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Aug 06

Import Canon C100 Mark II MTS to FCP/Premiere/Avid for Editing

The Canon C100 Mark II Digital HD Camera offers all of the advantages of its predecessor while adding advanced new imaging and operational features by popular demand. In addition to improved RGB video processing, the camera’s dual codec capability supports simultaneous AVCHD and MP4 recording, including 59.94P capture along with slow and fast motion recording.

“I have bought a Canon C100 Mark II camcorder one month ago, and recently I recorded some full HD videos with it. Today I need to use some of the videos in Avid MC and Premiere Pro CC, when I tried to import the C100 Mark II recorded AVCHD MTS videos to Avid Media Composer and Premiere Pro, the programs said this MTS format is not supported, I checked and guess this MTS format is not compatible with Avid MC and Premiere. So I turn to FCP, it doesn’t work either. Which MTS converter is recommended? Any suggestion is appreciated.”

As we know AVCHD MTS format is great for recording footage from the camera, but it can be a challenge for editing. Although FCP now has the ability to support MTS videos natively, it doesn’t mean you can edit MTS in FCP smoothly all the time.

There is a well documented bug with editing long AVCHD clips in Adobe Premiere Pro. One of the affected camera is the C100. Adobe acknowledged the existence the bug some time ago and although they final announced that they are committed to fixing the bug. However, it’s still painful experience for C100 owners who want to edit Canon C100 Mark II AVCHD in Premiere Pro, as so many issues still exist.

AVCHD is a high compressed codec and it’s not a good editing format for Avid MC. Besides, the 5.5 version is out-dated and needs to be upgraded. The latest Avid MC 6.5 may support to import C100 Mark II AVCHD files without any trouble.

If you think it is a troublesome thing, you can use a third-party program to convert Canon C100 Mark II MTS to ProRes for FCPMPEG-2 for PremiereDNxHD MOV for Avid Media Composer. The utility applied here is the professional Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac (review). By running it, there’s no need to set the codec by yourself; the Mac program has optimized presets for FCP/Premiere/Avid Media Composer. It can also help you convert C100 Mark II AVCHD files to AIC for iMovie and more.


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Here is a step-by-step tutorial for you to figure out your AVCHD MTS footage to FCP/Premiere/Avid MC problem:

Step 1: Import Canon C100 Mark II files to Mac MTS Converter. Run it as the best Mac MTS Converter, and click the “Add video” button to load your original files. You may also directly drag and drop files to application UI for importing files.

Step 2: Click the “Format” bar to get the drop-down menu and you can get “Avid Media Composer>>Avid DNxHD (*.mov)” as the best output format.

Tips: For editing C100 Mark II MTS in FCP, choose “Final Cut Pro>>Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”.
For editing C100 Mark II MTS in Premiere, choose “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas>>MPEG-2 (*.mpg)”.

Step 3: Click “Settings” button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you’d better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bit rate, frame rate as you need.

Step 4: When everything is ready, click “Convert” to start converting C100 Mark II AVCHD MTS to ProRes/MPEG-2/DNxHD. This Mac MTS/M2TS Converter supports batch conversion so you may load multiple files and convert them at one time.

Conclusion: After converting, you can get the generated files by clicking “Open” button. Now, you can transfer Canon C100 Mark II MTS to FCPPremiereAvid Media Composer freely.

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