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Converting Sony DSC-HX200V AVCHD to MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro

In this article, we aim to talk about how to import and edit 1080/60P AVCHD video from the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V onto Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5/CS4 smoothly.

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V is a fast-shooting megazoom with excellent photo and video quality for its class, and plenty of shooting options to make casual and advanced shooters happy. The HX200V's video is as good as its photos. With plenty of light you get nice-looking, smooth video when recording at the camera's maximum AVCHD resolution of 1080/60p. However,

"Tried to import Sony HX200V 1080/60P AVCHD files to Premiere 5.5 but to no avail. The error says: The file has an unsupported compression type."

Actually, AVCHD can not be natively supported by Adobe Premiere. And from Adobe Premiere Pro official website you will know that it can support MPEG-2 encoded MOV files well, and MPEG-2 codec is the native codec for Adobe Premiere Pro. In order to solve the importing issue, you can convert Sony HX200V AVCHD to MPEG-2 for edit without meeting the error "ERROR COMPILING MOVIE: UNKNOWN".

Here we recommend the easy-to-use yet professional application Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac. Just download it and follow the simple steps below to transcode Sony HX200V AVCHD for Adobe Premiere Pro editable format. P.S. For Windows user, please get MTS/M2TS Converter.

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

How to transcode Sony HX200V AVCHD to MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro

Step 1. Add AVCHD files

Install and launch the MTS/M2TS Converter to your PC, and then load source Sony HX200V AVCHD clips to the software. You can import AVCHD clips to the program through "Add Video" button or "Add from folder" button.

Step 2. Choose Output format

Go to "Format" menu and choose "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg)" as target format.

Tips: Click "Settings" button, then you will enter the following interface, on which you are allowed to customize size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel to your required ones.

Step 3. Start the conversion process

Click the "Convert" button to start transcoding Sony HX200V AVCHD to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro.

When the conversion is finished, you can click "Open" button to get the generated MPG files effortlessly. Launch Premiere Pro on your Mac, choose "File > Import to import converted Sony AVCHD files in Adobe Premiere Pro for further editing.

Further Reading:
Convert MTS to QuickTime MOV: You will learn how to convert MTS to QuickTime for iMovie and QuickTime Player on Mac with the best Mac MTS to QuickTime Converter. So, you can import MTS to iMovie, add MTS to QuickTime player on Mac.

Add/Import MTS/M2TS to iTunes for Playback: In this article, you will learn how to convert MTS to iTunes compatible format, so that you can play and sync MTS files with iTunes easily.

Get Premiere Pro working with .MTS files: Step-by-step tutorial to import and edit your .MTS files in Adobe Premiere Pro by converting MTS to Premiere native format.

:Transcoding MTS files to AVI/MOV/WMV/M4V: The article shows you how to transcode MTS files to MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, MPEG, M4V, FLV etc. video formats so that you can watch or edit your MTS videos freely.

Additional Tips:

If you have problems when importing or editing your Canon, Sony, Panasonic etc, camera video files, you can check out “Brorsoft Camcorder/Camera Importing Tips" or "FCE, FCP, iMovie Column"to get your solutions.

Of course, if you need to get more import or output options, you also can choose Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac or Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate for Windows, it can support nearly all popular video and audio formats and also has the advantages like MTS Converter for Mac and Wins.

Here you can find all the guides and tips about transcoding MXF/MTS files, ripping DVD/Blu-ray, converting video.

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