4 Replies Latest reply on Jun 14, 2009 8:41 PM by JLalonde33

    Best format to convert MPEG and MTS2 (AVCHD) for multicam editing

    JLalonde33 Level 1

      Hi,

       

      I'm pretty new to video editing using Adobe Premiere Pro CS4.  I have footage from two different 16:9 cameras that I want to sync and edit with the multicam feature. I guess I should first convert my footage to the same format.  Which format should I choose?

       

      My first cam (Canon) does .MTS2 files.  Premiere file browser reports:

      Type: MPEG Movie
      Image Size: 1440 x 1080
      Pixel Depth: 32
      Frame Rate: 29,97
      Source Audio Format: 48000 Hz - compressed - Stereo
      Project Audio Format: 48000 Hz - 32 bit floating point - Stereo
      Average Data Rate: 1,8 MB / second
      Pixel Aspect Ratio: 1,3333

       

      The second (Sony Handycam) does .MPG files:  

      Type: MPEG Movie
      Image Size: 720 x 480
      Pixel Depth: 32
      Frame Rate: 29,97
      Source Audio Format: 48000 Hz - compressed - Stereo
      Project Audio Format: 48000 Hz - 32 bit floating point - Stereo
      Average Data Rate: 1,1 MB / second
      Pixel Aspect Ratio: 1,2121

      I understand that this is not ideal to work with different formats but this is what I have ot work with :-)  Which common format should I choose, using the Adobe Media Encoder?

       

      Thanks for your help,

       

      Jean