I'm editing a small promotional video for a new client and they have provided me with the footage. The problem is that I have never edited AVCHD in premiere before. I thought i would be okay as long as I used the AVCHD sequence presets, but I am already running into problems: 1) upon initial import, there appears to be artifacting in the bin footage that was not present when I viewed the raw files and 2) when i try to lay footage onto the sequence, no audio is imported. Someone please help! The footage was shot on a Sony HDR SR5 (1080i, 1440x1080, 29.97 fps, 6-channel compressed 48k audio, MPEG in .m2ts file extension).
Additionally, are there any other major obstacles I risk running into moving forward working with AVCHD?
Use Media Browser to import your material from an internal hard disk, that contains the complete contents, including subdirectories, of the cameras recordings.
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Along with Harm's suggestion, make sure that you set up your Sequence with a 5.1 Master for that Audio.
Also, what is the Audio CODEC for that Audio Stream, AC3?
In addition, be sure to allow PrPro time to completely Conform the Audio and Index the file. There is a little progress bar, that will appear. Let it complete 100%.