If you encountered problems with importing XA10 AVCHD to PPro CC 2015.3, CC2015.2, CS6, CS5 on Mac OS X ( El Capitan included), please follow this post to effortlessly convert Canon XA10 MTS to MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5 with keeping multi audio channels.
I have collected several HD camcorders, I like them very much. Canon XA10 is the one of them. It is a good and inexpensive cam. But from googling, I found many users meet the incompatible problems about the recorded AVCHD videos. If try to import the HD .mts/m2ts recordings to some movie editing softwares for further editing, they will see the error message "The files are unsupported". For example "I got Canon XA10 several years ago. The format shows AVCHD Video (.MTS) - into Adobe Premiere. I have updated my Premeire Pro CC 2015.2 to CC2015.3, running on Windows 7, 32bit. I got know Adobe Premiere CC 2015.3 and later work with AVCHD video, but require a 64 bit computer. So, I have to convert the files. When I convert .MTS to another format do I lose lots of quality? That is my only worry."
In fact, I have used many AVCHD camcorders and I have met the similar trouble many times. I know the main reason is that AVCHD is a compressed format. We need to use a plugin to help me recognise and trnascode it to Adobe's native format. In general, we can use AMA to do that, but it doesn't work well with our computer sometimes. If it doesn't work well, what will you do? Here you’re advised to get this smart MTS to MPEG-2 Converter, which can aid you to change AVCHD (*.MTS) files to standard MPEG-2 format for PPro CC/CS6/CS5/CS4 for easy editing without losing any quality.
(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)
Easy Guide on Converting Canon XA10 MTS recordings to PPro CC/CS6/CS5 fomat without quality loss
Step 1: Get the MTS/M2TS Converter for Adobe and install it on your computer. Run it and import your XA10 MTS files to it.
Step 2: Hit the Format box and select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) as output format on the drop-down menu.
Step 3: For editing XA10 1080p AVCHD in Adobe Premiere, the best Frame Rate is 30fps, so we recommend you set 1920*1080 as video size and 30fps as Frame Rate on the Profile Settings.
Step 4: Click the Convert button to start transcoding XA10 AVCHD to MPEG-2for Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 with the best settings immediately.
After conversion completes, you can easily get Canon XA10 footages to Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS for smooth editing as you want. No worry about any quality loss.
Tips on AVCHD Converter for Premiere Pro:
1. Joining files: Tick the box "Merge into one" on the main interface.
2. Preview: Double click on the file and you can get a preview on the converter.
3. Crop: Edit --> Crop and you can get the imported videos cropped as you want.
4. Auto shutdown: Click Option and tick the box “Shut down the computer after conversion” before conversion starts.
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