I have footage that was shot with the sony nx sf-100 and it is ACVHD mts files.
when I import the files to the bin, it is being imported without sound (no sound track at all when dragged into the timeline).
The footage has sound - that has been confirmed.
I am working in an AVCHD sequence and I'm importing the files using the media browser.
There are many refrences to this problem online - but all give the solution of recompresing the videos in a new format, although every documentaion cliams that premiere is supposed to take AVCHD natively including sound.
Does anyone have a solution for this?
Have you copied the ENTIRE file folder structure from the Sony camera card to your hard drive? It is important to retain ALL the files, and if you only are using the .mts files by themselves, other needed files and parts may be missing. You are correct to use the Media Browser for import, but verify you are starting with all available media.
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Thanks for your reponse Jeff
Yes- I have coppied the entire file structre - and in fact - the media browser shows the clips with sound (the small speaker symbol above the filmstrip symbol), but when I import from the media browswer - it copies it without sound (showing only the filmstrip symbol)
I did a web search for "fs100 no sound in premiere" and got a LOT of hits. It appears that Premiere has issues with the AVCHD format when the included audio is PCM format, and more specifically this may be a 1080 60p issue.
Perhaps you can convert the .mts files to .mov or something using free software like Handbrake or MPEG Streamclip? Something to try, though no one likes work arounds.
See this thread.
I've looked at the audio structures at a low-level. The format of the audio is exactly the same as 30fps footage, so it should be a simple fix for Adobe.
>should be a simple fix for Adobe
Did you file a bug report?
Bug Report and Feature Request https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform
Premiere Pro CS6 added support for AVCHD files with PCM audio, but this support is not in 5.5.x. AVCHD files with Dolby audio should be supported in CS5.5.x, though. You can download a trial version of CS6 to verify your files import with audio correctly. http://www.adobe.com/downloads/
My apologies. I beleive I mixed up my versions for support. 5.5.x should support PCM audio. Thank you, Jeff.
I have confirmed that I am indeed getting audio with files from a Sony NEX FS-100 camera, with CS5.5.2 on my systems. Oded, would it be possible to send me a sample file that exhibits this issue for you?
Things to try are deleting your Media cache (Preferences > Media > Media Cache Database, click Clean button). Make certain that your copy of Premiere Pro is activated: check under Help menu you should see "Deactivate..." noted.