and degradation.
Ideally, you want to edit the native material whenever possible.